Guangdong Sheng Things to Do

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Guangdong Sheng Things to Do

  • Six Banyan Temple

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Liu Rong Si is a cool little temple that is definitely visit-worthy. The immediate block surrounding the temple is full of stores selling Buddhist regalia and incense, and has a laid-back vibe to it. Entrance is cheap and if you want to take part in the Buddhist tradition, you can grab free incense near the entrance and burn some sticks for...

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  • Window of the World

    Shenzhen Things to Do

    My wife waited in line for an hour to be turned away at the door of a ride because she wasn't allowed to bring her purse, even though all the other women who entered the ride had purses, and nowhere was this rule written. Not only that, I walked over to hold her purse for her, which took about 45 seconds, and that was already too late. She wasn't...

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  • Qing Ping Market

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Qing Ping was most famous for being the place to find crazy, exotic, Chinese meats - think monkey meat and puppies. The government has made efforts to clean it up, so unless you think turtle meat is crazy or know someone who knows someone, you'll most likely be disappointed. Nowadays, what you will find here is the biggest traditional Chinese...

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  • Splendid China

    Shenzhen Things to Do

    It is a theater Dance and Music show. The performance is in a many episodes to present the cultural of all ethnic groups in China. It is a colorful show. Because of watching the show, our dinner is delayed to after the show.

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  • Temple of Chen Family

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    The Chen Ancestral Hall was located outside the west gate of Guangzhou City and built between the 14th to 19th years of the Guangxu Reign of the Qing Dynasty (1888-1893). It was funded by Chen lineages in Guangdong province during the Qing Dynasty. It was used as a temporary residence when Chen lineage people came to Guangzhou for attending...

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  • Minsk World

    Shenzhen Things to Do

    Minsk World is a military theme park with the former USSR aircraft carrier Minsk as main exhibit. Around the park are some MIG fighters and artillery pieces too. After crossing the border at Lo Wu station I went by the tourist info office and picked up a brochure. It was helpful since I showed it to the taxi draver and the address was in Chinese....

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  • Five Rams Statue

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Guangzhou is often called as the Goats City (羊城) because there is a fairy tale regards the arrival of five fairies with five goats to the city of Guangzhou. The statue of five goats was originally created by Guangzhou sculptors Yin Jichang, Kong Fanwei, Chen Benzong in 1959. This statue is a copy of the original statue made in 1959....

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  • Taj Mahal

    Shenzhen Things to Do

    Like to go on a around the world tour? Well, you can by going to Shenzhen's Windows of the World. All the world famous iconic structures (except china) can be found in this park, from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Taj Mahal in India, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Big Ben in London, Triumphal Arc in France, White House in USA and many many more. There's an...

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  • Zoo

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    The zoo was founded in 1958 and covers 42 hectares. It receives about 2.5 million visitors annually. I'm not a fan of zoos, but while in China I couldn't pass up the chance of seeing a panda. Although the zoo could be vastly improved now, I found it on my visit to be a depressing experience. Many of the animals looked to be housed in poor...

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  • Orchid Garden

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    The Guangzhou Orchid Garden was rebuilt from a botanical garden in 1957 and covers an area of 3.9 hectares. It is located near the western entrance to the Yuexiu Park and features more than 200 species of orchids. In addition to orchids, there are also over 300 species of other plants. Unfortunately, most of the plants were not in bloom when I...

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  • Sacred Heart Church

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    The Cathedral of Sacred Heart of Jesus is commonly known as Shishi (石室)or Stone House by the locals because it was built entirely of granite. This cathedral is one of the indications the early European settlement in the city of Guangzhou. The site was originally the residence of the Viceroy of Guangdong and Guangxi...

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  • Memorial Garden to the Martyrs

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Guangzhou Insurrectional Martyr Cemetery Park was built in 1954 to commemorate martyrs who died bravely and honorably during the Guangzhou Insurrectional led by the communist Party of China in December 1927. In May 1958, this park was opened to the public to educate the public as an exemplary base for national patriotism education, to promote...

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  • Yuexiu Park

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Nearby the Five Ram Statue is the South Yuexiu Lake. It is a lake surrounded by tall trees in Yuexiu Park. This is an artificial lake to beautify the Yuexiu Park. Local residents love spending quiet time in the lake including fishing and Tai Chi. This lake has pedals and electrical boat services for the public, the charges as the following: Two...

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  • Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is situated on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill. I had a wrong impression about this memorial Hall. I thought this grand octagon building would have a great museum about Dr Sun Yat Sen and would be a great place to learn about his life in Guangzhou. After visiting many museums and memorial halls of Dr Sun in China...

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  • Guangxiao Temple

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    The two iron pagodas on either side of the main temple are worth inspecting closely, as they are thought to be the oldest of their kind in China. The Eastern Iron Pagoda (Dongtie Ta) dates from 967 and is decorated with over 900 niches with statuettes of Buddha. The Western Iron Pagoda (Xitie Ta), dating from 963, only retains three storeys.

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  • Temple of the Five Celestial Beings

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    It is said that at the time of Emperor Yi of the Zhou Dynasty (1122-770 B.C.), five immortals riding five goats with rice ears in their mouths descended on the then Guangzhou by bestowing the local people with rice. Having wished the locals bumper harvests in the future, the immortals rose to the sky and disappeared. This footprint is said to have...

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  • Pearl River

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    There is no better way to see Guangzhou by night than to take a cruise on the Pearl River. Most of the buildings along the Pearl River are brightly lighted up at night with dazzling neon lights that change colour and pattern every few seconds. Likewise, the many bridges that span the Pearl River are illuminated with multi-coloured lights.

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  • Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue...

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    The largest king's tomb of the western-han dynasty(137BC-122BC). Watch the video guide at 1st floor service hall, then it is easy for you to stroll around. The most interesting thing is the jade shroud sewn with silk thread for the king. In the north of china, gold is used instead of jade, cause gold can be found easily and cheap. (Burma is...

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  • Zhenhai Tower

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Zhenhai Tower is also known as five-storey building (五层楼, wu ceng lou). It was built in 1380 A.D of the reign of Ming Hong Wu. It has 5 storeys of 28 meters high and one of the tallest and oldest buildings in the Yuexiu Park. If you see my photo, initially the tower was connected or protected by the Ming Dynasty Wall. From the...

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  • Baiyun Shan

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Mingchun Bird Valley is an aviary near the entrance of Baiyun Shan that has birds of all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors. There are parrots and parakeets to look at. It is not really anything overly exciting, but I would peer at the birds from the gate. That is probably the best that it gets. The bird show can be skipped!! ADMISSION: 10 CNY

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  • Baomo Garden

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    A must see is Bao Mo Park and plan on spending half a day or longer to take in this breathtaking paradise. The architecture is exquisite. I went mid week, no crowds and very few people. Plenty of cultural history in the museum which I did not get enough time to see. This will be on my list to see again, as I spent most of my time walking the park,...

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  • Renmin Park

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Guangzhou People's Park is also known as Renmin Park. It has an area of 48,400 square meters. It is the most historical park in Guangzhou as it was the original site of the government office of dynasties from the Sui dynasty to the late Qing dynasty. In 1917, Dr Sun Yat Sen proposed to build the park here named "The first Park". It has been changed...

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  • Baiyun Mountain - White Cloud Mountain

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Consists of some 30 peaks and is about 15km north of the city. The mountain region is refreshingly lush and green, and has some nice scenery, especially during sunset. A botanical garden and a bird park have recently been opened as new tourist attractions.

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  • Museum of Art

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Plenty of places to eat in GuangZhou. I had a wonderfull time. Great people they are. I had no problems at all. Had pick pockets try one day. I was ready for them. I carried my wallet in the front pocket. Plenty of parks to see here. One is a big one with animal stautes. Also went to a buddist temple like place up on a hill area.

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  • Shamian Island

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Shamian Island is 900m/1000yd long and 300m/900ft wide and lies in the southwest of the city, linked with the north bank of the Zhujiang by several bridges. Under Ming rule (1368-1644) the island was used for mooring and its name means "sandy surface" in Chinese as it is a sandbank island. During the Opium Wars it was vigorously defended by the...

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  • Peasant Movement Institute

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    The Peasant Movement Institute occupies the former Confucian Temple that was originally built in 1370 but none of the temples statues or other relics remain. The Institute organised six training classes during the First Co-operation between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China, with the sixth class taking place here led, by Mao Zedong...

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  • CITIC Plaza

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    If you visit Guangzhou you can't help but spot this skyscraper towering above all others in the city. The CITIC Plaza is presently the 7th tallest building in the world, 3rd in China, at 391m. It's the tallest I've ever seen (Apart from Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, but that was still under construction). This building was...

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  • Huaishengsi Guangta

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    This mosque also goes by several other names such as the Huaisheng Mosque and Lighthouse Mosque due to its 36 foot tall tower which served as a beacon for sailors. It is said to have been founded during the Tang dynasty over 1,300 years ago by Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas who was an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad which, therefore, makes it one of the oldest...

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  • Xiguan Ancient Grand House

    Guangzhou Things to Do

    Xiguan Ancient Grand House It is the grand house built by the rich and powerful families during Qing Dynasty. These buildings are grand and bright. Halls and gardens are combined with each other and decorated brilliantly. The basic layout is symmetry of 3 rooms with two corridors. The hall in the middle is the main hall. Along the axis, there is...

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  • Must See - Bao Lin Temple, Daliang City,...

    A beautiful spot to see is Bao Lin Temple, Daliang City, Guangdong Province, China. It's easy to get there, via bus or taxi, and can be seen on the hill overlooking Daliang. The admission is about 10RMB. The temple complex is large and most impressive, if crowded, during a festival day. Colorful lion dancers and drums, smiling monks, and the sights...

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  • Local market can be fun

    If you are the one who buy food from super markets for your meals, the local market can be something fun to visit. Everything is so *original*!

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