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The monument of the five goats in Guangzhou (Canton).
Yuexiu Park is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Guangzhou, including beautiful natural surroundings and ancient sites.

Since its erection in 1959 this 10 meter high statue has become the symbol of Guangzhou. Five Rams Statue comes from an old legend about Guangzhou. A little more than 2000 years ago five immortals, each wearing a colorful robe, came to Guangzhou playing majestic music and riding on the back of five rams. The five rams carried rice stalks in their mouths which the Immortals presented to the people of Guangzhou. Guangzhou had previously been a barren place, but after this divine visit they were not to suffer famine again. The immortals then returned to the sky while the goats remained and became stone. This is how Guangzhou came to be known as the City of Rams. The statue itself was sculpted by Yun Zhi Chang from 130 pieces of marble.

It is a nice place for walk, away from a busy city.
Guangzhou is currently the third most-populous city in mainland China, behind Beijing (second) and Shanghai (first); holds sub-provincial administrative status; and is one of China's five National Central Cities. In 2015 the city's administrative area was estimated to have a population of 13,501,100 and forms part of one of the most populous metropolitan agglomerations on Earth. I visited mostly the quiet area and didn't feel this is such a big city

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 144 N: 25376] (123537)
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