Huangpu Da Sha Di

March 29, 2016

Huangpu Da Sha Di, Guangzhou. In the 18th century, Huangpu was the dock area for European trading vessels. During the First Opium War, the Battle of Whampoa (now Huangpu) was fought between British and Chinese forces on 2 March 1841. Huangpu was the door to southern China. It was also the starting point of the […]

Best fried rice

Where To Get Good Fried Rice in Guangzhou

March 27, 2016

Where to get good fried rice in guangzhou? Luzhu Cha Chang Teng (绿竹茶餐厅), Bailing Lu, Yuexiu district, Guangzhou 广州越秀区百灵路89号(近知用中学) 电话:(020)83319115,(020)88379115 Map, street view How to get there: Metro, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station (Chinese: 纪念堂站)

old guangzhou

Old Guangzhou

March 23, 2016

Old Guangzhou

Liu Cun Kindergarten

Liu Cun Kindergarten

March 21, 2016

This is NOT a university, but a Kindergarten the size of a Grand Prix racing circuit. Liu Cun Kindergarten, Luogang, Guangzhou.

Liu Clan Ancestral Hall

March 18, 2016

Liu Clan Ancestral Hall, Luogang, Guangzhou. 雲巖劉公祠 Couplet inscriptions convey the message that schooling is the path to officialdom (eg. 官自讀書高), and they also carry the wish that the clan be prosperous and strong, the lineage be long.

Zhu Xuan Clan Academy

March 17, 2016

Zhu Xuan Clan Academy (竹軒家塾), a derelict building in a village in Guangzhou.

Alleys between Temple of Six Banyan Trees and Guangxiao Temple

March 13, 2016

The alleys between Temple of Six Banyan Trees and Guangxiao Temple are dotted with shops selling all the paraphernalia of temple worship.

Guangxiao Temple

March 10, 2016

Guangxiao Temple originated from the residence of Prince Zhao Jiande of the Nanyue Kingdom during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 24 AD). The temple houses many historical relics including the ones listed below: The Hall of the Sixth Patriarch houses the life-size bronze statue of Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism. […]

Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Guangzhou

March 8, 2016

Liurong Temple (六榕寺, literally The Temple of Six Banyan Trees) is one of the most popular attractions in Guangzhou. The temple features a number of ancient relics including the Liurong Pagoda, the Avalokitesvara Hall, and the Sixth Patriarch Hall. Built in the 6th Century, the temple was originally named Bao Zhuang Yan Temple and the […]

First Skyscraper In Shenzhen • Tallest Building In Mainland China 1985

March 4, 2016

The International Foreign Trade Center (深圳国际贸易中心大厦(国贸大厦) Guomao Building) was the first skyscraper in Shenzhen and was the tallest building in mainland China upon its completion in 1985. On the top floor, there’s the Guomao Revolving Restaurant.