Kinmen Island, Taiwan
Posted Jul 23 2010
For those interested in history, this is a good place to go. Situated a mere two kilometers from mainland China, it's been a hotbed for conflict between Taiwan and China (thousands of shells have been fired here), communist and anti-communist forces (including the U.S.), as well as older colonial powers such as Holland and even pirates. Taiwan's turned this into a national park. More than just military museums, you'll find plenty of nature walks, knives made of old artillery, views of China, blended architecture, underground bunkers, infamously strong liquor, and plenty of good eats!
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