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