Lieyu Township — Adventurous Scenic Route
Nostalgic adventure around the islet
The around-islet route is a 18.5 km bikeway featuring sea view and war-related facilities in Little Kinmen. It starts from Jiugong Pier and proceeds counterclockwise to General's Fortress, Yongshi Fort, Tiehan Fort, Maogongshi Island Recreation Area, Hujingtou Battle Museum, Lingshui Lake Birding Area and Donglin Seashore. As the route is like a green tunnel shaded with greeneries, it gives cyclists an incredible sense of refreshment and coziness.
Jiugong Pier → General's Fortress → Tiger Fortress →Tiehan Fort → *Yongshi Fort → Maogongshi → Hujingtou Battle Museum → Shuangkou → Xihu → General Lee Temple → Lingshui Lake → Chaste Maiden Temple → Chingchi → Nanshantou → Dongang → Luocuo Fishing Harbor
The * sign indicates a branch route.
General's Fortress has been reconstructed as a military museum since Kinmen National Park Administration took charge of the facility. Visitors can get a feel of the tension and danger of wartime by experiencing the daily lives of soldiers inside the fortress.
Maogongshi Island Recreation Area
Maogongshi is located near Putou Village in Little Kinmen. The unique red stones at the coast are granite gneiss consisting of iron, silicon, aluminum, calcium and other minerals. The stones scattered along the coastline of Lieyu Islet from Putou to Huangcuo are the most distinctive natural treasures of Kinmen.
Hujingtou Battle Museum
The door wall inside the museum is inscribed with an illustration of the August 23rd Battle. Detailed records of Da Er Dan and August 23rd Artillery Battles and defense operations in Little Kinmen can be found in the museum. There are also display of real cannonballs, video footages of brave soldiers, military life and audio narratives of soldiers.