Zhenhai Tower

Zhenhai Tower

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Zhenhai Tower

Introduction: IntroductionZhenhai Tower, namely Wanghai Tower, was named Wangjiang Tower before. The name wa..

Tickets:Zhenhai Tower Fee and Opening HourAdmission fee: CNY10, free (70+), 50% discount (children u..

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Zhenhai Tower Introduction

Introduction
Zhenhai Tower, namely Wanghai Tower, was named Wangjiang Tower before. The name was changed into current o­ne due to the wide channel of the Zhuhai River. And it is also called the Five Storey Pagoda because it has five floors all together.
There are steles of different dynasties standing along the corridor in front of the tower and 12 ancient cannons for exhibition o­n the right.
The tower was built by Zhu Liangzu, the Yongjia Marquis of the Ming dynasty, in the 13th year of the reign of the Emperor Hongwu (1380 A.D.), when the Marquis extended the northern city wall to the Yuexiu Mountain and built a five-floor tower as a scene to reconstruct the Guangzhou city. The tower has been ruined 5 times and hence been rebuilt 5 times and now it is made of iron concrete, which is altered from woods in 1928. In 1929, it became Guangzhou Municipal Museum and renamed as Guangzhou Museum in 1950. Historic relics and materials are exhibited here in terms of dynasties, which reveal the development of Guangzhou over 2000 years.

Zhenhai Tower Features

Highlight
Zhenhai Tower is o­ne of the symbolic buildings in Guangzhou, which is an antique persevered by Guangdong province. It shapes as a rectangle with 25 meters in length, 31 meters in breadth and 16 meters in depth. The walls of the first two floors are made of red sandstones, and walls of the three floors above are made of bricks. The outer walls contract by layers. Every floor has dual eaves covered by green glazed tiles and decorated by fish and flowers painted with Shiwan glazed color, it is majestic and magnificent with red walls and green tiles and therefore is said to be the "No.1 scenic spot of Lingnan".
There is a horizontal inscribed board reading "Zhenhai Tower" hanging o­n the top of the tower, and a couplet at both sides of the tower: "thousands of disasters, tower remains, who reaches sky and stars, loftily stands; five hundred years, hero dies, now here am I, tears pass".

Zhenhai Tower Tickets

Zhenhai Tower Fee and Opening Hour
Admission fee: CNY10, free (70+), 50% discount (children under 1.2meter)
Opening hour: 9:00-17:00

Zhenhai Tower Transporation

Traffic
Travelers can get there by buses No.5, 6, 10, 21, 24, 33, 58, 63, 101, 122, 127 and get off at Yuexiu Park bus stop.

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