Ponso no Tao, the Orchid Island, Lanyu
It is Taiwan’s most eastern part and second-largest satellite island and the home of the Tao. The picture above shows an overview from south to north (drone photo taken from “Little Lanyu”).
Lanyu is a volcanic island (see Geology – Traces of volcanic activity) and it looks like a green-velvet mountain (highest peak 552 m), surrounded by a flat, narrow strip of alluvial plain that stretches into a coral reef. It’s located about 90 km southeast of Taitung, Taiwan’s southernmost county, and has an area of about 45 square kilometers.