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Symbolic Tower of the Tropic of Cancer.
北回归线标志塔

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Closed Today Open from 10:00am-7:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: Jinping, Shantou, Guangdong, China, 515100
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The Gate of Nature is the logo tower of Tropic of Cancer in Nan'ao Island, located in the Plaza of Tropic of Cancer in Qing'ao Bay, Nan'ao County, Shantou City, and is one of the logo towers of Tropic of Cancer, which is at the intersection of the Tropic of Cancer with the east coast of China. In Guangdong's only island county, Nanao County, Nanao Island, is also the only island located in the Tropic of Cancer logo tower.

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The Symbolic Tower of the Tropic of Cancer is one of only four examples of this kind of tower in the world. Built halfway up the Jilong mountain north of Shantou University, it is an important site developed by the city of Shantou to popularize scientific education among young people. The Symbolic Tower is made up of a support structure in the shape of the Chinese character '北' (bei, north) which is holding up a globe of the Earth. At 12 noon on the summer solstice each year, the light from the sun will shine directly through the center of the sphere to the ground below. At this time of year the Symbolic Tower is well worth seeing.
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