Built in 1983, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Forest is located along the Central Highway (Boyu Road), between Siguoshan and Shuangrushan. This is the biggest forest for sightseeing in Kinmen. It measures about 100 hectares in area. There are trees and flowers all over the forest, and a theater stage and an amusement park are included, providing nice facilities for family picnics, camping, BBQs, and recreation.
On the northern tip of Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Forest, Chiang Jing-guo Memorial Hall is set up. It was completed in 1989 in the shape of a traditional Chinese mansion, and it has quiet and beautiful surroundings. At the entrance to the Memorial Hall, there is a bronze(1) statue of Mr. Chiang Jing-guo, the late President. On display inside the hall are pictures and relics of his from the time of the war. Besides that, there is the "Old Rushan Fort" near the memorial hall. It's a simulated(2) military battlefield where there are exhibitions of battle planes and tanks.
Kinmen National Park Administration was set up on October 18th, 1995. And the administration office and a tourist center have been established inside the memorial forest.
Tourist: There are many trees and flowers, and there is much grass here. I feel peaceful when I walk on the paths in the forest.
Tour Guide: It's the biggest forest for sightseeing and leisure in Kinmen. There are many plants and animals.
Tourist: Mm, what are some things worth seeing?
Tour Guide: Well, there are some lemon-scented gum trees(3) and pine trees. The trunks of the gum trees are white and straight. And one thing even more interesting is that when you stick your ear to the trunks and listen carefully, you can hear the underground water flowing. There are also many pinecones(4) in the pine forest. The cones are used as decorations during the Christmas season.
■3. lemon-scented gum trees-檸檬桉樹，就字面上解讀，就是發出檸檬香味，會產出樹膠的樹。-scented 是指發出～香味的。