Guangzhou served as the capital in the five Dynasties (907-960). It is a port city for foreign trade and a modern metropolis opening to the outside world. The Guangzhou Fair is held twice a year here. The tourist attractions include the Zhenhai Tower, the Wuxian Taoist Temple, Tomb of the Nanyue King, the Chen Family Temple, the Six-Banyan Monastery, Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Mt. Baiyun, and Yuexiu Park.
Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall
Located on Dongfeng Rd. M. in downtown Guangzhou, the memorial hall, an octagonal structure 49 meters high, with a floor space of 3,700 square meters, was the office of the Provisional Government in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). In 1921, Dr. Sun Yat-sen was made the president of the Provisional Government here. It was built with money raised by overseas Chinese and Guangzhou residents in honor of Dr. Sun in 1931.
The Six-Banyan Monastery
Located on Liurong Rd. in central Guangzhou, the monastery was built in 537 of the Southern Dynasty (420-589), with Liuzu Hall, Guanyi Hall, and an ancient pagoda 57 meters in height, the tallest in the city of Guangzhou. It is an activity center for Buddhists.
Tomb of the Nanyue King
Located on Xianggang Hill in downtown Guangzhou and close to the International Hotel, Guangdong, it was a tomb of the second king of Nanyue built underground 2,600 years ago, and is the largest tomb in Guangdong Province and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. More than 1,000 articles have been unearthed from the tomb.
Nanhu National Holiday Resort
One of the 12 national holiday resorts in China, the Nanhu National Holiday Resort covers an area of 15 square kilometers, including the Oriental Amusement Park, the Nanhu Amusement Park, and Dajinzhong Reservoir. There are such service facilities as villa blocks, the China Tachi Center, and the Golf Club.
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