Monday/ Dapeng Fortress

The first picture of the roadside banner is mine – taken from the bus Monday morning.  It is close to where we work.  Dapeng Fortress (picture and information from Wikipedia) was built in 1394 as a military fortress against 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.  

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