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Historic sights and culinary delights on Guangzhou’s four new metro lines

2017-December-31       Source: Newsgd.com

Are you wondering what interesting places and delicious food these new routes open up? Let’s take a look!

First phase project of Line 13

Yuzhu Station (鱼珠站)

Whampoa Military Academy (黄埔军校)

The former site of Guangdong Army and Navy College, the first military school in modern times of China. It bore witness to the great efforts that Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the pioneer of the China’s democratic revolution, made to revitalize the country.

In1988 the site was listed as a key cultural relic under state-level protection. You can wander the site, see where soldiers took their classes, where the officers lived and slept and learn more about the significance of the academy to China’s democratic revolution.

Admission: Free

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00, Tuesday - Sunday, closed on Monday

Add.: No. 170 Junxiao Road, Changzhou Island, Huangpu District, Guangzhou (广州市黄埔区长洲岛军校路170号)

Huangpu Scrambled Egg (黄埔炒蛋)

Huangpu Scrambled Egg is one of the most famous and popular dishes throughout Guangdong. It was invented by fishermen in Huangpu, the home port of the ancient Maritime Silk Road.

Due to its appearance like a yellow cloth, it is also called Huang Bu (yellow cloth) egg. The pun being - Huangpu and Huang Bu have the same pronunciation in Cantonese. It is said that the former president of the Republic of China - Chang Kai-Shek really enjoyed this dish.

Cost: About RMB 10-20 per person

Where to eat: Most restaurants in Huangpu offer this dish.

Nanhai God Temple Station (南海神庙站)

Nanhai God Temple (南海神庙)

Nanhai God Temple was the place where the local people in ancient times made offerings to the Sea God. It is the only temple left of the four ancient Sea God Temples in China. Founded in the Sui Dynasty (594), it is of important value in the study of foreign trade in ancient China as Guangzhou is known as the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, and is a place where you can get a dose of real Cantonese culture.

Admission: RMB 10 per ticket

Opening Hours: 9:00 – 16:30

Add.: No.22 Xuri Jie (Street), Miaotou Village, Nangang Town, Huangpu District, Guangzhou (广州市黄埔区南岗镇庙头村旭日街22号)

Editor: Monica Liu

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