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Huli Mountain Fort, Xiamen

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See how China protected itself at Huli Mountain Fort, a late 19th-century stronghold blending Ming and Qing architectural styles with European influences. Learn about what kind of weaponry the army used, such as the world's smallest cannon, displayed in the onsite museum, and the 14 m (45 ft) German-made cannon in the east fort. Explore the bunkers, trenches, secret tunnels, and the museum where you can learn more about the history of the place. Make Huli Mountain Fort a part of your Xiamen vacation plans using our Xiamen tourist route planner.
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Look in the western half of Xiamen to find the majority of its accommodations. Near the port, a number of high-rise hotels dominate the main squares and look over the city's main sights and green spaces. Work your way through the side streets and you'll find a number of family-run guesthouses, budget-friendly hostels, and rental apartments. Gulangyu Island, ever popular with domestic and international tourists, offers a wealth of rental villas, basic hostels, and pleasant family-run hotels.
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  • Ironic that the very week I visited a fort used to defend (and retaliate) against its nearby enemy at the time (Taiwan -- only 300 km off the coast of Xiamen), a Chinese warship got within striking di...  more »
  • Xiamen Hulishan Fortress was a fascinating visit for me and well worth you checking out. Located at the very southern end of Xiamen Island and has (naturally) some excellent views of the surrounding w...  more »
  • Historical fortressI. With extensive expositions not only the fortification and weapons, but also the barracks etc. Can be connected with seaside tour. Quicktrip took us 3 hrs.  more »