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A park dedicated to Sun Yat-sen (shown) and a "Gathering of Heroes" 
Name: Zhong Shan Gong Yuan (Sun Yat-Sen Park), Nantou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, PRC

This park is dedicated to the great national hero known to the West as Sun Yat-sen, who has been called "China's most famous revolutionary."  He was born near Zhuhai, across the Pearl River from Shenzhen and next to Macao, so he's something of a "local boy made good."  The park also has statues of at least seven other heroes, all found in an area translated on a signboard as "Elite-Gathering."  They are: Wen Tianxiang (1236-1283); Wang Hong (early 1500s); Liu Wen (late 1500s); Guan Tianpei (1781-1841); Lai Enjue (1795-1848); Chen Yu (1904-1974); and Zeng Sheng (1910-1995)

As it is located next to Xinan Old City, one can't help but wonder how much of the "Old City" was razed to create this huge park.

The "Gathering of Heroes"

Wen Tianxiang (1236-1283)

Wang Hong (early 1500s)

Liu Wen (late 1500s)

Guan Tianpei (1781-1841)

Lai Enjue (1795-1848)

Chen Yu (1904-1974)

Zeng Sheng (1910-1995)


Getting there: From Guan Gong Temple (see link below), walk out the west gate and turn right (north) into Xinan Old Town.  Turn left within the large fortified gate, and you will come out near the park entrance.

Alternatively, the park may be entered further west on Shennan Road, or north on Zhong Shan Road, which runs north-and-south to the east of the Nantou bus stop. 

Located near:  Guan Gong Temple, Nantou
About the photos:   All photos on this page are copyright 2004 by James Baquet
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