Baimaguan Fort

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Baimaguan Fort (simplified Chinese: 白马关堡; traditional Chinese: 白馬關堡; pinyin: Báimǎguān) is a fort in the village of Fanzipai (番字牌), north of Beijing and close to the Great Wall of China. It was built in the period of the Yongle emperor (1402-1424) of the Ming Dynasty.

The fort consisted of 500 guards and beacon towers and along with Qiangzilu Fort and Gubeikou Fort, these forts were additional defence along China's northern front.

Only ruins of the fort remain.