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The Guangzhou Museum is an integrated museum focused on the local history, set in the Zhenhai Tower in Yuexiu Mountain in Guangzhou. Construction of the Zhenhai Tower started in the 13th year of the reign of Emperor Hong Wu of the Ming Dynasty (1380 AD). In its more than 600 year history, the tower has destroyed and rebuilt five times. Originally a brick and wood structure, the tower was renovated into a reinforced concrete structure in 1928. It commands a panoramic view of Guangzhou, dubbed the "No. 1 tower south of the Five Ridges".

The museum's collection includes 50,000 artifacts in various categories, which are precious historic materials for researching Guangzhou's politics, economy, culture and outward communications and trade, as well as the city's construction and development.

To the west of the Zhenhai Tower stand China's oldest extant stele and barbette. The barbette holds town defense cannons cast in Guangzhou area during the period from the reign of Emperor Chongzhen of the Ming Dynasty to the Opium War, as well as steel cast cannons procured from Krupp Munitions Works.

Exhibition: Guangzhou history

Scale: Floor area 2,705m2

Address: Zhenhai Tower, Yuexiu Mountain, Guangzhou

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00

Admission: RMB 10

Tel: 83550627

Fax: 83545253

Email: guangzhoubwg@126.com

·Metro: take Metro Line 2 and get off at the Yuexiu Park station
·Bus: take Bus No. 24, 63, 103, 104, 109, 110, 122 or 211 and get off at the Yuexiu Park station, or take Bus No. 6, 10, 33, 36, 66, 184, 190, 191,  219 or 544 and get off at the Xiaobei Huaquan station

(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)

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