January 31, 2017
In Shenzhen Central Park, there is a set of outdoor models commemorating Futian’s 15 villages : 上步、福田、岗厦、皇岗、水围、渔农、石厦、新洲、沙尾、沙咀、上沙、下沙、上梅林、下梅林、田面。
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 […]
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: http://j.map.baidu.com/Ai_FH
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.
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。”.
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 […]
July 2, 2016
Chaojiang Hu’ s Ancestral Hall (潮江胡公祠) in Huangpu Cun, Guangzhou. It is now a gift shop.
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.
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.
June 28, 2016
Ancestral Hall of the Liang Clan (敬波梁公祠) & Fu Song Academy (抚松书院), located in Huangpu Cun in Guangzhou, is an art gallery and art venue where cultural events are held.