Guangzhou Travel Guide

Discover Guangzhou Self Guided Book is written by Janvi Tours, formerly Guangzhou Private Tour Guide Janvi or Guangzhou Tour Guide Janvi

Written by J. C.
Published August 2018

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South China Botanical Garden

Guangzhou South China Botanical Garden

South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SCBG, CAS), formerly known as the Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, Sun Yat-Sen University, was founded in 1929 by Chen Huanyong (Woon-young Chun), a renowned botanist and academician of CAS. It was renamed South China Institute of Botany, CAS in 1954, and then to its present name in 2003 by following CAS developmental plans.

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Yuyin Garden

Arch Bridge of Guangzhou Yu Yin Garden

Yuyin Garden lies in Nancun Town, Panyu, 17,000 meters away from Guangzhou, 1,498 square meters in size. It was built in 1867, Qing Dynasty when emperor Tongzhi reigned over the country. The house is enjoyed for its small and exquisite design. This garden, together with Qinghuiyuan Garden in Shunde city, Keyuan Garden in Dongguan city and Liangyuan Garden in Foshan city were called "four famous gardens in Guangdong".

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The Former Residence of Zhan Tianyou

The Former Residence of Zhan Tianyou in Guangzhou

Zhan Tianyou (26 April 1861 – 24 April 1919), “the father of China’s railroad”, was responsible for the first railroad constructed in China without foreign assistance (from Beijing to Zhangjiakou). A Guangzhou-native, Zhan was chosen to study in America at the age of 12 and graduated from Yale University with a BA in civil engineering. Upon his return, Zhan’s contribution to China’s railway development cannot be understated.

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Sanyuan Palace

Guangzhou San Yuan Palace

Sanyuan Palace, located at the southern foot of Yuexiu Park, is the oldest and largest Taoist building in Guangzhou, with a history spanning 1,600 years.  It was built by a satrap in the Jin Dynasty, and was originally called Yuegang Temple. In the Ming Dynasty, after being rebuilt, Sanyuan Palace got its present name. During the Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards smashed up the gods and occupied the palaces. In July 1982, Guangzhou People's Government rebuilt the temple.

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