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That You Should Know About Kinmen

That You Should Know About Kinmen. Kinmen, officially called Quemoy, is an island group of islands located off the coast of mainland China, formerly known as Taiwan, and ruled as a province by the Republic of China (now known as Taiwan) according to the Republic of China system.

It lies approximately 10 kilometres west of the provincial capital of Xiamen on the east coast of Fujian, from where it is separated from Xiamen by Xiamen Bay. The main island of Kinmen is called Kaifeng and is around five hundred kilometres long. This island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China.

Legend has it that the island was formed due to the volcanic eruption of Kung Ho during prehistoric times. The confluence of a number of natural phenomena, especially the formation of huge rocks and the wind lion god created the unique landscape of kinmen today. Legend has it that a wind lion (wind santain) came to seek shelter at the tip of a white pine tree in order to take refuge from fierce tigers.

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According to the legend, the tiger refused to leave, so the wind santain decided to attack and kill the tiger. However, the brave wind lioness managed to fight and injure the mighty tiger in the process. Legend says that the wound in the tiger turned out to be fatal, and it finally turned tail and ran away to hide in the top of a mountain.

Legend has it that the white pine tree on the top of the mountain eventually transformed into the current world famous koi fish, and so the name of the town was changed to Kinmen Island from Kaifeng. The reason for the latter name of the town was to avoid confusion with another town situated further south of the island.

Today, Kinmen Island is one of the main tourist destinations of southern China, attracting tourists from far and wide. Kinmen Island's primary attraction is its scenic beauty: tall majestic mountains, smooth sandy beaches and deep blue sea, all enclosed by lush tropical forests.

The city of Hong Kong even calls the place Lantingai, which literally means “wind lion temple.” The story of the wind lion legend might seem peculiar and whimsical, but the island holds many ancient traditions and its rich cultural heritage makes it a wonderful destination for a visit.

A journey along the southern tip of Kinmen Island starts from the town of Wuyi, which serves as the main point for all journey between the mainland Chinese and the Kinmenese. Offshore from Wuyi is the picturesque town of Nanshan, which is home to the Nanshan Oriental Medical College. Nanshan is home to one of the best hospitals in China, which boasts of a fine array of modern facilities.

Many tourists on a visit to Kinmen prefer visiting Nanshan, since the hospital has the best treatment available, including an X-ray, diagnostic test, and laboratory services. There are also a handful of clinics and specialty hospitals within the vicinity, offering affordable medical treatment to those who are on a budget.

When you arrive at the island, you will find a large number of hotels, inns, guest houses and restaurants, catering to the varying needs and tastes of the tourists. While most Kinmen hotels and guest houses are located nearby, there are many that are only a short distance away, such as the Wuyi Inn, which is just a few kilometers away from the Wuyi beach.

For those who wish to experience a traditional Chinese meal, the Nanshan Guest House offers a wide variety of traditional Chinese dishes, such as duck liver soup and rice cooked in banana leaf. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay, the Wuyi Village Guest House is recommended, as it offers comfortable accommodations and food. On the other hand, for those who wish to experience a more modernized Chinese experience, the Xintang Tourist Bus is your best choice.

Traveling by bus to Kinmen Island is fairly inexpensive, especially when traveling during spring or fall, when the island is less crowded with tourists. The main island of Kinmen is approximately thirteen square kilometers, and includes a number of attractions, including the Long Beach, Feng Shui Temple, the Xintang Sea Beach, and Pili Resorts.

Long Beach features plenty of restaurants, bars, and Chinese dance studios. Feng shui architecture, along with the numerous temples and guest houses, make up the majority of the attractions of this island. The nearest airport to Kinmen is the Kinmen International Airport, and there are three different bus stations to pick from, including the south, east, and west Kinmen resorts.

Traveling to the mainland can be accomplished by taking a one-day trip on the island's public bus system. The bus station is located directly between the Zhaishan Bridge and the village of Zhaishan. Alternatively, you may prefer to travel on a boat or car across the small island to the main city of Xintang.

To get to the Zhaishan Bridge, there are ferry services operating daily between the southern part of Xintang and the capital. You will need to allow extra time for a one-way trip. The Zhaishan Bridge is just a short walk from the bus station in Zhaishan, so you won't have to worry about arriving early or leaving earlier to catch the ferry

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