Sun Zhongshan Monument 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. Sun Zhongshan Monument (Dr Sun Yat-Sen) is built on top of Guanyin Mountain in memory of the great revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The statue, built of granite, stands 37 meters (121 feet) high, and to get to the base you have to climb up the 498 steps. Engraved on the monument is Sun Zhongshan’s will, this encourages China to keep moving forward, and to fight for freedom and equality. 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.
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.