Southern Fujian Historical House

Southern Fujian Historical House, Jincheng: Tickets, Tours, Address, Southern Fujian Historical House Reviews: 4.5/5

Southern Fujian Historical House

Southern Fujian Historical House
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Luke-In-China
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Great architecture everywhere on island!
Apr 2016 • Friends
I'm not sure how this can be listed as a "site" since it's not a particular location, but rather old homes and villages dotted around the villages. Regardless, these are a great reason to visit Kinmen.

Although not all Fujian style homes on the island have been restored and maintained, there are plenty of beautiful homes everywhere that these homes deserve a 5-star rating. Although they may look all the same at first glance, at closer inspection there is a variety of styles and details from house to house, and more so from village to village, making it all the more reason to get out of Jincheng and visit the numerous towns on Kinmen.

Many of these architectural details have loads of history, culture, and symbolism, so it's definitely worth it to stay in a traditional guesthouse to get a real feel for how people traditionally lived here and to study the homes from the inside. Plus, they are very peaceful and quiet and the owners are quite friendly (I have stay at three different traditional guesthouses on Kinmen; one in Shuitou and two in Zhushan).

While a few villages don't have much traditional architecture, most of them do, so get a (free) bicycle and check them out!
Written May 1, 2016
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