Dapeng Peninsula or Dapengbandao (大鹏半岛) is a peninsula in the east of Longgang district, that lies in theeasternmost extremity of Shenzhen area of Guangdong Province in China, to the north-east of Hong Kong. Dapengbandao consists of the subdistricts Kuichong, Dapeng and Nan'ao. To the southwest of the peninsula is Mirs Bay and to the northeast is Daya Bay. The Dapeng dialect is the main dialect is across the whole peninsula. Since the end of the Ming dynasty Dapeng has the Dapeng Fortress (Dapengcheng), built to protect the inhabitants from attacks by Japanese pirates (wokou). During the Second Opium War the possibility of annexation as part of British Hong Kong was started. But ultimately the area was never occupied by the British. During the Cultural Revolution the region saw a major famine.