Kinmen Islands



Introduction

      Lying just 2,100 meters off the coast of mainland China at the nearest point, this hilly island composed mostly of granite and has a history that derives largely from war. It can, therefore, be termed a "battlefield island," and it possesses unique battlefield scenery. But Kinmen is more; it also contains numerous taces of history, and the government has designated 21 historic sites within its small area. It also has large numbers of houses built in the traditional southern Fujianese three-sided courtyard style, giving it a rich atmosphere of times past. (Reference: Tourism Bureau, R.O.C.)

More information...

                                         Kinmen National Park       

                                         Kinmen County

                               Webcam on Kinmen! (part of e-government site)

                               Kinmen tourist site http://traveling.network.com.tw/taiwan/Kinmen/kinmen.htm

About Kinmen (Quemoy)                                                                                         

                                           

                                                           Asian Otter Newsletter  http://otter.nus.edu.sg/news/kinmen.html

                                            http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quemoy

                                            http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia/Q/Quemoy.html

                                            http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/ops/quemoy_matsu-2.htm