Yuexiu Park

Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou
Five Rams Sculpture in Yuexiu Park
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Located in Yuexiu District, Yuexiu Park is the largest park in downtown Guangzhou. Covering an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres), it is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain; hence the name.

It is a perfect combination of cultural relics and ecological tourism, reputed for its pretty water and hills as well as cultural relics. The main places of interest include the stone sculpture of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and Square Cannon Site.

Five-Ram Sculpture

The Five-Ram Sculpture in Yuexiu Park is one of the most famous structures in Guangzhou. It has become the emblem of the city. Legend has it that more than 2,000 years ago, the city was a barren land with people who despite hard work were suffering from famine. One day five immortals in five-color garments came riding on five rams, playing their legendary music. The rams held sheaves of rice in their mouths. The immortals left the sheaves of rice for the local people, gave blessings to the city and left. The rams turned into stone and the city became a rich and populous place. Guangzhou got the name of the City of Rams and the City of Ears.

Zhenhai Tower

Zhenhai Tower, better known among the locals as the Five-Story Tower, is one of the landmarks of the city. An interesting historical record has it that Zhu Liangzu, Yongjia Marquis of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), saw yellow and purple air rising over Yuexiu Mountain and was told by a sorcerer that it was the omen of a new emperor. To subdue this omen, Zhu Liangzu ordered this tower to be built in 1380. Over the past 600 years, the tower has been destroyed five times and set up five times. Now it is the Guangzhou Museum, housing relics and documents showing Guangzhou's history over 2,000 years. Known as the first tower in Lingnan (South of Nanling Mountain) Area, Zhenhai Tower now is 28 meters (91.9feet) high and 16 meters (52.5 feet) wide. The striking contrast of green glazed titles and red walls makes the tower elegant.
Music performance, Yuexiu Park
Music performance
Morning Excise in the park
People doing morning excises

Three Lakes inside Yuexiu Park

While the historical traces create a serene environment, singing birds and exuberant plants add vigor and natural beauty to the Yuexiu Park. Three artificial lakes - Dongxiu, Nanxiu, and Beixiu-- cover an area of more than 50,000 square meters (538,213 square feet). Dongxiu Lake and Nanxiu Lake are tranquil and elegant, inviting painting and sketching artists. Beixiu Lake, surrounded by trees, is open for boating and fishing. What's more, the lakes are connected with arch bridges and decorated with pavilions and corridors in the Lingnan Style. Flower exhibitions are held here from time to time. For nature lovers who can't get to the faraway countryside or forests, the park is an optimum choice with modern conveniences.


As a large comprehensive park, Yuexiu Park provides an amusement park, swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurants, stalls, museum and art museum besides plant and flower viewing area. All visitors find pleasure there.


There are five major gates to the park, namely the Main Gate, East, West, North and South Gates. There are many buses at each gate with metro line 2 arriving at the main gate.

How to get to Yuexiu Park

1. Take metro Line 2 to Yuexiu Park Station. Get out from Exit B1 to the main entrance of the park. Or take metro Line 1 to Gongyuan Qian Station then change to Line 2 to Yuexiu Park Station.
2. Take bus 5, 7, 21, 24, 42, 58, 58A, 87, 101, 103, 105, 108, 109, 110, 113, 124, 180, 182, 186, 211, 244, 244A, 256, 265, 273, or 284 to Yuexiu Gongyuan (Yuexiu Park).
3. Take bus 30, 111, 185, 201, 225, 278, 280, 290, 301A, 529, 545, 550, 862, 862B, or 886 to Yuexiu Gongyuan Beimen (North Gate of the park).
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Admission Fee: free
Opening Hours: 06:00 to 22:00

 Nearby Attractions:
 Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
 Guangzhou Museum
 Guangxiao Temple

Further Reading: 12 Best Places to Visit in Guangzhou
- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Yuexiu Park
Asked by Lee from HONG KONG | Sep. 18, 2023 12:40Reply
Guangzhou visit
Please help plan an intended visit to Guangzhou this November. I am from Hong Kong and a guide fluent in English is not necessary.
The places I would like to see are the indoor skiing facility, the opera house by Zara Hadid and Shamian. I am not interested to visit the Yuexiu Park nor the Chimelong theme Park. The Kaiping Diaolou and villages appear interesting.
I am not that interested in history but would prefer this to be a picture taking tour. A chance to know about the daily lives of people in Guangzhou try the restaurants where locals go will be great.
Please advise.
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Answered by Emma | Sep. 19, 2023 23:07

I think you have a clear plan about your itinerary. I'm not sure what advice do you need?
Asked by Paul Cha from UNITED STATES | Mar. 24, 2019 20:20Reply
Where is the Five-Ram sculpture located in Yuexiu park? I have only one day in Guangzhou.
After I finish visiting the Mausoleum of the NanYue King, what is easy to get to this sculpture? Is it too far too walk.
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Answered by Mia from USA | Mar. 26, 2019 00:35

It is located on the west of the park and it is better for you to enter from the West Gate. The two places are closed. Just walk north about 700m, you can get to the west gate of the park. :)
Asked by Allan from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 16, 2018 22:20Reply
How to go to nanyue and the river cruise from tianhe, guangzhou
Planning to go to Nanyue king museum then to river cruise to canton tower from fortune hotel, tianhe district. what's my route? Thank you
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Answered by Nigel from UK | Mar. 18, 2018 23:01

You can walk south for 2mins to Gangding and take bus B3, B4, B4A to Zhongshan Jiniantang. Then, walk north for about 10mins to the museum.
After that, take bus 105 to Huangsha Port and take a cruise to the tower.
Asked by Eunice from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 07, 2016 02:22Reply
Hi, will it take half day to tour around Guangzhou or is it enough to go 3-4 hrs only?
I'll be arriving at 2 pm in the afternoon and i plan to go to Yuexiu Park and then spend evening in Shamian or Canton Tower..
Thanks for any insights.
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Answered by Rainie from USA | Dec. 07, 2016 03:40

Three or four hours will be enough to visit the park. Then, you can spend evening at Shamian Island or Canton Tower. Have fun! :)
Asked by Julianna from CANADA | Nov. 23, 2016 06:29Reply
Where are the five gates located of Guangzhou Yuexiu Park?
I know where the East, North, South and West Gates may be, but where is the Main Gate? Is it in between two of them?
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Answered by Cheryl from USA | Nov. 24, 2016 00:20

Hi, dear! The East, North, West, and South Gates are located at the four sides of the park. The Main Gate lies on North Jiefang Road, between North Gate and West Gate. Take metro line 2 to Yuexiu Park Station, Exit B1. Walk north for about 200 yards, and you can find the Main Gate. ;)
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