KINMEN ISLAND

DISTINCTIVE MILLITARY SIGHTS

A 3 DAY 2 NIGHT GROUP TOUR

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Lowest vacationer count for each trip is 20 persons.

 

Tour Highlights

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JUGUANG TOWER

In 1952, the Juguang Tower was built under the design of renowned architect Sheng Xue-hai. 

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This ancient three-story attic structure has a splendid appearance and extraordinary atmosphere. Inside the tower are exhibition halls displaying documents and materials concerning the history and current status of Kinmen.

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CHEN CHING-LAN WESTERN HOUSE

The building itself had a protruding “Turtle Head” entry and also a rear annex so was very extensive. 

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The fine detailing included both Western and Chinese influences such as the gable at the front and column heads. On the side wall panels, bamboo-shaped ceramic downpipes were fitted to channel rainwater flowing down from the roofs. Glazed tiles were used for the outside verandahs painted with flowers and fruits. The doorway couplets were written by Fu Hsi-Chi, a local Houpu notable. Inside were heavy roller doors to ensure that the building was well protected against outside threats.

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ZHAISHAN TUNNEL

The Zhaishan Tunnel is an underground tunnel that leads directly to the ocean from the inner land.

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The excavation of the tunnel was launched in 1961 and was used mainly to preserve military boats. Zhaishan Tunnel is now one of the star tourist attractions of Kinmen.

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GUNINGTOU WAR MUSEUM

Located on the battlefield of the Guningtou War, this museum was inaugurated in 1984 in commemoration of the Guningtou War. 

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Hung around in the museum are several oil paintings depicting battle scenes. Also on display are documents of war history and war trophies, accounting comprehensively for the tremble of the war.

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ZHONGSHANLIN VISITOR CENTER

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SHUITOU SETTLEMENT

Located in the southwestern corner of Kinmen Island, this settlement is made up of several different clans, with the Li and Huang clans tracing their arrival all the way back to the Yuan Dynasty. 

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Due to the village’s proximity to a sea harbor, during the early Qing Dynasty, most villages made a living by trading with Hungzhou and Jinzhou. Towards the end of the Qing Dynasty, traders ventured to Indonesia as well. Those that became rich returned home to refurbish the ancestral shrines, build Western-style houses and set up schools, creating the large variety of architecture in Shueitou today.

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SHISHAN (MT. LION) HOWITZER FRONT

Once a crucial military defense base, Shishan Howitzer Front is now a popular tourist attraction. 

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Apart from the over 200 cannons, visitors come here to watch the cannon mounting performances held daily at Shishan.

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SHANHOU FOLK CULTURE VILLAGE

Sixteen symmetrical two-courtyard historic houses, an ancestral shrine and a school academy are known collectively as the “Eighteen Houses of Middle Fort at Shanhou.”

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The overall layout was developed by famous Jiangxi architects and the great attention to detail can be seen in each house’s location, purpose, interior spaces, courtyards, and lofts. The entire project took 25 years to complete. Visiting tourists particularly enjoy standing in the alleys to take photos of the saddleback roofs, gabled walls, swallowtails and blue sky. This work of art by six master craftsmen brought from Tangshan is a must-see destination for all visitors to Kinmen.

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BRAVE FORTRESS

Numerous tunnels inside Brave Fortress connect those fortress altogether. Artillery forts, Zhongshan hall, and bedrooms all bring visitors back the early time.

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WARRIOR FORTRESS

Warrior Fortress owns artillery forts, Zhongshan hall, ammunition depots, machine gun forts, bedrooms for soldiers, and the fire pool. Those underground tunnels are connected to different coastal defenses.

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WIND LION GOD

Wind Lion God is the god of wind in Kinmen which helps those local residents prevent from the interference of wind.

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WIND ROOSTER

Wind Rooster is a unique idol that keeps those residents from evil spirits.

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HUJINGTOU BATTLE MUSEUM

Hujingtou Battle Museum is situated in the very tip of Lieyu’s northwest corner and was completed in 1989.

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Apart from its exhibits of battle history, it also includes an Observation Post and Broadcast Station. Most of the exhibits cover the battle for Lieyu. The Observation Post was equipped with high magnified telescopes while the Broadcasting Post was used to play music and propaganda speeches targeted at China.

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BADA TOWER

On the top of the walls of his tower, stand the statues of seven brave soldiers armed with guns.

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In a battle against the Japanese at Gubeikou in 1933, seven Chinese soldiers fought and lost their lives in a die-hard defense of the base. In 1963, the Bada Tower was built to remember the bravery of these seven soldiers.

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JIUGUNG TUNNEL

Located on the coast between Siwei and Jiugung in southeastern Little Kinmen. 

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Jiugung Tunnel is carved out of a reef of granite. In one way, it is an important spot in defense of the Jinlei waterway. In another way, it is a natural shelter for the underground tunnel. The Jiugung Tunnel was constructed in the pattern of twin Ts with four exits and five passages to harbors.

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CI CAUSEWAY

Ci Causeway is one of those military attractions in Kinmen.

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EVERRICH GOLDEN LAKE HOTEL

The Everrich Golden Lake Hotel is the first 5-star hotel of Kinmen. The spacious and comfortable rooms are designed to reflect the unique local culture.

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QUAN FU LOU

Quan Fu Lou is one of the best eateries that serve Taiwanese banquet-style dishes. Expect delicious nostalgic flavors with a plating design that is delicate and rustic at the same time.

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HUANG CUO – THREE STORIES

The taro root grown in Little Kinmen are exceptionally delicious, with a silky texture and elegant sweetness.

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The restaurant Huang Cuo – Three Stories prepare taro dishes is creative ways, the Taro Ice is a must have for those with a sweet tooth.

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Itinerary Overview

DAY 1: Mashan Observation / Shishan Howitzer Front / Shanhou Folk Culture Village / August 23rd Artillery Battle Museum / Banyan Park / Tai Lake / Kinmen Zhongzheng Park / Wind Lion Plaza / Zhongshanlin Visitor Center / Old Rushan Fort / Chiang Ching-Kuo Memorial Hall / Chen Ching-Lan Western House / Cheng Gong Beach / Cheng Gong Civil Defense Tunnel

06:30 Gather up at Songshan Airport Terminal 2.
06:45 Savor a delicious breakfast on board. Fuhang Soy Milk is a renowned eatery that attracts a scary-long queue every day. You will also receive the Tour System headphones and a complimentary L’OCCITANE toiletry set.
08:00 Depart towards Kinmen
09:15 The plane arrives at Kinmen Airport and we board the tour bus, enjoy some local Kinmen snacks on your seat.
10:00 Mashan Observation Post is located in the northern tip of Kinmen where visitors could even see the mainland by large-sized binoculars.
10:30 Shishan Howitzer Front was once a crucial military defense base. Tourists come here to watch the cannon mounting performances held daily at Shishan.
11:30 Enjoy standing in the alleys to take photos of the saddleback roofs, gabled walls, swallowtails and blue sky at Shanhou Folk Culture Village.
12:30 Lunch at Fu Guo Dun New World Seafood Restaurant
14:00 Stepping into August 23rd Artillery Battle Museum, then you will feel like flying to the war scenes of this battle, then we will Banyan Park, Tai Lake and Kinmen Zhongzheng Park.
15:00 Enjoy a cup of Starbucks coffee at Wind Lion Plaza.
16:00 Zhongshanlin Visitor Center, Old Rushan Fort, and Chiang Ching-Kuo Memorial Hall
17:00 Visiting Chen Ching-Lan Western House, the building itself had a protruding “Turtle Head” entry and also a rear annex. The fine detailing included both Western and Chinese influences such as the gable at the front and column heads. Then, we will go to Cheng Gong Beach and Cheng Gong Civil Defense Tunnel
18:00 Check in at Everrich Golden Lake Hotel.
18:30 Dinner at the hotel


DAY 2: Distinctive Jhaishan Tunnel / Ming-Yi Old Street / Jinchang Township / Wentai Pagoda / Shuitou Village / Juguang Tower

07:00 Hotel breakfast.
08:30 Distinctive Jhaishan Tunnel, a must-see attraction of Kinmen
09:30 Ming-Yi Old Street, a historic old street located in Kinmen
10:00 Jinchang Township was originally an important military and political center and finally turns to be a well-known tourist attraction.
10:15 We head to Wentai Pagoda, a hexagonal five-story structure used as a navigational aid since the Ming dynasty.
10:45 Stroll around picturesque Shuitou Village and visit some historic buildings such as Deyue Gun Tower and Jinshui Elementary School.
11:40 We take a ferry to Lieyu (Lesser Kinmen).
12:00 Lunch at Huang Cuo-Three Stories, featuring nutritious local style dishes made with taro.
13:30 Start touring the island by driving Kinmen’s iconic camouflage-patterned carts. We visit some military historic sites including General’s Fortress, Brave Fortress, Warrior Fortress, Wind Lion God, Wind Rooster, Hujingtou Battle Museum, Mao Gong Shi, Hujingtou Battle Museum, and Jiugong Tunnel, Bada Tower, and Jiugung Tunnel.
16:00 Board ferry back to Shuitou Harbor
17:00 Juguang Tower, the most iconic landmark of Kinmen
18:00 Dinner at Quan Fu Lou
20:00 Go back to hotel.
21:00 Check in at Everrich Golden Lake Hotel.


DAY 3: Guningtou Battle Museum / Peace Memorial Park / Beishan Old Western-style house / Chi Breakwater / Houpu Village

07:30 Hotel breakfast
09:00 At Guningtou Battle Museum and Peace Memorial Park, we can learn about some battle stories of Guningtou
10:00 Beishan Old Western-style house, in the mixed Chinese and Western style, was located at a key road junction. It became the site of a deadly firefight when the ROC forces later counter-attacked. The bullet walls of this building provide a stark reminder of how intense the battle must have been. Chi Breakwater, one of those military attractions in Kinmen.
11:00 Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor
12:30 Lunch at Ying-Chun-Ge
14:00 Take an after-dinner walk around Houpu Village, where many historic buildings, as well as interesting handmade goods shops, can be visited.
15:30 Admire a traditional puppet show performed by master Cai-Yuan-Jin.
17:30 Dinner at Quan Min Restaurant
19:30 We move to Kinmen Airport and ready for returning to Taipei.
21:20 Arrive at Taipei

*On special circumstances, dining and lodging location might be changed into a different place of the same value.

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