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Attractions in Guangzhou

Liurong Temple
Liurong Temple is also known as the Temple of Six Banyan Trees. This ancient Buddhist temple was first built nearly 1,500 years ago. It was twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1097 and 1373. It is known in particular for an extraordinary piece of architecture called the Six Banyan Pagoda or Flower Pagoda. Within the temple’s main hall are three of the oldest Buddhist statues in the city. 

Shamian Island
Shamian Island is the old colonial area of Guangzhou. The territory was given over to the countries of France and the United Kingdom in the 1800s, but trading companies from a number of countries in Europe as well as the United States and Japan built mansions in the area in styles that include Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical. Today the area is a quiet refuge from the traffic and pollution that plagues much of the rest of the city.

Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
History buffs will be fascinated by the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, a tomb from the Han Dynasty that is over 2,000 years old. More than 750 stones painted with murals make up the structure, and it houses upwards of 1,000 well-preserved funerary relics. The tomb was only discovered in 1983.

Yuexiu Park
Yuexiu Park, China’s largest urban park, provides a welcome relief from the chaos of the city. In addition to the grounds and lakes, a number of tourist sites lie within the park itself. These include the famous Five Ram Sculpture, the Five Story Tower, and the Guangzhou Museum. The Guangzhou City Art Museum is located in the park as well, and with more than 10,000 items in its collection, it will please those with interest in calligraphy, Tibetan thangkas (sacred Buddhist art), and sculpture.

Chimelong Paradise
Chimelong Paradise is China’s largest amusement park, and visitors can ride the famous Tenth Ring Roller Coaster there. The Tenth Ring is so named because it turns its visitors upside down a total of 10 times. Other attractions include a water park and a safari zoo.

Chen Clan Academy
The Chen Clan Academy was built in the late 19th century as an academic temple and today is the Guangdong Folk Art Museum. Pottery, engravings, and carvings of wood, plaster and brick are embedded within the architecture of the structure itself. Visitors can view more than 15,000 cultural pieces of historical and modern interest.

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