via Around DB, 04 February 2021: A small feature about a 12th century fort in Hong Kong, built as a defence against pirates.
A unique piece of local history, originally built as a defence against pirates, Tung Chung Fort is well worth a visit.
Declared a monument in 1979 and refurbished in 1988, Tung Chung Fort today seems all but forgotten, tucked away out of sight and seldom visited. It is, however, easy enough to find – simply turn left along the Tung Chung Road, adjacent to Yat Tung Estate, and walk for about five minutes. The fort is well signposted and lies just ahead on your left, at the end of a path between some village houses.
Built in the 12th century Southern Song Dynasty, Tung Chung Fort is a rare if low-key relic of Hong Kong’s seafaring past. It’s gone through many incarnations over the years, with the current structure dating to the 19th century, when it was resurrected as a defence against pirates. The carved granite slab above the entrance gives the date of the fort as 1832.
Source: Tung Chung Fort – Around DB