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Dapeng Fortress

Dapeng Fortress was built over 600 years ago to resist Japanese pirates who'd been harassing the southern coastal areas of Guangdong. However, the fortress is best known as the site of the British Naval attack of September 4, 1839, in which British forces attacked China in what is widely considered the beginning of the Opium Wars. As local legend goes, Chinese troops in fishing boats, led by General Lai Enjue, defeated the better-equipped enemy.

Today, visitors come to the fortress to admire the inside of the walled town.

 

Verdict: 8?

 

How to get there? 

Pengcheng Village, Dapeng Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen

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