Monday, 5 September 2011
The five story building, Zhenhai Tower, shown on this card is 600 years old and houses the Guangzhou Museum. The museum opened in 1929, one of the earliest museums in China.
It seems unclear why it was built in the first place. Some say it was to keep watch for pirates, others that it was just to give a bird's eye view of Guangzhou, or even for reasons of feng shui. Whatever the reason, it is at the highest point of Guangzhou on top of Mount Yuexiu. If you haven't climbed Mount Yuexiu to visit the Zhenhai Tower, then you've never been to Guangzhou.