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Visit the area around Beijing Road when you come to Guangzhou, and you won't regret it!

Many friends say that Guangzhou is a cultural desert, but I disagree with this point. It is definitely a blind judgment made by those who do not understand Guangzhou. Two thousand years ago, Guangzhou had the Nanyue King Zhao Tuo, who was granted a seal by Emperor Gaozu of Han and established the Nanyue Kingdom. At the beginning of its establishment, the Nanyue Kingdom implemented the policy of 'harmonizing the Hundred Yue', introducing the Central Plains' agricultural technology and culture, while also bringing exotic and maritime cultures into Lingnan. Beijing Road in Guangzhou is an ancient street that has existed for a thousand years. The palace of the Nanyue King was located here more than two thousand years ago. Since then, Lingnan culture has flourished here. Guangzhou is definitely an old city with history, culture, economy, commerce, academia, and affinity, and Beijing Road is a witness to this old city. Here, you can see the historical changes of Guangzhou, where commercial culture, American culture, trendy elements, and Xiguan culture are basically all gathered. Must-visit attractions: 1. Dafo Temple A thousand-year-old temple, beautiful and magnificent, with particularly eye-catching architecture 2. Xinhua Bookstore: A bookstore with a lot of history, where literati like Lu Xun and Guo Moruo used to buy books 3. Taiping Guan Built in the 19th century, it is one of the earliest Western restaurants in Guangzhou or even in China. Premier Zhou has been here, and there are 'Premier's Set Meal' and 'Premier's Wife's Set Meal' 4. Nanyue King's Palace and Tomb (the tomb is next to Zhongjiu) More than 2000 years ago, Zhao Tuo, the monarch of the Nanyue Kingdom, built the royal palace on Beijing Road, which is now open as a museum 5. Wanmu Caotang: It was the stronghold for the dissemination of reformist ideas by Kang Youwei and Liang Qichao, and also the birthplace of the Hundred Days' Reform, a national key cultural relics protection unit 6. Shuyuan Street (Lingnan Financial Museum) A rare group of academies in the country, now turned into the Lingnan Financial Museum, where you can learn about the history of the millennium commercial capital 7. Yaozhou Site The earliest existing ancient garden ground site in China, a thousand years ago this place was West Lake, hence the name West Lake Road. The emperor also practiced alchemy here for eternal life, so it is also called Yaozhou 9. Yonghan Cinema: Built in 1927, Lu Xun often went here to watch plays. It is called Yonghan Cinema because Beijing Road was called Yonghan Road during the Republic of China (and Yongqing Street during the Qing Dynasty) 10. Golia 225: Located opposite Yonghan Cinema, it is now often used as an exhibition hall How to get there: Take the subway line 1 or line 2 to the station 'Before Christ', walk 300 meters and you are there
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Posted: Feb 24, 2024
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