Kinmen Half Day Cultural Tour
Little Kinmen is highly recommended for the military enthusiast because of its unique military history.
Location: Kinmen Duration: 1 day(s)
From USD $30 per person
Tour Overview
Little Kinmen (Lieyu) is located to the south west of Kinmen Main Island. Only 0.5 kilometers from Mailand China, it is “the island of an island, the frontline of a frontline.” Little Kinmen is highly recommended for the military enthusiast because of its unique military history. In this tour, we will share the local legend of Wind Lord and Wind Chicken belief with you. You will also experience the life Taiwanese soldiers during the period of combat readiness like going through a hallway with experiential dangerous mine at the Tie Han Fortress. In the Hujingtou Battle Museum, you may encounter the historic psychological speaking across the sea in the 1950s and see the metropolitan Xiamen across the sea through the telescope. To explore the warfare history of Taiwan, Bada tower of memorizing the 7 warriors dying during the War of Resistance against Japan. In addition, you will definitely not forget the peanut candy in bamboo leaves of Little Kinmen after trying it. After the day, you will take a ferry ride back to Kinmen Main Island.
What to Expect
  • Kirin Mountain Park was established in 1947 as a training range but it is for tourism now. It stands on the highest mountain of Lieyu. On the observatory platform, tourists can have a full-view of Lieyu and the ocean between Kinmen and Leiyu. If it is sunny during your visiting time, you may also see skyscrapers along the coast and the Dadan and Erdan island of Xiamen.
  • As one of the three fortresses in Leiyu, Tie Han Fortress preserves elements of the warfare culture during a period of combat readiness like field magazines and anti-tank gun. There are exhibitions to introduce the dangerous mine, tank, and weapons. You can also experience the dangerous mine through a hallway with experiential bomb mine buried underground. The hallway can also lead you to another fortress—Yongshi Fortress.
  • Located in the northwest of Liitle Kinmen, Hujingtou is the closest front line during the standoff between KMT and PRC. Soldiers also used to do psychological speaking out loud at Huntington, where is less than 6000 meters from Xiamen across the water. Tourists can explore the war history between KMT and PRC in this museum. Also, there is a high definition telescope for tourists to see Xiamen clearly. Y can experience the soldier’s life and feel the dullness and sadness of the soldier’s mood through the old public telephones.
  • Xikou North Wind Lord protects residents from the cold north wind in Little Kinmen. People also pray this god besides sorghum farm for a prosperous harvest next spring. It has the black and dignified face that people will see him in awe. As the Wind Chicken, legend has it that a wind chicken with a red crest and white feathers saved Little Kinmen from droughts and brought back the vitality. Thus, Wind Chicken becomes the talisman of Little Kinmen. The Wind Chicken made of mud can be seen on the top of the residence and the entrance of the villages.
  • Yangshan is located in the south of Little Kinmen. Being the frontline, there is a statue of Chiang Kai-shek and two huge stones inscribed the idiom “Don’t’ forget to recover the lost territory” and its reference to encouraging soldiers and residents. In this park, you can also rest in the elegant and solemn Jieshou pavilion to enjoy the breeze on this small island away from the hustle and of city life.
ItineraryExpand All
  • 08:00 Start from Kinmen
  • Board ferry at Shuitou Pier
  • Little Kinmen(Lieyu Island)-(Kirin Mountain Park, Tie Han Fortress, Lotus Lake, L36 Fortress, Hujingtou Battle Museum, Xikou North Wind God and Wind Chicken, Lieyu Town Culture Museum, Bada tower, Peanut Candy in Bamboo Leaves, and Yangshan Park)
  • Board ferry at Jiugong Pier
  • 17:30 Drop off at your accommodation
  • Accommodation N/A
  • Food lunch
  • Admissions A round-trip ferry ticket from Kinmen to Little Kinmen (Leiyu)
  • Transportation Share Tour
  • Others Fuel / Parking / Guide / Passenger insurance / Tax
  • Availability Departs daily
  • Pick up point Pick-up and Drop-off at Kinmen Airport, Pier, Kinmen major hotels in downtown. The pick-up time is around 08:00. Please check the notification of the actual pick up time after your booking.
  • Group size 2-10 people (1-2 adults need to afford the price of 2 adults; USD 30 p/p for each adult and child)
  • Book 3 days in advance
  • What to bring Comfortable walking shoes and light jackets.
  • Cancellation Policy A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Cancellation made less than 24 hours before departure is non-refundable. Cancellation made between 72~24 hours before departure will charge 50% of full payment. Cancellation made more than 72 hours before departure will offer a full refund.
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  • Kinmen
    Kinmen Half Day Cultural Tour
    Little Kinmen is highly recommended for the military enthusiast because of its unique military history.
    From USD $30 per person