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Address: Shajiao Mountain, Humen Town, Dongguan 511700, China
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Out of the way but worth a visit

This fort overlooks a section of the Pearl River, hence has strategic importance. Sadly, this advantage was not successfully used by the Qing Dynasty during the First... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

This fort overlooks a section of the Pearl River, hence has strategic importance. Sadly, this advantage was not successfully used by the Qing Dynasty during the First Anglo-Chinese War of 1839–42. [There were many other issues involved, hence The Opium War is a commonly used misnomer.] The fort can be challenging to find by land but is simpler by river.... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Being a history Buff, I always try to locate any historical place in the cities I am visiting. This time while in southern China, I located an obscure historical fort. I'll be honest-finding this place was a chore. The local driver I had never heard of the place-thus it was quite an adventure traveling the rural roads that led to... More 

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