While riding around Kinmen Island on my way to visit the wonderful Shanhou Folk Culture Village and see some old Fujianese architecture, I came across yet another army museum. Situated in the northeast part of Kinmen Island is the Lion Mountain featuring a park and museum dedicated to an underground howitzer base (獅山炮陳地).

 

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

 

It’s a somewhat intimidating entrance to a long series of underground tunnels, with different rooms showcasing different aspects of the Taiwanese Kinmen artillery defense.

 

If you’re looking for a general introduction to what went on between Taiwan and China during those days, you might want to check out this page on an exhibition that took place at the Howitzer Park. Off the beaten track blog also has a bit more for you …

 

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island

 

Not a place to linger for long, but a good 30 minutes stop to explore some of Kinmen’s war history on the way to the culture village. They do have a couple of movies and a Howitzer loading demonstration, if you feel you must see more.

 

Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum : Kinmen Island



Tags: artillery; China; howitzer; Kinmen; museum; park; Shanhou; Taiwan; war; 獅山炮陳地;


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