Zhongshan Park

Have you heard of the Four Famous Man-made Gardens of China? Lying to the southwest of Shantou city center, Zhongshan Park is one of them. It was built in 1926 and was opened to the public two years later. It is the oldest and biggest park in Shantou. It occupies an area of 20.18 hectares (50 acres); with Yujian Lake taking up nearly one third of the total area. The park is surrounded by water on all four sides forming a separated island connected to the city by three bridges-Zhongshan Bridge, Yuemei Bridge and Yingchun Bridge. Although the park is in the downtown area it provides a haven of peace and tranquility.

Entering the park through Zhongshan Bridge you are greeted with a magnificent gateway displaying traditional Chinese architecture. This gateway, supported by six pillars, each 30 meters (98.5 feet) high, was built in 1930. The Chinese characters 'Tian Xia Wei Gong', meaning the whole world as one community, were written by Sun Yat-sen, who was regarded as the father of China's Revolution. The towering red gateway and the green luxuriant trees enhance each other's beauty forming a wonderful image.

The park is divided into two parts. The eastern sector was built in the traditional natural gardening style, with five small man made islands. Eight bridges differing in size and style connect the islands together. This section is popular for viewing and resting. The western sector, on the other hand is known as the place for entertainment. It is larger in area and divided into smaller parts by roads. The park provides a perfect combination of eastern and western gardening. It is considered a classical piece of work in architectural history.

A rockery of stones and concrete, scattered with pavilions, covering an area of 1,700 square meters (0.42 acres) provides a great challenge to climbers.

Not far from the rockery is the only zoo in eastern Guangdong Province. Many valuable animals including the tiger, lion and bear are housed here. Other rare animals, such as panda, can be viewed periodically throughout the year.

Hundreds of ornamental plants and vegetation form an important part of the park. In November and December each year, a chrysanthemum exhibition open to the public is held there. The park also features a standard swimming pool, amusement park and cinema.

Admission Fee Free
Bus Route 4, 7, 13, 17, 26

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- Last updated on May. 31, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Zhongshan Park
Asked by Sam from SINGAPORE | Dec. 25, 2018 05:59Reply
How to go zhongshan park from shantou jingxi hotel ??
Fastest/ convenient way to go...
Answers (1)
Answered by Aaliyah from FINLAND | Dec. 25, 2018 17:17

The distance is not far. From your hotel, walk west around 100 meters to get to Linghai Bus Stop. Then take bus no.16 to Zhongshan Park directly.
Or for your convenience, just take a taxi to the park. The cab fare is around CNY10.
Asked by Triv from INDIA | Jun. 14, 2017 23:09Reply
hi, I live near Shantou Songshan North Road. What is the best way to reach Zhongshan Park?
Also, how long would it take for the whole park visit?
And am assuming Panda are there.
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Answered by Tina from UK | Jun. 15, 2017 03:04

You may walk to Chencuohe West Bus Stop which is located near the crossing between North Songshan Road and South Songshan Road. Then you may take bus no.28 to West Jinsha Road Bus Stop. Afterwards, you may walk about 180 meters ahead and turn left to Dahua Road for about 260 meters. Please continue to turn right to Yingchun Road for 150 meters to the park. The park doesn’t have the panda.
Asked by Panor from THAILAND | Mar. 06, 2017 11:01Reply
How to go to Shantou Zhongshan Park from Suning Plaza?
Is there a bus and please advise how long is the distance? Can I take the same bus back to Suning Plaza?
Thank You.
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Answered by Layla from FRANCE | Mar. 06, 2017 23:52

Yes, the distance between these two places is around 2.5 miles. From Suning Plaza, take public bus no.24 to get to the park directly. The return way is the same. Don't worry.
Asked by andre from CALIFORNIA,USA | Jan. 22, 2012 17:58Reply
Chaozhou opera song at zhongshan park, Shantou
Is there a place where you can listen and watch to Chaozhou Opera during the evening?
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Answered by paula | Jan. 26, 2012 00:52

I know Yidu Theater in that city has Chao opera performance, only two-three performance a month.
Asked by Olga from CHINA | Jun. 28, 2011 23:54Reply
Hello.I live near Walmart.Can you tell me how to get to this Shantou Zhongshan park by bus?
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Answered by Cindy from CHINA | Jun. 29, 2011 21:03

You can take bus 32 or 24 nearby Walmart to reach, only 20 minutes.
Answered by Olga from CHINA | Jun. 29, 2011 23:55

thanks a lot
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