Yantai park deepens ties with Pacific Rim cities

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2021-06-04

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The main sculpture of Yantai Pacific Rim Park in Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province [Photo/yantai.gov.cn]

The Yantai Pacific Rim Park, founded by Yantai and Pacific Rim Park Organization in 2018, promotes friendship among people in the Pacific Rim. It is the seventh Pacific Rim Park in the world and the only one in the Chinese mainland.

Thirty-one architects and college students from seven countries, including the United States, Russia, the Philippines, South Korea, Mexico, Colombia and China, participated in the construction of the park.

The construction of Pacific Rim Parks was initiated by Pacific Rim Park Organization, a non-governmental friendship organization in San Diego.

The initiative aims to establish Pacific Rim Parks in sister cities along the Pacific Rim. The current goal is to build 41 such parks.

The parks will not only serve as bridges connecting different cultures and enhancing mutual friendship, but also act as platforms for exchanges and cooperation in various fields among Pacific Rim cities.

The Yantai Pacific Rim Park is located in Laishan district of Yantai. The main sculpture in the park is composed of a phoenix and a pearl which represent Yantai and the Pacific Rim Region respectively.

Representatives from San Diego, the United States and Jeju Island, South Korea, as well as teenagers and sponsors, attended the launch ceremony of the park on July 28, 2018.

The park has promoted Yantai's opening up to the outside world and also enhanced its cultural and economic exchange and cooperation with countries in the Pacific Rim Region.