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Five Ram Sculpture, Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou
Guangdong Province

The Five Ram Sculpture is located in Yuexiu Park in the centre of Guangzhou. Yuexiu Park is the largest park in down town Guangzhou, covering an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres). It is made up of three artificial lakes, and seven mountains, all part of Yue Xiu Mountain. The sculpture is one of the most famous structures in Guangzhou and is one of the city emblems. Legend has it that more than 2,000 years ago, the city was a barren land with people, who despite hard work were suffering from famine. Then five immortals came to Guangzhou from the South China Sea. Their clothes were in five colours and they were riding on five rams in different colours. In the mouth of each of the rams there was a sheaf of six rice heads. The immortals sent this to the local residents and wished them free from famine for ever. After that the immortals flew away while the five rams were left and turned into stone rams. The sculpture is 11m (36 feet) high and it volume is 53 cubic meters (69 cubic yards). It was carved from more than 130 blocks of granite. Through out the park and all over Guangzhou are many of the Bombax trees or more commonly known as Red Silk Cotton Tree, in full bloom and a sure sign it is spring. The park is easily accessed from the Guangzhou Metro Line 2.

Copyright: Richard Hope
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18030x9015
Taken: 01/04/2015
Uploaded: 01/04/2015


Tags: five-ram sculpture; goat; yuexiu park; guangzhou; china; march; 2015; metro; guangdong; gardens; park; sculpture; granite; immortals; rice; zhenhai tower; bombax ceiba; cotton tree; red silk
More About Guangdong Province

Guangdong Province, referred to as "Yue ", the provincial capital Guangzhou, the jurisdiction of cities in 21 provinces, including two deputy provincial cities (Guangzhou, Shenzhen), prefecture-level cities 19. Formerly Kwangtung, Canton, is Pinyin GuǎngDōng. Guangdong is the southern coast of mainland China, a province located south of Nanling, the South China Sea, Hong Kong and Macao, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Fujian border, and Hainan across the sea. It is a Han Chinese as the main provinces, the country's 56 ethnic groups are distributed in the province. Guangdong customs and in language, history and culture, have a unique aspect, the internal department has three people, and northern China are very different. Guangdong GDP value has surpassed Taiwan as China's most economically developed provinces in the most open culture.

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