is a village of great cultural variety from which we can gain some insight into the
splendour of the past.
In the famous
"area of the eighteen old houses," the architecture of the southern tradition
from Fujian province, distinguished by its 'swallow-tail' roofing style, still enables us
to glance back into the annals of history, despite the fact that many of the houses have
fallen into disrepair. The beautiful ceramic brick remains eye-catching, even after many
NB. The beautiful ceramic
bricks that bring this special quality to the old homesteads, family shrines, and temples
of Kinmen are a product of the flourishing trade that occurred during the time of the
Japanese occupation (1895-1945).