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Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot

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Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot is one of the most famous attractions of Xiamen. In the scenic spot, the Hulishan Battery and the Rongguang Museum are the main buildings.

Hulishan Battery lies to the south of the Xiamen. It was built from 1894 to 1986 in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). Hulishan Battery was an important defensive place during the war against Japan鈥檚 aggression between 1900 and 1937, and it had the best equipment in the world at that time.

It covers an area of more than 70,000 square meters (about 17 acres) and consists of barracks, a tunnel, a magazine and other fortified buildings, all surrounded by a granite wall. There were two of best cannons on the world which bought from a German arsenal. Now only one remains. The remaining cannon is more than 13 meters long and 50 tons weight, which is the largest and oldest exist breechloader. Additionally, there are more than 50 iron cannons made during in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and the Qing Dynasty. From the east to the south of battery is a tunnel in which display 29 cannonballs.

In the Rongguang Museum, tourists can see ancient firecrackers, guns, swords and unusual natural stones from the world. It also collects the smallest cannon in the world, which was made by Portuguese in the 13th century. It has a length of 11 centimeters (about 4.33 inches) and a weight of 0.22 kilograms (about half a pound). Its diameter and caliber are 22 centimeters (about 8.67 inches) and 0.8 centimeters (about 0.31 inches) respectively.

Admission: 25 yuan

How to get there: Bus 2, 22, 35, 48
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Around the Hulishan Battery, there are a few other attractions, including Wanggui Platform and Pangui Platform from which tourists can see Dadan Island and Erdan Island through a telescope.

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