Do you want to make and taste your own beer in a brewery? Would you like to try dark cuisine 'soy sauce ice cream' in a soy sauce factory? Have you ever wondered how a timepiece is made?
Now, if you go on a trip featuring industrial tourist attractions in Guangdong, you will not only be able to relax and enjoy yourself, but also to find out more about how these articles of everyday use are manufactured. This is also an informative and entertaining tour for both parents and children to have fun during the summer holiday.
A child experiences pottery-making at the Ancient Nanfeng Kiln in Foshan. (Photo: Dai Jiaxin)
A total of 20 industrial tourist routes were released in Guangzhou on August 4th by the province's Department of Culture and Tourism and the Department of Industry and Information Technology. The province also announced the first batch of 127 industrial tourism projects, including 19 industrial heritage attractions and 52 industrial museums.
Guangdong is home to dozens of China's world-renowned leading manufacturing enterprises and brands, such as technology firm Huawei, telecom equipment maker ZTE, home appliances giants Midea and Gree, TV manufacturer TCL, new-energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer BYD and auto maker GAC. The Department of Culture and Tourism, working in tandem with the Department of Industry and Information Technology will further explore the province's industrial tourism resources and launch more routes for tourists to enjoy in the future.
Recommended industrial tourist attractions in Guangdong
Rossini Horologe Museum
Clocks displayed at the Rossini Horologe Museum (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
The Museum is an interesting destination and highlight among these industrial tourist routes. Here you will be able to experience the horologe culture via modernized technology as well as traditional timekeeping culture from ancient China, learn more about the international standard of watch crafting and modern watch crafting skills, explore the origin of timekeeping devices and the development of the precise fabrication skills of modernized horologe. Don't forget to take part in the enjoyable watch assembly activities and custom-make your own Rossini commemorative watch.
Ancient Nanfeng Kiln
The Ancient Nanfeng Kiln in Foshan (Photo: Dai Jiaxin)
The Kiln is one of the national industrial heritage projects designated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Built in the Ming Dynasty (1506–1521), it has been continuously firing for more than 500 years and is dubbed as a 'ceramic living fossil'. Come here to explore the stoves and ancient folk houses built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and to experience pottery making with masters. At the nearby antique street, ceramics museum and world's largest pottery shop, you will be overwhelmed by numerous pottery products of various types.
Chubang Soy Sauce Culture Expo Hall
Chubang Soy Sauce's drying yard along the river (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
The Hall is another industrial museum not to be missed, here you can taste the special 'soy sauce ice cream'. It demonstrates a one-thousand-year-old culture including the brewing technology of southern soy sauce through four exhibitions. Tourists will also have a chance to view how Chubang soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans by visiting its production line and vast drying yard along the river.
Blue Ribbon Beer Museum
Blue Ribbon's cellar (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
If you are a fan of beer, you don't want to miss out on this Museum. Blue Ribbon's Zhaoqing Brewery was established in 1989, and the museum in 2013. The museum showcases Blue Ribbon's development history since its establishment in 1844 and includes packaging and production lines. You can even try to make your own beer in the Brewery too.
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