Guningtou Battle Museum
◼️It is where the history of the significant battle is preserved and retold.
◼️There are 12 large oil paintings on display in which historic scenes are recreated.
◼️Introductory videos are played and guided tours are offered for free.
On December 24, 1949, the well-known Guningtou Battle marked the start of the long-term standoff between the Communist Party in China and KMT in Taiwan. Since the routine shelling on both sides of the Strait finally ended in 1979, the military established a battle museum in Guningtou to commemorate the historic event.
The castle-like museum is guarded by M5A1 tanks, the “Bear of Kinmen” that served in Guningtou Battle. The museum’s collection serves as an important historical documentation which comprises indoor exhibits like triumphant weapons, combat documents, photos of the commanders, large oil paintings of the war, etc.
◾️Guningtou Battle (13 minutes. The screening room can accommodate 40 people.)
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Reservation for the screening must be made three days in advance. Cancellation must be made one day in advance. Visitors who fail to cancel the reservation in advance and show up five minutes prior to the reserved screening session will no longer be able to make reservations within six months the no-show has occurred.
Guided tour schedule
Opening Hours 08:30~17:00, daily except for Chinese New Year's Day
- Guiding Service
Recommended length of visit
Museum on Battle of KinmenMuseum commemorates the battle of Guningtou (aka battle of Kinmen) where the communists were defeated by KMT in 1949. Due to its sensitive nature, mainland tour groups seldom visit this place. Museum is interesting with exhibits and paintings depicting the battle. A tunnel leads to lookout points.
Union City, California
A very famous battleThe Guningtou battle is probably the most important battle (the first big victory) between KMT Taiwan and China PRC in recent history. After taking over the mainland China in July, 1949, in October, China launched two hundreds some boats to invade Kinmen and landing Guningtou to hopefully, take over Kinmen, then Taiwan. However, Taiwan KMT’s Kinmen military exercise got delayed and luckily caught the unexpected assault. Moreover, all the boats got stranded due to tide difference. Thus PRC communist could not send more troops to land Kinmen. All of the communist troops got killed or surrendered. This victory really boosted Taiwan KMT military morale big time. Actually, it may totally changed the whole ball game to let Taiwan survive. The museum has a lot of photos and weapons to display. It’s only 6000 M to Xiamen, China. A must visit spot if you ever come to Kinmen.
some good paintings about the conflictGuningtou Battle Museum had few dozen impressive paintings that outlined some of the famous battles that took place in the Beishan area of the island. The English descriptions here were excellent and were informative for those who may not be familiar with the conflict with Communist China.
not special inside the main buildingwell. not so special inside the main building but i love to walk outside the building then near with sea side. it has many shelter. love it.
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Disappointing experience.Took a bus out to see this monument but was expecting something better than I saw. There were a few nice tributes and monuments but overall I felt that it was a poor tribute and needed some more informative and eye-catching displays.
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