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“Well worth it if you interested in San Yat Sen and history of modern china”

The Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy
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Private Day Tour: Guangzhou Huangpu Military Academy Memorial and Lingnan...
Ranked #50 of 705 things to do in Guangzhou
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Times have changed and San yatt sen now seems to get more credit than Mao Zedong for changing china. This is the site of the military academy set up by the Chinese nationalist party in the 1920's. it included all the revolutionary groups trying to bring democracy and freedom and overcome the old feudal system. After the failure of the 1911 revolution they regrouped in the south and this was the site of the attempt to build an army to defeat the warlords of the north. There is quite a lot to see, ranging from the museum of more recent tanks an weapons to the academy itself and thenthe former customs house or the San Yat Sen memorial building. Ironically he was backed by a Japanese friend. It is very interesting and most of the exhibits have English translations. We got a taxi there but took the ferry back across the river and then bus to tube station. Very easy and very cheap.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I wasn't expecting much before getting there since we were simply finding a place to visit on a Sunday to pass time. The drive from city center to Huangpu took a while as our guide was not familiar with the route. Once we got there, we decided to pay for a guided tour of the museum and it was worth the investment. Very informative and this place does tell you a lot about the history of modern China.

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