A new look at Haikou Zhenqiong Fort

By Sun Chengnuo / / Updated: 18:19,01-September-2021

On August 31, according to the Haikou Municipal Cultural Relics Administration, the Haikou Zhenqiong Fort, which lay abandoned for many years, has recently undergone a basic restoration, although the date for opening the fort to the public has not yet been determined. “We restored the Zhenqiong Fort according to historical materials and drawings in order to retain its original appearance,” said Meng Wenlei, the Deputy Director-General of the Haikou Municipal Cultural Relics Administration.

A bird’s eye view of Haikou’s Zhenqiong Fort after restoration. LIU YANG

A protective fence has been added at the Haikou Zhenqiong Fort. LIU YANG


The ruins of the Zhenqiong Fort is protected as a key cultural relic, and located in Binhai Park north of Binhai East Ave and south of Taihua Road in Haikou. The Zhenqiong Fort was built in 1885 in order to defend Hainan from French troops. This is a round, open-air fort is surrounded by 3.15 meter high walls, and covers an area of 592 square meters.

The Haikou Zhenqiong Fort after restoration. LIU YANG
 

The cannon emplacement at Haikou’s Zhenqiong Fort. LIU YANG



The Haikou Zhenqiong Fort before restoration (June 26, 2019), and after restoration ( August 31, 2021). LIU YANG


The Zhenqiong Fort was overgrown before restoration and filled with wastewater. LIU YANG


 
The Haikou Zhenqiong Fort before restoration (June 26, 2019), and after restoration ( August 31, 2021). LIU YANG


 


 

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