Jiapeng Liedao (Chinese: 雞澎羣島 or 佳蓬列島), also known as Asses' Ears, the Kaipong Islands (derived from the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese name) or Ky-poong, is a group of islands off the coast of Guangdong in China. They form a chain of rocks and islands extending 10 miles SE from Eyan Shi Dao (枙咽石岛, O-yen Shih) to Wenwei Zhou (蚊尾洲). The islands are part of the Wanshan Archipelago.
Name [ edit ]
Beijian Dao (北尖岛), also called Kaipong, gave its name to the island group. Also, two peaks rising almost perpendicularly to a height of 300m on the southwestern end of the island, are known as Asses' Ears. They also gave their name to the archipelago.
Islands [ edit ]
There are two major islands in the northeast and a group of minor islands in the southwest. One major island is Beijian Dao (北尖岛). The other island is Yunghoy or Yung-gai.
References [ edit ]
- South China Sea. Volume 161 of Pub. (United States. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency). ProStar Publications. 2004. p. 20. ISBN 9781577856528.
- Samuel Wells Williams (1856). Chinese Commercial Guide.
- Hugh Murray, John Crawfurd, Peter Gordon - 1836
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