-With its distinctive architecture, a stroll down historic Mofan Street will take you back in time.
-Some of Kinmen's most innovative shops and cafes are here.
-You can enjoy either traditional snacks or a restaurant meal.
In about 1640, the people walking in this area were soldiers. The famous Ming Dynasty commander Zheng Chenggong (also known as Koxinga), trained his men here, in preparation for his successful attack on the Dutch colonists in Tainan, expelling them from Taiwan.
The attractive red brick buildings you see now are thanks to a local businessmen association, which gathered funds in 1924 to build this one-of-a-kind (in Kinmen) set of shopfronts.
The rhythmic rows of arches and pillars on both sides of the street are architectural influences from SE Asia. The fusion of Western colonial-style and Chinese architecture was popular during the early years of the Republic of China. This street was considered to be such a fine example, it was named "Model Street".
On Jan 1st, 2018, Mofan Street hit Taiwanese news when a local artist decided to display Chinese flags down one side of the street, and Taiwanese flags down the other.
Opening Hours Most shops are open 10:00-18:00
Recommended length of visit
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Best Traditional Chinese Biscuit in Mofan Street, Jinchen Township, Kinsmen, Taiwan.The Mofan Street host the main business and family homes in the Jincheng Township. It is a great place to stroll around and enjoy the many small and family owned and run shops. It has a Wet or Street Market that sells the fresh fish, meat, fruits and vegetables in the morning. There are also many eateries and one of the best is the Liang Jin Farm Beef Noodle Shop and the famous Oyster Mee Sau eateries. We enjoyed the Liang Jin Farm Beef Noodle but was disappointed at the Oyster Mee Sau eatery. The owners, husband and wife were rude and unfriendly (most unusual), as they insisted that we must order a bowl of oyster mee sau for each person and they would not help us place the order, despite our telling them that we could not read nor write Chinese! We eventually walked off the shop! We were not deterred by the unusual incident but continued to enjoy the many old and traditional shops that sell lots of traditional biscuits and other goodies. A must place to enjoy a tour if one is in the Jinchen Township.
Union City, California
All Taiwan ROC national flags on both side nowThis street (aka Kinmen Old Street) is known to have the ROC Taiwan national flags on one side and the other side has th3 China 5 stars national flag. Due to Taiwan Double ten National Holiday, all flags have been the Taiwan RIC flags since last week. The street is about 75 meters long with special architecture and very popular for tourists.
Cool brick building, but nothing specialMofan Street was a bit more atmospheric than most streets in Kinmen with shops being housed in an old Western style building and was blocked off to motor traffic.
Hong Kong, China
Historic streetA short but well preserved street with historic buildings of a combination of Japanese, Fujian and Western architecture. Mofan Street literally means 'Model' Street, which now consists of a couple of souvenir stores and restaurants. It only takes you 10 mins to walk along the street and have a few photos, but one more thing I would recommend you to do is to try a Taiwanese dessert restaurant there that offers desserts of a mixed tofu custard, taro ball, Chinese mesona, peanuts, etc. It's pretty good.
Nice short streetIts a nice short street with some small shops and restaurants. Its nothing exciting (and there isnt anything really exciting on Kinmen Island in my opinion), but its definitely worth while walking thrue it at least once. From 4pm onwards it should be a pedestrian street, but sadly a lot of mofa drivers ignore that :-(.
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