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Updated:2019-07-26

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Introduction

Highlights
- This is a good place to start your trip in Kinmen, as there are exhibits, photographs and a short video giving a good overview of the island's history and culture.
- Go up to the 3rd floor balcony for a good view of the nearby coastline, and on a clear day, the skyscrapers of Xiamen.

A trip to Kinmen wouldn't be complete without a visit to Juguang Tower, the landmark from the Chinese civil war period. Built in 1953 as a memorial for Kinmen's fallen soldiers in the Battle of Guningtou 4 years earlier, it's also a token of Kinmen's spirit.
Juguang Tower
The tower's distinctive architecture combines a traditional Chinese tower on top of a contemporary base. Two small cannons at the front date from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Juguang Tower
From 1959 to 1964, Juguang Tower was featured in stamps issued by the Republic of China's post office. Letters with Kinmen's renowned landmark on them were sent all over the world, promoting the beauty and historic significance of Kinmen.
Juguang Tower
Exhibits
1st Fl: Wind Lion Gods, local foods, traditional village architecture, Kinmen kaoliang, Kinmen steel knives.
2nd Fl: Photos of one of Kinmen's most colorful and distinctive annual events, the City God Parade.
3rd Fl: Memorabilia related to Chinese Nationalist General Hu Lien who, as commander of Kinmen Defense Command, defeated Communist invasions in 1949 and 1958.

Tourism Video
"Introduction to Kinmen Tourism", 15 min, screening on the 1st Fl daily at:
08:40 / 09:20 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00

Information

TEL +886-82-325632

Address No.1, Xiencheng Road, Jincheng Township, Kinmen County Taiwán, R.O.C

Opening Hours 08:00-22:00, daily except for Chinese New Year's Day

Admission charge Free

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Guiding Service
  • Wifi
  • Viewing platform
  • Bus Stop

Recommended length of visit

1hr

Directions

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Traveler rating

  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 23 Average
  4. 46 Very good
  5. 38 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 29 Families
  2. 15 Couples
  3. 22 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 31 Friends
  • _smithjason88

    Zhangzhou, China

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Interesting place

    5 2019-03

    A lot of history in it. But only need 20-30 minutes to check it out. Will just give you a crash on history and a brief summary on what there is to see around there. But worth your time to check out.
  • IvanS225

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Little building with exhibits inside

    4 2019-03

    It’s a 3 storey building with exhibits inside. You get to learn more about the local way of life, like the famed wind lions of Kinmen and its origins. Nice view from the top. Thought I got overly crowded when I was there!
  • DavidASU

    Union City, California

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    The Symbol of Kinmen

    5 2018-09

    It’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.
  • thelonious22

    Seongnam

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    quick stop

    3 2018-09

    Juguang 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.
  • TYPSUKR

    Arlington, Virginia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Observation Deck, Museum, and Interesting Building

    4 2016-05

    On 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.

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