Dapeng Fortress

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Entrance gate of Dapeng Fortress
Dapeng Fortress

Dapeng Fortress (Chinese: 大鹏城; pinyin: Dapengcheng; Dapeng dialect [tʰaːi pʰuŋ saːŋ])[missing tone] or Dapengsuocheng is a walled village in the subdistrict Dapeng, district Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. The village lies 55 kilometers from the center of Shenzhen.

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Dapeng Fortress was built in 1394 to protect the area from pirates. It later developed into a town during the Ming and Qing dynasties.[1]

In 1571, it sustained a siege of over forty days by Japanese pirates equipped with scaling ladders.[2]

The main dialect in this village is Dapeng dialect, a mix of Hakka and Cantonese.

A lot of the villagers now live in New York, Randstad and Portsmouth.

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Coordinates: 22°36′N 114°30′E / 22.600°N 114.500°E / 22.600; 114.500