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Xiguan | 西关 | The Traditional Characteristics Of Guangzhou

Xiguan | The traditional characteristics Of Guangzhou

For the traditional characteristics of Guangzhou, I would recommend Xiguan. This is where Secretary Xi has also been. Walk into Enning Road and you can follow Secretary Xi’s footsteps for a tour.

Yongqingfang 永庆坊

Yongqingfang is located in the most beautiful Qilou Street in Guangzhou, Enning Road, Liwan District. The Shangxiajiu landmark commercial street is connected to the east, and the Xiamian of the 5A-level scenic spot is connected to the south. It is the former site of Xiguan with a rich cultural heritage of Guangzhou city. 


It is a benchmark for the organic renewal of the city in the new era in China, which is dedicated to the building by Guangzhou City, with historical and cultural heritage and integration of contemporary urban life.

Cantonese Opera Art Museum | 粤剧艺术博物馆


The Cantonese Opera Museum is a Chinese garden-style museum with Lingnan style and water village cultural characteristics. Divided into the north and south banks, the south bank is the main site of the museum.


The layout of the traditional Lingnan garden architecture is in charge of two floors underground and three floors above ground. There are museum warehouses, Cantonese opera-related exhibition halls and theaters, surrounding pavilions, and a lake of about 1,500 square meters. The North Shore is also quite large, with cultural relics restoration, the inheritance and protection of Cantonese opera art as the main area.


Liwan Lake Park | 荔湾湖公园


Liwan Lake Park is also known as  Guangzhou Liwanhu Park. It is located in the Pantang area of Liwan District. It consists of four lakes: Xiaocui Lake, Yucui Lake, Ruyi Lake, and Wuxiu Lake. It contains the traditional characteristics of Guangzhou.

Linwan Lake

Visitors can take rental boats, water bikes and other tours. There are restaurants, cafes, dance halls and a variety of amusement facilities in the park, which has gradually become a comprehensive park integrating tourism, sports, entertainment and rest.


Liwan Lake Park is a lake-based park that best reflects the grace and beauty of the southern country.

Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street | 上下九步行街


The well-known Shangxiajiu Commercial Street is located in the old city of Xiguan. It starts from Shangxiajiu Road in the east and reaches the Tenth Fuxi in the west. It traverses Baohua Road and Wenchang Road. It has a total length of more than 1,237 meters. The passenger flow reached 600,000 times.


It gathers the old Xiguan food culture, Lingnan food culture and folk customs in Lingnan culture. The iconic building of Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street is the arcade street that stretches for kilometers.


Guangzhou Christian Shifu Church | 广州市基督教十甫堂

The original Shifu Church was located at No. 93 Shifu Road and was built in 1862; the new Church is now located at No. 54 Fengyuanzheng Street, Longjin West Road (or Fengyuan Road), Liwan District, adjacent to the New Lizhi Bay and Pantang Cultural and Recreation Area, in 1995 Moved here from the old site of Tenth Fu Road.

During the catastrophe of the “Cultural Revolution” in 1966, Shifu Church was closed together with the churches in the city until December 24, 1983 in memory of the birth of Christ the Savior.

Shamian | 沙面


There are more than 150 European-style buildings on Shamian Island, among which 42 are prominently featured in Neo-Baroque, Gothic, Voucher-style, Neo-classical and Chinese-Western style buildings. It is the most exotic European architectural complex in Guangzhou.

Chen Family Ancestral Hall | 陈家祠堂


The Chen Family Ancestral Hall is one of the largest existing Cantonese traditional buildings. It is also the largest, best-preserved, and most exquisitely decorated ancestral hall-style building in China. It is known as the “Pearl of Lingnan Architectural Art”.


Thirteen Hongs Museum | 十三行博物馆

The Thirteen Hongs Museum is located in the Guangzhou Cultural Park Exhibition Center. It was officially released on September 30, 2016. Experts have argued that the cultural park plot is the core trading area of the thirteen hongs, which are the commercial hall area and the gathering area of outside merchants. The new museum is almost rebuilt on the original site.

The Thirteen Hongs Museum is the Traditional Characteristics Of Guangzhou
The Thirteen Hongs Museum

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