古炮台(The Ancient Fort)
The Ancient FortThe Ancient Fort refers to the South Fort of Haimen, which is also called “The Fort of Lotus”. It is Located to the northwest of? Husband-Expected Rock. In 1569, Ming general Jin Dan established Lotus Battalion, which was also called“Willow Battalion”, and resisted Japanese invaders while his troop stationed at Chaoyang,. In 1717, Qing government set up a fort in defense of piracy. The fort was built up of lime, sand and clay in the shape of a 25-meter-diametered semicircle. A commander with a camp of soldiers guarded it and now the deserted camps still can be seen around the fort. Although four original iron artilleries were destroyed in 1958, the fort was repaired in 1997, and four replicated iron artilleries are displayed for visitors.