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Yuexiu District is a district in Guangzhou, Guangdong and located in the west of the Tianhe District and east of the Liwan District. It is named after the Yuexiu Mountain. It is the commercial, political and cultural centre of Guangdong and noted for its high quality education. The Guangdong provincial government and the Guangzhou city government are both located in the Yuexiu District. Established in 1960, the district absorbed the former Dongshan District in May 2005 along with several former subdistricts of the Baiyun and Tianhe district.
Yuexiu is the historic center of the capital of the Nanyue Kingdom. Thirty-three years after the unification of Lingnan under Qin Shi Huang forced most of the Yue tribes out of
Guangzhou, Yuexiu came under the administration of Panyu County in the Nanhai Commandery. Yuexiu District is named after Yuexiu Hill. Yuexiu was originally the seat of Panyu County until 15 February 1921 when Guangzhou was formally established carving parts of northern Panyu County to create Yuexiu along with Liwan which was eastern part of Nanhai County.Dongshan in the eastern part of Yuexiu was a former suburb of Guangzhou. It was established as “Dongshan District” in 1960. On 28 April 2005, it was withdrawn and merged with Yuexiu.
Yuexiu district with a total area of 33.80 square kilometers, the total population of 1.1584 million ,the area is the smallest in guangdong but the highest population densities, municipal districts, up to 34238.96 persons per square kilometer, and now the people’s government of guangdong province and guangzhou city people’s government are located here. It is also a district that has the most foreigners, especially Xiaobei Road.
Yuexiu district has brought together eight dynasty 2000 years of cultural relics. It has many historical attractions. The Five-Ram Statue is one of those historical sites with an amazing legend. It is the symbol of both the mountain and the city which stands on the stone stair of Yuexiu Mountain. Every year, many people come to see it. The legend dates back to more than 2000 years ago. Five gods together with their five goats came to save the people from the famine disaster. After doing that, they went back to heaven, but the five goats didn’t go together with them. Instead, they joined together and turned into a big stone, in order to protect this land. Owing to the legend, the statue has become the landmark of the city, showing the brilliance of Guangzhou. Many people go to Guangzhou will see this statue at first. The five goats also bless people with good luck.
Address: Yuexiu Park
Open Time: 9:00-17:00
Sunyat-sen Memorial Hall
Guangzhou is a heroic city with glorious revolution tradition. In the beginning of 20th century, Sun Yat-sen, the pioneer of China’s democratic revolution, launched the Hsinhai Revolution, overthrew the feudal monarchy of Qing Dynasty and set up the Republic of China. Sun Yat -Sen had devoted all his life to the Chinese democratic revolution. To commemorate his great contributions to the Chinese revolution, people of Guangzhou built the memorial hall in 1929. At the original site of the former presedential house of the South Revolutionary Government, which was burned down in 1922 by a rebel warlord,Chen Jiongming by name. The main building is 49 meter’s high, 71 meter’s wide, covering an area of 12,000km,it has a top reaching 52.8meters tall. It has more than 5000 seats. There are two floors with 11 entrances and exits, now is a place for important conferences and big performances.
Address: NO.259 Dongfeng Middle Road, Yuexiu District.
Metro: Line 2 Sunyat-sen Memorial Hall, exit C
Beijing Road commercial pedestrian street
Beijing Road commercial pedestrian street is one of the most prosperous place in Guangzhou. It is located in the center of Guangzhou city and also the beginning of the Guangzhou urban construction, North to Zhongshan Road, South to the Huifu Road, It has a total length of 440 meters, 138 households shops along the street, in dealing with clothing, department stores, shoes, food and jewelry etc. Grandbuy, the leading commercial enterprise of Guangzhou city is located in the pedestrian street. According to the historical data and expert research. Beijing Road and West Lake Road surrounding region has dug out some historical and cultural sites, for example, Qin Panyu city site, Qin and Han Dynasties shipbuilding site site, the Western Han dynasty Department of the Nanyue Kingdom palace ruins. Today, although the region after 10 dynasties and two thousand years of vicissitudes, but its central position has not changed, this strange phenomenon not only to create the rare in the domestic and foreign urban construction history of landscape, also contributes to the magical piece of land with splendid history and culture. After the reform and opening up, Beijing Road has attractived more and more tourists with its thicker commercial atmospherer, higher grade, varieties of goods and perfect facilities.
Address: Beijing Road, Yuexiu District.
Metro: Line 1 to Gongyuan Qian subway station exit D, then walk about 340 meters to Beijing Road Commercial Pedestrian Street