Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #5 in Guangzhou, China


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 17 sights
Distance 13.9 km
Ascend 378 m
Descend 374 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: Hoi Tong Monastery

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The Hoi Tong Monastery, also known by many other names, is a Buddhist temple and monastery on Henan Island in Guangzhou, China. It shares its grounds with the city's Haichuang Park.

Wikipedia: Hoi Tong Monastery (EN), Website

1816 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 2: Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Church of Our Lady of LourdesAnthony Hartman from Meizhou, China / CC BY 2.0

The Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Shamian Island is a 20th-century gothic church. It is located in Shamian, Liwan District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Wikipedia: Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Shamian Island (EN)

648 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: Shamian Christian Church

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Shamian Christian Church is a Protestant church located in Shamian, Liwan District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Wikipedia: Shamian Christian Church (EN)

1500 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 4: Cultural Park

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Guangzhou Cultural Park is a park located in Guangzhou, China, near the banks of the Pearl River, which is a comprehensive cultural and entertainment venue focusing on publicity and exhibition, cultural and sports activities, landscaping and amusement activities. The park covers an area of 8.3 hectares, with a green area of 1.55 hectares, and is equipped with a large open-air square, a central platform, an exhibition center, an exhibition hall, an aquatic product hall, a dolphinarium, an ice rink, a chess hall, a movie field, a bodybuilding garden, an antique garden building scenic spot, a playground and a 23-storey cultural and entertainment square under construction. Every year, three major exhibitions are held: the Spring Festival Flower Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Festival, and the Yangcheng Chrysanthemum Festival. Guangzhou Cultural Park is adjacent to Nanfang Building, Oi Kwan Hotel, White Swan Hotel, Shamian Island, 13 Hang, Renmin South Road and other commercial areas. Metro Line 6 and Metro Line 8 have a Cultural Park Station at the Cultural Park, which is located on the west side of the Park.

Wikipedia: 广州文化公园 (ZH)

520 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Shaji Tragedy Memorial

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The Shaji Massacre Monument, located on Yanjiang West Road in Guangzhou, China, is a memorial to those who died in the Shaji Massacre.

Wikipedia: 沙基惨案纪念碑 (ZH)

50 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Canton Custom House

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Guangdong Customs Building, commonly known as the Great Bell Tower, is located in Yanjiang West Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou City, People's Republic of China, built in 1916, is a landmark building in the Long Causeway Commercial and Trade Zone in Guangzhou, and is also a model of modern Western architecture in Guangzhou. The original arch door on the "Cantonese Customs" three words, after 1949 had been changed to "Guangzhou Customs", after the restoration is now changed back to "Cantonese Customs", the English name in accordance with the Latin tradition to V instead of U into the word "", is now a national key cultural relics protection unit.

Wikipedia: 粤海关大楼 (ZH)

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: 广州邮政博览馆(广东邮务管理局旧址)

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Guangzhou Postal Expo is located at No. 43 Yanjiang West Road, Guangzhou, China, and is a comprehensive postal expo integrating exhibition, collection and sales.

Wikipedia: 广州邮政博览馆 (ZH)

1522 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 8: Sacred Heart Cathedral

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The Sacred Heart Cathedral, properly the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and also known as the Stone Chamber or Stone House by locals, is a Gothic Revival Roman Catholic cathedral in Guangzhou, China. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Guangzhou. The cathedral is located at 56 Yide Road, on the north bank of the Pearl River at the heart of the old town. It is one of the few cathedrals in the world to be entirely built of granite, including all the walls, pillars, and the twin towers.

Wikipedia: Sacred Heart Cathedral (Guangzhou) (EN)

1220 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 9: Temple of the Five Immortals

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The Temple of the Five Immortals, formerly incorrectly translated as the Temple of the Five Genii, is a former Taoist temple in Guangzhou, Guangdong, in China. It lies beside the junction of West Huifu Road and Liurong Rd.

Wikipedia: Temple of the Five Immortals (Guangzhou) (EN)

1268 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 10: 广州解放纪念像

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The Guangzhou Liberation Memorial Statue is located in the center of Haizhu Square in Guangzhou, China, and is a sculpture built to commemorate the liberation of Guangzhou by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. The original author was the sculptor Yin Weichang, whose original version was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, and the current version was recreated by Pan Wei and Liang Mingcheng after the Cultural Revolution.

Wikipedia: 广州解放纪念像 (ZH)

569 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: 拜庭许大夫家庙

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Baiting Xu Dafu's family temple is located in Xudi, Gaodi Street, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China. Xu Baiting was originally one of the four major salt merchants in Guangzhou, and later his eldest son Xu Xiangguang led his clan to build an ancestral hall on Gaodi Street, which is now the family temple of Xu Dafu. Xu Dijia Temple was originally a three-entry building, now only two entrances remain, the third entrance has been demolished, and built as a building. It is now used as an activity center for retired teachers in Yuexiu District. In July 2002, it was listed as a cultural relics protection unit in Guangzhou.

Wikipedia: 拜庭许大夫家庙 (ZH)

871 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 12: Archaeological Site of the Wooden Watergate of Nanyue Kingdom

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The site of the wooden sluice gate of the Nanyue Kingdom is located on the basement floor of Guangming Square between Xihu Road and Huifu East Road in Guangzhou, China. It is the earliest, largest and most well-preserved wooden sluice site found in the world.

Wikipedia: 南越国木构水闸遗址 (ZH)

16 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 13: Big Buddha Temple

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Big Buddha Temple

The Dafo Temple is a Buddhist temple in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Located in Yuexiu District, Dafo Temple is a grand temple with a history of more than one thousand years and was built by Emperor Liu Yan in the Southern Han dynasty (917–971). It has been praised as one of the "Five Largest Temples of Guangzhou" in history. Later it was destroyed and rebuilt many times. In the late Ming dynasty, the temple was declining day by day and was devastated by the war while Shang Kexi and Geng Jimao conquered Guangdong in 1649. During the reign of the Kangxi Emperor in 1663, the temple was rebuilt and expanded by Shang Kexi continuously. According to the national policy of free religious belief, the temple was approved by the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government to be restored as a Buddhist temple in 1981. Then Master Guangming, vice-president of the Guangzhou Buddhist Association, served as abbot; he tried to revitalize Dafo Temple and restore the style of the large temple. On August 9, 1993, Dafo Temple was put on the list as a Municipality Protected Historic Site by the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government.

Wikipedia: Dafo Temple (Guangzhou) (EN)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: 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)

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: 广州市消防局旧址

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The former site of the Guangzhou Fire Bureau, now No. 49 Wenming Road, the former Central Fire Department of Guangzhou City, the former Central Fire Department of Guangzhou City, was designed in 1924 by Charles Berger, the father of modern architecture in Guangzhou, due to insufficient funds, the project dragged on for 4 years, and was not completed until 1927, costing more than 80,000 yuan.

Wikipedia: 广州市消防局旧址 (ZH)

1126 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 16: Former Site of All-China Federation of Trade Unions

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The former site of the China Federation of Trade Unions is located at No. 89 Yuexiu South Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China. It is a place where the National Federation of Trade Unions of China from 1925 to 1927 and was listed as the third batch of national key cultural relics protection units in 1988. It is currently one of the subordinates of the Guangdong Revolutionary History Museum.

Wikipedia: 中华全国总工会旧址 (广州) (ZH)

1866 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 17: Canton-Kowloon Railway Memorial Park

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Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway Memorial Park It is located near the junction of Donghua South Road and Dashatou 2nd Road, Yuexiu District, China, which was opened on January 13, 2015 and opened on January 8, 2017.

Wikipedia: 廣九鐵路紀念園 (ZH-YUE)


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