Historic Sites
Historic Sites
Date: 2015年02月06日

Historic Sites

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.

  Address: 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".

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


Chiwan Tianhou Museum

  Chiwan Tianhou Museum, also known as the Chiwan Tianhou Palace, lies at the foothills of the Small Nanshan Mountain in Shenzhen. Nestled in front of the mountain and adjacent to the sea, the museum area is surrounded by beautiful and heavenly scenery. Its establishment can be traced back to the Song Dynasty, and it was renovated frequently during the Ming and the Qing Dynasties and became the most important Tianhou temple along the coastal area. Every envoy of the presiding loyal court would stop by to pray for blessings when visiting the south eastern countries. During the early years of the Yongle Emperor, Zhenghe, the eunuch of the royal court, commanded expeditionary voyages  throughout western seas, and created the Silk Road on the sea. Chiwan Tianhou Palace, as a critical stop of the Silk Road, is one of the only three Tianhou Temples built under the imperial order still stand.