Likoushan, Weihai

November 18, 2017

Likoushan, Weihai, Shandong, China. map:

Shajing Old Town

January 21, 2017

Shajing Old Town, one of the oldest area in Shenzhen. With Shenzhen Metro line 11 in operation, now it is super easy to get to Shajing 沙井, one of the 4 major ancient towns in Shenzhen 深圳四大古墟 (Shajing 沙井, Dongmen 东门, Guanlan 观澜, Shatoujia 沙头角). What’s in Shajing? Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) Ancient Tombs: Huang […]

South Sea God Temple

December 5, 2016

First built in 594 AD, The South Sea God Temple (南海神庙) was an important site of the ancient Maritime Silk Road and is now a 4A National Tourist Attraction. Location: Miaotou Village, Huangpu District, Guangzhou (广州黄埔区庙头村) Map:

Civic Centre

Lianhuashan Park and Civic Centre

July 26, 2016

Lianhuashan Park and Civic Centre. After visiting Guan Shanyue Art Museum and finishing a meal at Guan She, took a stroll around Civic Centre and Lianhuashan Park ….

Huangpu Village

July 10, 2016

Huangpu Village / Huangpu Ancient Port was the only trading port open to foreign countries during the Qing dynasty. It played an important role in Marine Silk Road.

Huangting Liang’s Ancestral Hall

July 6, 2016

Huangting Liang’s Ancestral Hall, Huangpu cun, Guangzhou. Huangting (晃亭) Liang, whose given name was Guochi (国炽), was one of the 14th generation of the Liang clan in Huangpu. Huishang (辉上) was his courtesy name, and Huangting his pen name. According to the Genealogy of the Liang’s clan, Huangting Liang introduced to China smallpox inoculation “闻西人有种牛痘法,取牛所患痘浆,刺人臂,令痘出,数日即痂,无以苦。”.

愛吾廬 Loving My Thatched Hut

July 3, 2016

Reading The Book of Mountains and Seas, by Tao Yuanming Translation: James Robert Hightower 《讀山海經》 陶淵明 / In early summer, grass and trees grow tall, 孟夏草木長, With profuse foliage sheltering the hall. 繞屋樹扶疏。 The flocks of birds have fondest place to rest 眾鳥欣有托, While I love my cosy house the best. 吾亦愛吾廬。 When I have […]

Chaojiang Hu’ s Ancestral Hall

July 2, 2016

Chaojiang Hu’ s Ancestral Hall (潮江胡公祠) in Huangpu Cun, Guangzhou. It is now a gift shop.

Hualong Feng’s Ancestral Hall

June 30, 2016

The Ancestral Hall of Hualong Feng, Feng’s second generation, was built in Qing dynasty. Now is the meeting place of Feng’s family and also the Overseas Chinese Fellow Association of Hong Kong and Macao People from Huangpu. It is also a gallery and gift shop.

Yuxu Palace

June 29, 2016

Yuxu Palace (玉虛宮) , aka Northern Emperor Temple (北帝庙), was built during the Northern Song Dynasty. It is a landmark in Guangzhou’s Whampoa Village (Huangpu Cun) as well as an important architectural piece on the cultural heritage list. Northern Emperor (北帝), also known by the name Xuan Wu (玄武), is a Taoist deities.