Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #6 in Guangzhou, China


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 16.1 km
Ascend 456 m
Descend 449 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: Hualin Temple

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Hualin Temple Chintunglee / CC BY-SA 4.0

Hualin Temple, also known as the Temple of the Five Hundred Genii or Gods, or Hualinsi Buddhist Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Guangzhou, China.

Wikipedia: Hualin Temple (Guangzhou) (EN)

442 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

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Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street is a famous business and tourism area in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, located in Xiguan, Liwan District, and is the collective name of Shangjiu Road, Xiajiu Road and Tenth Fu Road Pedestrian Street. On September 30, 1995, it officially became a commercial pedestrian street. Its actual coverage includes Shangjiu Road, Xiajiu Road, Tenth Fu Road, Baohua Road, Kangwang Road and other road sections. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street is the famous "Xiguan Business Corridor", and it is also one of the most prosperous areas in the old city.

Wikipedia: 上下九商业步行街 (ZH)

1642 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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)

463 meters / 6 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)

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

655 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

809 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 12: Site of The 1st National Congress of Kuomintang of China

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The old site of the First National Congress of the Chinese Kuomintang is located in the auditorium of the bell tower on the east side of the Guangdong Provincial Zhongshan Library on Wenming Road, Guangzhou, and is a national key cultural relics protection unit. The First National Congress of the Chinese Kuomintang was held in the auditorium of the bell tower from January 20 to 30, 1924. The auditorium has now been restored to its original state, with a portrait of Sun Yat-sen on the rostrum on the front, the flag of the Chinese Kuomintang on the left and the national flag of the Republic of China on the right, and all the seats under the stage are labeled with the numbers and names of the people attending the meeting at that time.

Wikipedia: 中國國民黨第一次全國代表大會舊址 (ZH)

1461 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 13: Ye Ting Statue

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Ye Ting Statue

Ye Ting, born in Huiyang, Guangdong, was a Chinese military leader who played a key role in the Northern Expedition to reunify China after the 1911 Revolution. After serving with the Kuomintang, Ye later joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Wikipedia: Ye Ting (EN)

1445 meters / 17 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)

318 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: 明远楼

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Guangdong Gongyuan is the place where the imperial examination township examination was held at the provincial level in Guangdong in the feudal era of China, was built in the Southern Song Dynasty, and was relocated many times in history, the 23rd year of the Kangxi Dynasty of the Qing Dynasty (1684) was located in the southeast corner of the inner city of Guangzhou, Chengenli, that is, the east end of Wenming Road, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, and its scope includes the old hall of the Guangdong Provincial Museum, the east of the Wenming Road Headquarters of the Zhongshan Library of Guangdong Province and the Guangdong Experimental Middle School. In the Qing Dynasty, the Guangdong Tribute Courtyard was called the four major tribute courtyards in China together with the Shuntian Tribute Courtyard, the Jiangnan Tribute Courtyard and the Henan Tribute Courtyard, and now only the Dragon and Tiger Wall and the Mingyuan Building remain.

Wikipedia: 广东贡院 (ZH)

1207 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

1039 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

1855 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 18: Guangdong Revolutionary History Museum

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The Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History is a museum established in 1959 in Guangzhou, capital of China's Guangdong Province, located on the site of former Guangdong Advisory Bureau in the Second Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery.

Wikipedia: Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History (EN)

1542 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 19: Guangzhou Uprising Martyr Cemetery Park

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Guangzhou Martyrs' Memorial Garden is a park located in Zhongshan 3rd Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China that commemorates the death of the Chinese Communist party in the Guangzhou Uprising against the Kuomintang on December 11, 1927.

Wikipedia: Guangzhou Martyrs' Memorial Garden (EN), Website


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