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Site saved:  The fortified structure at No. 55 Ha Pak Nai, Yuen Long, has been preserved under the Antiquities & Monuments Ordinance.

Yuen Long fort declared a monument

June 24, 2011
The Antiquities Authority today declared the fortified structure at No. 55 Ha Pak Nai, Yuen Long, as a monument under the Antiquities & Monuments Ordinance.
Built in about 1910, it is the only remaining building in Hong Kong with solid evidence of having a direct connection with the revolutionary movement under the leadership of Dr Sun Yat-sen.
As testimony to Hong Kong's role in the revolutionary movement, the fortified structure has high historical significance. It was accorded Grade 1 historic building status by the Antiquities Advisory Board in 2010.
With its advantageous location overlooking Deep Bay and Shenzhen, the site was an operational base of the revolutionary movement.
A place of refuge for the revolutionaries under the cover of a rice mill and sugar refinery was set up in 1910 at the site after the mutiny of the New Army in Guangzhou.
A fortified structure was also built by Tang Yam-nam, who was a core member of the Hsing Chung Hui revolutionaries, for those keeping watch on the area across Deep Bay, which was then under the administration of the Qing authority.
The declaration of the fortified structure as a monument coincides with the centenary of the 1911 Revolution. The Government will provide display facilities at the site later this year.
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