What to see in Guangzhou?
Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall
Located on Dongfeng Rd. M. in downtown Guangzhou China travel deals , the memorial hall, an octagonal structure 49 meters high, with a floor space of 3,700 square meters, was the office of the Provisional Government in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It was built in 1931 with money raised by overseas Chinese and Guangzhou residents in honor of Dr.Sun, the pioneer of China's bourgeois democratic revolution.
Sun Yat-sen, born on November 12, 1866 at Cuiheng Village of Guangdong province, was a leading figure in China's revolution against the Qing government and the first President of the Republic. In August 1905, he formulated the Three Principles of the People - nationalism, democracy, and social well-being - which he believed were the guidelines for building a modern China, and as he had proposed, he truly contributed his whole life into the great task.
Chen Family Ancestral Temple
Ancestral Temple of The Chen Family is now the largest and best preserved and decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong Province and now the site of the Guangdong Folk Art Museum China travel service. It was designated as an important cultural relic under the State protection by the state Council in 1986.
This ancestral temple was built between 1890 and 1894 during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing dynasty.It was built with donations of the Chen family then spread in 72 counties in Guangdong province. The temple used to provide lodgings for candidates of the Chen family who came to Guangdong Holidays in China to prepare for imperial examinations in Guangzhou. Hence it was also called the Chen Clan Academy.
Occupying an area of 15,000 square meters, the temple, has a rectangular main building and comprises six courtyards, nine main halls, and nineteen buildings. With an architectural design of traditional Guangdong style, the temple is especially renowned for its beautiful decorations. In the temple, historical figures, legends, and scenes are represented in many art forms, including wood carving, brick carving, pottery carving, stone carving, lime carving, clay sculpture, ash sculpture, brass and cast iron, grotto, new year painting, and so on. These artistic and historical attributes make the temple an important attraction in Guangzhou.
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