Yuexu Park is considered to be one of the central parks in
Guangzhou city; recently it has been nominated as the scenic
park of Guangzhou. There are only eight certified scenic parks
It acts as a natural defense in the northern
part of the Guangzhou city together with Bai Yun Mountain.
With height of more than 7000m above sea level, it is also
historically known as Yue (Guangdong) Xiu mountain, Yue Wang
Mountain. During the Ming dynasty, in the reign of Yong Le,
Guan Yin temple was built on this mountain hence it is also
called Guan Yin mountain.
During the early West Han dynasty, Yue
Xu Mountain was known to offer pilgrimage to many people,
but then in the early 20th Century, Dr Sun Yat Sen, suggested
that Yue Xu should be turned into a grand park which was only
realized after the liberation of China in 1949.
Now, Yuexu Park is known for providing
immense and comprehensive cultural recreation. It consists
of one main hill, Yue Jin Gang, 7 small hills Guihua Gang,
Muhe Gang, Yu Gang, etc. and Baixiu, Nanxiu, Dongxiu artificial
lake. Its total area is 860,000 sqm. Its Afforestation rate
is at 92%. It is also a host to famous historical architectural
site like Zhen Hai Building, Ming Gu Wall, square cannon site,
Dr, Sun Yat Sen¨s monument etc. Historical sites and ancient
trees were also built and planted respectively around Wu yang
temple, hall of Chinese Idioms, a place of relaxation with
trees, and bamboos, Garden of flowers, Art Gallery, Museum,
recreational area, swimming pool, playground, restaurants,
kiosk, states, building and pavilion etc. for people to rest
and relax, making it a pleasurable experience to visit the
park. The park also provides other amenities, to complete
the wonderful experience, for visitors. There are many pathways
for people to use to visit the places within the park. Every
year it also hosts a flower market festival. About more than
10 million people comprising of foreigners and locals visit
this park every year,
Since the Yuan dynasty, Yue Xu Mountain
is considered to be a good scenic park in Guangzhou. Recently
it also has been nominated as one of the ten best scenic parks.
Its Zhen Hai building and five ram statues are nominated for
the ten best scenic sites.