Located in the north of Guangzhou, Yuexiu Park is the largest urban park in China. With an area of 920,000 ㎡, the park is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain. Yuexiu Park is a perfect combination of cultural relics and ecological tourism, reputed for its pretty water and hills as well as cultural relics. The major attractions in the park are Five Rams Stone Sculpture, Zhenhai Tower, Sun Yat-sen Monument and the ancient city wall. It is one of the eight scapes in Guangzhou and also the landmark of the city.
As an ecological park, Flowers and trees are planted all over Yuexiu Park. Spring flowers display and chrysanthemum show are held respectively in spring and autumn every year. There is a stadium in the park with a capacity of over 30,000 spectators and a swimming hall with a capacity of more than 5,000 spectators, plus other places for sports. There are three man-made lakes in the park; they are Dongxiu Lake, Nanxiu Lake and Beixiu Lake. The lakes are nice places for drawing, whiffing and sketching. The garden exposition fair is held in Yuexiu park every year.
As one of the most famous sculptures in the city, the Five Rams Stone Sculpture has become the emblem of Guangzhou City . There is a legend about the sculpture. More than 2,000 years ago, Guangzhou was a barren land, and people there are suffering from famine. One day five immortals riding on five rams came to Guangzhou and sent eminent rice seeds to the locals which brought bumpers to the people. The immortals left and the rams turned into stone and the city of Guangzhou became a rich and populous place from then on. That is why Guangzhou has the name of "the City of Rams".
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