Guangzhou Zhenhai Tower

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Article from Guangzhou Municipal Commission of Tourism
Edited By Sharleen

Standing on top of the Yuexiu Hill, Zhenhai Tower is also called "Sea Watch Tower", commonly known as "Five-Storey Building". In the 13th year of Hongwu Reign of the Ming Dynasty (about A.D.1380), General Zhu Liangzu, expanded the north wall of Guangzhou to Yuexiu Hill and built Zhenhai Tower to obtain a more splendid view. Zhenhai Tower became a museum since its last overhaul in 1928.

Zhenhai Tower was built in 1380, at the beginning of the Ming dynasty, by the Yongjia Marquis Zhu Liangzu. Zhenhai Tower is located in Yuexiu Park, in central Guangzhou. It now houses the Guangzhou Museum.It is built for sealing the dragon gas of Guangzhou, when the Ming Emperor believed that the dragon gas would make the new emperor of a new dynasty to replace his one.

By the time it was the highest building of Guangzhou when it was constructed. For a long period of time, it is the symbol of Guangzhou before the Wuyang Statue was built. There is a folk rhyme around the residents about the pogoda.

Quick Facts on Zhenhai Tower

• Name: Zhenhai Tower
• Location: Downtown Guangzhou
• Phone: +86-20-81078200
• Dates: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
• Best Time to Visit: April to November
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 09:30-17:30
• Admission Fee: CNY 10