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Dagu Fortification is located by the Haihe River estuary 60 km southeast to the city. As a heroic symbol of China's fight against foreign invasion, it is An important fort in Chinese History, According to the Guide of Tianjin, it was built in the 16th century to protect China from foreign invaders and expanded during the Opium War. The emplacement is considered one of the three treasures of Tianjin by its people. Both the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing dynasties erected fortresses here because of its military importance.

In history ,Originally there were forts on both sides of the river built in the sixteenth century, but in 1901, the one on the northern bank was ordered to be dismantled. The current one was first built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) and underwent several renovations in the Qing Period (1644-1911 AD). Nowdays many Chinese people regard Dagu Kou Forts as a symbol of Western imperialism, and in the past the site was especially frequented by those who sought inspiration in patriotism and nationalism.

Dagukou was calledJinmen Zhi Ping(Protective Screen forTianjin) because it served as a coastal defense strategic pass forNorthern Chinaand a waterway toBeijingsince ancient times. Ramparts and fortifications were built to resist Japanese pirates (14th -16th century) during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In 1858, the eighth year of the reign of the seventh emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Xianfeng,Haikou Liuying(Six Battalions at the Seaport) was set up.During the Second Opium War (1856-1860), the Chinese military and the people engaged themselves in the Dagukou Defending Battle against invading colonial armies here. In 1900, the defending Boxers inTianjinalso resisted the invasion of the Eight-Power Allied Forces.

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How far is Dagu Fortification from Tianjin city center?

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It is about 60 Kilometers from Tianjin city center, about 1 hour drive distance.