Burning of Opium in Humen
The Humen Opium Incineration is the historical event that occurred when Qing Dynasty Imperial Commissioner Lin Zexu incinerated opium at Humen. In 1839, Lin began this anti-opium movement in Guangdong, burning more than 2.3 billion pounds of opium on the beaches of Humen from June 3 to 25, shocking the world and marking the start of modern Chinese history. This was a glorious page in the history of the anti-narcotics movements worldwide. The Lin Zexu opium pool and the Humen Fort monuments are physical witnesses to this important history.