Date of announcement:2015/10/14
Last updated: 2015/10/14

The history of Kinmen can be traced back to the Chin dynasty,when some righteous Chinese people fled from the uprising of the five northern non-Chinese nomadic tribes to Wuchou (now known asKinmen). Kinmen has been influenced by the mainland culture for 1600years and developing its own unique and diverse cultural features. Theprecious and diverse historic buildings, such as the Wentai Pagoda,the Feng Lian Shan Horse-Herding Official Shrine, the Tsite Temple,the Chiu Liang-kung’s Mother Honorific Arch, the Tomb of ChiuLiang-kung, the Tsai Family Shrine, the Chou Residence of Pupian, the Quemoy Troops Headquarters, etc., have embodied a variety of architectural styles at different times. During the Chinese civil war,fierce cross-strait battles (the Battle of Kuningtou, the Quemoy Crisis,etc.) shocking the world led to the destruction of a lot of historic buildings. However, God saw Kinmen through these battles, and still many valuable houses, temples, shrines, churches, or western houses in Kinmen have been preserved. They are not only living memories to Kinmen islanders but also the essence of history and the root of culture.

These historic buildings are worthy of being promoted, recognized, and valued.
Historic buildings are those which have survived natural disasters (such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods, or weathering) or manmade calamities (such as war, fire, improper use, or willful damage).
Structures that are of historic significance and embody the architectural features of a specific period, such as temples, civilian houses, palaces,gates, walls, arches, forts, or ruins, can be viewed as “historic buildings.

” Accordingly, there are 8 national historic sites and 25 countydesignated ones all over Kinmen. These historic sites are the best of their kind nationwide in terms of characteristics and qualities and regarded as valuable assets by the Kinmen people. However, their cultural beauty deserves national attention and is worth a visit.

In order to make these historic sites accessible and known to the public, the Kinmen County Cultural Center has had this leaflet edited and published. The leaflet is categorized into five townships, and the historical sites are subcategorized according to architectural forms, such as arches, temples, houses, stone tablets, government offices, etc

With color photos and adequate explanations, the leaflet is aimed at contributing to better communication between the historic sites and their visitors.

Hsi-Lung Lee
Kinmen County Cultural Center

Kincheng Township Kinning Township Kinhu Township Kinsha Township 烈嶼鄉 烏坵鄉

Chiu Liang-Kung’s Mother 


Residence of Chiu Liang-Kung 




Residence of Chen Shi-Yin


Quemoy Troops Headquarters 


Kinmen’s Chu-Tzi Shrine 


The General's Residence 


Chuikuang Tower 


Feng Lian Shan Horse-Herding Official Shrine 


Residence and Tomb of Lu Ruo-Teng 


The Huang Family You-Tang Villa 


Wentai Pagoda 


Hsu-Chiang-Hsiao-Wo Inscription


Han-Ying-Yun-Ken Inscription 


Tomb of Wen Ying-Chu

Residence of Yang Hua 


Kulongtou Shuiwei Pagoda 


Chenwei Residence

Tsai Ancestral Shrines in Chiunglin 


Three Widows Chastity Arch 


Tomb of Chiu Liang-Kung 


Tomb of Chen Hsian 


Tomb of Tsai Pan-Long 


Haiyin Temple and Stone Gate (Shi-men Kwan)

Cheng Ancestral Shrine in Tonghsi 


En Rong Arch of Chen Chen 


Ruiyou Primary School 


Tomb of Chen Chian 


Li Residence of Shi-Shan-Chian 


Li Ancestral Shrine of Shi-Shan-Chian 


Tomb of Huang Pian 


Tsite Temple 


Residence of Huang Hsuan-Hsian 


Tomb of Huang Wei 


Tomb of Chen Chen 


Chou Residence of Pupian 


Kuante Bridge

Residence of Scholar Wu in Liehyu Township

Wuchiu Lighthouse





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