Historic Sites
Historic Sites
Date: 2018-11-30

►Chiwan Ancient Fort

Located in Chiwan Village East, Nanshan District, the Chiwan Ancient Fort is a municipal cultural relic preservation and protection site. It was built during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) during the Qing Dynasty and served as the outpost of Dongguan (Nantou City). Originally, it was equipped with twelve iron cannons. Among all the forts along the Pearl River’s estuary, the Left Chiwan Fort and the Right Chiwan Fort are the most strategically placed. Known as the critical and dangerous ones, and used to serve as the two major coastal defense facilities during the Opium War.

Add: Top of Yingzui Mountain, Shekou Peninsula, Nanshan District

►Tomb of the Young Song Emperor

Tomb of the Young Song Emperor is a municipal cultural relic preservation and protection site located on the west side of Chiwan Village, Nanshan District. The tomb was built in memory of the last emperor of Southern Song Dynasty Emperor, Zhao Bing. However, the specific date of the building founding of the tomb is still unknown. Not until the 20th century did the Zhao ethnic people renovate the entire mausoleum in his honor. The new one is 9 meters deep, 5.5 meters wide and constructed with walls of sand and lime soil. On the tombstone there is the inscription "Tomb of the Young Song Emperor".

Add: Opposite of Ren Ren Le Shopping Mall, 17 Nanhai Haibin Road, Nanshan District

►Nantou Ancient Town

Located in Nanshan District, Nantou Ancient Town, also known as Xin’an Ancient Town, was built in 1394.It was first built to guard Dongguan and later became a government department location for Xin’an County.Inside the town, there is Guandi Temple and Dongguan Chamber and Maritime Defense Public Department. Traditional residential houses and temples with styles from the Qing Dynasty can also be seen inside the ancient town.The best way to have a bird’s-eye view of the ancient town is by standing on the top of Nanshan District’s Labor Bureau Building.

Add: 2 Nantou Jiaochang, Shennan Boulevard, Nanshan District