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Beacon Hill, Hong Kong

Beacon Hill, Hong Kong
筆架山
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View of Beacon Hill
Highest point
Elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)

Hong Kong Principal Datum Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates 22°20′59.19″N114°10′12.51″E / 22.3497750°N 114.1701417°E / 22.3497750; 114.1701417
Geography
Beacon Hill, Hong Kong is located in Hong Kong
Beacon Hill, Hong Kong
Beacon Hill, Hong Kong
Location of Beacon Hill in Hong Kong
Location   Hong Kong

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.[1]

Chun Shek Estate with Beacon Hill located in the background.

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.[2]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Civil Aviation Department - Functions of Various Air Traffic Control Equipment for the Airport". www.cad.gov.hk. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  2. ^ 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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