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Hulishan Fortress

 Xiamen Attractions

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Introduction to Hulishan Fortress

Huilishan Fortress is situated in the Hulishan seashore at the southern end of Xiamen Island. It is a famous sightseeing around Xiamen. The scenic area includes the castle for holding the fort, the military camp area and landscape zone in the north.

The Hulishan Fortress was first constructed in the 20th year of the Guangxu reign (1894) of the Qing Dynasty, with an area of over 70,000 square meters. The auxiliary equipments include the eastern and western platforms to protect the fortress, tunnels, ammunition depot, barracks, residences of officers and observation tower at the hilltop.

The semi-bunker and semi-wall fortress shows the European styles as well as the architectural style of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The cannon, known as the "King of Cannons," was purchased from the Krupp Munitions Plant in Germany. It is the 19th-century oldest and largest coastal cannon on the original site in the world, and was included in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records. The cannon, 13.13 meters long and 50 tons in weight, can revolve 360°and the maximum shooting ranging is 16,000 meters. 

The foundation of the fortress is built with the mixture of the juice of black camfirm. In front of the fortress there are two terraces-- Wanggui and Pangui, on which tourists can see Dadan and Erdan islets under the jurisdiction of Jinmen through a telescope. A large wall sculpture "Soul of the Nation" is located at the fortress yard, and now "Rong Spring" is set up on the left of the wall sculpture.

A drill of the Hongyi Cannon Qing soldiers is performed twice a day at 10:00AM and 4:00PM, respectively, to show the historical scene when the Chinese people resisted against the foreign invaders at the coastal front in the past. 

The historical prototype of the Hongyi Cannon Qing soldiers is the guard of honor of the "Pure Yellow Bannar" and "Pure Red Banner" of the Eight Banner Army of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Through the background music, the Qing military costumes, armors, swords, drums and dragon flage, the performers reproduced the drill of the Hongyi Cannon artillery men of the Qing Dynasty and show how to fire shells.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


Hulishan, Siming District, Xiamen

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Huilishan Fortress, The Semi-bunker and Semi-wall Fortress, The cannon

Shanhaiguan Great Wall 

Travel Information

Admission:  25 Yuan/person

Opening Hours:  7:30AM-6:00PM

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Transportation  1.It can be reached by bus No. 2, 20, 22, 29, 49, 48, 86, 87 and 106, and sightseeing buses.

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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.

Tel: 0086- 592- 2099 630




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