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Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1

Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1

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Updates : 2023-12-22
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Travel tips

  • The last military kindred village of air defense artillery: the nostalgic ambiance adored by the film crew.
  • Diverse and exceptional activities guide the arts and cultural life of Sanchong
  • The offering of the underground passage sound-and-light experience reveals the village's history as a former air defense military position
  • The three-storey-high wall painting on the rear gate represents distinct memories of military kindred villages.

Introduction

Renowned for its motto "strengthening oneself in adversity, embracing change fearlessly", Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1 is located near the banks of the Tamsui River. Spanning an area of 1.38 ha, it stands as the last military kindred village of air defense artillery in northern Taiwan. It was registered as a historic building in 2006 and became the inaugural cultural asset within the category of military kindred villages in New Taipei City. During the period of Japanese rule, to defend against our allied air raids, the Japanese military constructed six air defense gun emplacements here. In 1953, the competent authority at the time subsequently established dozens of military kindred villages around the air defense military position. However, due to their proximity to the Tamsui River, these villages were damaged by typhoons, floods, and other natural disasters. After successive renovations, this area eventually transformed into the appearance it presents today.
Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1

The last military kindred village of air defense artillery in northern Taiwan
The Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1 primarily housed dependents of the anti-aircraft artillery unit. In response to urban development needs, its residents gradually relocated to Banqiao Jianhua New Town starting in 2007. In order to preserve the memories of living in a military kindred village, compassionate citizens, communities, and organizers of military kindred villages collectively initiated various campaigns and movements aimed at preserving the culture and heritage of these villages. With support from the public sector, Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1 was successfully preserved in its entirety.
Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1

New Taipei City Military Kindred Village Culture Park
After the restoration project concluded in 2019, Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1 was transformed into the "New Taipei City Military Kindred Village Culture Park", dedicated to preserving and promoting the culture of military kindred villages. Through collaboration with diverse contributors, the Park has connected local sentiments and artistic resources to inject vitality into the military kindred village culture. Since April 2023, a section of Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1 has been operated by a private entity that secured outsourcing rights. Not only has the imagery of the park's entrance been redesigned but also local stores have also been introduced to set up shop in the Park, transforming the site into an artistic and cultural creation base that drives the development of the Sanchong area.
Sanchong Air Force Military Kindred Village No.1

Reminders

Guided tour and underground passage sound-and-light experience at the park (registration available at the on-site service counter):
Weekdays - 11:00, and 15:00
Holidays - 11:00, 15:00, and 16:00
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