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Zhenhai Tower 2, Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou
Guangdong Province

Zhenhai Tower 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. Zhenhai Tower, also known locally as the Five-Story Tower, is one of the landmarks of the city. Historical record has it that Zhu Liangzu, Yongjia Marquis of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) ordered this tower to be built, that was in 1380. Over the past  600 years, the tower has been destroyed five times and re-built. Now it is home of the Guangzhou Museum, housing relics and documents showing Guangzhou's history over 2000 years. The tower is 28 meters (91.9feet) high and 16 meters (52.5 feet) wide. In the grounds are many iron and bronze cannon from the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912). The largest of the bronze cannon is a rifle bored breechloader, produced by Krupp Germany in 1867. It has a bore of 22cm (8.66 inches). The 2 smaller bronze cannon, also made by Krupp are 12.5cm bore (4.92 inches). 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: 18014x9007
Taken: 01/04/2015
Uploaded: 02/04/2015


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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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