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Shuitou Village

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Saturday : Open 24 hours a day

Updated:2021-08-23

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Highlights

Prolong your "other-worldly" visit by staying overnight in one of the gorgeously restored traditional houses, and/or having a coffee or meal in one of the cafes or restaurants.

Find out why Kinmen has Western-style buildings, and about typical food and clothes from back in the day in the two museums (Jinshui Elementary School; Overseas Chinese Culture Museum)

Forget about the modern world in Shuitou by wandering amongst Kinmen's widest variety of traditional architecture.

Introduction

👉Brand new online 3D Map Experience the different Shuitou settlement
Shuitou settlement 3D Map

Also called Jinshui, Shuitou is located to the southwest of Jincheng Township. It is a settlement inhabited by people with different surnames; Huang is the most common surname. Since it was close to Shuitou Pier, it served as a transportation hub between Kinmen and Xiamen in the early days. Shuitou Village
Shuitou used to be a wealthy settlement. It has kept the most Fujian-style and western-style buildings and the most exquisite ones. Deyue Tower, Jinshui Elementary School, and Overseas Chinese Culture Exhibition Hall are all unique attractions in Kinmen.
Shuitou Village
There is a proverb in Kinmen: “Though as rich as Shuitou, and yet without a house like those in Shuitou.” It means that you can be as wealthy as people in Shuitou, but still, it is not easy to have a beautiful house like those in Shuitou village. This represents the praises that locals heap on the Shuitou settlement. In the past, the villagers in Shuitou were mostly merchant seamen, apart from making a living by farming and fishing. Thus, there are both traditional Fujian-style buildings and exotic western-style buildings that were influenced by foreign cultures in the settlement. Traditional Fujian-style buildings are as follows: Huang’s Ancestral Hall, the eighteen roof ridges, etc. After the mid-Qing dynasty, a great number of overseas Chinese wired money back to fund the establishment of the delicate western-style buildings, such as Jinshui School and Deyue Tower. Shutou is like a place to display historic buildings, and also a large traditional settlement that is the most well-preserved in Kinmen.
Shuitou Village
Jinshui Elementary School
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Deyue Tower
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Overseas Chinese Culture Museum
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Information

Management Unit Department of Tourism, Kinmem County Government

TEL +886-82-313282

Address Qianshuitou, Jincheng Township, Kinmen County Taiwán, R.O.C

Opening Hours Sunday : Open 24 hours a day
Monday : Open 24 hours a day
Tuesday : Open 24 hours a day
Wednesday : Open 24 hours a day
Thursday : Open 24 hours a day
Friday : Open 24 hours a day
Saturday : Open 24 hours a day

Admission charge Free

Facilities

  • Light meals
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Guiding Service
  • Bus Stop

Recommended length of visit

1-2 hr, longer if having a meal

Nearby K-Bike Station

Directions

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