As the largest park in Guangzhou, Yuexiu Park covers 93 hectares including some well-known attractions like the Sculpture of the Five Rams, the Zhenhai Tower.
The Sculpture of the Five Rams built in 1959 is the symbol of Guangzhou. It is said that long ago five celestial beings wearing robes of five colors came to Guangzhou riding through the air on rams. Each carries a stem of rice, which they presented to the people as a suspicious sign from heaven that the area would be free from famine forever. Therefore, Guangzhou got another name from the myth - City of Five Rams or just Ram City.
Standing on the top of Yuexiu Hill, the 28-metre-high five-story tower, the Zhenhai Tower (also known as the Five-Story Pagoda) was built under the orders of Zhu Liangzu, the Yongjia Marquis of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is said that he saw yellow and purple air rising over Yuexiu Mountain and was told by a sorcerer that it was the omen of a new emperor. To subdue this omen, Zhu Liangzu ordered this tower to be built in 1380. Over the past 600 years, the tower has been destroyed five times and set up five times. A magnificent building, it commands a bird's-eye view of the whole city. The tower now houses the City Museum. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Guangzhou from Neolithic times till the early part of the 20th century.