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Hailongtun Ruins

The Hailongtun Ruins is located around 30 kilometers to the northwest of Zunyi in Guizhou, China. It is the only large-scale ruins in the province that combines military and palace architecture. It is also the only well-preserved castle in Asia dating from the Middle Ages.

The mountains at Hailongtun tower with isolated peaks and meandering slopes form a thin-necked gourde. The north, east and south are bordered by the Xiangjiang River's main source, the "Baisha Waters", and steep cliffs descend with layers upon layers of walls running along ridges to form "Moon City" and "Earth City" and three encircling walls that wind across the mountain majestically, strongly resembling the Great Wall. On top of the mountain is a tower, barracks, warehouse, water dungeon and "Embroidery" Mound. In front of the castle are nine gates including the Cooper-pillar Gate, Iron-pillar Gate, Flying Dragon Gate, Flying Phoenix Gate, Chaotian Gate and Wan'an Gate. Each of the gates are connected by defensive walls that could be closed when confronted with danger, with tall stone slabs walls strategically placed that follow the mountains contours for over ten li, creating a marvelous spectacle.

In 2015, Hailongtun Ruins was recognized as a World Heritage Site.

Travel Tips

Address:Roughly 30 kilometers northwest of Zunyi City.

Transportation: Take a midibus from Maocaopu in the direction of Gaoping. After arriving in Gaoping, transfer the designated bus for Hailongtun.

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