Really nice place, no high buildings, historical area, friendly local people, all nice.... Definitely will come back,
For travelling around Kinmen, highly recommend, join local tour, at any main ferry terminal or bus station, very cheap and convinient.
All places in Kinmen are free of charge without entry ticket, which really surprising me, only pay transportation. Very nice city.... Will come back again definitely.
Kinmen is famous for its history linked with Taiwan and China. Many civil war relics can be found here.
But the places may not be easily accessible by bus, it is suggested to join the sightseeing bus tours which also provide guidance service. For self-service tours, motorbikes and bicycles are recommended. The food is nice and can be easily found over Kinmen, especially snacks and stall foods. Most signs are in Chinese only and foreigners had better find local tour guides or Chinese-speaking friends to accompany.
Great place to explore the war history of Taiwan and PRC. Food was unique and sold at very reasonable price!
C'est un île formidablement belle qui vaut d'être vue. Les gens y sont accueillants et très disponibles; c'est incroyables.
Architecturalement c'est absolument magnifique.
Kinmen is a historically important city by itself and a must see for those interested in the history of modern Taiwan, the history of the development of Communism in China, military history buffs and those interested in tasting aspects of the Minnan culture.
Another important aspect of Kinmen to savour is their local alcohol which pack a punch.
The location of the hotel is very close to the shopping mall. There are many good restaurants near the hotel.
Hotel is very clean and look like a new remodel. The service are very good and waitress’ attitude are very good.
It is advisable that you do some homework before your trip to kinmen. The small island was once the focus of international attention during the Chinese Civil War and the Cold War.
a relax place which have a lot of historical buildings. better get a bicycle, motor bike or car, sight-seeing bus is also a good choice.
walk slower and see more if you from a rush place
A lovely place to visit with tons of past battlefield scene for u to explore. Traditional there is delicious and very affordable.
It is an adventure island with many tourist attractions. Also you can rent bike for free which will be more fun to explore the island.
Other option is to rent a motor bike for very low cost. Best is that food and shopping is very cheap and you can find many interesting souvenirs to buy for example the famous Jinmen knife. I also recommend to take the tourist lines, there are 4, called A, B, C and D bus lines which you can tike from downtown JinCheng for 160 TWD. I will definitely go back to this island. Also very good routes to Xiamen Mainland China by fast boat. I actually lived in China and took the boat over. Another option is flight from Taibei for a low cost.
intering place to see beautiful old buidling, anmimals. And interesting stories between taiwan and china
Kinmen has some of the friendliest people in the world. No one speaks English though, so it is best to have someone with you who speaks Chinese or learn a little bit of Chinese yourself.
Kinmen is also the most accessible bastion of ancient China around. All other such places be in very remote areas in Mainland China and are not very accessible. The food here is slightly more expensive than Taiwan, but it still cheap compared to food in Western Europe and the United States. The oyster omelet is particularly good here. The best purchase on the island is the Kinmen knife. These knives are made from artillery shells shot at Kinmen by Chinese communists during the civil war. They are extremely good quality and very novel.
KInmen is a wonderland for relaxation, enjoying the tranquility of the countryside and for those who are active sportsmen and women to indulge in cycling and hiking.
There is an extensive network of cycling oaths throughout the island and traffic is light. Hiking takes one to the high points of the island which invariably are military fortresses, given the history of the island. Food is local and palatable to the Singaporean taste buds. Be warned though: once you have soaked in the peace and tranquility of KInmen, arriving in Xiamen, China via a ferry ride of half an hour is a psychological shock.
Kinmen is a wonderland for those seeking a tranquil holiday, simply to chill, relax and enjoy the simple life.
Holiday makers looking for a shopping experience or for plenty of distractions should give this island a miss. But for those keen on cycling, hiking or simply relaxing Kinmen fits the bill. Food is a little difficult to come by if one stays a distance from the various town centers and many B & Bs do not serve meals. However, it is easy to get around the island in taxi cabs, better still cycle. Traffic is light and there is an extensive network of cycling paths.
A nice city with a lot of historical sites, the old military facilities & museums are good site-seeing locations.
People are nice & helpful. Rent a car is the best way to travel around Kinmen. To people who are not fans of visiting historial areas, Kinkmen may be a bit boring.
A small island which belongs to Taiwan even though it is so near Mainland China. It has its history behind it.
Visit the city to know more about the war history of this island. Visit the museums and the tunnels for a great experience. Take their sightseeing bus routes A, B, C and D for a worthwhile experience and you also get to travel on public buses for free!
There are detailed tourist maps freely available at major points of contact. These maps are very helpful.
You can get more information from the help desk. These people are amazing. They even helped me to change money! At each bus terminal there are maps on the wall, showing you the local attractions. There are so many of them. My only regret is that I did not have enough time to visit all of them. So if you are going to visit it, plan to stay a bit longer, maybe 5 days to enjoy all of them.
It is a very small and to get around you need to take a taxi, walk or rent a scooter. I rented a scooter and had a blast.
There is a great deal of military history on the island. We visited quite a few old military forts. One very famous touristy item on the island are the knives. They take the old mortar rounds and turn them into knives. Bring some extra cash to buy a couple.
Kinmen is a interesting place in spite of its territory belonging to Taiwan, it has culture sharing with China Fujian province.
Therefore, hitorical, cultural and natural aspects, Kinmen has a special flavor unique to the visitors for a short visit or even better for long stay to savour its beauty.
Kinmen was a surprise favorite for me. I wasn't real excited about military stuff, but as it turns out there is much more than that and even the military stuff is very interesting.
Most tourist activities are free, including borrowing bicycles for riding around the island. We loved riding bicycles around Xiao Kinmen island (18km) and stopping at all the sites. We also really enjoyed riding scooters around the main island. The Juguang tower is very interesting and beautiful. The traditional Fujian buildings in small towns around the island are so charming and fun to visit. Restaurants were hard to find (for English speakers) but we liked Hong Lou on Mofan st in Kincheng a lot. Highly recommend Maestro Wu's Knife shop. He is an adorable man and has done something really amazing and positive with all the shells that were fired on the island by China. He makes knives out of them! And you can get a demonstration from him when you go there.