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18 traditional architectural Wang houses

A successful businessman returned Kinmen to build a village of 18 houses including a school and... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
DavidASU
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Union City, California
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Old Architecture on Kinmen

There are several places on Kinmen where old architecture has been preserved. Where it has been... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
B V
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Minnesota
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18 Oct 2018
“18 traditional architectural Wang houses”
16 Oct 2018
“Old Architecture on Kinmen”
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A successful businessman returned Kinmen to build a village of 18 houses including a school and family temple. The architecture is well kept but too many businesses residing there to ruin the integrity of these unique historic houses.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DavidASU
Reviewed 17 October 2018

There are several places on Kinmen where old architecture has been preserved. Where it has been preserved/restored it is beautiful and educational. Kinmen people are very friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B V
Reviewed 7 October 2018

It’s impressive how there are so many Fujinaese style houses still intact all over Kinmen. Shuitou Village near the Ferry Terminal of the same name is one of the villages with a small concentration of Fujianese style houses. Deyou Tower is the recognizable structure seen...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 1 April 2018

If you visit Kinmen Island, that is probably one of the nicest places to visit. Just take the bus from Jincheng, and then walk around the village and have a look at the old houses, the former school and Deyue tower. Nothing overly exciting, but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank nathalieyes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Maybe I was just there on a slower day, but besides walking around the historic village and appreciating the architecture, the place mostly seemed like an opportunity for merchants to sell post cards and trinkets to people getting off of buses. Be sure to walk...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank TYPSUKR
Reviewed 1 July 2016

well, many building mixing with Chinese & Western design but the result is quite match & beautiful. good for history & architecture lover.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank iamface
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Together with traditional features and homes, specific to each village and family clan across the island, it is amazing to see the variety in such a small place. As various ancestors left the island to seek their fortunes, they sent back their riches and more...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Livewireshock
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Very nice, traditional houses, even compared to the other villages on the island. Some are abandoned and decaying, but I think that adds to the charm. Check out the decorations on the roofs, as well as on the roofs of other traditional homes and temples...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Luke L
Reviewed 30 October 2014

When visiting heritage-rich Kinmen, there is nowhere better to stay than a historical resident house. These traditional southern Fujianese 闽南 buildings often came with a rich history and heartening stories as Kinmen was the site of fierce fighting between Communist and Nationalist forces when the...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Spunktitud3
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