◼️Visitors can enjoy a gorgeous view of Kinmen and Xiamen in the highest level of Juguang Tower.
◼️There is a video that introduces Kinmen on scheduled display.
◼️General Hu Lien’s medal, The Order of Blue Sky and White Sun with Grand Cordon is kept in Juguang Tower as the landmark’s token.
A trip to Kinmen would not be complete without a visit to Juguang Tower, the landmark indicative of the Chinese civil war period. It is also a token of Kinmen’s spirit. The tower boasts the gorgeous scenery of Jincheng Township and the resourceful Lienshan mountain range.
Juguang Tower is a traditional city tower established on a contemporary base that commemorates soldiers who fought in Guningtou Battle. It also reiterates Kinmen's wartime image “being impregnable like gold guarding the gate to the sea”.
From 1959 to 1964, Juguang Tower was featured in stamps issued by the Republic of China Post Office for four times. Mails with Kinmen’s renowned landmark on them were sent all over the world, advocating the beauty and historic significance of Kinmen.
◾️1F: Wind Lion God, folklore exhibits, traditional village, Kinmen kaoliang, Kinmen steel knives
◾️2F: A photo exhibition of Kinmen's culture and scenery
◾️3F: A display about General Hu Lien and free telescopes for visitors to look far into Xiamen
◾️Name of the video: Introduction to Kinmen Tourism
◾️Length: About 15 minutes
◾️Schedule: 08:40 / 09:20 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
Opening Hours 08:00-22:00
- Guiding Service
- Viewing platform
- Bus Station
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The Symbol of KinmenIt’s the symbol of a Kinmen. Actually, it was used as the mark of China artillery to bombard Kinmen during the very famous 823 artillery war back then. The third floor is kind of memory place for General Hu who was the Commander in Kinmen back then. Somehow, all three deputy Commanders died in the first artillery bombarding. The second floor displayed local religious stuff. Not too much changes for the last 49 years, said one of my friends who served military service here in late ‘70s.
quick stopJuguang Tower (sort of misleading as it’s only about three stories high) was my first stop which offered a good view of the town and had some displays about the tower’s history. You can get a view of Xiamen from the observation deck but pretty quick stop otherwise.
Observation Deck, Museum, and Interesting BuildingOn a clear day you're supposed to be able to see the mainland (Xiamen, Fujian Province) from the rooftop of this building. It was hazy when I was there, but I think I was able to make out faint outlines of high rises. The building also features local history and culture in a sort of museum.
AmazingIf you are interested in the history of the Republic of China and the Kinmen islands during the Chinese Civil War. This is one of the place that you MUST visit.
Historical LessonThis site was build by soldiers over looking Xiamen. A place with guides telling tourist about the history of this building. It has a beautiful scenary from the top. Do visit at night for a much beautiful photo.
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