◼️Dadan Island the former battlefield of mystery is now open for general visiting.
◼️The Island had been opened to the public in March 2019.
◼️Transportation on the island is limited to electric vehicles only.
◼️Visitors can send out postcards from Dadan Island.
Dadan Island is under the jurisdiction of Lieyu Township, Kinmen County. It takes another ferry ride to get to Dadan Island from Little Kinmen. Only 4,400 meters away from Xiamen, Dadan Island is also dubbed the battlefield of mystery which was the military frontline during the cross-strait standoff. After years of planning, the leveled, small island which was formerly a restricted area had been finally open to tourists in 2019.
Upon one's arrival, large slogans indicative of the solemn ambience in a former battlefield can be sighted.
Shengming Road is a 500-meter passage featuring 212 sets of cement lions (a male, female and a cub) on both sides of the way. In Dadan Island as a whole, there are a total number of 1473 cement lion statues.
Bei An Temple
Located next to the Holy Rooster Grave, Bei An Temple worships the Supreme Emperor of Dark Heavens enshrined by a soldier who found the deity's sculpture that had drifted across the Strait. The engravings on the facade of the temple tell of the spiritual sustenance that supported many men in the war.
Dadan Psychological Warfare Wall
Dadan Island is best known for the psychological warfare wall. Built in 1986, the 3.2-meter-tall, 20-meter-long wall labeled with military slogans is the top-rated tourist attraction among mainland tourists. From the observation deck, visitors can see passengers across the Strait through telescopes.
Beishan Flag Tower
The flag tower is essentially a speaker wall at Dadan Broadcasting Station. The geographic location gives the best view of Xiamen. From left to right, visitors can also get a clear view of Er Dan, San Dan, Si Dan, Wu Dan and Zhangzhou.
Dadan Broadcasting Station
Originally established by the Great Wall Troop in 1950s, Dadan Broadcasting Station was expanded in 1969. It can generate sound waves that reach listeners 20,000 meters away. Follow the trail uphill, visitors will come to a speaker wall same as Beishan Broadcasting Wall. At the peak of the hill is Beishan Flag Station where the view is considered the best.
Dadan Holy Spring
Dadan Holy Spring was crucial to the livelihoods of the military personnel stationed on the island. Legend has it that it appeared after Zheng Chenggong inserted his sword. However, there are five taboos regarding the holy spring. Slaughter, showering, hair-washing, fetching water over the fence of the well, and doing laundry or cooking with the water fetched from the well are prohibited. Tour guides would probably also mention that it is ominous for women to approach the spring. Whether or not it is true remains a question.
Holy Spring Tea House
The Holy Spring Tea House was built in 1991 using the wood of horsetail trees on Dadan Island. It is an indicative venue for recreation which had hosted prominent government officials. Handwritings and photographs of the visiting guests can still be seen on the wall indoors.
Dadan Island Visiting Information Link here
🔼Visitors must register for a tour group in order to visit Dadan Island🔼
Kinmen County Resident Ticket: NT$750/person
- Light meals