Dating back over 600 years, Jincheng Township is home to mysterious legends and fascinating historical tales. The township is situated on the south-west tip of Kinman Island in Taiwan and is dotted with ancient architecture, bustling markets and wartime tunnels.
Things to do in Jincheng Township
Stroll along Mofan Street and admire the 75-metre-long corridor of redbrick buildings and arched doorways. Constructed in 1924, this historic laneway is a unique fusion of Japanese Daisei and western architecture. Illuminated by red lanterns in the evenings, this charming street is the perfect place to sample Taiwanese braised pork rice.
Discover the rich history and culture of Kinmen at Juguang Tower. Built-in 1952 in a traditional Chinese style, this three-storey tower serves as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of Kinmen. Wander through the exhibition halls that showcase exhibits on Kinmen’s rich history and intriguing traditions.
Visit the Kuei Pavilion, an elegant two-storey monument dedicated to the god of literature. Wander through a maze of narrow lanes and old dwellings before seeing the traditional southern Fujian style building. The pavilion features granite columns arranged in an octagonal shape.
Walk beneath the Arch of Virtue, a memorial dedicated to mother of the former governor of Zhenjian, Qiu Liang-Kung. Carved from bluestone and Quanzhou granite, the arch is a magnificent example of Kinmen craftsmanship.
Getting around Jincheng Township
Fly into Kinmen Airport or take the ferry from Xiamen or Guangzhou to Shuitou on Kinmen Island. Jincheng Township is a 20-minute taxi ride from Kinmen Airport and a 45-minute bus from Shuitou Wharf. Once in Jincheng Township, walking, cycling, scooters and local buses are all popular ways to explore.