[ 2009-11-21 ] Beishan Zhenweidi Gate
[ 2009-11-21 ] Guandi Temple 
[ 2009-11-21 ] Beishan Zhenweidi
Lying against the gentle slope and facing Shuangli Lake in a “sitting hills and overlooking” layout, Nanshan becomes a settlement for residents living near the water, and stands far apart to face Beishan. The spatial structure is composed of a number of clan branches, such as jhenfang, cifang and house portion. The orientation of village is quite fixed, sitting southwest facing northeast to face Shuangli Lake that makes the overall layout known as "Shuangli Feng Shui (Chinese geomancy)." As the finished construction of dike road, road connected by Cih Dike is the major connecting road for Nanshan, as the pier, which is obsolete, was set up near the river lake in early days with sampans plied the river between Nanshan and Beishan. Land transport has replaced the original water transport. Part of the industrial development is similar to Beishan Village relying on agriculture and fishery as its economic development in early days, as the local construction relies on the support from overseas remittance in recent years.

Located in the northwestern to Kinmen Island, Beishan is one of the earliest two settlements. They were built up on gentle slopes at an elevation of 20 to 30 meters. Huandao N. Road is the major connecting road. Along with Lincuo, Nanshan and Beishan make up Guningtou that presents a typical pattern of development for clans to thrive and prosper continuously and expand to the development model of other villages. Li clan is the dominant local family with their ancestors from Puyuan Village of Tongan County arriving in Gulongtou (now Guningtou) of Wujhou (the ancient name for Kinmen) to escape an episode of Rebellion of Jingnan in early Ming Dynasty.

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