Guningtou Battlefield / Guningtou Battlefield History Museum
[Suggested Itinerary]
Day1 Juguang Tower -> Memorial Arch to Chiu Liang-gong's Mother -> Wentai Pagoda -> Kinmen Cihu(Ci Lake) -> Guningtou Battlefield / Guningtou Battlefield History Museum 
Day2 Shanhou Folk Cultural Village -> Mashan Observation Station -> August 23 Artillery War Museum -> Taihu / Chinag Kai-shek Garden / Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Forest -> Kinmen Pottery Factory 
 
Guningtou Battlefield / Guningtou Battlefield History Museum

This was the scene of the 56-hour bloodbath that began when Communist troops landed on the shore and ended in victory for the Nationalist forces. A memorial tablet on the coast commemorates the battle, and the battlefield's entrance, built in the form of a Chinese city gate, is topped by a bronze statue of a heroic soldier.

This steel-reinforced cement building on the site of the Guningtou Battlefield is designed to resemble a fortress. It was built in 1984 as a memorial to the heroic actions of Kinmen's defenders, who at great cost drove off the Communist invaders and won a great victory for the Nationalist forces.

The sides and entrance of the museum are adorned with large relief sculptures portraying the spirit of the soldiers who fought in this notable battle. On grassy areas to either side are displayed "Kinmen Bears" -the M5 AI tanks which played a decisive role in the fighting. In a circle at the front of the building is a sculpture of three heroic fighters.

Inside the museum are 12 oil paintings by prominent artists depicting the battle, along with displays of other materials, documents, and photographs relating to the fighting and the victory that followed. The aim of the museum is to portray the spirit of sacrifice manifested by the soldiers who fought so hard and gave so much for their country.

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Tel+886-82-313274
AddressJinning Township, Kinmen Countygoogle map click open new windows
Longitude/Latitude  (118.321005,24.482994)
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Air:
1. From Taipei International Airport fly to Kinmen Airport.
2. From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Kinmen Airport.
Kinmen Airport

Kinmen and Little Kinmen (Lieyu) have public bus service, and you can also rent a car or motor scooter. You can charter a taxi as well, but be sure to negotiate the price first.

Transportation and Tourism Bureau, Kinmen County Government: +886-82-324-174
Kinmen City Bus and Ferry Management Office: +886-82-330-649, ext. 30


 
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Last Update:2014-01-22 11:30:09