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Diaoyu Castle

399 Reviews
Historical Site
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Open from 03/06-12/31,8:30am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Middle section of Diaoyucheng Avenue, Hechuan District, Chongqing
Phone: 023-42822763

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The Diaoyu Town was originally a Diaoyu Mountain, 5 kilometers south of the Jialing River in Hechuan District, Chongqing, covering an area of 2.5 square kilometers. Legend has it that a giant god was fishing here in the Jialing River to relieve the famine of the people on one side, and the mountain got its name. Diaoyucheng Cliff Qianxun, the ancient city gates and walls are majestic and solid, surrounded on three sides by the Jialing River, Fujiang River, and Qujiang River. It is like a military master's Xiongguan. It is a famous ancient relic in Bashu.

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  • Balulad

    Impressive historic place very close to Chongqing;

    This is an amazing fortress that fought plenty of wars against invading Mongol army and has a special place in Chinese history. This is a wonderful short hike of about 300 meters. Wonderful lookout po...

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  • Dr_Dan_13
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Fishing Town Fortress

    This is an exceptionally well preserved fortress and the site of a 36 year attempt by Mongol warriors to overthrow the Southern Song dynasty. Historians estimate that about 200 battles were fought her...

    Reviewed on /Date(1559922963000+0800)/
  • Lynda M U
    Lynda M U
    Beerwah, Queensland

    Diaoyu Fortress - ancient garrison town - MUST VISIT

    Official blurb: The Diaoyu Fortress or Diaoyucheng is one of the great ancient battlefields of China, located on the Diaoyu Mountain in Heyang Town, Hechuan District, Chongqing. It is famous for its r...

    Reviewed on /Date(1524006002000+0800)/
  • Iralie
    Chongqing, China

    Beautiful mix of historical and natural.

    An old fortress town from 700 years ago atop a hill, with river on three sides. The site of an important 23 year long siege which ended with the death of the Mongol Khan. Whether you want to walk t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1510783786000+0800)/
  • Gordon T
    Gordon T

    Take the time to get out of city

    Chongqing is great city but you can also get outside the town and visit some areas where the local culture is preserved. Bypass Mao and the Cultural Revolution and step back to see how local villager...

    Reviewed on /Date(1510389049000+0800)/

Additional Information


Diaoyu Castle is a miracle in the history of world warfare. The powerful Mongolian troop was hit hard under the Castle. In 1259, the Mongolian army attacked the Diaoyu Castle under the leadership of Khan Mengge. Due to the strong resistance of soldiers and civilians in Diaoyu Castle, Khan Mengge was severely wounded to death by artillery. After the death of Khan Mengge, Mongolian army had to battle for the throne, which leaves them with no extra power to attack Southern Song Dynasty and Europe. The success of Diaoyu Castle helped Southern Song Dynasty to continue its rule and also changed the world. Therefore, Diaoyu Castle is also known as the "place where the God broke his whip". Diaoyu Castle has been well preserved so far and the gates and walls are the main landscapes.
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