Shenzhen Zhongshan Park
Add: 42 West Zhongshan Street, the Ninth Street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen City. (深圳市南山区九街中山西街42号)
Web site: http://
Open time: 00:00——23:59
By bus: 21, 22, 37, 201, 226 and 332.
Zhongshan Park is located in the western area of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which is the only park named after Sun Yat-sen in Shenzhen. Built in 1925, it covers an area about 490,000 square meters, and is currently the oldest park in Shenzhen City.
Zhongshan Park has a history of 70 years. In 1925, the former Bao’an County Mayor Mr. Hu Yu built the park to commemorate Mr. Sun. At that time, the park was only about 20 acres, where there were various wooden pavilions, tended monkeys and birds, a lot of camphor trees, maples, Candlenut, Cotton Tree Drive, Phoenix wood and Araucaria for people to appreciate. Mr. Zheng, the boss of Nantou Electric Company, supplied free electricity for the park’s lighting. In Oct. 1930, Mr. Chen Jianbo, the Nanshan Overseas Chinese donated to built a steel concrete structure of the pavilion in the park, and then Mr. Hu Yu named it “Jianbo Pavilion.”
The forest that planted more than 70 years ago is now thrived. Two Araucaria trees stout uprightly which are rarely seen in the province. Now there are 32 old trees which are nearly a hundred years old in the park. There is also a part of old city rampart preserved since the Ming Dynasty, with a length of 646 meters, a height of 6 meters, and a width of 3 meters. It’s a gray stone brick structure, based on red sandstone foundation, which was built as early as the 27th year in the first Ming Empery Hongwu (1394). In Oct. 1983, Zhongshan Park was declared to be the first batch of key cultural relics protection units by the Shenzhen Municipal Government.
After the foundation of Shenzhen City, the municipal government re-planned Zhongshan Park and proposed a new planning position for the development and improvement of the park. It took the large-scale sculpture head of Mr. Sun Yat-sen as its theme, using the existing vegetation, topography, combined with a variety of garden architectural, historical and cultural sites, celebrity statues, fountains and water features, entertainment and leisure facilities, etc., to form a comprehensive public leisure park with cultural, educational and historical commemoration significance and contemporary characteristics.
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