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Nanhu Park Statue – Shandan City, Gansu Province

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Statue of George Hogg (left) and Rewi Alley with Children, in Nanhu Park, Shandan City

Type of Monument:   Statue

Location:  Shandan City, Gansu Province

Goggle Earth view of location:

Google Earth view of location of Nanhu Pary and Statue of Rewi Alley and George Hogg with children, Shandan City

GPS co-ordinates:  Nanhu Park Entrance    N38.77465   E101.08932           Statue     N38.77412  E101.09125

Cost:   Free to visit

Access:  The statue is inside the public gardens called “Nanhu Park”

Website:   None

Statue of George Hogg and Rewi Alley, with Children, in Nanhu Park, Shandan City. Note that George Hogg is behind Rewi Alley in this view

Nanhu Park is the main park in the city of Shandan.   It incorporates gardens, roses, and a large lake with paddle boats.  In springtime many children come to the lake to catch tadpoles.  There are amusements rides, as well as shady walks, decorated pagodas, and areas for children’s games.  Many elderly come daily to chat and play Chinese chess or mahjong.  

Nanhu, meaning ‘south of the lake’.  The park is in the south of the city centre, and one entrance is adjacent to the memorial tomb of Rewi Alley and George Hogg.   There are three entrances from various streets, each with an impressive entrance gate.

This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work, 2016: ‘A Guide for Independent Travellers to Rewi Alley Locations in China‘ that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.