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  • A Glimpse of Matsu

    A Glimpse of Matsu

    Matsu's history is steeped in legend, and no two stories are quite the same. However, the Dapu Stone Inscription is evidence of settlement before the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) . &nb......

  • The world

    The world's largest breeding site for the Chinese Crested Tern

    Once the Chinese Crested Tern was discovered to be breeding on Matsu in 2000, an international tern preservation area was established. In order to protect this critically-endangered......

  • The world’s best-preserved eastern Fujian architecture

    The world’s best-preserved eastern Fujian architecture

    As many of Matsu’s early residents came from areas such as Lianchiang and Changle in China’s Fujian Province, Matsu is the proud owner of much architecture in the style of eastern Fujian. ......

  • The highest density of military tunnels and strongholds in the world

    The highest density of military tunnels and strongholds in the world

    Originally, the Matsu islands represented little more than a network of sleepy fishing villages. However , after the Kuomintang government relocated to Taiwan in 1949, the islands entered a new ......

  • The world’s tallest Matsu

    The world’s tallest Matsu

    As well as being famous for the legend of the sea goddess Matsu, the Matsu Islands are also home to the world’s tallest Matsu statue.  The 29.6-meter-tall granite statue was unveile......

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