Now it is home to the Guangdong Folk Art. The Chen clan ancestral hall is famous for the ornate decoration which is presented inside and outside the halls. A large collection of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving are seen on the walls, beams, columns, ridges and soon, a trove of Chinese folk arts.
A large collection of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving.
Entrance Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30
How to get there: take subway Line 1 to Chenjiaci Station; or take Buses No. 85, 88, 104, 107, 109, 114, 128, 193, 204, 233, 250, 260 or 268 and get off at Chenjiaci Station; or take Trolley Bus No. 104, 105, 107 or 109
No. 02: Xiguan Dawu ( Xiguan Old and Big Houses)
Xiguan is a traditional geographical division of Guangzhou. It is situated in Liwan District, on the west of Guangzhou. Longjin Road (龙津路) is the center of old Guangzhou culture.
The big and old buildinsg were built in the past 100 years. people still live in their old hous. These houese are are combination of eastern & western architecture The houses all have the traditional Lingnan characteristics blended with western styles.No. 03: Yuexiu Park
Yuexiu Park is a park of mountains. Covering an area of 860, 000 square meters. Yuexiu Park is the biggest park in Guangzhou. It belongs to the ending ranges of Baiyun Mountain, stretching for 3 kilometers from the east to the west with an altitude of over 70 meters.
There are a great many beautiful views and historical relics in the park. The Five-Ram Sculpture is one of the most famous structures in Yuexiu Park, others like the River View Pagoda of Ming Dynasty, the Tomb of King Nanyue of Eastern Han and the Cannons of Ch’ing Dynasty are also very famous. If you want to travel around Guangzhou, Yuexiu Park is a good place for you to know about the city.Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: 06:00-21:00
How to get there: You can get to the park by taking Bus No. 2, 5, 6, 10, 58, or 101, or taking Subway Line 2 to Yuexiu Gongyuan Station.
Shamian Island is not a true island, the name Shamian means sandbank, and it is now connected to the rest of the city by a series of bridges.From the mid 18th to the mid 19th century, Shamian was the only place where foreign merchants were allowed to live in
Guangzhou. Shamian Island is a reminder of Guangzhou’s colonial history and covers an area of 24, 000 square meters at the side of the Pearl River. Along the river, the park area is a great place for people watching and tea drinking.
Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: There are many buses to get to the Shamian Island, including Buses No. 1, 9, 25, 38, 57, 64, 75, 81, 105, 123, 181, 208, 209, 217, 236, 270, 281, 538, 556, etc.
Guangxiao Temple is situated at the north end of Guangxiao Road in Guangzhou. It is a popular pilgrimage site for Zen Buddhists.
The temple has been destroyed several times by fire, and the current buildings date only from the mid 19th century. Many famous monks from home and abroad have come to preach here since the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420). In the temple, there are the Mahavira Hall, Sleeping Buddha statue, bodhi trees and East and West Iron Pagodas. The site is a must visit on sightseeing tours in Guangzhou.Entrance Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 06:00-17:00
How to get there: You can get to the park by taking Bus No.4, 88, 186, 250, or 823, or taking Subway Line 1 to Xilou Station.
Guangdong provincial museum is a province-level comprehensive museum in China which is located on the old site of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou.
Guangdong provincial museum was built in 1957 and opened in 1959 with the total area of 29, 000 square meters. Guangdong provincial museum is comprised of three parts: Exhibition Hall, Old Site of First Session Meeting of Kuomintang and Lu Xun Museum.Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (closed on Monday)
How to get there: take Buses No. 11, 12, 50, 54, 59, 65, 80, 125, 183, 215, 243, 248 or 541 and get off at Sheng Bo Wu Guan Station; or take Subway Line 1 and get off at Nong Jiang Suo Station.
No. 07: Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
Located on Liurong Road of Guangzhou, the Temple of Six Banyan Trees is one of the four celebrated Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, with the other three being Guangxiao Temple, Hualin Temple and Haizhuang Temple.
The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees is built in 537 in the Liang Dynasty. After entering by the mountain gate, the Tianwang Hall is the first hall you will see. The Laughing Buddha is there with smile all over his face to welcome visitors. Behind it is the Weituo Hall.
Entrance Fee: CNY 5
Opening Hours: 8:00-17:20
How to get there: take Subway Line 1 and get off at Gongyuanqian Station; or take Buses No. 56 or 58 and get off at Liutongsi Station; or take Buses No. 5, 7, 29, 85, 86, 88, 102, 104, 107, 124, 180, 203, 217, 243, 244, 253, 273, 519 or 552 and get off at Zhong Shan Liu Lu Station
HNo. 08: Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
Mausoleum of the Nanyue King is officially known as the Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum (西汉南越王博物馆). If you are interested in history or archiology, Mausoleum of the Nanyue King is a nice place to go on your short Guangzhou tour.The museum is built on the burial site of Zhao Mo, the second king of Nanyue Kindom that existed for 93 years (203 BC – 111 BC) with 5 successive kings. Nanyue Kingdom was a dependent state of Western Han Dynasty in China (202BC- 9AD).