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Xiuying Gun Emplacement

Located in Xiuying Village, about 6 kilometers from Hai Xiu Road in the suburbs of Haikou, Xiuying Gun Emplacement is one of the four most famous gun emplacements in ancient China. It was built on the hill 200 meters off the coast. Standing on the top of the hill, it overlooks the whole Qiongzhou Strait. There are five cannons all together, Gongbei, Zhengdong, and Dingxi and two smaller Zhengwu. They stand in a line from the east to the west, pointing to the north, facing the sea.

To the southeast there is a commanding post, and behind the emplacements there are training sites and the soldiers’ camps. With an area of 30,000 square meters, it was considered as one of the greatest military facilities in ancient Hainan, even in ancient China.

 

History


In 1890, Qing government ordered that all the coastal areas in China should watch out the intrusion of the French army. Zhang Zhidong, the general governor of both Guangdon and Guangxi came to inspect Haikou and decided that emplacement should be built. Moreover, these cannons were brought from German.

Located in Xiuying Village, about 6 kilometers from Hai Xiu Road in the suburbs of Haikou, Xiuying Gun Emplacement is one of the four most famous gun emplacements in ancient China. It was built on the hill 200 meters off the coast. Standing on the top of the hill, it overlooks the whole Qiongzhou Strait. There are five cannons all together, Gongbei, Zhengdong, and Dingxi and two smaller Zhengwu. They stand in a line from the east to the west, pointing to the north, facing the sea.

To the southeast there is a commanding post, and behind the emplacements there are training sites and the soldiers’ camps. With an area of 30,000 square meters, it was considered as one of the greatest military facilities in ancient Hainan, even in ancient China.

In 1890, Qing government ordered that all the coastal areas in China should watch out the intrusion of the French army. Zhang Zhidong, the general governor of both Guangdon and Guangxi came to inspect Haikou and decided that emplacement should be built. Moreover, these cannons were brought from German.