Folk Culture Village
Folk Culture Village is located in Shanhou village, and consists of eighteen buildings
built in the Southern Fujian style, arranged in three rows following the lie of the
In 1975, in an
effort to preserve historically and culturally important artifacts, a Kinmen commission
made the decision to create the culture village using these buildings. Seventeen
unoccupied structures were chosen and converted into, among other things, a Folk Cultural
Arts Centre, a Centre of Ceremonies, a Martial Arts Centre, and a Leisure Centre.
The old homesteads of the Folk Culture Village, with their robust walls and swallow-tail
style roofs, the beautiful workmanship invested in their carvings, and the liveliness
brought to the whole effect with reds, blacks, and golds, all retain their grandeur
despite the passage of time.