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Zhenhai Tower

Zhenhai Tower Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Standing on the top of Yuexiu Hill in the northern suburbs of Guangzhou, Zhenhai Tower, the 28-meter-high five-storey tower, is also known as Five-storey Pagoda, and it was built on the order of Zhu Liangzu, the Yongjia Marquis of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

This red tower still has cannons used by the British during the Opium Wars. You will find accounts of Guangzhou from Neolithic times till the early 20th century in Guangzhou Museum. History of the last 60 years says that the tower was destroyed five times and reconstructed after the ruins.

Features
As a magnificent building, it commands a bird´s-eye view of the whole city. The tower now houses the City Museum, with exhibits which describe the history of Guangzhou from Neolithic times till the early part of this century.

However, if you visit the tower now, you will find that the city walls have been removed. Zhenhai Tower in Guangzhou wad built in the architectural style of the Ming.

Traffic:

Can be reached by bus No. 2, 6, 36, 33, 42, 56, 83, 5, 191, 190, 233, 66, 220, 184, 549, 219, and 183 to the Yuexiu Park station or by the electricity bus No. 101,105.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two hours.

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