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2022-Jan-14       Source: newsgd.com

What stories have happened in Guangzhou over the past 2,000 years? Do you know what cultural relics have been unearthed in Guangzhou? Here are some recommended exhibitions for you to catch a glimpse of the history of Guangzhou!

What stories have happened in Guangzhou over the past 2,000 years? Do you know what cultural relics have been unearthed in Guangzhou? Here are some recommended exhibitions for you to catch a glimpse of the history of Guangzhou!

Guangdong Zhuangyuan Cultural Exhibition (春风得意马蹄疾——广东状元文化展)


(Photo: Guangzhou Luxun Museum)

The Chinese imperial examinations, a civil-service examination system that lasted for 1300 years in ancient China is the longest and most influential system in Chinese history. Zhuangyuan (状元), the title given to the scholar who achieved the highest score of the imperial examination, was one of the lifelong pursuits of ancient scholars.

There are 14 Zhuangyuans in Guangdong’s history, including two from the Panyu District of Guangzhou. Through the story of Guangdong’s Zhuangyuans, the Zhuangyuan culture and other parts, this exhibition systematically displays the cultural resources of imperial examination in Guangdong and presents the extraordinary trajectory of a Zhuangyuan’s life.

Venue: Guangzhou Luxun Museum (广州鲁迅纪念馆)

Time: 9:00 — 17:00 (admission closed at 16:00), until February 28, 2022 (closed on Mondays)

Add.: No.215, Wenming Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区文明路215号)

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 1, get off at Peasant Movement Institute Station and use Exit A; take Metro Line 6, get off at Tuanyida Square and use Exit A.

Guangzhou from an Archaeological Perspective (云山珠水间——考古发现的广州)


(Photo: Guangzhou Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau)

This exhibition displays 751 sets of cultural relics in chronological order. With archaeological materials, it presents the lifestyle of Guangzhou people in the pre-Qin period, the cultural exchanges and interactions with neighboring areas, the development and changes of Guangzhou city since the Qin and Han Dynasties over 2,200 years, as well as the history of continuous overseas exchanges.

Venue: Southern Han Mausoleums Museum (南汉二陵博物馆)

Time: 9:00 — 17:30 (admission closed at 17:00), long-term exhibition (closed on Mondays)

Add.: No. 8, Huashi 1st Road, Xiaoguwei Island, Higher Education Mega Center, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区小谷围岛大学城华师一路8号 )

Nearest metro station: Take metro Line 4, get off at Higher Education Mega Center N. Station and use Exit C.

The history and culture of the Southern Han (汉风唐韵——五代南汉历史与文化)


(Photo: Guangzhou Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau)

254 sets of exhibits are on display at this exhibition. Through archaeological materials, historical documents and the existing historic relics, it showcases the history of Southern Han, the palace and urban construction of the capital city Xing Wang Fu (now Guangzhou), and the shape and structure as well as the unearthed cultural relics of “three mausoleums” of Southern Han, so as to present a comprehensive and true history of that age.

Venue: Southern Han Mausoleums Museum (南汉二陵博物馆)

Time: 9:00 — 17:30 (admission closed at 17:00), long-term exhibition (closed on Mondays)

Add.: No. 8, Huashi 1st Road, Xiaoguwei Island, Higher Education Mega Center, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区小谷围岛大学城华师一路8号)

Nearest metro station: Take metro Line 4, get off at Higher Education Mega Center N. Station and use Exit C.

Guangzhou Historical Exhibition (城标·城史——广州历史陈列)


 (Photo: Guangzhou Museum)

This exhibition systematically displays the cultural, customs and urban development of Guangzhou in the past five to six thousand years through nearly 1,000 cultural relics, photos and materials excavated and collected in the city.

Venue: Zhenhai Tower, Yuexiu Mountain, Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆越秀山镇海楼展区)

Time: 9:00 — 17:30 (admission closed at 17:00), long-term exhibition (closed on Mondays)

Add.: No. 960 Jiefang North Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区解放北路988号)

Nearest metro station: Take metro Line 2, get off at Yuexiu Park Station and use Exit B1.


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