The Hulishan Fortress was constructed in 1890. It was an important defensive factor during the war against Japanese aggression in 1900 and 1937. In 1986, platforms of yearning for return are built at the forward position of the fortress. In recent years, the fortress yard has been cleaned up and large-scale wall carvings “national soul” is newly built.
The Hulishan Fortress is composed of the barracks, the secret tunnel, commanding tower, sentry platform, the ammunition
depot, the trench, the castle, etc. The fortress displays more than 50 iron cannons of the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty unearthed from the Xiamen waters and the building site of capital construction. The East and West emplacements are connected by a tunnel. There are military camps at the exits of the tunnel. As a coastal defense fortress, there is a trench outside and a patrolling path inside. Besides, there is a museum at the Fortress. The Rongguang Museum displays thousands of items of ancient weaponry and artillery of the world. You can get the message of China's modern history, the history of coastal defense, the information of Westernization Movement as well as the history of weaponry and fortresses around the world in the Rongguang Museum
More Attractions in Xiamen
Recommended China Tours Including Hulishan Fortress Xiamen
Both Guangzhou and Xiamen are the renowned industrial and commercial port cities in South China. While in Guangzhou, y ...
The 17-day tour will bring you an eyes-opening experience by introducing traditional Chinese architecture including pa ...
Both of the two destinations are located in East China: Shanghai – a dynamic metropolis, and Xiamen – China’s most ...
Find something useful to you at Easy Tour China website.