Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral | Guangzhou | 石室圣心大教堂

Sacred Heart Cathedral | Guangzhou | 石室圣心大教堂

The Sacred Heart Cathedral locates on Yide Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China. It is one of the cathedrals in the Catholic Archdiocese of Guangzhou.

The church was built in 1863 and completed in 1888, which lasted 25 years. Because all the walls and pillars of the church are made of granite stone, it is also called the Stone Chamber or the Stone Chamber of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and the Stone Chamber of the Catholic Church. In 1996, it was listed as a national critical cultural relics protection unit.

Gothic church

The Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of the four Gothic churches with all stone structures in the world. The building area is 2924 square meters, the east-west width is 32.85 meters, the north-south length is 77.17 meters, the nave roof is 28.2 meters high, and the height from the spire to the ground is 52.76 meters—the largest Gothic church in China and Southeast Asia, and the largest stone building in China.

The principal architect of the Sacred Heart Cathedral is Léon Vautrin from Nancy, France. Bishop Ming Jizhang has seen many works of Léon Vautrin in Lorraine, France. Vautrin’s architectural talent left a deep impression on him, so he invited him to design Guangzhou.

Guangzhou Stone Church

Under the advice and choice of Léon Vautrin, Ming Jizhang hired Charles Hyacinthe Humbert, also from Nancy, as the executive architect, and Antoine Hermitte in Paris, who also served as the executive architect. The two were in December 1862. He boarded the ship from Marseille in the second half of the month and went to Guangzhou to guide the concrete construction of the church.

The front facade of the stone church is modeled on the Saint Crotide church in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, while the interiors of the nave and semicircular apse are based on France’s Tulle Cathedral. The whole church belongs to The Goethe Revival style that flourished in Europe in the 19th century.

Catholic Stone Church Hall

Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall

Dongguan | 东莞 | Greater Bay Area

Greater Bay Area | Dongguan

The Greater Bay Area is China’s plan to integrate the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine Chinese mainland cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, and Zhaoqing in Guangdong province into a leading hub for innovation and economic growth.

Dongguan

Dongguan Taishang Building | CBD Office Building

Dongguan has formed pillar industries such as electronic information, electrical machinery and equipment, textiles, clothing, shoes and hats, food and beverages, papermaking, and paper products, and cultivated new industrial clusters such as LED optoelectronics, new flat panel displays, and solar photovoltaics.

东莞位於广东省中南部、珠江口东岸,地处粤港澳大湾区的中心地带、广深科技创新走廊中部。

东莞高速公路四通八达,有广(州)深(圳)、(东)莞深(圳)、广(州)深(圳)沿江、博(罗)深(圳)、从(化)(东)莞、潮(州)(东)莞、虎门大桥等城际高速公路。铁路方面,东莞是(北)京九(龙)、广(州)梅(州)汕(头)、广(州)深(圳),以及广(州)九(龙)等路线的交汇点,往来港澳、北京、上海,以至华东地区,非常便利。在建的三条城际轨道线,穗(广州)(东)莞深(圳)城际轨道、(东)莞惠(州)城际轨道及佛(山)(东)莞城际轨道,连接广(州)深(圳)惠(州)三地的中心区。拥有国家一类口岸虎门港。

目前,东莞形成了电子资讯、电气机械及设备、纺织服装鞋帽、食品饮料、造纸及纸制品等支柱产业,培育出LED光电、新型平板显示、太阳能光伏等新兴产业集群。

The four pillar industries of Shenzhen are advanced technology, modern logistics, financial services, and cultural industry.

Shenzhen focuses on the development of seven emerging industries of strategic importance, namely biotechnology, Internet, new energy, new materials, cultural and creative industries, new-generation information technology, as well as energy conservation and environmental protection, plus future industries on life and health, marine, aerospace and aviation, robots, wearable devices, and smart equipment.

Shenzhen

Brilliant Shenzhen

深圳的四大支柱产业是先进科技、现代物流、金融服务和文化产业。

深圳重点发展生物科技、互联网、新能源、新材料、文化创意产业、新一代信息技术、节能环保等七大战略性新兴产业,以及未来生活和产业。 健康、海洋、航天航空、机器人、可穿戴设备和智能设备。

Hong Kong, formally the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is on the eastern Pearl River Delta in South China.

With over 7.5 million locals and numerous visiting residents of different races packed in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) area. Hong Kong is among one of the most densely booming locations in the world.

Hong Kong is also among the 3 global financial facilities and also among one of the most industrialized cities in the world.

Hong Kong Aerial view

Beautiful view from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong 

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