Monument of Shakee Massacre

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Monument of Shakee Massacre

Monument of Shakee Massacre
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Douglas M
By Douglas M
Better Known as The ShaJi Massacre Monument
Apr 2019
I’m the first to admit that the monument isn’t the most exciting of sites but the surrounding area is heaving with British related history. Within reasonable walks however there is the TA sites of GuangZhou Cultural Park, Sacred Heart Cathedral, GuangZhou Thirteen Hongs Museum, Postal Authority Site, Qingping Medicine Market, and of course Shamian Island. Note, the ‘Sha’ of Shamian Island is the same ‘Sha’ as in Shakee. The way the locals shorten place names causes much confusion to the visitor! Anyway, SWMBO and I were on our way back from another visit to ShiWeiTang where we saw a very nice railway engine and bought some more tea from a shop in the tea market. We’d caught a bus back to the bus stand at Renmin Bridge and then walked up and over the footbridge and then down the steps onto the wide embankment of the Pearl River. This used to be called The Bund, now it’s plain YanJiang West Road. We paused to admire the view both up and down the river. When you look down the river, the Shakee Monument or Shaji Massacre Monument to give it its more common name is just below you. Be aware that the inscriptions on the monument are in ‘old’ characters and the date (23rd June 1925) is based on the traditional calendar, so don’t expect the locals to translate it for you! Amazingly I was able to translate the north-south inscription as ‘Don’t forget this day’. Suffice to say if you want to find out more look on the Internet, note the University of Bristol has some photos of the Shaji massacre. After a few minutes of reflection, we strolled on pausing to admire the old Customs House across the road and then caught the bus back to our humble apartment.

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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
Better Known as The ShaJi Massacre Monument
Apr 2019 • Couples
I’m the first to admit that the monument isn’t the most exciting of sites but the surrounding area is heaving with British related history. Within reasonable walks however there is the TA sites of GuangZhou Cultural Park, Sacred Heart Cathedral, GuangZhou Thirteen Hongs Museum, Postal Authority Site, Qingping Medicine Market, and of course Shamian Island.

Note, the ‘Sha’ of Shamian Island is the same ‘Sha’ as in Shakee. The way the locals shorten place names causes much confusion to the visitor!

Anyway, SWMBO and I were on our way back from another visit to ShiWeiTang where we saw a very nice railway engine and bought some more tea from a shop in the tea market. We’d caught a bus back to the bus stand at Renmin Bridge and then walked up and over the footbridge and then down the steps onto the wide embankment of the Pearl River. This used to be called The Bund, now it’s plain YanJiang West Road.

We paused to admire the view both up and down the river. When you look down the river, the Shakee Monument or Shaji Massacre Monument to give it its more common name is just below you.

Be aware that the inscriptions on the monument are in ‘old’ characters and the date (23rd June 1925) is based on the traditional calendar, so don’t expect the locals to translate it for you! Amazingly I was able to translate the north-south inscription as ‘Don’t forget this day’.

Suffice to say if you want to find out more look on the Internet, note the University of Bristol has some photos of the Shaji massacre.

After a few minutes of reflection, we strolled on pausing to admire the old Customs House across the road and then caught the bus back to our humble apartment.
Written May 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,776 contributions
Along the Pearl River
Mar 2019 • Solo
This was a nice iconic monument to visit, though not glamorous. Its near the Sacred Heart Cathedral, and if you are in the area best to go early evening so you can watch the sunset. No entry fee... just walk here.
Written March 18, 2019
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Sara B
Shanghai, China3 contributions
Massacre
Jul 2016
The view here is nice but definitely not worthy, you can find the GZ custom house just in front. But nothing amazing.....
Written July 5, 2016
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