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Famous Former Residences in Guangzhou

Residence of Bruce Lee
89 Reviews
9.3km from downtown
Famous Residences
Heather Wescott
"I was in the area and stopped in the museum. Pretty interesting! I was in the museum for just under an hour. I would recommend stopping in if the area"

Reasons to Recommend: Bruce Lee's ancestral home is located at No. 13, Yongqing 1st Lane, Enning Road. In the 1940s, it was built by Li Haiquan, the father of Bruce Lee, the "Four Famous Ugly" of Cantonese Opera. After Li Haiquan moved to Hong Kong, he rented out the house. In 1978, the descendants of the Li family took back the property rights. Bruce Lee's ancestral home was marked in the campus of Peizheng Primary School. The dilapidated appearance was inconspicuous. If it weren't for the "cultural heritage protection" seal on the wooden door, it would almost be mistaken for the school's utility room. It has a brick-wood structure with the architectural style of Xiguan Mansion, with carved beams and colorful carved glass screens. The area is about 400 square meters. The Liwan District Government plans to restore its old appearance and develop it into a memorial hall for Bruce Lee's ancestral home and a medical and martial arts hall.

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Huadu Hongxiuquan Former Residence
96 Reviews
34.8km from downtown
Famous Residences
"I didn’t want to come to Hong Xiuquan’s former residence. I just went to Yuanxuan Taoist Temple and found that it was closed. When I turned back, I found that the sign of Hong Xiuquan’s former residence said it was two kilometers away from here, it was very close. A ticket for Hong Xiuquan’s former residence is 13 yuan, children are free, and there is a Hong Xiuquan memorial next to it, but it is very troublesome to visit here now. In addition to scanning the Suikang code, everyone has to fill in the "Visitor Health Status Registration Form", even adults fill in it. Yes, kids have to fill in that. The most depressing thing is that the former residence and the memorial have to be filled out once, that is, each person who comes to this small attraction has to fill in the form twice, and the form is not correct for the ID, so fill in it casually, right? No one knows how to fill in the real information. It is excusable for the requirements to be so strict under the epidemic, but does it make sense to just do superficial work? It is better to just recognize the Suikang code... I have complained so much. The former residence of Hong Xiuquan is more beautiful than expected, but it is basically newly built. It is also a patriotic education base. If you are shopping nearby, you can consider stopping by..."

Reasons to Recommend: The memorial hall is located next to the former residence of Hong Xiuquan in Huadu District. In addition to the preface hall, the memorial hall is divided into four exhibition halls. The first exhibition hall reflects the background of Hong Xiuquan's era and the entire growth process, including the formation of anti-Qing ideology, the establishment of the God-worshiping Society, the writing of literature, and the establishment of theories. For the bottom plate, highlighting its hometown characteristics. The second exhibition hall reflects the process of Hong Xiuquan's leadership of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom's uprising in Jintian Village, Guangxi, using the shape of the Jintian Uprising flag as the bottom plate, with a yellow bottom and red borders, and with lights to set off, re-displaying the turbulent and vigorous momentum of the Jintian Village Uprising. The third exhibition hall is to insist on fighting. To defend Tianjing, it adopts the style of the palace of the Celestial Dynasty and exhibits the establishment of the peasant regime of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. The content of the fourth exhibition hall is the tragic struggle, using the image of the broken city wall, and the color is dark purple to set off the theme of the besieged Tianjing and Hong Xiuquan leading the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom soldiers to fight heroically.

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Memorial Hall Of Jantianyou
73 Reviews
9.2km from downtown
Memorial Halls
"Patriotic education base, introduce the life energy of a generation of railway engineers, promote the positive energy of China, and Badaling railway simulation real scene, in the next door Zhan Tianyou primary school, can be seen across the small iron gate."

Reasons to Recommend: The former residence of Zhan Tianyou is an ordinary residential style in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. In addition, Zhan Tianyou's family was ordinary when he was born, so the restoration also emphasized the simplicity and quietness of ordinary families in Xiguan. Interestingly, the furnishings of the former residence are arranged with reference to an old glass negative that has been sealed in the former residence for more than a century. Zhan Tianyou's Former Residence Memorial Hall is located at No. 42, Sprout Lane, Shishifu West Street, Enning Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou City. Next to the memorial hall is a primary school named after Zhan Tianyou. A small green garden connects the former residence and the school. There is a miniature "human" railway and "Badaling Great Wall" in the garden. "Father" of the great masterpiece - the commemoration of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway. The Memorial Hall of Zhan Tianyou's Former Residence has collected a large number of relics, including the rails of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway, the copper bells used by the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway, the model box for the subscription of steel materials, the drawing instruments, copybooks, ink plates used by Zhan Tianyou during his lifetime, and Zhan Tianyou's self-written resume , Simulated documents such as the letter written by Yuan Shikai to Zhan Tianyou, the road repairer of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway, etc.

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Chenyinke Former Residence
67 Reviews
5.2km from downtown
Famous Residences
"Chen's former residence is located in the northeastern area of No. 309, Zhongshan University, Xingang West Road, Guangzhou. The building is two-story high. It is named "Ma Jin Mo House" for the American Ma Jin Mo House, which was donated by Mrs. Ma Jin Mo in 1911 in memory of her husband."

Reasons to Recommend: The former residence of Chen Yinke is located on the 2nd floor, No. 309, Northeast District, Zhongshan University Campus, Xingang West Road, Guangzhou. This two-storey building was donated and built by Mrs. Ma Jinmo in memory of her husband in 1911, hence the name "Ma Jinmo House". It was originally the residence of Ge Peizhi, the principal of Lingnan University Affiliated Middle School. , Rong Geng, Shang Chengzuo and other well-known professors also lived here. Since the 1950s, Professor Chen Yinke has been living on the second floor of this building. Looking from a distance, the former residence of Chen Yinke sits from south to north, and follows the school road to the east side of Chen Yinke's former residence. There is a row of waist-high wooden guardrails, a wooden fence door is half open, and a white path stretches straight to the front of the former residence. . Next to the guardrail stands a dark brown granite stele, inscribed with "Professor Chen Yinke's Former Residence" and a brief introduction to his life. Along the straight white path, you can come to the front door of the former residence, and several small shutters are tightly closed. There are three steps in front of the main entrance. Go up the stairs. The arched door is three steps wide. The red wooden door is half-open to both sides. Through the glass of the inner door, you can see the stairs to the second floor on the right side. This is also the place where Chen Yinke gave lectures. Looking up from the back of the former residence, you can see that there are five large windows in a row on the second floor, and under the windows are blue through-flower porcelain carvings; corresponding to the first floor, there are four large windows on each side, and the middle one is the same width. door. The difference from the second floor is that the doors and windows on the first floor are vaulted, and there is an old-style street lamp directly above the door. With red walls, green tiles, and blue flowers, there is a faint ancient charm. Stepping on the same three steps as the main gate, you can reach the rusted iron gate. The three Milan trees in front of the iron gate danced with the wind, and the new street sign hung on the upper left side of the iron gate read: "Zhongda Northeast District 309".

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Xuguangping Former Residence
16 Reviews
6.3km from downtown
Famous Residences
"There are two signs in front of the door: "Xu Guangping's Former Residence" with a line of small characters "Guangzhou Cultural Relics Protection Unit". It was established in 1994. The paint is peeling off and the handwriting is difficult to identify. The next gold plate with black background was only put up in 2012, the cultural relics protection unit of Yuexiu District, "Xu Yingfu Former Residence". Xu Yingquan is Xu Guangping's grandfather. He once served as the governor of Linjiang Prefecture in Jiangxi Province and the prosecutor of Jiangsu Province. He was known as "Xu Qingtian" for vindicating hundreds of unjust cases."

Reasons to Recommend: On Gaudi Street, where merchants gather, Xu Di is the place where the Xu family lives together, and Xu Guangping belongs to the seventh room of the Xu family. The former residence now covers an area of more than 200 square meters and is inhabited by Xu Guangping's two nephews, Xu Xiyu (deceased), Xu Xishen and their descendants. There are about 10 people. The former residence is a two-bedroom compound with Lingnan architectural features, with large blue brick houses on both sides, a patio in the middle, surrounded by walls, and the courtyard is a closed space. Due to its long history and lack of maintenance and repairs, we can only vaguely see the engravings and relief decorations on the four wooden carved doors standing outside the halls on both sides, but the colors are mottled. Only from the roof decoration of the large blue-brick roof with hanging beasts, we can see the year. The glory of the Xu family. This blue-brick building is full of dangers, with crumbling walls and tiles, and most of the supports of the wooden structure are peeling off and cracking, making it easy to collapse. According to Xu's descendants, the house on the side of the courtyard was demolished before liberation and rebuilt later. The three small kitchens on the patio are so crowded that only one person can pass through the aisles. Styrofoam boxes and other sundries are placed on the roof, and the surrounding air is full of hanging clothes. The stairs and the interior of the house are not well lit, and the original large mansion is now divided into small families. If you don't listen to the special introduction, you really don't know that this dilapidated house is the former residence of Xu Guangping, the famous wife of Lu Xun.

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Chenlianbo Former Residence
15 Reviews
9.3km from downtown
Famous Residences
Historical Architectures
"Chen Lianbo was a well-known businessman in Guangzhou during the Republic of China. His mansion was built in Lizhiwan, a wealthy area at the time. The three-story bungalow was a combination of Chinese and Western styles. Although it looked a little shabby after wind and rain, it did not change its momentum."

Reasons to Recommend: Chen Lianzhong (1884-1974), courtesy name Zhongrong, Hengji, was a native of Xiqiao Jian Village, Nanhai, Guangdong, and was the grandson of Chen Qiyuan, the pioneer of Chinese national industry. Since the 1920s, Chen Lianzhong has been active in Guangdong business circles. He has rich management experience in silk industry, banking, mining, insurance, etc. He has established a number of silver titles, and served as comprador of HSBC and head of Guangzhou business group. Chen Lianzhong's former residence is a garden-style building that combines Chinese and Western styles. It was listed as a cultural relics protection unit in Guangzhou in 1993. It was opened as a museum in December 1996. Now the museum has boutique exhibitions and temporary exhibition halls of the museum's collection.

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Baiyun Building Luxun Former Residence
47 Reviews
5.1km from downtown
Famous Residences
"The former residence of Lu Xun in Baiyun Tower is on Baiyun Road. The yellow three-story building among the green trees is still eye-catching. Although it is a cultural relics protection unit in Guangdong Province, there is currently no exhibition hall reserved for visitors to visit. Now it has become a residential building. You can only imagine the situation inside."

Reasons to Recommend: Baiyun Building, built in 1924, was originally a dormitory for employees of the postal department. The building is a 3-storey building with reinforced concrete structure. Facing southeast, the length is different from front to back due to terrain, the front is about 93 meters, the back is about 74 meters, and the depth is about 28 meters. There are many plaques of "Baiyunlou" made of cement on the southwest and north walls. Lu Xun rented the 1st hall and 3rd room on the 2nd floor of the first gate on the west side, and moved here on March 29, 1927 in the Bell Tower of Sun Yat-sen University. At that time, Lu Xun and his friend Xu Shoushang each lived in a room, Xu Guangping's daughter Xu Guangping shared a room with the female worker, and the living room was at the entrance. The interior is simply furnished and the chairs are made of bamboo. In Lu Xun's house, the window faces the road, and the room is full of books. On the west side of the downstairs is the corridor, facing Dong Hao Chung, with spiral staircases leading to the second and third floors. In just half a year of living in the Baiyun Tower, Lu Xun compiled "Chao Hua Xi Shi" and "Wild Grass", and wrote more than 30 combative essays and essays such as "Abominable Crime" and "Small Miscellaneous Senses".

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