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Hulishan Fortress

Updated: 03 Mar 2007
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Hulishan Fortress is located at the southern tip of Xiamen Island. It is a spectacular site surrounded by walls made of granite and impressive gates. Hulishan Fortress was built in 1891, occupying an area of 13,000 square meters. Its buildings are distinctively preserved  to the military style of the Ming Dynasty and also that of the Qing Dynasty.

 

Make your way there by walking up the stone stairs of the " Ancient Banyan Path", then wander inside to discover the barracks and beautifully landscaped gardens.



The Krupp Cannon is of cousre a feature, but there are also various types of other cannons manufactured in Ming and Qing Dynasties of China and the views out to sea are nothing short of spectacular! 

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The German-made Krupp Cannon is the largest existing coast cannon of its kind in the world. The caliber of the cannon is 280 mm, the whole length of the cannon is 13.96 meters, the weight of the cannon is 59,888 kilograms and the maximum range of fire of the cannon is 10,460 meters.

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