Kinmen National Park and its History

  • 13 April, 2019
  • English Service

Among Taiwan’s nine national parks, Kinmen is something of an outlier. It sits on the island of Kinmen, far closer to the Chinese mainland than to Taiwan proper. It has none of the high mountain landscapes or tropical waters that are the hallmarks of so many of its fellow national parks. But what the park does have none of the others can claim- scores of historic buildings and a battle-scarred military heritage that was long off-limits to outsiders. Joining us on the line today is Kinmen National Park’s Mr. Chen, a Kinmen native.