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Guangzhou Nansha Tianhou Palace

Introducing Nansha Tianhou Palace, Nansha Tianhou Palace Guide, Nansha Tianhou Palace Travel Guide.
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The Tianhou Palace is situated at the foot of Dajiao Hill in Guangzhou City which was a military stronghold during the opium war. Newly opened, it is one of the most magnificent of its kind with a 14.5 metres tall statue of the Goddess of the Sea. Nansha Tianhou Palace is the largest palace compound of its category in the world. The Nansha Tianhou Palace statue is made from 365 pieces of granite, one for each day of the year, symbolizing protection of the region all year round. According to legend, Nansha Tianhou Palace came from a fishing background during the Ming Dynasty and died while trying to save others from drowning.

The Nansha Tianhou Palace was first built in the Ming Dynasty, then was renovated during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1737-1795) in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), but was later ruined. The palace we see now was rebuilt in 1994 and completed in 1996.

In addition, there are seven forts together called Dajiao Mountain Forts in the palace, which have been listed as national priority cultural relic protection sites in 1982.

Moreover, the Free Life Pond is also worth a visit, where tourists could set free small creatures. Every year, Nansha Tianhou Palace attracts a lot of visitors by its charming scenic beauty and classical buildings. It definitely deserves a visit on your trip to Guangzhou.

Quick Facts on Nansha Tianhou Palace

• Name: Nansha Tianhou Palace
• Location: Downtown Guangzhou
• Phone: +86-20-81078200
• Dates: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
• Best Time to Visit: September to November
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Day
• Opening Hours: 08:30-18:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 20