Dapeng Fortress (Chinese: 大鹏城; pinyin: dàpéngchéng; Jyutping: daai6 paang4 sing4; Dapeng dialect [tʰaːi pʰuŋ saːŋ]) or Dapengsuocheng is a walled village in the subdistrict Dapeng, district Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. The village lies 55 kilometers from the center of Shenzhen.
Dapeng Fortress was built in 1394 to protect the area from pirates. It later developed into a town during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
In 1571, it sustained a siege of over forty days by Japanese pirates equipped with scaling ladders.
Famous people of Dapeng Fortress include:
- Liu Qilong
- Lai Yingyang
- Dai Zhuowen
- Lai Yinjue
- Liu Heizai
- Lai Zhongyuan
- Luo Gui
- Deanie Ip Tak-Han
- Yuan Geng
- Shenzhen Daily : "Historical sites in Shenzhen" Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- James Hayes: "The Hong Kong Region: Its Place in Traditional Chinese Historiography and Principal Events Since the Establishment of Hsin-an County in 1573", in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Vol. 14, 1974. p.118
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