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Declared Monuments in Hong Kong - New Territories

Tung Lung Fort, Tung Lung Chau, Sai Kung
Located at the north eastern tip of Tung Lung Chau, Tung Lung Fort was built in the reign of Kangxi (1662-1722) to guard against pirates according to the Xinan Gazetteer. Another historical document describes it as being built by order of Yang Lin, Viceroy of Guangdong and Guangxi from 1719 to 1724.

Measured 33.5m by 22.5m, the rectangular fort was enclosed by wall of 3m high with its main entrance at north wall. It consisted of fifteen guardhouses and was armed with eight cannons. A small detachment was stationed at the fort until the beginning of the 19th century, when it proved difficult to cope with a marked increase in piracy. Because of the difficulty in keeping this remote fort supplied, it was replaced by Kowloon Fort in 1810.

Repairs and partial restoration were then carried out to the fort between 1979 and 1982. While the restoration work was in progress, a systematic archaeological excavation of the interior of the fort was conducted by the Antiquities and Monuments Office with the assistance of volunteers. A large quantity of artefacts was unearthed.
 

 

Tung Lung Fort, Tung Lung Chau, Sai Kung

Tung Lung Chau, Sai Kung (Plan)

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Information Centre
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the first three days of the Chinese New Year

The Tung Lung Fort is closed temporarily for repairing of the roof shelter until work completed. The Information Centre opens as usual. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. For enquiries, please call the General Enquiry of the Antiquities and Monuments Office on 2208 4400.

Figure : Transport For the ferry service of Tung Lung Chau, please read:
http://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport
/ferries/service_details/index.html#kfs

 

The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.