Beacon Hill, Hong Kong
|Beacon Hill, Hong Kong|
View of Beacon Hill
|Elevation||457 m (1,499 ft)
Hong Kong Principal Datum
Beacon Hill (Chinese: 筆架山) is a large hill in the northern part of the Kowloon peninsula in Hong Kong. It is the 71st-highest hill of Hong Kong and is 457m tall. Beacon Hill is located within the Lion Rock Country Park. The tower and its relevant equipment on the top of Beacon Hill is not open to the public and is a secured facility controlled and maintained by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department.
Name [ edit ]
The hill's name date back to the Great Clearance between 1661 and 1669, which required the complete evacuation of the coastal areas of Kowloon in Hong Kong in order to fight against and then subsequently defeat the anti-Qing movement that was first started and largely led (initially) by surviving Ming Dynasty loyalists (carrying on the struggle against the new Manchu-formed Qing Dynasty). Qing military garrisons were created and stationed throughout most of Kowloon's coastal areas to enforce the Qing government's decree in locations which later became referred to as beacons.
See also [ edit ]
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- Geography of Hong Kong
- List of mountains, peaks and hills in Hong Kong
- Beacon Hill School, Hong Kong
- Beacon Hill Tunnel
- Lion Rock
- MacLehose Trail
References [ edit ]
- "Civil Aviation Department - Functions of Various Air Traffic Control Equipment for the Airport". www.cad.gov.hk. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
- Andrew Yanne, Gillis Heller (2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. p. 119. ISBN 978-962-209-944-9.
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