Culture

Guangzhou culture

Bei Yuan Restaurant

Guangzhou Bei Yuan Restaurant Inside of the Bei Yuan Restaurant The Cantonese seem to be the most raucous of all Chinese, and the main restaurant choices for classic Cantonese food, or for dim sum, are bedlam. The Bei Yuan Restaurant dates from the 1920s, although the current two-story building with courtyards is newer, built around a garden and pond. There’s …

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Guangdong Embroidery

Yue Embroidery Guangdong (Guang) Embroidery also named “Yue Embroidery”. Yue Embroidery is one the famous four Chinese embroideries- Su Embroidery, Xiang Embroidery, Yue Embroidery and Shu Embroidery. Yue Embroidery is a general designation of folk embroidery of Guangzhou and its nearby areas such as Nan Hai, Panyu, Shun De and so on. Yue embroidery has a manufacture history of about …

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Ivory carving of Guangzhou

Ivory Carging According to the history record, Chinese ivory craftwork has a history of 3000 years. Guangzhou ivory carving turned up in Jin Dynasty about 2000 years ago. Ivory carving of Guangzhou was prosperous at the later stage of Ming Dynasty. After development through ages, it became gradually famous specialty in Guangzhou. There are 5 pieces of big ivory of …

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Guangzhou Wood Carvings

Wood Carvings Wood carving is just one of the carvings in Guangzhou. It is famous for refinement and careful technics. Woodcarving can be divided into architecture decoration and furniture carving. The wood carving art has a history as long as other carving arts. Wood carving started from the spring and autumn and Warring States periods of China, through Tang, Song, …

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Colored Glazed Pottery of Guangzhou

Colored Glazed Pottery of Guangzhou in Chinese is “Guangzhou Cai Ci” and called “Guang Cai” for short. It is colored drawing in all kinds of white potteries and then fired into craftworks full of oriental features. Cuang Cai usually adopted Chinese brocade design is famous for flowery colors and is a unique genus of Chinese colored glazed pottery. Zhi Jin …

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Guangzhou Museum

Guangzhou Museum located in Yuexiu Park, the Guangzhou Museum is located in an ancient watch-out tower called Zhenhai Lou (镇海楼, Tower controlling the sea) or Wuceng Lou (五层楼, Five-storied tower). Built in 1380, this magnificent red building was once the highest point of the ancient city of Canton. In 1929, it was turned into a museum which portrays the history …

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Western Han Nanyue Royal Tomb Museum

Western Han Nanyue Royal Tomb Museum (Chinese: 西汉南越王博物馆, Pinyin: xī hàn nán yuè wáng bó wù guǎn  )Located on Jiefang Bei Road, Guangzhou, the Western Han Dynasty Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum is the oldest and largest Han tomb with the most funerary objects in Lingnan (South of the Nanling Mountain) Area. As one of the 80 famous museums in the …

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Guangzhou Art Museum

Guangzhou art museum located at the foot of Baiyun Mountain, alongside Lu Hu Lake, Guangzhou Museum of Art is the grandfather of artistic collections in Guangzhou, established 40 years ago. It has specific halls for the works of southern Chinese master artists such as Guan Shaoyue, Zhao Shao’ang and Li Xiongcai as well as classical painters from outside Guangdong such …

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Guangdong Museum of Art

Guangdong Museum of Art is a museum of plastic arts planned and constructed with the standard of modern multi-functional museum. As a permanent State culture institutional organization, it is n0n-profit-making, aims to serve the society and its development and opens to the public. With a area of 20,000 square meters, the Guangdong Museum of Art consists of twelve indoor exhibition …

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Peasant Movement Institute

Peasant Movement Institute is the original site of Communist training center founded by Mao Tse-tong in the 1920s. Now it is a museum covering the recent China revolutionary history. The Guangzhou Peasant Movement Institute was set up in a 14th century Confucian temple and now the site on Zhongshan Road commemorates Guangzhou’s revolutionary past. The national revolutionary movement experienced a vigorous …

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Guangzhou Uprising Museum

The Guangzhou Uprising Museum on Qiyi Lu near the Beijing Lu shopping street explains the events of 1927 in further detail. The Victorian manse was a police station and the communist headquarters during the uprising. All the exhibits and captions are in English as well as Chinese. The museum sits on the site of the former Guangzhou Commune, occupying an …

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Chinese Lantern Festival

The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese Lantern Festival because the first lunar month is called yuan-month and in the ancient times people called night Xiao. It is traditionally a time for family reunion. The 15th day is the first night to see a full moon. So the day is also called Yuan Xiao Festival in …

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