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The South Gate is the entrance to Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc. in Old Jincheng.
The North Gate is close to three attractions: Ming Yi Old Street Story House, Liquor Cultural Center, and Huang Tianyou Memorial Center.
Climbing to the top of the city gate to enjoy the panoramic view of Ming Yi Old Street.
The history of Kinmen can be traced back to 317 AD. In the Ming dynasty, “Qianhushuo City” was built to fend off pirates and protect the local residents. During the period of Zheng Chenggong’s resistance to the Qing empire, the ancient city of Kinmen was an important stronghold. Only after commander Chen Long moved the military headquarters to Houpu in 1680 did the City start to decline.
There are four city gates around the ancient city of Kinmen: North, South, West, and East. There is a saying: “people gather outside the East Gate; wealth gathers outside the West Gate; business thrives outside the South Gate; power is achieved outside the North Gate.” In other words, those who needed people should go to the highly-populated Gugang to the east of the City; if you wanted to make money, you should go to Shu Tou, where overseas businessmen came together; with the port situated outside the South Gate, the economy was prosperous there; the North Gate was close to the Yannan Academy, where people could pursue a position in public office as well as seek fame.
Nowadays, there are new city gates in the four corners of the ancient city of Kinmen and they are all of different styles. Among them, the South Gate is also the entrance of Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc., while the famous Ming Yi Old Street is next to the simple and elegant Shiban Street around the North Gate. These attractions are all worth visiting.Mingyi Old Street
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