Haizhu home to 2 of Guangzhou's 3 ancient towers

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Apr 14, 2022
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Guangzhou has three famous ancient towers, namely the Lotus Tower, Pazhou Tower, and Chigang Tower. Among them, Pazhou Tower and Chigang Tower are located in Haizhu district.

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Pazhou Tower. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

During Ming(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties, the three towers in Guangzhou were the tallest buildings in the city. Much like the Canton Tower today, they were city landmarks familiar to every resident.

In the Qing Dynasty, the three towers in Guangzhou were necessary stops for foreign businessmen to enter Guangzhou. When they saw the Chigang Tower, it meant that they have arrived in Guangzhou. The tower has been immortalized by these foreign businessmen through paintings and books.

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Chigang Tower. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

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