Discover over 2,000 years worth of history and culture in this Classic Guangzhou tour! Visit the Chen Clan Temple, and see amazing carvings. Go to the Mausoleum of Nanyue King, and uncover the underground secrets of the the Nanyue Royal Tomb, which dates back over 2000 years. Admire the Six Banyan Temple, built in 537, and is a renowned Buddhist cultural site. Explore Shamian Island, and revel in its many buildings of classic Western design. Don't miss out on this tour!
The tour begins with Chen Clan Temple. It is also called Chen Family Academy, which was built in 1890-1894. Chen Clan Temple used to be a private house for Chen family, where people from Chen family prayed to their ancestors. Now it is also known as the "Guang Dong Local Arts Museum," where you can enjoy amazing carvings, like wood carvings, ivory carvings, brick carvings, etc.
Next stop is the Mausoleum of Nanyue King. Guangzhou boasts a long history of 2,213 years. The Nanyue Royal Tomb, dating back to about 2000 years, reveals the very outset and depth of this history. The Nanyue Royal Tomb lies at the Xianggang Hill in north-western downtown. The original slope from the hilltop leads you downwards through a stone gate into the 20-meter underground tomb, as if you were descending into the depth of history. The 100-square meter complex has a systematic layout, made up of some 750 grit-stone pieces and divided into 7 chambers for different functions in the front and rear sections. Rough colorful cloud paintings are found on the walls and ceiling of the front chamber while remains of bone ashes, clothes, arrow tips and life items are shown in all chambers.
After lunch, we are going to visit the Six Banyan Temple, which was built in 537. It is a renowned Buddhist cultural site. The temple enshrines three large Buddhist statues - the biggest copper Buddhist statues existing in Guangdong Province. The thousand-Buddha copper pillar cast in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) is kept on the top story of the pagoda. The 184-feet pagoda appears to have nine stories. Inside, however, there are 17 levels. Because of the colorful exterior carvings, it is popularly known as the Flower Pagoda.
The last visit is Shamian Island. Located on the north bank of the Pearl River's White Goose Pool, Shaman is an oval islet, covering a tiny area of 0.3 square meters. Thanks to the many buildings of classic Western design on the island, it has recently been designated as a key protected relic of the state, and is called "Ninth Sight of Guangzhou."
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Chen Clan Temple
Visit the Chen Clan Temple, an academic temple in Guangzhou built in 1890 to 1894. Browse through a collection of different types of carvings, with materials such as wood, ivory, and brick.
The Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
Enter the museum that houses the 2000-year old tomb of the Nanyue King, Zhao Mo. Explore the structured layout of the complex, visit its chambers, and see a series of artifacts like bone ashes, clothes, and arrow tips.
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
Enter the mountain gate, go through the Tianwang Hall and let the Laughing Buddha welcome you to this renowned Buddhist temple. See a collection of cultural relics and gaze up at the towering Six Banyan Pagoda.
Have a stroll on this small island often compared to a giant ship floating along the wharf. Discover the great historic significance of the island as you look at magnificent architecture.
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The tour guide will be carrying a sign board with your name on it. Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
A local representative will call you or leave a message at your hotel room at about 09:00PM one night prior to your tour date to confirm the exact pick-up details.
Should there be no messages left for you, please contact the tour operator 24 hours before the service. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
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