- This is the largest of the seven Kinmen National Park villages, with eight ancestral shrines and many traditional houses.
- The civil defense tunnel under the village is open to the public to walk through. The entrance is across the road from the bus number 2 Qionglin Village bus stop, at the Village Office.
- There's a museum next to the Village Office where you can find out about the interesting (and sometimes startling!) rules and regulations all Kinmen residents had to follow during the long martial law period.
Besides the major attractions of the tunnel and museum, Qionglin Village has other good reasons for a visit. You could challenge yourself to find all 8 of the beautiful Tsai family ancestral shrines. One of them has a small especially charming wind lion god on its back wall.
Why are there so many ancestral shrines here? Back in the Ming and Qing dynasties, when a villager passed the highest level imperial examination, the proud relatives built an ancestral shrine to commemorate the achievement. The shrines are still in active use today, with regularly scheduled ceremonies throughout the lunar year.
Patterned Tile Wall
This patterned tile wall was made in 2010, a collaboration between community members and a local artist named Wu Ding-Xin. They used tiles traditionally fired in a kiln to create a striking kapok (red silk cotton) tree. You'll find it on a wall attached to a residence behind the Temple of Protection in Qionglin.
Opening Hours Open all day