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Juguang Tower

莒光樓
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Sunday : 08:00 – 22:00

Updated:2019-11-30

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Highlights

Go up to the 3rd floor balcony for a good view of the nearby coastline, and on a clear day, the skyscrapers of Xiamen.

This is a good place to start your trip in Kinmen, as there are exhibits, photographs and a short video giving a good overview of the island's history and culture.

Introduction

A trip to Kinmen wouldn't be complete without a visit to Juguang Tower, the landmark from the Chinese civil war period. Built in 1953 as a memorial for Kinmen's fallen soldiers in the Battle of Guningtou 4 years earlier, it's also a token of Kinmen's spirit.
Juguang Tower
The tower's distinctive architecture combines a traditional Chinese tower on top of a contemporary base. Two small cannons at the front date from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Juguang Tower
From 1959 to 1964, Juguang Tower was featured in stamps issued by the Republic of China's post office. Letters with Kinmen's renowned landmark on them were sent all over the world, promoting the beauty and historic significance of Kinmen.
Juguang Tower
Exhibits
1st Fl: Wind Lion Gods, local foods, traditional village architecture, Kinmen kaoliang, Kinmen steel knives.
2nd Fl: Photos of one of Kinmen's most colorful and distinctive annual events, the City God Parade.
3rd Fl: Memorabilia related to Chinese Nationalist General Hu Lien who, as commander of Kinmen Defense Command, defeated Communist invasions in 1949 and 1958.

Tourism Video
"Introduction to Kinmen Tourism", 15 min, screening on the 1st Fl daily at:
08:40、09:00、09:30、10:00、10:30、11:00、11:30、13:00、13:30、14:00、14:30、15:00、15:30、16:00、16:30、17:00。

Information

TEL +886-82-325632

Address No.1, Xiencheng Road, Jincheng Township, Kinmen County Taiwán, R.O.C

Opening Hours Sunday : 08:00 – 22:00
Monday : 08:00 – 22:00
Tuesday : 08:00 – 22:00
Wednesday : 08:00 – 22:00
Thursday : 08:00 – 22:00
Friday : 08:00 – 22:00
Saturday : 08:00 – 22:00

Admission charge Free

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Guiding Service
  • Wifi
  • Viewing platform
  • Bus Stop

Recommended length of visit

1hr

Nearby K-Bike Station

Directions

Nearby

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