Mug Shot — «Guangzhou - Statue of Five Goats»

From Guangzhou, China


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Starbucks City Mug Guangzhou - Statue of Five Goats

Guangzhou known historically as Canton or Kwangchow is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. Located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a key national transportation hub and trading port. One of the five National Central Cities, it holds sub-provincial administrative status. Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and southern China's largest city. In 2008 Guangzhou was identified as a Beta World City by the global city index produced by GaWC.

The granite Statue of the Five Goats is located in the west part of Yiexiu Park in central Guangzhou and was erected in 1959 to honor the city symbol. Legend has it that 5 celestial beings brought 5 goats into Guangzhou. The goats were all carrying rice, which symbolized that they would make sure that the area would always be free of famine. Guangzhou has paid tribute to these benevolent goats by making them the symbol of the city. There are many goat statues in the "Goat City" and the Statue of the Five Goats is the most impressive.

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  China, Guangzhou, 08 Icon Edition

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