May 18 marks the 46th International Museum Day, while May 19 is the China Tourism Day. In celebration of these two special days, Guangzhou has prepared lots of fantastic activities for visitors to have fun, and you can visit several newly-open museums, buy cultural and creative products designed by various museums or take a trip on a museum-themed bus.
A celebration is held at the King's Palace exhibition area of the Nanyue King Museum in Guangzhou on May 18, 2022. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
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A museum passport, a museum-themed sticker and a map of museums in Guangzhou (Photos provided to Newsgd.com)
Two Tiger General themed fans created by the Nanyue King Museum (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Above all, six new museums have been officially open to the public recently, namely, Tuanyida Memorial Hall, Guangzhou Overseas Chinese Museum, Guangzhou Maritime Museum, Guangzhou Railway Museum, Garden Hotel Museum and the Zhao's Tianshuitang Museum. Among them, the Guangzhou Overseas Chinese Museum works to display the history of Guangzhou's overseas Chinese, the Guangzhou Maritime Museum is the only maritime-themed museum in Guangdong, and the Guangzhou Railway Station was built on the site of the century-old Huangsha Railway Station.
The Guangzhou Railway Station is built on the site of the century-old Huangsha Railway Station. (Photo: Southcn.com)
In the meantime, a total of 14 museums in the city have created more than a hundred cultural creative products in celebration of International Museum Day. To name a few, the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion holds a themed nail salon, and the Museum of Biology of Sun Yat-sen University presents a series of insect-based products.
The Tiger General series products created by the Nanyue King Museum (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
In addition, a guide book entitled The Map of Museums in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has also been published, introducing a total of 108 museums in 11 cities of the GBA, including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, providing you with a deeper insight into the museums in this region.
The guide book entitled The Map of Museums in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (in Chinese) (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
From May 18 to June 18, a Nanyue King Museum-themed bus is being put into use, taking you to tour along The King's Tomb exhibition area and the The King's Palace exhibition area of the Nanyue King Museum.
A Nanyue King Museum-themed bus passes by the museum. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
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