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Kuei Pavilion

Built in 1836 for the worship of the god of literature, the elegant two-storey pavilion is surrounded by a number of stately Western-style buildings and a whole neighbourhood of old dwellings connected by narrow lan…
Historic Site in Kincheng

Memorial Arch to Qiu Liang-Kung's Mother

Qiu Liang-Kung was a Kinmen native who rose to become governor of China's Zhejiang province. He erected this Kincheng landmark in 1812 to honour his mother who chose to live 28 years as a widow after his father's de…
Historic Site in Kincheng

Mofan Street

Built in 1924, the buildings on this charming little street have brick exteriors and arched door fronts modelled after Japanese and Western architecture that was in fashion back in the day. There are about 20 shops …
Taoist Temple in Kincheng

City God Temple

The main site of the Welcoming the City God festival in Kinmen, the City God Temple in Wudao was originally raised in the Qing dynasty and features ornate roof embellishments, ancient plaques, and stone carvings on …
Historic Site in Kincheng

Wu River Academy

This handsomely restored walled complex was originally built in 1780 to house one of Kinmen's ancient schools. The Chutzu Shrine (朱子祠; Zhūzǐ Cí) inside honours neo-Confucian scholar Chu Hsi, who sought a revival of …
Historic Building in Kincheng

Chen Clan's Ancestral Hall

An ancestral hall built in the early 1900s by the largest clan in Kinmen, the Chens, to honour their ancestors who made their way here from Fujian and endured much hardship in the early days. Members of the clan fro…
Taoist Temple in Kincheng

Nanmen Matsu Temple

Enshrined here alongside the ubiquitous Matsu, Patroness of the Sea, is an interesting secondary deity – Cangguan Ye (廠官爺), literally, God of Factories. Cangguan Ye, whose speciality is ship building, especially Wan…
Historic Site in Kincheng

Kinmen Qing Dynasty Military Headquarters

The oldest surviving Qing government building in Taiwan is a three-courtyard structure watched over by old trees. It has a mildly interesting gallery featuring models of old naval vessels, military regalia and wax f…