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Mashan observing station

North of Guan'ao, Jinsha Township, Kinmen County, Taiwan
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Experience of the Civil War

Walking through the tunnels, you couldn't help but feel the tension that soldiers on patrol here... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
TYPSUKR
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Arlington, Virginia
Mainland China as it once was

For a long time, this was as close as you were likely to get to Red China. Througth powerful... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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North of Guan'ao, Jinsha Township, Kinmen County, Taiwan
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Walking through the tunnels, you couldn't help but feel the tension that soldiers on patrol here must have felt during the times of crisis with the mainland. Be sure to go to the fortified observation bunker to watch maritime traffic sail by.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

For a long time, this was as close as you were likely to get to Red China. Througth powerful binoculars, you could see people goingf about their daily business on the other side of the Taiwan Strait, only a kilometer or two away. I got...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

MaShan is at the closest point to mainland China. Through the large –sized binoculars, we can see the scenes across the sea if weather permit. It used to have powerful loud speakers for propaganda purpose. It would broadcast, “Mainlanders are (under) Deep Water and (facing)...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

It was one of those deserted military facilities which used to be an observation point monitoring activities along the coast line of Xiamen, China. A small quiet place for an non obstructive view of Xiamen from kinsman island.

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Reviewed 1 February 2015

For those who have seen pagodas in China/Taiwan, this one is a bit of a laugh as it's nothing special to look at. However, the views are great and there is almost no one there (at least in January), so it's a nice to place...More

Thank Luke L
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Look into the binoculars and you will see Mainland China from here!! Be impressed with the spying abilities they had!!

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Reviewed 30 December 2011

Mashan observatory has tunnel to the underground observatory of the soldiers during the wartime. It is a good experience to actually go inside the tunnel to the observation area where you can view the China territory at the other side to the sea. If you...More

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