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About Chaozhou

Chaozhou is located at confluence of Guangdong and Fujian Provinces and is the origin site of Chaozhou Culture. Chaozhou is home to all kinds of outstanding local cultural features such as Chaozhao specialty cuisine, embroidery, theater, wooden carvings, residences and Kung-fu tea. Other than cultural features, Chaozhou also has plenty of scenic spots to visit such as the old city walls, ancient temples, memorial arches and old houses.

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Guangji Bridge
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Guangji Bridge, also called Xiangzi Bridge, was built in the Song Dynasty in 1171 AD. It has a long history and is one of four ancient bridges in China. Located on the Han River, Guangji Bridge is very unique in design. At both ends are stone piers, and there are beautiful pavilions and terraces. In the middle are 18 connected floating bridges that are wonderful for a relaxing stroll. In order to let cargo ships pass in the evening, the floating bridge can be drawn up. You can view this and the beautiful night view and light show in the evening.
Chaozhou Ancient City
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Ancient Settlement
The Ancient City Wall of Chaozhou mainly refers to the Xiangqiao District of Chaozhou City. Many historical buildings here have been integrated into modern city life. To experience the unique charm of this ancient city, you can go to Paifang Street and taste traditional food, go to Kaiyuan Temple, Xufu Mafu, and Huang Jilue Ancestral Hall to admire ancient architecture and amazing wood carvings, or take a stroll along the Han River and look at the ancient city walls, the city gate, and the famous Guangji Bridge. If you want to enjoy a nice cup of Chaozhou Gongfu tea, enjoy it by West Lake, where you can take a boat tour.
Archway Street
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Featured Neighbourhood
Peifang Street can be found deep within the old city of Chaozhou. Along the street you will discover the hidden stories that are behind the many archways. The stories hidden behind them are intriguing and thought provoking. While strolling down the street be sure to check out one of the many arcade building or stop and taste some of the local cuisine. Visitors describe many tasty delicacies including Chaozhou hand picked beef balls, duck eggs, and squid cakes. Some other things to try include bergamots old yellow, old medicine orange, yellow husk, and the "Chaozhou Samno" is described as a good choice for companionship by many.
Kaiyuan Temple
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The Kaiyuan Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the Xiangqiao District of Chaozhou, Guangdong, China. This temple was built upon decree of Emperor Xuanzong, and was named after his reign title: Kaiyuan. Though many repairs have been required throughout the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, the basic layout remains the same as per the Tang dynasty. The temple retains a special status in the area. Walking through the beautiful tiled walls, the ancient architecture may be enjoyed, along with many national treasure, which are currently on display, all while catching a whiff of the remnants of incense burned long ago.

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Guangjimen City Tower was originally called Guangji Building, also known as Hanjiang Tower. Folkly known as East Gate Building, it is the most spectacular one among the seven ancient gates of Chaozhou Ancient City. At the same time, it is not only the main symbol of Chaozhou famous city, but also an important gate of Chaozhou North Dike City Dyke. Guangjimen Tower is a palace-style three-story mountaintop attic, imitation palace-style building, glass tile red wall, Zhuzhu lattice window, painted with carved beams, looks majestic. You can climb the tower and look up at the river opposite, and the scenery is spectacular. In Chaozhou, except for tricycles, the most common means of transportation is motorcycles. Two people who were full of panic and ran to the Guangji Bridge for a walk. If you want to visit Guangji Bridge during the day, you will be charged 50 yuan for a round trip to the bridge. Free for those over 60 years old. You can pay a fee to cross the bridge. I feel that there is not much need to waste this money. It is also good to see the scenery on the riverside. Guangji Bridge is the first open-closed stone bridge in China, also known as Xiangzi Bridge. Located outside the Guangji City Gate of the ancient city, it was built in Song Dynasty. It consists of a set of pavilions similar to pavilions. It is a typical Lingnan wind and rain bridge style. It is connected by a pontoon bridge. When a ship comes over, it can be untied for ships to pass. When there is no ship, it is connected for visitors to cross the road.
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Posted: 3 Nov, 2019
More than 1,000 years ago, under the command of Tang Xuanzong, who advocated Buddhism, there were ten grand treasures in the country's top ten counties, called Kaiyuan Temple. After the historical storms, there are only four of the top ten famous temples in the past, one of which is in Chaozhou, Guangdong. Because the dynasties have maintained the Chaozhou Kaiyuan Temple, the temple has the architectural style of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties in the Tang Dynasty. Chaozhou Kaiyuan Temple originally covers an area of about 100 mu. Although the existing area is greatly reduced, it is still one of the largest Buddhist temples in eastern Guangdong, and has a high reputation in Fujian and Guangdong and Southeast Asia. In the Kaiyuan Temple in Chaozhou, if you look at it, you will find that there are many delicate decorations on the roof of each hall. These decorations are called inlaid porcelain. The contents of the inlaid porcelain are flowers, phoenixes, peacocks, lions and real dragons. There are also some Chinese mythological legends. Chaozhou inlaid porcelain is bold, rich in content and colorful, and is a building craft with the same name as Chaozhou woodcarving and Huizhou woodcarving. Chaozhou inlaid porcelain is also known as Chaozhou wood carving and Chaozhou stone carving. The biggest advantage of inlay is that it is not easy to change color after weathering, and it is easier to retain than the same exquisite wood carving process. Chaozhou inlaid porcelain is mainly embossed, showing a layered effect. Because of its unique style and no such technology, temples in the Guangfu area and Southeast Asia often come to Chaozhou to hire professional masters to decorate.
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