Former residence of Chen Cihong
Location of Chenghai in Shantou
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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.
Major industries: toys, handicrafts, clothing.
The ancestors of the following people were born in the Chenghai District:
- Pridi Banomyong (Thai: ปรีดี พนมยงค์; Chinese: 陈嘉祥/陈璋茂): former Prime Minister and Senior Statesman of Thailand
- Taksin (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้ากรุงธนบุรี; Chinese: 鄭昭; pinyin: Zhèng Zhāo; Teochew: Dênchao): the first and only monarch of Thonburi kingdom.
First Museum of Cultural Revolution
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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