Chenghai District

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Chenghai
澄海区
District
Former residence of Chen Cihong
Former residence of Chen Cihong
Location of Chenghai in Shantou
Location of Chenghai in Shantou
Chenghai is located in Guangdong
Chenghai
Chenghai
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°28′0″N 116°46′0″E / 23.46667°N 116.76667°E / 23.46667; 116.76667Coordinates: 23°28′0″N 116°46′0″E / 23.46667°N 116.76667°E / 23.46667; 116.76667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Shantou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Chenghai (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Tenghai; Chinese: 澄海; Hanyu Pinyin: Chénghǎi; Teochew: Thěng Hài) is a district of the city of Shantou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China.

It is the birthplace of Qin Mu, and Zheng Yong, the father of Taksin who was a Thai king.

It is located in the southeast part of Guangdong Province. Chenghai was a town founded since 1563 AD, under Teochew jurisdiction, controlled by Shantou City from 1983 to 1994. From 1994 onward, Chenghai was upgraded to a county-level city and was administrated by the Provincial Government directly. When in 2005, Chenghai was absorbed as a district by Shantou City, it had established its reputation as a world-class toy manufacturing hub.[citation needed]

Major industries: toys, handicrafts, clothing.

Notable individuals[edit]

The ancestors of the following people were born in the Chenghai District:

Entrance of King Taksin's tomb

First Museum of Cultural Revolution[edit]

Mountain Hexiang (河象山) situated in Chenghai District

As the writer Ba Jin dreamt of, this maybe the first non-official museum in China mainland dedicated to the Cultural revolution.[1][clarification needed Meaning unclear]

Some of the funding came from the Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing, originally from Shantou, who also funded Shantou University.

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