3.29 Uprising Headquarter Site

3.29 Uprising Headquarter Site, Guangzhou: Hours, Address, 3.29 Uprising Headquarter Site Review: 4/5

3.29 Uprising Headquarter Site

3.29 Uprising Headquarter Site
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Douglas M
By Douglas M
An Interesting Little Site to Visit
Jul 2018
SWMBO assured me that nobody visited this attraction, the place was closed and would never re-open. If other words, she couldn’t find it on the Internet. I pointed to it on the map and insisted we go and find the site. SWMBO looked at the map, and announced it was just around the corner from the BeiJing Lu shopping street, so no problem getting there! I took my passport as these sites sometimes want to see who they’re letting in, and maybe there’s free entry. We walked around the corner to the bus stand. This time it was the #190 bus we boarded. We swiped our travel cards (convenient for travel in GZ) the usual 2 Yuan was deducted and we settled down for the 10-stop journey. We got off at the CangBian Road bus-stop, the one before BeiJing Lu, and walked back along CangBian Road about 50 metres to its junction with YueHua Road. As we walked SWMBO pointed across the road at the People’s Court, the police station and various other buildings which at some time or other were to do with upholding law and order. We turned left into YueHua Road. Now we had to look for XiaoDongYing Alley. SWMBO popped into a clothes shop for a few minutes and emerged to say ‘her friend’ told her it’s just a few metres ahead of us, across the road on the right. It was and there’s a very nice brown tourist sign pointing to the Memorial of the March 29th Uprising Headquarters to confirm SWMBO’s friend’s direction. We followed the sign and a few seconds later we saw the open door of the site. It’s open, no id-check and free entry. Whoopee! We ventured in. A couple of local volunteer ladies greeted us and handed us a very nice leaflet about the place. Then we were on our own, to be more precise I was on my own. SWMBO stayed and chatted to the ladies while I roamed around. There’s half-a-dozen rooms but lots photographs and artifacts to see. However there’s no English except for the ‘No Smoking’ sign! Don’t let the lack of English that put you off, the guys being ‘administered’ from here were brave revolutionaries and directly involved in the 1911 uprising. Many died in the conflict with the Qing authorities and the in-fighting between rival factions and a few ended up in the 72 Martyrs Cemetery. There’s an original political cartoon of the kings and queens dividing the China cake. There’s also a small stamp collection if you are interested in philately. Can you resist a selfie with the uprising gang? The building is wonderfully original. Enjoy the woodwork, run your hand over it and feel the craftsmanship. As ever, look up at the beams of the roof, just fantastic. In an hour and I’d visited every room twice and SWMBO had finished chatting so we ambled out of the door. We turned left and found ourselves in a lovely local square obviously influenced to the site with a nice statue and a relief wall. If we had turned right when we left we would have come to the back entrance to the pale yellow painted XiaoDongYing Mosque. We walked back along YueHua Road and relieved ourselves in the public toilet, one of the few original male upstairs, female downstairs ones left. A relic of the days before the private pirvy. Of course, SWMBO visited her new friend’s clothes shop to say thanks and bought me a couple of shirts.

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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
An Interesting Little Site to Visit
Jul 2018 • Couples
SWMBO assured me that nobody visited this attraction, the place was closed and would never re-open. If other words, she couldn’t find it on the Internet. I pointed to it on the map and insisted we go and find the site. SWMBO looked at the map, and announced it was just around the corner from the BeiJing Lu shopping street, so no problem getting there!

I took my passport as these sites sometimes want to see who they’re letting in, and maybe there’s free entry. We walked around the corner to the bus stand. This time it was the #190 bus we boarded. We swiped our travel cards (convenient for travel in GZ) the usual 2 Yuan was deducted and we settled down for the 10-stop journey.

We got off at the CangBian Road bus-stop, the one before BeiJing Lu, and walked back along CangBian Road about 50 metres to its junction with YueHua Road. As we walked SWMBO pointed across the road at the People’s Court, the police station and various other buildings which at some time or other were to do with upholding law and order.

We turned left into YueHua Road. Now we had to look for XiaoDongYing Alley. SWMBO popped into a clothes shop for a few minutes and emerged to say ‘her friend’ told her it’s just a few metres ahead of us, across the road on the right. It was and there’s a very nice brown tourist sign pointing to the Memorial of the March 29th Uprising Headquarters to confirm SWMBO’s friend’s direction.

We followed the sign and a few seconds later we saw the open door of the site. It’s open, no id-check and free entry. Whoopee! We ventured in.

A couple of local volunteer ladies greeted us and handed us a very nice leaflet about the place. Then we were on our own, to be more precise I was on my own. SWMBO stayed and chatted to the ladies while I roamed around.

There’s half-a-dozen rooms but lots photographs and artifacts to see. However there’s no English except for the ‘No Smoking’ sign! Don’t let the lack of English that put you off, the guys being ‘administered’ from here were brave revolutionaries and directly involved in the 1911 uprising. Many died in the conflict with the Qing authorities and the in-fighting between rival factions and a few ended up in the 72 Martyrs Cemetery.

There’s an original political cartoon of the kings and queens dividing the China cake. There’s also a small stamp collection if you are interested in philately. Can you resist a selfie with the uprising gang?

The building is wonderfully original. Enjoy the woodwork, run your hand over it and feel the craftsmanship. As ever, look up at the beams of the roof, just fantastic.
In an hour and I’d visited every room twice and SWMBO had finished chatting so we ambled out of the door. We turned left and found ourselves in a lovely local square obviously influenced to the site with a nice statue and a relief wall.

If we had turned right when we left we would have come to the back entrance to the pale yellow painted XiaoDongYing Mosque.

We walked back along YueHua Road and relieved ourselves in the public toilet, one of the few original male upstairs, female downstairs ones left. A relic of the days before the private pirvy. Of course, SWMBO visited her new friend’s clothes shop to say thanks and bought me a couple of shirts.
Written July 27, 2018
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