Yan­wei Hill Time Can­non (Yan Wei Shan Sheng Tai Gong Yuan 燕尾山生态公园)

The Yan­wei Hill Time Can­non Em­place­ment was set up by Xi­a­men Cus­toms to­ward the end of the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry. The can­non used to fire once at twelve noon every Sat­ur­day so cus­toms of­fi­cers and pass­ing ves­sels could syn­chro­nize their time­pieces. The time can­non adopt­ed the stan­dard time in ac­cor­dance with the clock on the Xi­a­men cus­toms house.

To­day, items re­lat­ed to the time can­non are still pre­served in the open-air mu­se­um, which can be viewed day or night. It’s one of the is­land’s more un­touched cor­ners, and a par­tic­u­lar­ly ro­man­tic spot for pri­vate sun­sets.

Ad­dress: Gux­in Road, Gu­langyu Is­land, Sim­ing Dis­trict, Xi­a­men City, Chi­na

燕尾山午炮位于燕尾山脊平坡处,由厦门海关设立。19世纪后期,厦门海关港务管理部门“理船厅公署”,在“燕尾山”坡顶设置了一门“雾炮”,在雾天海上灯塔、航标失灵的情况下,起到指引船只、进行正常行驶的作用。之后,海关雇员每星期六午间12点前,遥望海峡对面的厦门海关楼顶大壁钟,到12点整时鸣炮两响,藉以通知海关及鼓浪屿社区居民对准时间。现今,与“雾炮”相关联的东西仍然被保存于此,不管白天黑夜都可以来观赏。对了,这还是看日落的好地方哦。

地址:厦门市思明区鼓浪屿鼓新路