Architecture

Guangzhou Dafo Temple– Big Buddha Temple

Guangzhou  Dafo Temple (Big Buddha Temple) , located at  Huifu Dong Lu (Road) in Guangzhou (or at the Xihu Lu,opposite of the Grandby Shopping Mall), next to Beijing Commercial Pedestrian Shopping Street, is one of the most popular temple in Guangzhou. Dafo Temple is one of the five renowned Buddhist temples in Guangzhou. It was originally built by Liu Yan, …

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Guangzhou Enning Lu–Xiguan Houses

Enning Lu (恩宁路 Ēn Níng Lù), near famous Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Shopping Street, has a history of some 100 years and spans 1500-meters in downtown Guangzhou, featuring more than ten cultural and historical relics. Former residents spent half their lives watching Cantonese opera in the Xiguan Dawu (西关大屋), and many visited the area in search of a very specific metallic composite: …

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Guangzhou Urban Planning Exhibition Centre

Guangzhou Urban Planning Exhibition Centre (广州市城市规划展览中心)—the city ID of a brand new digital era—is now open to the public. The Centre is situated at the heart of the Baiyun New Town by the Baiyun Mountain . The center is designed by Mr He Jingtang, academician of the National Academy of Engineering, and his team. The entire complex is indeed a …

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The Guangzhou Archaelogical Site of the Nanyue Kingdom Palace

Located in the center of Guangzhou , the Archaeological Site of the Nanyue Kingdom Palace, the site of both palaces of Nanyue and Nanhan Kingdom , remained to be a locus of governmental offices ever since the unification of Qin Dynasty . The site best exemplifies Guangzhou’s position of the political, economic and cultural center of South China. Remains of …

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Haizhu Bridge

Guangzhou Haizhu Bridge (Chinese: 海珠桥) is an iron bridge across the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China. The bridge runs from Haizhu Square in the Yuexiu District, and south towards Jiangnan Avenue in the Haizhu District. Work started in 1929 and ended in 1933, and was completed by the American contractor Markton Company. In the years after 1949, Haizhu Bridge became …

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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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