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The Great Flood of 1915

Guangzhou Great Flood 1915

In the Canton region, the title of the Year of the Great Flood; and it is to be hoped that this distinction will never be disputed in after years. Inundations, local and partial, there are every year; but never before, so far as authentic records show, has there been so widespread and destructive a flood as occurred this year from the 10th to the 20th July. The old city of Canton, being higher than the adjoining sections, was for the most part free from the flood; but the new city, the southern and western suburbs, and the Island of Shameen were submerged for 10 days to a depth of 6 to 10 feet; and the surrounding country for many miles in every direction was for the most part under water, villages being laid low,crops entirely destroyed, property of all kinds swept away, and an untold number of lives lost.

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The Histories of Guangzhou Railway Station

Guangzhou Railway Station

Guangzhou railway station was built in the 70’s with a typical Soviet style, covers an area of 26,000 square meters, the railway station still keeps the original construction when it started to be used. The main building has a four-storey height, there are green landscape, goldfish pool and small bridge. Also, there are lots of laryota palms were planted in the small garden between the each waiting room and some bamboos on the back porch. It can be seen that there is a large electric clock with 4.5 meters high and 5 meters wide in the middle of the main building external, as one of the guardian who have witnessed the development of Guangzhou.

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A history of Hui Fu East Road

HuiFu Road East

Located at the central section of Yuexiu District in Guangzhou, the length of Hui Fu East Road is 511 meters, with the Beijing Commercial Pedestrian Street in its east and Guangzhou Uprising Road in its west. In Qing Dynasty, it was named as Shiqian Street because it located in front of a buddhist temple. In 1919, because of the new extension of the Shiqian street, it was merged with Hui Fu Lane (named after the Hui Fu Lady Temple), so it was named Hui Fu Road. In 1966, in order to express the revolutionary enthusiasm of 'My Heart to the Sun', the road was called as 'Xiangyang Road'. But in 1981, it was renamed as Hui Fu East Road.

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A history of Pan Tang Road

Guangzhou Pan Tang Road

Located in Liwan District of Guangzhou City, Pantang, has more than nine hundred histories. Pan Tang, one of the oldest cities of Guangzhou, was originally known as Bantang. According to Qu Dajun's A New Encyclopedia of Guangdong, the name of Pan Tang(泮塘) was developed by Bantang(半塘). There are full of ponds covering almost half of areas in Pan Tang, so people named there Bantang originally. With the development of times, it is difficult for us to know why Bantang was replaced by Pan Tang. But accord to some legends, the character "ban"(半) and "pan"(泮) in Chinese are interchangeability characters, and because the character "pun" is more elegant and has propitious meaning, then the "ban" was replaced by "pan".

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The Guangzhou Store Culture

Guangzhou Stores

In the modern Guangzhou City, chain stores and supermarkets are everywhere. Such as Seven-eleven, Circle K, C-store, and etc. But when we look back to our old Canton, deep into the alley of Sai Kwan, those “Sido” we can still see today, were indeed the paradise for everybody’s childhood and teenagehood.

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