Architecture

Old Villa-Style Houses in Dongshan

Generally ‘Dongshan (东山)’ is defined more as a geographic concept than an administrative region. Locals usually think of the area east to Dadao Lu (达道路), west to Dongshankou Metro Station, south to Xinhepu Lu (新河浦路) and north to Nonglin Dong Lu (农林东路). Lying just west of Guangzhou’s new downtown is Dongshan, one of a handful of little neighborhoods in the …

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Guangzhou Library

The Guangzhou Library, established by the Guangzhou Municipal Government (GMG), was created for the benefit of the public’s welfare, and to serve as a cultural and educational institution. The Library’s services are based on collecting, organizing, and housing all categories of written knowledge and information including paper-based materials, audio-visual materials, and digital materials. The library offers lending materials, reference and …

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Canton Customs Mansion

The Canton Customs Mansion is located at No.29 of Yanjiang Xi Road, Guangzhou. The Customs was established in the 24th year of the Kangxi Regin (1685), Being one of the first four customs of China. In the 10th year of Xianfeng’s Reign (1685), the Tariff Department was established at the present location, while the Canton Customs Mansion laid its foundation …

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Chigang Pagoda

Chigang Pagoda was built on a red sandstone hill as a geomantic pagoda. Its construction was begun from the forty-seventh year of Emperor Wanli’s reign during the Ming Dynasty and was finally completed during the reign of Emperor Tianqi,It is one of the oldest chiense pagoda in China. The nearly 400-year-old Chigang Pagoda was named after the area of its …

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Tianhe Sports Center

Tianhe Sports Center is located in the east of Guangzhou, covering an area of 540,000 sq meters. Built in 1987 when the 6th National Sports Games was held here, Tianhe Sports Center has become a landmark of thriving Tianhe District. It is the biggest and most popular sporting compound in Guangzhou, located in Tianhe CBD. It consists of three main …

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Xinghai Concert Hall

Xinghai Concert Hall is the home of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and puts on an amazing array of concerts featuring national and international performers. The concert hall is surrounded by a fantastic sculpture garden, and is next door to the Guangzhou Museum of Art, making the two an excellent mid-afternoon to evening trip. The symphony performing Hall was designed on …

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Guangzhou Opera House

Guangzhou is banking on Zaha Hadid’s opera house to transform it from just another Chinese megacity into a cultural destination. Located in Zhujiang New Town, the Guangzhou Opera House is one of the 7 newly-built landmarks. The opera house includes a 36,400-square-meter Grand Theater, a 7,400-square-meter multifunctional theater and other auxiliary facilities. Designed by renowned British architect Zaha Hadid, it …

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Guangzhou Lingnan architecture

Guangzhou Lingnan architecture is the city representative, with the charm of traditional culture. Its development has experienced several stages; the learning academy and ancestral temple were the cultural representatives of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Xiguang Big house and arcade was the cultural representative of at the end period of Qing Dynasty and early Min Dynasty , as well …

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CECF–Pazhou Complex

CECF (Pazhou Complex) Complex, located in Pazhou Island in southeast part of Guangzhou, is uniquely designed in a beautiful environment. The main design principle of Pazhou Complex is to extend the image of “flowing” of Pearl River. The wave like rooftop just likes the river flowing by. Pazhou Complex is a multifunctional and comprehensive international exhibition center of high standard. …

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Guangzhou Pearl River Tower

The Pearl River Tower is a skyscraper that is under construction at the junction of Jinsui Road/Zhujiang Avenue West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China. The 2.3-million square-foot Pearl River Tower redefines what is possible in sustainable design by incorporating the latest green technology and engineering advancements. The 309-meter tower’s sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical …

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Guangdong Olympic Stadium

The Guangdong Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. Currently used mostly for football matches, the stadium was built in 2001. It has a capacity of 80,012 with multi-colored seats, positioned in multiple sections, and are connected via a ribbon pattern. The Guangdong Olympic Stadium was opened to the public for the ninth National Games …

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Guangzhou International Finance Center

The Guangzhou International Finance Center (GZIFC) is built along the central axis of the Zhujiang New City CBD. With a height of 432m, providing a total floor area of over 450,000 square meters, GZIFC is among the ten tallest skyscrapers in the world. This is well in line with Guangzhou’s economic development. As the highest mega tower and the largest …

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