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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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Comments

1. TC.W. said at July 24, 2010 6:14 pm:

Hi Domingo, I came across your website by accident while I was searching for Kinmenese Diaspora around the world. I was surprised and partially thrilled to find that you have visited Kinmen. Similarly fascinating is your multi-cultural background. I am really happy to find you through your website on a random Saturday afternoon like today. I'll check back from time to time. Good job!

2. Daniel said at July 24, 2010 8:41 pm:

Glad you found your way here! My visit was too short, but it gave me a completely expanded view of the region, which isn't reflected in these pictures. A truly fascinating history. Keep in touch!

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