Located in Putian, Fujian, this national AAAA scenic zone and national tourism & holiday resort is about 42 kilometers from the city center of Putian and 72 sea miles from Taichung Port of Taiwan.
Covering a land area of 14.35 square kilometers, Meizhou Island enjoys the good reputation of "Holy Land of Mazu and Pearl of Sea". The coastline extends 30.4 kilometers and is distributed with 13 top-quality sand beaches, 5-kilometer long marine abrasion landform and 667-hectare protective forest and tidal forest. Meizhou Island is the famous hometown of Mazu (Peace Goddess of the Sea) and the birthplace of Mazu Culture. The Mazu Temple on Meizhou Island, praised as the "Oriental Mecca", is the ancestral temple of over 5000 Mazu temples dispersed over 20 countries and regions in the world. The total number of believers amounts to 200 million, including over 16 million Mazu believers in Taiwan Province. When March 23 (birthday of Mazu, lunar calendar) or September 9 (the day when Mazu was raised to heaven, lunar calendar) comes, there will be numerous visiting pilgrims. The major tourism items of the island include: the Ancestral Temple of Mazu (including the project of south axial line and Mazu Cultural Park), the Tide Music of Meizhou Island, Erwei Holy Stone Park and Jiubaolan Golden Beach etc.