Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Guangzhou, China


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 10.3 km
Ascend 443 m
Descend 446 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: Guangxiao Christian Church

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Guangxiao Church is an important Christian church in Guangzhou, China, located at No. 29 Guangxiao Road, Yuexiu District, built in 1921-1924, by the Chinese Communists in the United States themselves organized by the Chinese Gang Shen Self-Care Mission (Congregational) to invest in the construction of the church, the general director of the church, Pastor Tan Woxin. The church sits west and faces east, four floors, 26.7 meters high, 35 meters long, 23 meters wide, can accommodate more than 1,200 people to worship, is one of the largest churches in Guangzhou.

Wikipedia: 光孝堂 (ZH)

540 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Guangxiao Temple

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Guangxiao Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong Province. As the special geographical position, Guangxiao Temple often acted as a stopover point for Asian missionary monks in the past. It also played a central role in propagating various elements of Buddhism, including precepts school, Chan (Zen), Shingon Buddhism, and Pure Land. In this temple, Huineng, the sixth Chinese patriarch of Chan Buddhism, made his first public Chan lecture and was tonsured, and Amoghavajra, a Shingon Buddhist master, gave his first teaching of esoteric Buddhism. Many Buddhist scriptures were also translated here, including those translated by Yijing and the Shurangama-sūtra translated by Paramitiin (般剌密諦).

Wikipedia: Guangxiao Temple (Guangzhou) (EN)

316 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

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The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees or Liurong Temple is a Buddhist temple in Guangzhou, China, originally built in AD 537.

Wikipedia: Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (EN)

1310 meters / 16 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)

1706 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 5: People's Park

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People's Park is an urban public park in Yuexiu District in central Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province in south China. Established in 1921, it is the first public park in the city, built on the site that had been the location of successive regional governments since the Sui dynasty. Due to its central location, it is colloquially called Central Park (中央公园).

Wikipedia: People's Park (Guangzhou) (EN)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: 广州原点

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The Guangzhou City Origin Logo is located in the South Square of People's Park, Zhongshan 5th Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China.

Wikipedia: 广州城市原点标志 (ZH)

621 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: 广东省财政厅

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The Ministry of Finance of the Guangdong Province is a well -known government department building in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. It is located at the northern end of Beijing Road. The building is imitating Western classical eclecticism. The first phase of the project was built in 1919. The Finance Department of the Guangdong Provincial People's Government, established after 1949, continues to use this building. In 1978, overall maintenance was conducted. In 1993, the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government was announced as a cultural relics protection unit in Guangzhou in the name "Guangdong Provincial Finance Hall Building". In 2002, the Guangdong Provincial People's Government included the fourth batch of cultural relics protection units in Guangdong Province in the name of "the former site of the Guangdong Finance Department".

Wikipedia: 廣東省財政廳大樓 (ZH)

783 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 8: 千年古楼遗址

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The site of the thousand-year-old building is a site in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, which is located at the pedestrian street of Beijing Road in Yuexiu District, starting from the intersection of Huifu East Road in the south and going north to the junction of Zhongshan 5th Road and Zhongshan 4th Road. This ancient road was first discovered by the archaeological team in Guangzhou in 2002 and reaffirmed in December 2008 by the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government as a municipal-level cultural relics protection unit.

Wikipedia: 千年古樓遺址 (ZH-YUE)

355 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Beijing Road Pedestrian Street

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Beijing Road is a street integrating culture, entertainment and commerce in Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, and is the most prosperous commercial center in the history of Guangzhou, with an average daily flow of about 350,000 people. Beijing Road stretches from Guangwei Road in the north to Yanjiang Middle Road in the south, with a total length of more than 1,500 meters.

Wikipedia: 北京路商业步行街 (ZH)

837 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 10: 10,000 Tree Cottage

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Located at No. 3, Changxingli, Zhongshan 4th Road, Guangzhou, China, the site of Wanmu Thatched Cottage is a blue brick ancestral hall style building with three rooms, three entrances, two wells and a hard hilltop, with an area of 663 square meters. Founded in the ninth year of Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty (1804), it was originally the residence of the children of the Qiu family in Guangdong Province to take the examination in the provincial capital, and was originally called the Qiu family library, so the nearby neighborhood is commonly called the Qiu family ancestral hall. In the late Qing Dynasty, Kang Youwei founded a private school here.

Wikipedia: 万木草堂 (ZH)

1483 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 11: Archaeological Site Museum of Nanyue Palace

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Located at No. 316, Zhongshan 4th Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, the Nanyue Palace Exhibition Area (formerly known as the Nanyue Palace Museum) is the main theme museum of the Nanyue National Palace Administration in the Western Han Dynasty, with a total area of 150,000 square meters, including the ruins of the Imperial Garden, the ruins of the Nanyue Palace, the ruins of the Southern Han Palace, and the ruins of the official offices of various dynasties. The ruins of the Imperial Garden were discovered in 1995, and the remains of palace gardens such as square ponds, crescent moon pools, curved canals, flat bridges and stepping stones were excavated in the ruins, and the ruins of the palace were discovered in 2000 in the Guangzhou Children's Park, and only the "scattered water" part of one of the large palaces has been cleaned so far. The site consists of three main points: the ruins of the palace of the Nanyue kings, the ruins of the palace of the Southern Han Kingdom, and the relics that have been unearthed in the center of the city since 2000. On November 20, 1996, the site was listed as a national key cultural relics protection unit. On 11 June 2006, some of the restored heritage sites of about 3,000 square metres were opened to the public, and selected cultural relics from more than 10,000 excavated items were exhibited to the public.

Wikipedia: 南越皇宮博物館 (ZH)

125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: City God Temple

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The Capital God Temple in Guangzhou is a temple worshiping the city in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. The current door is No. 48, Zhongyou Street, Sifi Road, Yuexiu District. City God Temple.

Wikipedia: 广州都城隍庙 (ZH)

1022 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 13: Peasant Movement Institute

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The Peasant Movement Training Institute or Peasant Training School was a school in Guangzhou, China, operated from 1923 to 1926 during the First United Front between the Nationalists and Communists. It was located in a former Confucian temple built in the 14th century. The site now houses a museum to Guangzhou's revolutionary past.

Wikipedia: Peasant Movement Training Institute (EN)

1108 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 14: Tungping daa ap

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Dongping Dazhu is a Qing Dynasty building in Yuexiu, Guangzhou, the second largest pawnshop in Guangzhou, No. 1, Zhongshan 4th Road, which was later idle and converted into a pawn museum in 2010.

Wikipedia: 東平大押 (ZH-YUE)


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