Jiangongyu Islet is located at WuJian river of Nanmen, Kinmen. The area is about 500m2. The island is also named as Dongyu, Juyu, or Ouyu, which is a stand guard of Lieyu and western coast of Kinmen. A strong island is as a pillar standing in midstream. This is famous for its main stay. When high tide comes, it can be as an independent island; when low tide ebbs, you can walk through the slate to see any ecological wetlands creatures of Intertidal zone and any seafowl.
This mainly focuses on the ancients of Kinmen in Juguang Tower . It includes the bravery of General Hu, Lie, many photos of presidents visiting to Kinmen, and exhibition of theme stamps of Juguang Tower . Due to the high altitude of Juguang Tower , you can view all scene of Houpu and Wujian river when you arrive Juguang Tower . Even you can overlook Jiangongyu Islet , little Kinmen, and Xiamen of China. It is the best choice when you travel Kinmen.
The style of buildings of Mofan street is from the type of "five foot way" of Southeast Asia. The both sides of the street is two types of entrance. The first style is western style and the second style is Minnan style building. The appearance is clear and elegant, having Taisho style of Japan and aesthetic of western building. In these near years, Mofan street was entered into stores of Kinmen specialty, theme restaurants, and special bars. Not only you can enjoy for the beautiful scenes, but also for Kinmen style cuisine and buying Kinmen specialties. From the spotlight in the night, Mofan street shows poetic feelings and shows a romantic style of antiquity.
Chastity Arch for Qiu Liang-gong's Mother
Chastity Arch for Qiu Liang-gong's Mother is stone archway of the type of four pillars and three rooms. It is built by high class Chuanchou granite and dark green limestone and the altitude is over ten meters. On the board, there is a stone slab of "Shengzi". Under the stone slab, there are "Chin, Chuan, Jie, Xiao" four word. There are a number of decorations, such as the dragon pillar and cloud pattern sculptures, including animals, plants, artifacts, and auspicious patterns, which symbolize the success after Qiu Liang-gong's return. The sculptures are from the famous masters.
In the drama of military headquarters, these can be seen in Kinmen Military Headquarters of Qing Dynasty. There is a mystery and the feeling that cannot be offended as from dramas. The banyan trees in the courtyard has the history over 300 years. The pattern of Kinmen Military Headquarters of Qing Dynasty is a building of four entrances and two corridors. The first is "head door", and the second is lobby. Lobby is the place of administrative area of military and interrogate to criminals. Now, it's a monument of Kinmen county. In the courtyard, banyan trees make the deep shadows. Even it is not military headquarters now, there is a fierce feeling of past military. In night, there shows quiet and solemn feelings under the red light.
Kinmen town god temple
The celebration for moving the town god in Kinmen started in 1680, where the troop headquarter moved from Kinmen to Houpu, and it is believed the town god was moved fromt he original temple in Kinmen to Houpu, and a celebration for this event takes place every year on April 12 of the lunar calendar. This has occurred for the past three hundred and thirty-three years and draws large number of faithfuls during each celebration. It is an important milestone in the merging of Taiwanese faith with modern cultural creativity.
Kinmen civil defense tunnels
The tunnels marked the era where all inhabitants of Kinmen were also seen as soldiers during the battlefield administration period. Built in 1978, this set of defense tunnel is located beneath the Kinmen city center. Which is the administrative heart of the county. The part currently open to public is approximately 1285m, and can be entered from Kinmen station, exiting at Kinmen high school. It takes 30-40 minutes by foot. The tunnel includes lighting experience area, cannon sound experience area, party underground headquarter, gun room, tunnel safety control room, etc..
Koxinga Shrine is located at west south suburb of Kinmen. Facing to Koxinga's home, it symbolizes the spirit of not forget China. The front shrine takes stone slab as door. It shows loyalty and courage on it. The both sides of square have two pavilions named righteousness and dignity. Those are provided as for visitors to take a rest. In June, 1967, Defense secretary Chiang Ching-kuo inspected and suggested that shrine should be built after Xiashu village. The view of this place is extensive and was the place of Cheng, Chen-Gong's inspection army on the sea.
Chen shiyin's Western Style House
Built in 1933, Chen, Shi-Yin went to Singapore and Indonesia to start the store of local products. After becoming a rich person, she built this western building, but not finished yet. Chen, Shi-Yin passed in Kinmen. Later, this building had been a teachers' dormitory of Kinmen Senior High School. The pattern of this house is a ChuGuey western building. The materials of wall is brick wall and masonry retaining wall. The material of the house is purlin. This house is next to Nanmen Kuixing building. The location of view is important and the building is ChuGuey pattern. The scale is grand and the decoration is elegant because of the back gap configuration. There are eastern and western difference theme showed from the front mountain top, pillar top, and eaves decorations. The both side of wall have been considered to use pottery exposed pipe, decorating as the shape of bamboo joint. In outside corridor, for the colour ceramic glaze ceramic, there are flower and fruit type. It's dimensional and vivid. Couplets are named by a celebrity Fu, Xi-Chi. In inner space, there is a Renchien door and the defense devices are complete.
Wu Jiang Academy
Kinmen had four academies and this is the sole surviving one. It was built in 1780 where the central courtyard is the lecture area, and the back is Zhuzi Shrine. The academy and shrine combined as a ternary building, and there is a pavilion behind the shrine. There are sixteen classroom on the sides and all is surrounded by high walls. The academy is now a national monument.
Featured tour routes
【Two day tour】
Airport→Juguang Tower→Zhaishan Tunnel→Wuntai Stone Tower→Lunch→Cih Lake(Cih River)→Shuangli Wetlands Nature Center→ Ancient Place of double carps、Water towel of Gulongtou、Wind lion god→Ancient houses of Northern Mountain→Ancient Buildings of Bei Mountain(Red Army command place)→Guningtou Battle Museum→Taiwu Mountain→Koxinga Reviewed the Military and Played Chess、Wu Wang Zai Jyu Inscribed Rock、Plum park、Haishan First Stone Gateway、Haiyin Temple、Jiao Moon Lake、An Hsin Stone)→Dinner→Kin Town StreetDay 2：
Breakfast→Cyonglin Tunnel、Wind lion god→Mashan Observation Post→Folk culture village→Aug. 23 Artillery Battle Museum、Banyan Park→lunch→Kinmen National Park(Visitor Center、Forest Nature Trail、statue of Chiang Ching-kuo、Old Rushan Fort、Memorial house of Chiang Ching-kuo)→Airport
【Three day tour】
Airport→Kinmen National Park (Memorial house of Chiang Ching-kuo、statue of Chiang Ching-kuo、ChongShan Memorial forest、Old Rushan Fort、Old Rushan visitor center)→Dinner→Kin Town StreetDay 2：
Breakfast→ Little Kinmen Trip(Shiwei Tunnel、Bada Tower→Guningtou Battle Museum→22 places、Shanlin General Temple→Lienu Temple)→Back to main Kinmen→Ancient houses of Shuetou Village→Lunch→Cih Lake(Cih River)→Shuangli Wetlands Nature Center→Ancient Place of double carps、Water towel、Wind lion God→Ancient houses of Northern Mountain→Ancient Buildings of Bei Mountain(Red Army command place)→Guningtou Battle Museum→Liguanchien General Temple→Taiwu Mountain(Taiwushan (Mt. Taiwu) Cemetary、Yu Chang Road、Koxinga Reviewed the Military and Played Chess、Wu Wang Zai Jyu Inscribed Rock、Plum park、Haiyin Temple)→DinnerDay 3：
Breakfast→Cyonglin Tunnel、Wind lion God→Mashan Observation Post→Folk Art Village→Aug. 23 Artillery Battle Museum、Banyan Park→Tai Lake→Lunch→Juguang Tower→Jhaishan Tunnel→Wuntai Stone Tower→Wuzhou ceramic art house→Airport