Chenghai District

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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
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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