Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Guangzhou, China


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 124 m
Descend 175 m

Explore Guangzhou in China with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in GuangzhouIndividual Sights in Guangzhou

Sight 1: Guangdong TV Tower

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Guangdong TV Tower 自己的作品 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Guangdong TV Tower, also known as Yuexiu Mountain TV Tower, Guangdong TV Transmission Tower, is located in the north peak of Yuexiu Mountain, Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou, built in 1959, officially put into use on May 1, 1966, is China's first steel structure self-supporting multi-functional TV transmission tower. The tower is 200 meters high, 246.5 meters above sea level, covers an area of 8,100 square meters, with a total investment of 3.8 million yuan, and was the tallest tower in the country in the 1970s, and is also a landmark building in Guangzhou. The TV tower used to have a platform for visitors to climb the tower for sightseeing. The tower's "Guojiao 1573" advertisement, which was once the largest outdoor neon advertisement in China, was demolished in October 2009.

Wikipedia: 广东电视塔 (ZH)

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Yuexiu Hill

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Yuexiu Hill Original uploader was Df112001 at zh.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

Yuexiu Hill, also known as Yut Sau Shan, Yut Sau Hill, or Mount Yuexiu, is located in Yuexiu District, Guangzhou. It once formed the northern end of the old walled city, though most of the walls have been dismantled and the city has now expanded far beyond it. Its grounds now form Guangzhou's Yuexiu Park, which remains one of the most famous tourist attractions in Guangzhou, including beautiful natural surroundings and ancient sites. It covers an area of 860,000 square meters (9,300,000 sq ft).

Wikipedia: Yuexiu Hill (EN)

2 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Site of the four directions fort

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The Sifang Battery was originally known as Yongkang Fort and Yongning Battery. It is located in the top of the Dragon Ganggang of Yuexiu Mountain, Guangzhou, China. It is an important military base in the north of Guangzhou City in the Qing Dynasty.

Wikipedia: 四方炮台 (ZH)

1100 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 4: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

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The Sun Yat-sen or Zhongshan Memorial Hall is an octagon-shaped building in Guangzhou, capital of China's Guangdong Province. The hall was designed by Lu Yanzhi and was built with funds raised by local and overseas Chinese people in memory of Sun Yat-sen. Construction work commenced in 1929 and completed in 1931. The hall is a large octagonal structure with a span of 71 metres (233 ft) without pillars, housing a large stage and seats 3,240 people.

Wikipedia: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Guangzhou) (EN)

299 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Sanyuan Palace

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Sanyuan Palace is a Taoist temple dedicated to Three Great Emperor-Officials and is located in Yuexiu District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Wikipedia: Sanyuan Palace (EN)

702 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Five-Ram statue

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The stone statue of the five sheep is located on the wooden shell post on the west side of Yuexiu Park in Guangzhou, and is a stone carving created according to the legend of the five sheep in Guangzhou.

Wikipedia: 五羊石像 (ZH)

705 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

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The Wang Tomb District of the King of South Vietnam (formerly the West Han Nanjing Vietnamese Museum) is located at 867, Liberation North Road, Guangdong City, Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of China, and is a museum built on the original site of the second generation of South Vietnamese Wang Zhao Yu. The museum covers an area of 14,000 square meters and an area of about 8,500 square meters, and is a museum of ruins.

Wikipedia: 西汉南越王博物馆 (ZH)


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