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Scholar Wu's Abode

Updated:2019-01-22

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Introduction

  Wu's Abode is located at Shangku Village and was the home of the late Qing Dynasty scholar Wu Wen-Chang. The local people usually refer to it as the "Scholar's Abode".

In the past, the Lingshuei Lake area on Lieyu was home to part of Kinmen's salt industry as well. At the time, the salt fields were privately owned and the Wu family made their wealth by selling the locally produced salt to the mainland. After they became wealthy, they not only contributed to local charitable activities but also encouraged their children to study. Their contribution was therefore invaluable to the popularity of academic pursuits among the people of Shangku Village and established the cultural foundations for all the talented people to come from the area.

The building is a two-courtyard house with double wings. A wall runs across the front of the double wings and main house, forming a completely enclosed courtyard.

The building's most outstanding feature is the two phoenix carvings on the beams of the front hall. The main hall of the rear building has four carved wooden partition doors that feature an identical dragon design. The upper parts of the door panels were carved with four different auspicious flowers as well. The middle of the roof ridges for the front and rear building are decorated with numerous clay sculptures.

This grand house is the largest historic abode on Lieyu. The upper and lower galleries of the atrium are connected by a doorway with the side wings. These provide free access throughout the building.

 

Information

Address No.25, Shangku, Lieyu Township, Kinmen County Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours 09:00-17:00, daily except for TUE & THU

Admission charge Free

Recommended length of visit

0.5hr

Directions

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