Chenghai District


Chenghai District
Mountain Hexiang (河象山) situated in Chenghai District

Chenghai or Tenghai (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 Hai-Hong, 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.

Famous people

Entrance of King Taksin's tomb

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Coordinates: 23°028′N 116°046′E / 23.467°N 116.767°E / 23.467; 116.767


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