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Mong Ha Fort

English: Mong Ha Fort, Portuguese: Forte de Mong Há, Traditional: 望廈炮台, Simplified: 望厦炮台

Mong Ha Fort is an important historic destination in Macau.

Situated atop the Mong Ha Hill in the northern part of the country, it’s one of the younger fortresses built in 1841 to help defend from a Chinese invasion.

Mong Ha Fort, History, Military Fortress, Hours, Year Built, Macau

The fort’s construction culminated in 1866 and was used until the 1960s. During that time, the fort was abandoned and eventually converted into a park you will see today.

There are now flowerbeds, plants, and manicured laws in sections around the park, though its old features, such as cannons, are still on display. It’s a great place to visit to learn about Macau’s rich colonial history.

Aside from that, the Mong Ha Fort is a scenic destination where you can enjoy spectacular views. This destination provides a tranquil respite from the busy streets all around, so you can even bring some snacks and refreshments as you unwind in this place.

From here, you can walk over to the Mong Ha Hill Municipal Park, which now has a Roman-style fountain in the heart of the square as well as an artificial pond. You can explore several trails on foot leading to activity areas.

West of the square, you can find a trail surrounded by native trees, leading to a performance area. You can stand on a platform from here to take in breathtaking city views. Additionally, many pavilions are strategically placed around the trail from where you can rest.

The Lin Ze Xu Museum is another historic destination a few minutes away. This is where you can learn about the visit of Imperial Commissioner Lin Zexu, who lived in Macau from 1839 to help end the opium trade.

The Mong Ha Fort and its surrounding destinations offer history and cultural enthusiasts with a lot to explore.

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