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The Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy

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Interesting & Historic. For the History Buffs

Visit to the Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy is worth a visit if you are a historian... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Guangzhou, China
Interesting and Historical - Challenging for English Speakers

The academy is a bit of a ways outside of Guangzhou's City Center (probably about an hour with bad... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
sam c
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

2 ways of going there either by cab or ferry . For the latter , take subway on Line 5 to YUZHU station , many “ tuk tuk” available price is either 10 rmb per bike or 5rmb per person , they will go to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank briant793
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Visit to the Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy is worth a visit if you are a historian / history buff. Although the info is pretty much in Mandarin, so you may not understand a lot of things, but it sure offers a good insight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The academy is a bit of a ways outside of Guangzhou's City Center (probably about an hour with bad traffic) along the Pearl River, but well worth the trip. There is a lot of history there, ranging from Sun Yat Sen's early governments in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sam c
Reviewed May 5, 2018

The academy site is being renovated, so there are changes happening. I live nearby and have bee twice, the first time many parts were closed off, but six months later it has improved a lot. Areas are being reopened to the public that had been...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Original site was destroyed during WWII, reconstructed recently. About 25 minutes drive from Pazhou. Very good view and fresh air. Highly recommended

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Herbert L
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is a very interesting place to visit. You are able to get a feel of Chinese military history. Most of the attraction is entirely in Mandarin but it is still worth seeing. Admission is free. There are two ways to get to the island....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Be careful it’s a people crush to travel their in Chinese New Year holiday period! The site is remote and a journey from central Guangzhou. Recommend you go by the subway to Yuzhu station, cost subject to what subway station you enter, you will have...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank markpN2403RI
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

I built a stopover into a trip just to see this, I'm really a fan of this era of Chinese history and the academy played a big role. But there wasn't much there, re - built barracks and a little info, but not for tourists....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank zootcapri
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Whampoa [Huangpu] Military Academy was founded in 1924 by the Kuomintang, under Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern-day China. Sun Yat-sen was one of the two co-founders of the Kuomintang, known as the Nationalist Party [of China]. It was used as an academy to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I was there in December 2017. It is basically a military academy that showed how the students lived and learned under Sun Yat-Sen's rule. There is an interesting exhibition which showed photos and paintings of historical past.

Date of experience: December 2017
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