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Fan Lau Fort (Fan Lau, Lantau Island)

Fan Lau Fort is located at the south-western tip of Lantau, overlooking a sea passage leading into the Pearl River Estuary. According to the Macau Gazetteer, the fort can be dated reliably to the 7th year of Yongzheng (1729), when it was recorded that two forts were constructed on Lantau. Fan Lau Fort was apparently one of them. Rectangular in shape, the fort measures 46m by 21m and its walls are built of semi-dressed stone and green bricks. It was believed that the fort was once occupied by pirates. However, after the surrender of pirates to the Qing government in 1810, the fort would have been retaken by government troops. It was probably abandoned around 1898 after the lease of the New Territories to Britain.

Initial restoration work was undertaken in early 1985. This was followed by a large scale restoration and repair project in 1990 which also provided for the clearance of the surrounding area.

Fan Lau Fort was declared a monument in 1981.

Fan Lau Fort, Lantau Island


Fan Lau, Lantau Island (Plan)


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