Long known by Europeans as the Pescadores, meaning "Islands of Fishermen", life on the Penghu Islands revolves around the rich sea that surrounds them.
Situated in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, this cluster of islands is in the midst of an abundance of sea creatures that have enabled a strong fishing industry to develop in Penghu.
Across the islands are hundreds of small fishing villages each with their own port and collection of brightly coloured boats.
The changeable weather and unpredictable sea conditions have led Penghu fishermen to become adept at catching a variety of sea species.
Differing tides, winds and water depths have to be accounted for, and as a result each village has its own unique way of deploying fishing nets.
Almost all men on the Penghu Islands work as fishermen, gathering plentiful fish, shrimps, conches and clams that can be dried and preserved.
These are made into local specialities, creating a unique cuisine that draws visitors from across East Asia and the world to taste.
As well as the produce, fishing itself has become a draw for tourists to the Penghu Islands, as they can watch and join in with this traditional craft.
The Twin-Heart Stone Weirs on Chimei Island are also becoming a tourist attraction: a stone and coral weir shaped like two interconnected hearts used to trap fish using the power of the tides.
Weirs were widely used across Penghu to catch fish until the mid-20th century, when boats and nets became the preferred fishing method.
The oldest temple in Taiwan is found on the Penghu Islands, and is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.
The intricately decorated Matsu Temple on the island of Magong is almost 400 years old, and was used by residents of Penghu to worship the goddess Matsu who they believed would protect fishermen from danger at sea.