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The Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy

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The Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy

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Changzhou Island, Huangpu District, Guangzhou 510715 China
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A network of spectacular walkways thread their way over the Gulong Gorge (Gulongxia). A cantilevered glass platform stands 236 feet (72 meters) above the gorge; a glass bridge runs 1,080 feet (329 meters) across the canyon. Experience them without the stress of queuing for tickets on this private guided tour, with door-to-door transfers direct from your hotel. Besides the walkways and a guided hike, your day includes a local lunch.
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Iness18 wrote a review Aug 2020
Yichang, China95 contributions29 helpful votes
It was exciting to take a water taxi to an island(never knew GZ had water taxis till that trip!)but there isn't much to see there, especially for a foreigner unfamiliar with the history of the place and the importance it once had. If you've got nothing better to do then by all means, go take a stroll, it's fairly quiet and not crowded, even on a weekend.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Hanry Yu wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore473 contributions52 helpful votes
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The sampling of modern history and peek into culture. The cooperation between left and right wing to setup this military academy is revealed. The first few batches of graduates were The Who is who in china. Those who persevere and survived enjoy the fame, power and the abundance. Others are idealists who struggled in the internal fight. Life was tough. Work and studying was hard. The layout of the principal office and the organization structure are telling of the Chinese governance philosophy. E.g. tri party leadership of government, party and management is obviously prevalent. Ideology and political correctness supersede civil service and technical education. From the layout of the boardroom, it’s also telling of the Chinese operation mode. Principal office is connected to secretary room with 2 officers, one handling instructions from the boss and the other disseminating further. In the boardroom the back bench are interesting for assistants to record and implement. The premier office is for layback chat with stakeholders. Students sleep together in 4 beds connected.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Sunny-0412@yeah.net wrote a review Nov 2019
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I saw this attraction above the small WeChat program Canton Laowai, this attraction is not usually attention is easy to be ignored, looking at nothing outside, but there is a lot to see inside
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Date of experience: March 2019
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Oct 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia62,718 contributions132,139 helpful votes
We learned of the history of the Military Academy. It was a training academy for Sun Yat-Sen’s military leaders. Dr. Sun-Yat-sen, is Guangzhou’s most famous historical figure and was a leader of the revolutionary army. The rooms are much like they were in the 1920s.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Roddy P wrote a review Jul 2019
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa795 contributions162 helpful votes
Followed a reviewer's directions - line Metro line 5 to Yuzhu, tuc tuc to the ferry point and then a ferry ride across the Pearl River to the naval base and the restored site of this historic spot. There where lots of people enjoying it, which was great, - it was a Sunday. However, there is very limited translation and nothing in the exhibition halls in the restored Academy in English - so you sort of try and get an idea of what is going on - but best to have read up before on the site and its significance. Walking south East on Junxiao Road I caught a motorbike taxi to a far better explanation site of early 20th century China - the Revolution of 1911 Memorial Hall. This is definitely worth a visit to learn - The Whampoa Site is a place to be, and to get to.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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