Lieyu

Brief Introduction

Lieyu, also named the Little Kinmen, is the second largest island among the Kinmen Isles. It is about 2 kilometers from its east to Kinmend Island at the nearest point, and about 6 kilometers from its west to Xiamen Island, with a total island area of 14.851 square kilometers. Lieyu Township is under the Kinmen County’s jurisdiction and has a current population of about 5,000 people. Its jurisdiction also includes small islands such as Dadan, Erdan, Fuxingyu, Menghuyu, and Shiyu. There are numerous scenic spots in Lieyu Township, such as the rich historical sites of the 823 Cannon War Monument, Battle Museum, Bada Tower, General’s Fort, and the well known Chaste Maiden Temple. It even has winding coastal boulevard, white glittering sand beaches, and magnificent ocean front. Major local delicacies include crispy taro, bamboo leaf-wrapped candy, and all sorts of sea foods. The modest agricultural scenes and the traditional southern Min-style dwellings even distinguish the off-shore island’s unique attraction.


Transportation Information

Lieyu Township (Little Kinmen) currently only depends on shuttle ferry boat trip to Kinmen Island. Vistors can go to Shueitou Pier of Jincheng Township to take the ferry boat to Jiugong Pier of Little Kinmen.


 
 

Lieyu