|The Li residence,
The main family in Guningtou is the Li clan, whose residency in Kinmen can be traced back
to the times of the Taiping rebellion (1850-64) in the Cing dynasty. They came here from
Jhangjhou, Fujian Province, to settle in Houpu Street.
In the first year
of the Yongle reign of the Ming dynasty (1403) the first ancestor of the Li family escaped
to Kinmen, to Gulongtou (now Guningtou) and married into the Jhang family, taking their
name by special arrangement. In this way, he was the first of the Li family to settle in