Sprawling 110,000 square meters on the shoreline of the district, the fortress is the most complete military fortress of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Southeast China.
The old headquarters of the Dongjiang Troop, which was built in 1912, was opened to the public to commemorate their valiancy and the sacrifices they made.
Fully equipped with astronomical equipment and optimally located, it may be the best place for stargazers to explore the universe in Shenzhen.
Endowed with a natural seaside view and different types of homesteads, it is quieter than the Li River in Guangxi and more mysterious than Gulangyu Island in Xiamen.
There are many homesteads in the village built in various styles against fearsome seascapes.
The village is named after a giant mythical bird, called the "peng" in Chinese, which also lends its name to one of Shenzhen's nicknames: Pengcheng, meaning "peng city."
Some 900 meters behind Xichong Beach hides a time-honored village, Hesou Village, which claims over 1,000 years of history.
The temple was built in 1394 during the Ming Dynasty.
Cultural material recovered from Xiantouling in 2006 consists of traces and relics from the Neolithic and Shang periods.