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Wanmu school

wanmu school

Wanmu Caotang was built in the ninth year of the Jiaqing Emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1804). Three into three, two yards and corridors, the hard top, both sides have some residual gray plastic, brick wall stone feet, brick-wood structure, miankuo three 15.8 meters, deep into the 35.3 meters, an area of about 663 square meters. This ancestral hall-style building is a famous school initiated by the contemporary Chinese bourgeois reformist school of earlier in the 20th century.

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The Chen Clan Academy

The Chen Clan Academy

The Chen Clan Academy, locally known as the Chen's Ancestral Hall, was built on funds jointly raised by the Chen families in 72 counties of Guangdong Province in the 20th year of Guangxu Reign of the Qing Dynasty (1894). In the late of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a man named Chen got the third place in the highest imperial examination and had conferred upon him a distinguished office title which made the Family Chen well-known. Later someone suggested that all the Chen's families raise money to build a temple to sacrifice to the ancestors and encourage their offspring likewise to study hard. Therefore, the temple was finished in 1894 with the money donated by Chen's families in 72 counties of Guangdong Province as well as some overseas members of Family Chen.

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Xiguan Civil House

As a representative architecture of ancient Guangzhou (guǎng zhōu 广州), Xiguan Mansion (xī guān dà wū 西关大屋) showcases strong local architectural characteristics and style from its plane layout, arcade formation, section to trivial decoration. Xiguan (xī guān 西关) was the name given by Guangdong (guǎng dōng 广东) people to the area in Liwan District (lì wān qū 荔湾区) ranging from Xicun (xī cūn 西村) in the north and the Pearl River (zhū jiāng 珠江) in the south, to Renmin Road (rén mín lù 人民路) in the east and Xiaobei River (xiǎo běi jiāng 小北江) in the west, which also generally meant the area beyond the west city gate in the Ming (míng 明, 1368-1644) and Qing (qīng 清) dynasties. In that period there were many unique traditional old mansions and people called them Xiguan ancient mansion, which were the residence for the rich before. It has been an inseparable part of the history of Guangzhou ever since it came into being. However, the number of Xiguan Mansion has dropped from over 800 in its prime in the period between the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China to 100 at present.

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Guangzhou Zhenhai Tower

Located in Yuexiu Park, The Zhenhai Tower (鎮海樓, Tower controlling the sea) has the fame of the First tower in the South China with its cardinal red outside. The tower is a 5-storey building and is also known as the "5 -storey Tower" by the local. The Tower was built in 1380 by the Marquis Zhu Liangzhu. In 1956, the Zhenhai tower was reconstructed to the Guangzhou Museum.

The Zhenhai Tower is the most consummate-protected ancient building and inherits most characteristic Chinese style characteristics in Guangzhou Province. The whole building is 28 meters in height and 31 meter in width. The unique 5 storey tower was guarded by two martial lion sculptures which were sculpted in the Ming dynasty. The first and second storey of the tower was built with red grit stone, while the rest storey were built with red bricks.

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