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Local History in Guangzhou

Baomo Garden
5,247 Reviews
27.2km from downtown
"On the left side of the garden, standing a huge elm tree, near to look, only to know that this tree has been 600 years of age, in my mind, trees over 300 years of age, almost, but today to see a tree, I really feel very sad."

Reasons to Recommend: Baomo Garden is located in Panyu District, Guangzhou. This water village showcases the architecture of Lingnan style, large-scale brick sculptures and porcelain carvings, as well as Zhao Tailai Art Palace and Zhao Tailai Collection Hall. As a park, Baomo Garden also cultivates a large number of Lingnan special bonsai and raises a koi which symbolizes good fortune.

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Yuyin Hill House
1,474 Reviews
15.7km from downtown
"Yuyinshan House was built in 1866, and it was a private garden built by Liaobin in Qing Dynasty. Its specific location is Yuyinshan House, Nancun Town North Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou. The square pool between Shenliutang and Linchi Other Hall lies on a delicate bridge called "Yuhong Cross Green". It is only 20 meters long, but it interprets the layering between the grass and wood pavilions on both sides to the extreme, which can be called the finishing touch of the whole mountain building."

Reasons to Recommend: Yu Yin Shan Fang is a private garden built by the Qing Dynasty. It takes into account the climatic characteristics of Lingnan in its design structure, and its small and exquisite, antique layout is full of artistic features, reflecting the architectural talent of this person. Yu Yinshan’s house is characterized by the openness, diversity and pragmatism of the Lingnan Garden. It has the saying that “hidden and not exposed, shrinking the dragon into the inch”, among which the square pool between the Shenliutang and the Linchi annex is lying on the side. Known as the “Crimson Crossing Green”, the bridge is only a few steps away, and the grass and pavilions on both sides are distinctly layered. It is the crowning touch of the entire mountain house.

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Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
2,725 Reviews
8.2km from downtown
Memorial Temples
Historical Architectures
"It is worth a visit, the quaint Cantonese architecture, carved beams and columns, surrounding corridors, are also carved flowers and birds, very special. The surrounding pavilions and pavilions of the building remind people of the flavor of Jiangnan, and more Cantonese."

Reasons to Recommend: The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, also known as the "Chen Clan Academy", is where the Guangdong Folk Art Museum is located. Construction for the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall began in 1888. It was a temple built by the Chen family in Guangdong. It is representative of the Lingnan architectural tradition, incorporating all five classical types of sculptures. It is truly a magnificent work of craftsmanship. In the museum, there are also lots of traditional art styles, including Yue embroidery, Guangfu furniture, and so on. It is a wonderful place to learn more about traditional culture.

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Shawan Ancient Town
1,050 Reviews
26km from downtown
Ancient Towns
"The ancient town was built in the Southern Song Dynasty. It is an ancient town with 800 years of history and rich historical and cultural resources. He was awarded the honorary title of the town of Chinese folk art, the famous town of Chinese history and culture, the famous town of Chinese orchids, the national civilization town, the national health town and so on. In June 2017, he was awarded the national AAAA level tourist scenic spot. buys tickets for 30 yuan, mainly visiting 7 small fee-paying attractions, free into the town, there are many ancient Ming and Qing buildings in the town, among which "Liu Gengtang" is a national key cultural relics."

Reasons to Recommend: Shawan Ancient Town was built in the Song Dynasty and is a perfectly preserved by part of Panyu district. The town has a number of ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Chinese Republican eras, al of which fully represent the Lingnan style. The clam shell walls and ear houses are all characteristic of the style, while Cheong Street has been inhabited by famous families throughout history. It is a perfect destination no matter what your interest. There are several famous, impressively designed, ancient ancestral halls in this ancient town. Of course, there is no lack of special snacks available in Shawan, not the least of which is the specialty Jiangmainai.

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Sun Yat-Sen Memorial
1,608 Reviews
6.2km from downtown
Memorial Halls
"Zhongshan Memorial Hall is located in the beautiful Yuexiu District of Yangcheng. The park in the south of Yuexiu Mountain contains a natural place for well-being. The magnificent memorial hall has a similar color and layout with the Zhongzheng Hall in Taipei."

Reasons to Recommend: Yat-Sen Memorial Hall was designed by the renowned architect Lu Yan in the same style as the Nanjing Zhongshan Mausoleum , built in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The main building is an enormous, octagonal palace-style building topped with the words, "The World Belongs to the People" penned by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen himself. Inside is a brief introduction to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen himself. The square adjacent to the hall features a large statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The Yat-Sen Memorial Hall has witnessed several major events in the history of Guangzhou and is currently an important site for various performances.

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Night Tour Dashatou Pier on the Pearl River
2,156 Reviews
4.9km from downtown
Boat Tours
"Very good, the second time I went, the scenery is very good, the river wind is cool and crooked, . In fact, it is a light show, watching the LED decoration of the river, the riverside building, the boat is also a warning surrounded, see not this is a cruise, the commercial nature is too strong."

Reasons to Recommend: The Dashatou Pier is one of the main piers for the Pearl River. It was previously Guangzhou's water transport hub. The first fighter plane built by the revolutionary military government successfully had its first flight, so it is of great historical significance. Nowadays, the many luxury cruises on the Pearl River has become a part of the scenery of the Dashatou Pier. From the pier you will travel past and see the beautiful lights of the Guangzhou Tower, Haixinsha, and Zhujiang New Town.

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Whampoa Military Academy Memorial Site
863 Reviews
11.7km from downtown
Memorial Halls
"Except for the inconvenient transportation. There is the Sun Premier Lounge and the instructor's office. The student classroom and the student reading room. Once a simple and simple place to train a large number of military personnel is valuable."

Reasons to Recommend: The Whampoa Military Academy is a military academy in modern China. It is the cradle of modern military leaders and is a symbol of modern Chinese history. The Academy is also known as the "West Point Military Academy" of China. There are many beds and classrooms for former students in the school headquarters. There are also many reading materials in the library from the past. The “Huangpu Military Academy History Exhibition” is located in the school headquarters and showcases nearly 200 photos and artifacts regarding the history of the Huangpu Military Academy.

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Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion
303 Reviews
5.6km from downtown
Memorial Halls
"It is well worth seeing, understand the life of great people, know the former life of Grand Marshal House, the architecture has characteristics, the interior rooms are restored at that time, is a good place to learn the history of the party. Located at the foot of the Jiangwan Bridge, convenient transportation, and Grand Marshal House wharf can take a boat."

Reasons to Recommend: Sun Yat-sen Generalissimo Memorial Hall consists of a yellow south building and a north building. The main building is a typical "colonial verandah type" building, but it also incorporates Lingnan-style architectural styles, such as vase-type guardrails, shutter doors and windows, and the entire small building. The museum has a long-term exhibition of "Shuaifu Mansion 100 Years" restored display, "Sun Yat-Sen's three political powers in Guangzhou " basic display, and "Guangzhou Warlord Era" .

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Guangxiao TempleBusiness Suspended
433 Reviews
7.1km from downtown
"Guangxiao Temple, one of the famous ancient buildings in Guangdong, is located near Jinghui Road at the north end of Guangxiao Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. According to the "Guangxiao Temple Zhi", it was the former residence of Zhao Jiande, the king of Nanyue in the second century BC. In the Three Kingdoms era, Wu Guoyu lived here and became a garden and was known as a garden. It is said that Xincheng Zeling ~"

Reasons to Recommend: Guangxiao Temple is a temple with a long history, profound influence and large scale in Lingnan. There is a saying that "before Yangcheng, there was Guangxiao first". Guangxiao Temple's architectural structure is meticulous and rigorous, and its halls are majestic and magnificent, symbolizing the essence of Chinese Zen culture. There are three big Buddha statues built in the Mahavira Hall, with Sakyamuni in the middle, Manjushri Bodhisattva and Samantabhadra Bodhisattva on the left and right respectively. The three Buddha statues are collectively called the "Three Saints of Huayan"; Characteristics of Guangdong Buddhist circles. In addition, there is a side hall on the west side of the Mahavira Hall, which enshrines the recumbent image of Sakyamuni Buddha. It is said that Sakyamuni maintained this posture when he was seriously ill, with his right hand holding his head, his eyes slightly closed, and he was under the two salu trees. Nirvana. There is a tree outside the hall. It is said that Huineng, the sixth patriarch of Buddhism, once slaughtered here. Huineng is the sixth patriarch of Zen. He was once known as the "Three Saints of the East" representing ideological philosophers together with Confucius and Laozi. " spread to the world, is one of the important Buddhist monks in Chinese history. If you stand under this tree and stare at the Guangxiao Temple in the shadows of the trees, its quiet and simple image may make you suddenly realize the Zen state of "there is nothing in it, where is the dust".

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TOP 10
Xiaozhou Village
379 Reviews
9km from downtown
Ancient Villages
"Xiaozhou Village, anciently known as Weizhou, is located at the southern end of Guangzhou. It was built in the late Yuan and early Ming dynasties. It is the most characteristic ancient village in Guangzhou City ..... Xiaozhou Village has retained the characteristics of Lingnan Water Town. The small bridge flowing water family, its residential houses built along the river, and the residents live on the river. The hundred-year-old house everywhere, the ancient ancestral shady sun, the crisscrossed, into the village seems to have entered a Lingnan folk museum."

Reasons to Recommend: Xiaozhou is a small village, which faithfully retains the rural landscape of old Lingnan region to this day. The village also has cafes, tea houses, eateries, and art studios, and is a favorite destination for young artists. With local homes lining the river, and ancient, century-old banyan trees everywhere, the living environment here is extremely beautiful. A unique feature of the village are the oyster shell houses, which are constructed mainly with oyster shells. These houses demonstrate the wisdom of the ancient villagers of Xiaozhou. Xiaozhou has many ancestral halls, which are paved with strips of bluestone and feature high-rise eaves. They are truly worth a look.

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TOP 11
Huanghuagang 72 Martyrs Cemetery
480 Reviews
3.1km from downtown
"The cemetery of the 72 martyrs of Huanghuagang is pursuing the red track, revisiting the glorious course of the blue blood yellow flowers, the vast and healthy spirit of the revolutionary martyrs will inspire future generations to succeed, for the Chinese nation's takeoff to the future, and strive hard. Huanghuagang Park, also known as Huanghuagang cemetery of the 72 martyrs, is located at 79 Xianlie Middle Road, Guangzhou, in commemoration of the 1911 4 27 (1911 3 29) uprising martyrs of Guangzhou, held by the alliance of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, It is an important witness of Guangzhou as the source of modern revolution."

Reasons to Recommend: Huanghuagang 72 Martyrs Cemetery, also known as Huanghuagang Park, is one of the well-known martyrs' cemeteries in China. In the cemetery, you can also see the four big characters of "Heroes Last Long" written by Mr. Sun Yat-sen. The 300-meter-long main road in the park is lined with pines and green cypresses in an orderly manner, and the tombs of the seventy-two martyrs are placed on the hills. There are also Huanghuajing, Huanghuating, Mochi, Sifangchi, Octagonal Pavilion, Yellow Garden and Tennis Corner in the park.

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TOP 12
Guigang Nationalist China Building Complex
106 Reviews
3.7km from downtown
Historical Architectures
"Dongshankou is a famous old-yang area in Guangzhou. Unlike Shamian Street, Dongshankou is basically a Chinese-Western architecture. Most of it is built by returned overseas Chinese. The photos inside are very suitable for the style of the Republic of China."

Reasons to Recommend: The name "Dongshan District" has disappeared from the map of Guangzhou with the adjustment of administrative divisions in 2005, but the buildings left in the Dongshan area are of great historical and cultural value and belong to the cultural relic units registered in Guangzhou. The list of specific addresses of this batch of cultural relics buildings only includes No. 10, Qiming Fourth Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Shilu (No. 10, Qiming Third Road), Qilu (the back seat of No. 12, Qiming Second Road), No. 1 Jiangling North, Maoyuan ( Jiangling South No. 2), a total of 5 buildings. In fact, including these 5 places, there are more than 70 such buildings in the complex. Most of the buildings are inhabited and kept relatively clean and tidy. The interior decoration has hardly been changed, and it still maintains the state of initial construction.

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TOP 13
Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery
401 Reviews
4.1km from downtown
"In the northeast corner of the Mausoleum of the Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs, there is a bamboo garden, which is densely packed into forests. There are a number of stone oranges in the garden for citizens and tourists to rest. It is very quiet and few people, it is an excellent resting place."

Reasons to Recommend: Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery is located in Honghuagang, north of Zhongshan 3rd Road Campus. It was built in 1954 to commemorate the martyrs who died heroically in the Guangzhou Uprising in December 1927. The cemetery is divided into two parts: the mausoleum area and the park. The mausoleum area has the main gate, the mausoleum avenue, the Guangzhou Uprising Monument, the Guangzhou Commune Martyrs' Tomb, and the Heroes Square. The front door seat is based on white granite, and the white marble is matched with an orange-red glazed tile roof. The stone wall on the front of the double queu is engraved with 8 characters of "Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery". The mausoleum avenue is wide and straight, with pines and cypresses on both sides, solemn and solemn. At the north end of the tomb passage is the Guangzhou Uprising Monument, which has a unique shape and profound meaning. The front of the monument is engraved with the name of the lacquered stele, and around the stele there are reliefs of the battle scenes of the Guangzhou Uprising.

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Revolution of 1911 Memorial Hall
18 Reviews
12.1km from downtown
Memorial Halls
"In addition to meeting relatives and friends, I also brushed the Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou, this memorial has not been here before, very close to the Whampoa Military Academy, free to visit, as a patriotism education, understand the history of the Chinese revolution good place."
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Yuehaiguan Site
102 Reviews
8.3km from downtown
Buildings by Famous Architects
"My favorite museum is here # Tongguan Museum. Set up in 1685, the customs of Tongguan was one of the first four customs established in Qing Dynasty. During the period of "One-Pupil Trade" from 1757 to 1842, Tongguan became the pronoun of Chinese Customs or the Greater Customs, witnessing the important position of Guangzhou as the famous trade port and the center city of the world trade system. "The Former Customs Site" was built in 1916, which is now the Former Customs Museum"

Reasons to Recommend: The former site of Guangdong Customs is a European neoclassical building in Liwan District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, commonly known as the Big Bell Tower. It is an important historical site and representative building in modern times. It is located in Lianqing Community, Lingnan Street, Liwan District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China No. 29 along Jiangxi Road, on the verge of the Pearl River. The old building was demolished in 1913, and the existing building was designed by the British architect David Dick (David Dick), which was designed in the form of classical European architecture. The white ancient Roman style of the building is a typical building of European neoclassical architecture spread to China in modern times. The building sits north to south, with four floors, with a total height of 31.85 meters and a building area of 442 square meters. It has a reinforced concrete frame structure. The southeast facade is built with granite, the northwest facade is built with red brick walls, and the overall reinforced concrete structure is based on large granite. The first floor is in the form of a pedestal, which is built with Dali stone from Yunnan, which contrasts the smooth columns on the upper floor with the railings decorated with flower cakes. The front outer wall is inlaid with granite columns and strips of stone. The front and east side colonnades are all double columns, imitating Roman Ionic giant columns running through the second and third floors, and the fourth floor is a Roman Tuscan column. The corridors are paved with meticulously detailed flower-stepped brick floors and colorful tile wall skirts. The bell tower is built with a Baroque dome on top, with towers and double columns on each side, 13 meters high, and a building area of 62 square meters. Set a large four-sided mechanical clock, there are 5 hanging clocks of different sizes. It is now a branch of the China Customs Museum. Tourists can enter the venue for free with valid ID cards and other valid documents, and visit the museum exhibition rooms on the 1st to 4th floors. The roof and the bell tower above are not open.

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