Anzhen Fort

Anzhen Fort

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Anzhen Fort

Introduction: Introduction  Anzhen Fort is o­ne of the key cultural relic reserves in China, situa..

Tickets:Anzhen Fort Fee and Opening HourAdmission: 30 yuan per personOpening Hour: unknown

Travel Tips:Tips 1.Anzhen Fort is a large-size residents building rarely found in Fujian Province, o­..

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Anzhen Fort Introduction

 Anzhen Fort is o­ne of the key cultural relic reserves in China, situated in Yangtou villiage, Huainan town Yong’an City, Fujian Province. It covers the area of 10,000 square metres including 6,000 square metre of building area, locating o­n the west and facing the east. Anzhen Fort is a large-size residents building rarely found in Fujian Province, o­ne of the best preserved ancient ram-stone buildings (local fort) in Fujian as well.
 Sanming belongs to low mountainous and hilly area, as well as river valleys. The main land of the city can be divided into several types, including fluvial landform, Danxia landform, karst landform and some other trivial landforms. Having a subtropical humid maritime climate, Sanming has abundant rainfall and moderate climate. It is affected greatly by maritime monsoon. Its rainy season may last from March to September, and October to February is the dry season. The average temperature of a year is about 17-19C(63-66F).The city is favorable for visiting all the year round.

Anzhen Fort Features

It is praised as the living fossil of Chinese ancient building and the Treasure in the Middle of Fujian Province due to its elaborate architecture design style of Qing Dynasty.  
 Started from 1885 in the eleventh year of Guanxu Period of Qing Dynasty, the local country gentlemen Chi Zhangrui and Chi Liangguan, the father and the son, dedicated their thousands of wealth and spent 14 years building-up the Anzhen Fort.  In each fort, eaves, doors, windows, footing of posts, arches, beams and purlins of the fort, you will see carvings, colorful paintings, clay statuses and frescos as well as many story carvings derived from the traditional Chinese novels of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, A Monkey's Story, o­ne hundred and eight men in Nanmu (one kind of Chinese ancient wood) of various halls, implying the high-level architecture skills and wisdoms of local people at that time.
Anzhen Fortress is off the beaten path but well worth a visit. Built just over a century ago, the walls around the 10,000 sq. meter compound are 9 meters high and 4 meters thick. The walls and towers complement each other in such a way that those within could safely shoot the enemy (barbarians, warlords, insurance salesmen), no matter what direction they attacked from. The fortress had 12 kitchens, six o­n each side, with ‘alligator’ vents above. Second floor granaries had trap doors leading directly to the kitchens below.
The fortress is in excellent shape, but much of the fine wooden and stone ornamentation was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, and the furniture hauled off. The caretakers of Anzhen Fortress are now seeking funds to repair the site, and buy back the stolen furniture and art work.

Anzhen Fort Tickets

Anzhen Fort Fee and Opening Hour
Admission: 30 yuan per person
Opening Hour: unknown

Anzhen Fort Transporation

It is 110 km away from the Yong’an urban. You can take the special tourist’s bus to Anzhen Fort from Yong’an City.
It is about 60 km away from Sanming city, you also can go there by taxi, the fare is about 100 yuan.

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