Shuitou Historical Houses

Shuitou Historical Houses, Jincheng: Address, Shuitou Historical Houses Reviews: 4.5/5

Shuitou Historical Houses
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Texan Chia
Singapore, null, Singapore438 contributions
Normal - Not much to expect.
Mar 2019 • Friends
We travelled so far, to view historical houses. The only memories were that this house has an external stove, builds like a tomb, a fire place. The letter boxes coloured & build with the words written in mandarin "KinMen". Some bomb shelters could still be standing next to these houses (where the residents hides in these during air raids -in war time). Our group even visited schools & vacated Peranakan houses (now taken over & refurbished by the Taiwanese government). Anyway, there are two KinMen, a Big & Small KinMen (the smaller being an island), so it depends on which you are visiting.
Written April 10, 2019
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David H
Union City, CA8,033 contributions
18 traditional architectural Wang houses
Sep 2018 • Friends
A successful businessman returned Kinmen to build a village of 18 houses including a school and family temple. The architecture is well kept but too many businesses residing there to ruin the integrity of these unique historic houses.
Written October 18, 2018
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B V
Minnesota12 contributions
Old Architecture on Kinmen
Oct 2018 • Family
There are several places on Kinmen where old architecture has been preserved. Where it has been preserved/restored it is beautiful and educational. Kinmen people are very friendly.
Written October 17, 2018
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,290 contributions
Nice small village
Sep 2018 • Solo
It’s impressive how there are so many Fujinaese style houses still intact all over Kinmen. Shuitou Village near the Ferry Terminal of the same name is one of the villages with a small concentration of Fujianese style houses. Deyou Tower is the recognizable structure seen in many Kinmen postcards.
Written October 7, 2018
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swisstraveller
Berne492 contributions
Nice village to visit
Mar 2018 • Friends
If you visit Kinmen Island, that is probably one of the nicest places to visit. Just take the bus from Jincheng, and then walk around the village and have a look at the old houses, the former school and Deyue tower. Nothing overly exciting, but really pleasant for an hour or two.
Written April 1, 2018
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TYPSUKR
Arlington, VA645 contributions
Felt a little like a tourist trap
May 2016 • Solo
Maybe I was just there on a slower day, but besides walking around the historic village and appreciating the architecture, the place mostly seemed like an opportunity for merchants to sell post cards and trinkets to people getting off of buses. Be sure to walk through the small alleys and check out the whole place.
Written April 20, 2017
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
mixing with Chinese & Western design
Jun 2016 • Friends
well, many building mixing with Chinese & Western design but the result is quite match & beautiful. good for history & architecture lover.
Written July 1, 2016
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Livewireshock
Lismore, Australia187 contributions
Great mix of architectural styles and imagination
Jul 2015 • Solo
Together with traditional features and homes, specific to each village and family clan across the island, it is amazing to see the variety in such a small place. As various ancestors left the island to seek their fortunes, they sent back their riches and more importantly their western ideas of architecture to finance a new wave of construction through the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the homes are available as B&B's to stay in, some others are falling into ruins. So the area is touristy without feeling like a theme park with the families still going about their normal daily routines.
Written April 1, 2016
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Luke-In-China
Xiamen, China368 contributions
Nice Traditional Houses on Kinmen
Jan 2015 • Solo
Very nice, traditional houses, even compared to the other villages on the island. Some are abandoned and decaying, but I think that adds to the charm. Check out the decorations on the roofs, as well as on the roofs of other traditional homes and temples on the rest of Jinmen Island.
Written February 1, 2015
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Spunktitud3
Singapore, Singapore119 contributions
Living in History
Aug 2014 • Friends
When visiting heritage-rich Kinmen, there is nowhere better to stay than a historical resident house. These traditional southern Fujianese 闽南 buildings often came with a rich history and heartening stories as Kinmen was the site of fierce fighting between Communist and Nationalist forces when the latter withdrew from the mainland in 1949. I stayed at Chong Lou Minsu 銃樓民宿 located in the Shuitou village cluster. Chong Lou Minsu was also the movie setting for a Taiwanese idol drama Summer Fever 戀夏38℃
Written October 30, 2014
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