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“Old fort with replica cannons.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stone Fort Park

Stone Fort Park
Ranked #4 of 71 things to do in Shantou
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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538 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 977 helpful votes
“Old fort with replica cannons.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This is an old fort with 18 replica cannons. At the time of our visit, the place was deserted. Couldn't find anyone to sell tickets, and didn't see anyone else inside either - don't think the place was closed though ...

Worth a brief visit if you're passing by, but don't need to go out of your way to look for it. Allow yourself about 20 minutes to see everything.

1 Thank Andrew_Alin
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Stone Fort Park better known by it local name "Qilu Fortification @ Shipaotai Park"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Qilu Fortification is located inside the Shipaotai Park in Shantou, China.

This fortress is located near mouth of the Swatow river (along Haibin road) was build during the Qing Dynasty...the fortification is in a form of annular castle with 18 cannons (replicas of the original guns) mounted on the upper and lower levels, primarily to guard the river entrance of the seaport - note the present day Chinese navy vessels are berthed alongside across the road from the fort.

The ground level of garrison which is surrounded by a moat. The lower level of the fortress is for the troops to rest...27 stone steps outdoors lead to the guns positions on the upper level. Walk along the top of the fortification to view the 72 message and ventilation towers that surround the upper level... the towers ventilate the lower level where the troops rest and allows quick communication channels for fire missions and roll call during the historical days of this fort.

There are few signs in English, so it's best to go with a Chinese tour guide if you are interested to learn the history of this old fortress.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Andrew K
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

It's a old fort with a few guns and a few signs in English,. No one was there to ask for the supposed entrance fee. One point to note was the walls materials included rice, sugar and lime. Good enough to eat?

Visited November 2013
1 Thank AcbMei
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