One of the places where you can get a glimpse of Kinmen 金門 during its military period is at Yang Zhai Old Street 陽翟老街. This was once a bustling street built in 1958 after the 823 Artillery Bombardment when 100,000 soldiers were stationed in Kinmen. After the army left, it was left derelict with only a few stores continuing to operate. Acclaimed Taiwanese director brought new life to this place by choosing it as one of the key scenes for his movie Paradise in Service軍中樂園, sprucing it up and returning it to its past glory. Plus – it’s an awesome place for photo-taking :)
陽翟老街 Yang Zhai Old Street
Tel: (082) 324 174
Address: 金門縣金沙鎮光前里陽翟1 號
By Bus – Take Bus No. 18 or 31 from Sha Mei Bus Station 沙美车站. Alight at Yang Zhai 陽翟车站stop .
1) Jin Sha Station 金沙车站 -> Huan Dao Dong Lu 环岛东路 -> Yan Zhai Gong Che Ting 陽翟公车亭 -> Make a left turn and you are there
2) Jin Cheng Shi Qu 金城市区 -> Huan Dao Bei Lu 环岛北路 -> Gao Keng 高坑 -> Turn right into Gao Yang Lu 高阳路 -> Turn right at Huan Dao Dong Lu Yi Duan环岛东路一段 into Yang Zhai Gong Che Ting陽翟公车亭 -> Make a left turn and you are there
Kinmen held its 3rd Golden Party 金色派對 on 26 July at Hou Hu beach 后湖沙灘 as part of the county’s month-long summer beach activities 夏艷金門海洋風活動. The beach party (free admission) organised by Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor attracted many local residents and tourists who came to have a fabulous summer chillout with family and friends. No expense was spared to make this event a success, such as the unique pyramid-shaped stage 金字塔, inviting the country’s top DJs, pyrotechnics, as well as giving out LED bracelets and cocktail tasting for visitors. There were also activities suitable for kids such as spectacular sand sculptures, waterplay areas and clam digging. It was definitely a great way to beat the summer heat!