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Yuexiu Park

Beautiful Yuexiu ParkAs the largest park in downtown Guangzhou, Yuexiu Park covers an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres). Recently Yuexiu Park has been nominated as the scenic park of Guangzhou. There are only eight certified scenic parks in Guangzhou. The park is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain; hence the name Yuexiu Park.

Yuexiu Park perfectly combines the cultural relics and ecological tourism together. The main places of interest are the stone sculpture of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and Square Cannon Site. The park has a serene environment with singing birds and exuberant plants add vigor and natural beauty. Especially, it is famous for its pretty water, hills and cultural relics.

Main Buildings in Yuexiu Park

In Yuexiu Park locates the emblem of Guangzhou City, the Five-Ram Sculpture which is one of the most famous structures in Guangzhou. According to the legend Guangzhou was a barren land with people who despite hard work were suffering from famine more than 2,000 years ago. But one day five immortals in five-color garments riding on five rams came, playing their legendary music, with their rams held sheaves of rice in their mouths. The immortals left the sheaves of rice for the Guangzhou people, gave blessings to the city then left but rams turned into stone. From then on, Guangzhou became a rich and populous place. Thus Guangzhou got the name of the City of Rams and the City of Ears.

Another landmarks of Guangzhou city, Zhenhai Tower, better known among the locals as the Five-Story Tower lies in Yuexiu Park as well. It is known as the first tower in Lingnan (South of Nanling Mountain) Area, about 28 meters (91.9feet) high and 16 meters (52.5 feet) wide. The striking contrast of green glazed titles and red walls makes the tower elegant. About this tower there is an interesting historical record which has it that Zhu Liangzu, Yongjia Marquis of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), saw yellow and purple air rising over Yuexiu Mountain and he was told by a sorcerer that it was the omen of a new emperor. To subdue this omen, Zhu Liangzu ordered this tower to be built in 1380. Over the passed 600 years, the tower has been destroyed five times and set up five times. Now it is the Guangzhou Museum which houses relics and documents showing Guangzhou's history over 2, 000 years.Lake view in Yuexiu Park

Three artificial lakes are Dongxiu, Nanxiu, and Beixiu totally covering an area of more than 50,000 square meters (538,213 square feet). Dongxiu Lake and Nanxiu Lake are tranquil and elegant, attracting painting and sketching artists. Beixiu Lake, surrounded by trees, is open for boating and fishing. Moreover, the lakes are connected with arch bridges and decorated with pavilions and corridors in the Lingnan Style. Besides, flower exhibitions are held in Yuexiu Park from time to time.

 

Yuexiu Park Tour

Yuexiu Park offers an amusement park, swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurants, stalls, museum and art museum together with plant and flower viewing area. Therefore, all visitors could find pleasure in this Park.

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