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Kinmen Island

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Address: Kinmen, Taiwan
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Many attractions buy few tourists in a pleasant island

Crossing by ferry from Xiamen, China was fast and easy. Isaac from the travel information counter where the ferry arrived was great: spoke fluent English, arranged for a taxi to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Crossing by ferry from Xiamen, China was fast and easy. Isaac from the travel information counter where the ferry arrived was great: spoke fluent English, arranged for a taxi to take us to the main attractions at a reasonable price before catching the afternoon flight to Taipei. Unique historical sites, lush scenery and friendly people make this island a recommended... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Quemoy Crisis of 1958 was a bloody confrontation between Mao's Commiunists and the Nationalists led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. It might have set off World War III. Now Kinmen, as Quemoy is now called, is peaceful butit's well worth a visit. You can travel by bus, it's a small island. Kinmen is famous for its bird life, get up... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I was luckily enough to be taken to Kinmen by the Taiwan military and given a tour. It's a lovely place and very unspoilt, seeing is believing. You have the beauty of the island (you should go up the mountain) and the history of the place . Visit the place where they take the shells sent over from the mainland... More 

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hong kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

love this place. long for going here. this time i could go with friends. the island is not so crowded and lot of local food. although it is Taiwan but near with china.

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Thank iamface
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Had to visit here on business and was luckily allowed to be shown around by the General in charge of the island. It is an unspoilt ( from tourism ) wonder, full of history and ideal for a long weekend whilst visiting Taiwan . Visit the liqueur factory it's an excellent trip but watch out its strong stuff. Also visit... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

History lovers would love this place - considering the many events that happened between China and Taiwan. The island is quiet and peaceful. It's much easier to get to the island via Xiamen than Taiwan island itself.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Visit the island for the very first time and I fall in love with it!! The island makes lots of effort to make people can enjoy their visiting. But it's better to arrange your own transportation like rent the motor or car as its not easy to get the cab on the island. Too bad it rains pretty heavy during... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The island has plenty of charm but a lack of infrastructure, just 2 buses a day on tourist routes. Hire a moped for more enjoyment

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I took ferry from xiamen wutong ferry terminal to Jin Men cost CNY 140. Travel time 30 minutes. At Jin Men jetty, took public bus no. 7 to Jin Cheng city cost TWD 12. There are 2 guided tour depart from bus terminal daily cost TWD 120 per half day tour. Return trip ferry only could book before 2pm 1... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

friendly people, some historical attractions, very good food ... interesting army museums and parks to see

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