Chen Ching Lan Mansion


Considered Kinmen's finest 'western-style' residence, this 1921 two-storey villa features stone arcade balconies from which you gaze down through parkland onto a limpid bay.

Chenggong (Cheng Kung) Village isn't otherwise remarkable but it's well worth taking a short, semi-steep walk down to the beach which has some fine sandy sections and is backed in places by former military installations that you can explore.

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1. Military Brothel Exhibition Hall

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2. Qionglin Village

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3. August 23 Artillery War Museum

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Set in a beautifully peaceful garden of banyan trees, this engrossing bilingual museum documents the horrific 44-day bombardment in 1958 during which…

4. Mt Taiwu

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Peaking at 253m, Taiwu is less a mountain than an attractive hill ridge that forms Kinmen's east–west backbone. Knobbly patches of beige rock show through…

5. Maestro Wu Factory-Store

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Kinmen's famous super-sharp knives are still fashioned from bomb casings at a display workshop at the back of this stylish Banglin boutique. Each shell…

6. Ou Cuo Beach

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From the attractive old town area of Ou Cuo, a concrete road leads 800m south to a superb, yet little frequented, sandy beach with small rocky islands…

7. Kincheng Civil Defence Tunnels

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8. Mofan Street

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This charming little street is lined with attractive shops behind brick-arched facades dating back to 1924.