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Tung Chung Fort

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Built during the Southern Song Dynasty, when King Leok Chin was sent to fight against pirates smuggling salt to Canton City. It was quickly abandoned when there was a lack of pirate activity, in just a few years. However during the Qing Dynasty, many pirates used Tung Chung as their base until the Qing government recovered the fort which was then used to suppress the opium trade and defend the coastal areas from pirates. Six old cannons stand on the ramparts, dating back to the Qing Dynasty.

You can get to Tung Chung fort from the Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) Bus terminal by taking the no. 3 bus to Tung Chung and walking 1/2 a mile along Tung Chung Rd. to the fort.