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A Custom Shoemaker in Guangzhou

A shoemaker in Guangzhou, who has manufactured custom-made shoes for more than 20 years, wins affection by his masterpieces. This shoe shop is located in Renmin North Road where people from all over the world, both foreigners and locals are patronizing his work. When new orders keep pouring in, the shopkeeper, shoemaker prefers to receive fewer orders for maintaining the quality of shoes rather than transfer orders to shoe contractor for outward processing.


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A History of Buddhist Abbot of Six Banyan Temple

If the Hua (flower) Pagoda does not present in this photo, no one will realise today's flourishing Liurong Road was used to be surrounded by many vegetable fields. How could we know such a peaceful place could breed a traitor of China.

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Memories of Old Canton Photographs

A century ago, Canton suffered an epidemic disease called malaria. Fortunately, a new drug called "Leung Pui Gei Ague Pill" was invented by Leung Pui Gei who combined traditional Chinese and Western medicine in pills to cure malaria.

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The Culture

Even though the Chinese culture has become more and more influenced by the Western culture, it is important to realize that it is still a unique culture of its own with thousands of year’s heritage.

Cantonese opera

Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China’s Cantonese culture. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting. 粵劇 (Yuèjù) should not be confused with 越劇 (Yuèjù), the theatre of Zhejiang.

Many well-known operas performed today, such as The Purple Hairpin and Rejuvenation of the Red Plum Flower, originated in the Yuan Dynasty, with the lyrics and scripts in Cantonese. Until the 20th century all the female roles were performed by males.

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Haizhu Bridge Guangzhou Histroy
Haizhu Bridge in 1932

The word 'Lingnan' comes from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BC-221BC), generally referring to Guangdong, Guangxi and the north of Vietnam. The nationality here was called Nanyue. In terms of geography, Lingnan Culture can be divided into three cultural branches in the Pearl River Drainage Area, Guangxi and Hainan. Guangzhou is the center of Cantonese culture along the Pearl River and the most outstanding of Lingnan Culture. The Cantonese dialect, Cantonese Opera, Lingnan calligraphy, art schools, architecture, miniascape, Cantonese cuisine, as well as music and handicrafts are all included in its scope.

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