Dr. Yu Ta-wei is one of the most intellgent person through out recent Chinese history. He grew up in a tradtional Chinese family, however he received modern Western education after he left China. Thanks to this genius, we kept Kinmen after severe bomb attack from China.
This may not mean a lot to foreign visitor, but as a local, I salute him for being a great protector who kept Kinmen and peace for Taiwan.
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This place was built by oversea Chinese Wang Kuo-jen, who was a successful business man. After earning a lot, he returened to his homeland and built this village for his people. This houses here are geniune southern Fu-jiang archtecture. From these building, you can explore the art and intellgence of Chinese people. Windows with odd holes is for the living; while with even holes are for the death, normally they are rooms for ancestors.
By the way, you can biy local snack at this place, they have one of the best fried oyster, oyster soup and oyster mee-sua (noodles).
This picture is taken from:http://tour.kinmen.gov.tw/eng/photo_26.htm
There are many villeges in this island. Unlike its counterparts in Taiwan, these villege look more exotic to us since it's southern Fujian style.The most significant feature is its swallow-tailed shaping, while some are shaped like a box. If you ever have time visiting here, I strongly recommend you to walk inside.
This is the closest place between Kinmen and China. When it is at ebb, the distance between these two places is 1800 meters. If weather allows, you can even see Xiamen (around 4~5KM away) with telescope. The day when I was there was a rather blury day, sadly, I saw Chinese ships only. BUT...BE AWARE, if you hold a Taiwanese telecom, here you can use only China Moible or other Chinese network provider, which means you pay roaming rate. It locates in the remote area of the island, please hire a cab to go.
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