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Huli Mountain Fort

Introducing Huli Mountain Fort, Huli Mountain Fort Guide, Huli Mountain Fort Travel Guide
Article from Xiamen Municipal Commission of Tourism

The Huli Shan Fortress ,Húlǐ Shān Pàotái, is a concrete defensive outpost on the south side of Xiamen, just across the water from the historically contentious Jinmen Islands.

Xiamen was one of the treaty ports established by the Treaty of Nanking that ended the First Opium War in 1842. Though the British troops that shelled and captured the city in 1841 left the city proper and set up diplomatic shop on the small island of Gulangyu an early foreign concession that today is a quaint pedestrian-only tourist attraction. The city was understandably eager to establish more defensive capabilities. By the dawn of the 20th century, the Huli Shan Fortress had been completed. The castle compound is massive, with secret tunnels, barracks for soldiers, offices, fortifications for repelling attacks, towering walls and watch towers. The highlight for visitors of today is the remaining enormous cannon (there were originally two; one for east and west defense). Built by a German munitions company, the two 14 m (46 ft) cannons, when viewed in tandem with the dozens of other, smaller artillery, Huli Mountain Fort must have been an intimidating sight.

Quick Facts on Huli Mountain Fort

Name: Huli Mountain Fort
Location: 2Km South of Xiamen
Phone: +86-0592-968118
Dates: Qing Dynasty ( 1616 - 1991 )
Best Time to Visit: March to May;October to December
Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 18:00; 08:00 - 17:30 ( In Winter )
Admission Fee: CNY 25

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