Huacheng Square

China in the 21st CenturyCreated by Ted Mitchell


Huancheng Square in Guangzhou
Huacheng Square in Guanzhou, China

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Huacheng Square is now a renowned sightseeing and shopping destination. Walking in the square one can appreciate the green surrounds and a magnificent view of the Canton Tower across the Pearl River. Surrounding the square is the Guangzhou No.2 Children's Palace, the Guangzhou Opera House, Library and the Guangdong Museum. The area also boasts three city landmarks, the East Tower, West Tower and the Canton Tower, as well as five star hotels and office buildings housing several of the Fortune 500. Underneath Huacheng Square is a 150,000 square-meter underground shopping mall, the “Mall of the World”

Guangzhou Opera House
The opera house includes a 36,400-square-meter Grand Theater, a 7,400-square-meter multifunctional theater and other auxiliary facilities. Designed by renowned British architect Zaha Hadid, it looks like a twin boulder with two stones on a subdued massif. 

Guangdong Museum
Situated on the edge of the river in Zhujiang New Town, the new Guangdong Museum, which opened last week, has been a triumphant success. Thousands of visitors have already flocked to witness the impressive building, with its fascinating exhibitions. The museum has on display over 166,000 items arranged across more than 20,000-square-meters of exhibition area. Like the previous Guangdong Museum, access is free to all three parts of the museum – Lingnan history, natural history and art.

Canton Tower
The Canton Tower opened in October last year. With 37 floors at 610 meters, it stands as the highest tower in the world. It was used for the production and broadcasting of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010. Nicknamed “slim waist,” it covers a ground area of 84,000 square meters, whilst its great height is the result of a 454-meter-long body and a 156-meter-long aerial. Tight security has been set-up on the tower with an extraordinary fire fighting system comprising two large water tanks located on the 84th floor which hold 1,200 tons of water. Four high-speed elevators carry visitors up to the viewing platforms at a speed of 10 meters per second.

Haixinsha Asian Games Park
Haixinsha Asian Games Park hosted the prestigious opening and closing ceremonies of the Guangzhou Asian Games. It was officially opened to visitors on January 1 this year.
(Life of Guangzhou)