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: http://j.map.baidu.com/Ai_FH

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.

Ancestral Hall of the Liang Clan & Fu Song Academy

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.

Japanese House Whampoa Village (Huangpu Cun)

June 27, 2016

Japanese House Whampoa Village (Huangpu Cun), Guangzhou

Xiaozhou Village

June 22, 2016

Xiaozhou Village (小洲村) is an island village located in the south-eastern part of Haizhu district, Guangzhou. The history of the village can be traced back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). The area was known as Yingzhou (瀛洲) in ancient time. The name Yingzhou is still being used, eg. Yingzhou Ecological Park (瀛洲生态公园), Yingzhou Market (瀛洲市场), […]