Historic Sites in Guangzhou

Historic Sites in Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou Historic Sites

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  • Stephen C
    1,075 contributions
    Located about 8km away from downtown is the Shamian island. This place is a cluster of colonial buildings and the area served as a cluster for embassies and also a maritime in the early 1900s.

    It is now converted into an artsy place with cafes and bistros. Photo buffs will visit, and newly weds come to have their bridal photos taken.
    Written February 27, 2022
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  • LadureeFan
    Richmond, VA941 contributions
    Quiet, many people praying, service being held while we were there, laughing Buddha is right as you walk in -- we missed it initially. Free hot herbal tea.
    In the Hall of Mahavira, the main hall of the temple, there are three large golden Buddha with offerings in front of them --- we understood the oranges and apples but the coke products on either side didn't make much sense to us! Lol
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • yzwoman
    Hong Kong, China3 contributions
    So very happy to have found this little gem. Such a peaceful area to spend the afternoon. Loads of bridges and tree lined walk ways. Plenty of places to feed the fish. A lot of shady areas to escape the sun.
    Written August 8, 2020
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina64,279 contributions
    Beautiful Chinese-architecture mosque. It is believed to be the oldest mosque site in China, dating back over 1,300 years. Nice and well-maintained buildings and gardens. Over the years, the buildings have been rebuilt, time and again.
    Written May 18, 2020
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  • Zorinho88
    Belgrade, Serbia85 contributions
    You can’t see much while walking down the narrow streets of Shawan but it is very good to replace crazy GZ with ancient village for just a couple of hours. Oyster shell house was a really cool thing to see (I have see one more in Xiaozhou village). I didn’t have a local to explain to me the importance of this place but I guess this is how ancient Chinese used to live.
    Written November 2, 2019
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  • InnaYYZ
    Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
    this is not a replica, but an actual ancient village, not overly comercialized. There is an oyster shell house here. Nice ancient bridges, narrow walkways, statues, an much more.
    Written August 19, 2019
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  • mubashir_tuf
    Shenzhen, China19 contributions
    I went but it was closed. Even you cannot visit Hazrat SAAD R.A tomb. These days it is only open on friday and you have to take appointment before via some wechat program.
    Written October 6, 2020
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  • Hanry Yu
    Singapore, Singapore486 contributions
    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.
    Written December 14, 2019
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  • Scott M
    91 contributions
    We really loved our visit here. Hard to believe it is in the middle of the city. You walk in and go back 2,000 years. Amazing to see the craftsmanship and how they engineered the city. Wells that used sand to filter water and dams to control water. We spent about 2 1/2 hours. Lots of English signs to read.
    Written January 19, 2020
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  • PushExplore
    Singapore, Singapore4,808 contributions
    The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion was rather nice and its quite a well preserved house. Some nice photos and the furniture is reminiscent of how things were during Sun Yat Sen's era.
    Written March 18, 2019
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  • HD_Lew
    Singapore, Singapore314 contributions
    Bought a package ticket for both Nanyue Garden and Baomo Garden @ 85rmb (up 105)

    This garden is around the same as Baomo garden but slightly smaller and less crowded. Will recommend you to go for Baomo Garden instead if you have time-constraint.

    A distinct feature of this garden will be that you can take an elevator up and enjoy the scenery (not offered in Baomo Garden)

    Alight Metro Line 3 to Shiqiao Station>Bus 67 or 12 and alight at the last stop (it look like a small bus terminal). You can see the entrance from the bus terminal. Return journey back to Shiqiao Station is at the same place.
    Written January 1, 2019
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  • PushExplore
    Singapore, Singapore4,808 contributions
    The Former residence of Chen Fang was really nice as we all love ancient architecture. The building is well maintained and the decorations on the wall look really grand.
    Written April 15, 2019
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China9,506 contributions
    Past by this small temple after visiting Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It is a typical Taoist institution with plentiful worshipers. Nearly the whole structure is reconstruction as the original site was demolished during the Cultural Revolution. Nothing particularly interesting for travellers.
    Written May 12, 2019
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina64,279 contributions
    Not a lot to see, but still very educational. I learned how a small group of dedicated men trained others and then had them go out expand the peasant movement. Chairman and Comrade Mao Zedong was the key individual of the Maoist movement. Much of the material displayed is in Chinese only.
    Written May 29, 2019
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  • Rodin Wu
    Hualien, Taiwan228 contributions
    Near Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, very small and not easy to find. When I was there it had been closed already so I could not get inside.
    清朝的嶺南樣式祠堂式建築,始建於清朝雍正元年(1723年),道光二十四年(1844年)重修。位置在上下九步行街附近,很小不容易發現。我到達的時候已經關門,因此沒有進入參觀。
    Written April 20, 2019
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