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