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China Forts

City gates and walls are ancient defensive structures built to protect the cities. There are some original intact city walls and gates in China. The other cities have re-constructed or remains of the former ancient structures and they are listed according to the prefectures they are located.

North China:
East China:
Northeast China:
Central China:
South China:
Southwest China:
Northwest China:

Dagu Fort, Tianjin Municipality

Region:
North China
Location:
Tianjin City, Haibin New District

Dagu Fort Museum

Dagu Fort Museum

Dagu Fort Museum

Dagu Fort Museum

Fort San Domingo, Taiwan

Region:
East China
Location:
Taipei City Tamsui District

Fort San Domingo, Tamsui District

Fort built by the Spanish in 1629.
Nearest Metro station: Tamsui Station

Fort San Domingo, Tamsui District

Fort San Domingo, Tamsui District

Keelung Baimiwong Fort, Taiwan

Region:
East China
Location:
Keelung City

Keelung Baimiwong Fort

Keelung Baimiwong Fort

Keelung Wawulun Fort, Taiwan

Region:
East China
Location:
Keelung City

Keelung Wawulun Fort

Keelung Wawulun Fort

Huli Hill Fort, Fujian Province

Region:
East China
Location:
Xiamen City

Huli Hill Fort

The fort was built in 1891. The 280mm Krupp cannon in the fort is the largest in the world.

Mount Qingdao Battery Fort, Fujian Province

Region:
East China
Location:
Qingdao City

Mount Qingdao Battery Fort

The fort was built in 1898 by Germany. In 1914, during the WWI battel, Germany troops surrendered to the Japanese troops.

Xipaotai Fort, Liaoning Province

Region:
Northeast China
Location:
Yingkou City

Xipaotai Fort

Xipaotai Fort

Xipaotai Fort

Baihegang Fort, Guangzhou Province

Region:
South China
Location:
Guangzhou City, Huangpu District

Guangzhou Baihegang Fort

One of 7 Qing dynasty era forts in Changzhou Island built between 1883-4 during the Sino French War. The forts were dismantled by the Japanese in 1938. This is one of two of two forts still intact.

Chiwan Left Fort, Guangzhou Province

Region:
South China
Location:
Shenzhen City, Nanshan District

Chiwan Left Fort

The fort was constructed in 1717 to guard access to Pearl River. There used to be a left and right fort with 12 guns. This is the only remaining fort.

Weiyuan Emplacement, Guangzhou Province

Region:
South China
Location:
Dongguan City, Humen District

Weiyuan Emplacement

Inside the emplacement

Yingxiu Battery, Hainan Province

Region:
South China
Location:
Haikuo City

Yingxiu Battery

The costal defence fort was built in 1891 during the Sino-Freench war. It is one of four well known modern forts in China. The other three are the Humen Fort in Guangzhou, Dagu Fort in Tianjin and Wusong Fort in Shanghai.

Lei Yue Mun Fort, Hong Kong

Region:
South China
Location:
Hong Kong City, Eastern District

Lei Yue Mun Fort

Lei Yue Mun Fort

Diaoyu City, Chongqing Municipality

Region:
Southwest China
Location:
Chongqing City, Hechuan District

Diaoyu City Huguo Gate

Diaoyu City Site of Nine Pots

The site of an ancient ammunition workshop.

Diaoyu City Feiyan Cave

The cave with a natural crack become a secret pass for the defending troops.

Diaoyu City Site of Troops Training Area

Hechuan Diaoyu City Water Pond

The water ponds was the water source for the defending troops during the war with Mongol troops..

Ancient Rice Mill Site

Hechuan Diaoyu City Platform of Diaoyu Tai

Hechuan Diaoyu City Wall

Hechuan Diaoyu City Wall

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