It is situated in Xiuying Village, about 6 kilometers from Hai Xiu
Road in the suburbs of Haikou.
It is one of the four most famous gun emplacements in ancient
In 1890, the government of Qing Dynasty ordered that all the costal
areas in China should be strictly defended in order to guard
against the intrusion of the French army. Zhang Zhidong, the
general governor of both Guangdong and Guangxi came to inspect the
Kaikou in person and decided that the emplacement should be built.
Then cannons were brought from German and the post was set up.
The emplacement was built on the hill 200 meters off the coast.
Standing on the top of the hill, it overlooks the whole Qiongzhou
Strait, guarding the sea route of the time. There are five cannons
all together. Gongbei, Zhengdong, and Dingxi are the three major
ones; the Zhengwus are the two smaller ones. These five cannons
stand in a line from the east to the west, all pointing to the
north, facing the sea.
There is a commanding post to the southeast and there are training
sites and the soldiers’ camps behind the emplacements. The post
covers 30,000 square meters in total. It is considered one of the
greatest military facilities in ancient Hainan, even in ancient
China.By taxi: It costs about RMB15 to 20 to go from the downtown area to
Xiuying Gun Emplacement. By bus: It costs RMB1 to take the bus from
Fucheng to Guomao.
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