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Chen Jing-lan Western-style House

4.5 25 Reviews

Updated:2018-12-11

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◼️It is the largest and most compressively designed Western-style house in Kinmen.
◼️An exhibition about the history of Chinese expatriates and the construction process is on display inside the house.
◼️It is within walking distance to Chenggong Beach and the civil tunnel.

Chen Jing-Lan Western-style House was the residence of Cheng Jing-Lan, a Kinmenese businessman who attained success in Singapore. It is the largest and the most indicative huan-á-lâu (western-style house) built by achieved expatriates who returned to Kinmen. The all-white exterior, fine carvings and symmetric archways are some of the most impressive indicators of the Western influence.
Chen Jing-lan Western-style House
From 1949 onwards, Chen Jing-Lan Western-style House had served multiple purposes including a military camp, military hospital, school building of Kinmen Secondary School and even a holiday recreation center for military personnel. Today, it has become the most visited tourist attraction in Kinmen of historical significance.
Chen Jing-lan Western-style House
Jin Tang Park
Jin Tang Park is right in front of Chen Jing-Lan Western-style House. At the center of the park stands a statue of liberty which echoes the Western ambience of the house at the top of the stairs. Visitors are advised to include Chenggong Beach and the tunnel nearby into the itinerary.
Chen Jing-lan Western-style House

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  1. 8 Families
  2. 3 Couples
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  5. 7 Friends
  • DavidASU

    Union City, California

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Beautiful mansion with great view

    4 2018-09

    This mansion was built by a successful Kinmen businessman. It was used as a special guest house for soldiers during the war era. Nowadays, it’s a museum to collect a lot of successful Kinmen businessmen. For examples, back & forth letters, visa applications and some other cultural items. The view is awesome, open to ocean with fresh air.
  • DENNIS C

    Sydney, Australia

    Worth a visit

    4 2018-04

    interesting to see that a lot of the Kinmen residents had gone to Singapore and then this guy comes back and builds a Singapore style house on the ocean it was really interesting and well worth a visit whilst there
  • AngieWu

    Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Family

    十分洋式的閩南建築,濃濃的老洋風,說明指示清楚

    4 2016-05

    近成功海灘,洋式閩南建築可遙想當年的氣派。建議申請導覽,可以一邊走一邊看展品和建築,再一邊聽建築與時代故事講解,更能感受金門的戰地風光與主人家對當地與對當時政府的無私貢獻。It's special Architectural style is really worth a visit. If possible, strongly recommend applying a historic narrator or guide to let you know more about the story of this beautiful building.

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