Guangzhou (广州), Guangdong, China Travel Guide
Guangzhou at dusk
Author: Myouzke (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
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Places of Interest in Guangzhou
- Chen Jia Ci Temple
The Chen clan ancestral temple was built in 1890 by the Chen clansmen in Southern Chinese temple style.
- Guangxiao Si Temple
Also known as the Temple of Glorious Filial Piety, this is one of the most beautiful temples in Guangzhou.
- Guangzhou Art Museum
A contemporary museum showcasing the work of major Chinese artists.
- Guangzhou Municipal Museum
Housed in a Ming watchtower, this musuem has over 1,200 pieces of artifacts showcasing the history of the region from 4,000 BC to present times.
- Huaisheng Mosque
The principal place of worship for the Muslims in Guangzhou, it is also one of the oldest mosques in China.
- Hualin Si Temple
Oldest and liveliest Buddhist temple in Guangzhou. It is also one of the few visited by Bodhidarma, founder of Chan Buddhism.
- Liu Rong Si Temple
This temple was established in AD 537 to house a portion of Buddha's ashes brought from India.
- Nan Yue Palace Gardens
Restored ancient garden that used to be part of the palace of Zhao Tuo, founder of the ancient Nan Yue Kingdom.
- Nan Yue Tomb
This is the 2000-year-old tomb of Zhao Mo, grandson of General Zhao Tuo, founder of the Nan Yue Kingdom.
- Orchid Garden & Islamic Cemetery
A beautiful botanical garden adjacent to the tomb of Abu Waqas, the uncle of the Prophet who brought Islam to China.
- Peasant Movement Institute
A former Ming Confucian temple, the institute showcases the Chinese revolution under Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai.
- Qingping Market
One of the largest markets in China selling all sorts of fresh produce.
- Sacred Heart Church
Major Roman Catholic church of Guangzhou built by French missionaries between 1860 and 1880.
- Shamian Island
This is an island which the Chinese leased to the French and the British following their defeat in the Second Opium War (1856-60).
- Yuexiu Gongyuan
This is one of the biggest municipal parks in China, covering an area of 222 acres and split into several parts