Type of Monument: Statue
Location: Shandan City, Gansu Province
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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”
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: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.