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Just 1 kilometer from Fort San Domingo is Huwei Fort. At 1st glance, you’d know that it was meant for military action. I also noticed that the place had a lot of plants & small animals. Visitors could definitely sit there on the top and enjoy the view (well just make sure that the weather is not hot when you visit).
In 1886, following the Sino-French war, the Chinese government decided to strengthen Taiwan’s coastal defenses thus Huwei Fort was built. To ensure the strength & structure of this fortress, German engineer Max E. Hecht was hired to oversee the construction project.
Huwei Fort construction was finished in 1889 but it was never used in any war hence it is still intact. The Fort was designated as a 2nd class historical site in 1985. It has been open to the public since then.
One thing to note is the architectural characteristics of Huwei Fort. It’s called The Hidden Fort as it’s located at high altitude & covered by surrounding woods thus it could not be found easily. It has fortified walls, massive gates, batteries & steep steps to its ramparts.
There is an inscription above the entrance that reads “åŒ—é–€éŽ–é‘°” (Key to the Northern Gate). This inscription denotes the importance of the fort in the defense of the island.
More pictures taken at the Huwei Fort here.