Guangzhou -- Yue Xiu Park and Nan Yue Tomb

广州 越秀公园

Yue Xui Park is is over 100 hectares, and features gardens and museums, including an extensive antiquities collection with pieces dating back to the neolithic era, including bronze, jade, and ceramic pieces, and clocks. The park was decorated for the New Year holiday, and in anticipation of the 2008 Olympics.


Note the orange trees on either side of the entrance, a New Year tradition we saw everywhere.


view from the top floor of the museum




jade exhibit


The "Five Rams" statue in the Park is an icon of Guangzhou (note that there are both rams and ewes)



Nan Yue Tomb Museum


burial suit made of jade plates connected with silver wire

tomb entrance

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