Left from the the last century, Qi Lou buildings in Guangzhou has become an epitome of the old Guangzhou era. Qi Lou buildings are commonly seen in Shangxiajiu Street, Beijing Road, 10th Pu Road, Zhongshan Road, Jie Fang Road, Ren Min South Road, Yi De Road and other commercial areas. But Qi Lou buildings in Xi Hao Kou area are the most majestic: Xin Ya Hotel, Nan Fang Building, Ai Qun Mansion, etc.
Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral
: Yi De Road, YueXiu District, Guangzhou
Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral is the most magnificent and characteristic cathedral for Catholic in Guangzhou. The building was designed by designers from French and China. The church started to built in 1863 and completed in 1888, taking 25 years. So it has a history of more than 130 years. It is 35 meters wide and 78.69 meters long. And it is 58.5 meters high from the ground to the top. All the walls and pillars of the church were made by granite stone. It is in Gothic Style.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
: YueXiu Park, 259 Dongfeng Road, Guangzhou
Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall looks solemn and magnificent. It is one of the landmark buildings in this city with strong ethnic characteristics. A majority of large gatherings and performance were held in this palce, so it witnessed many historical events of Guangzhou.
It was built in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the money was raised by Guangzhou people and overseas Chinese. It started to build in January 1929 and was completed in November 1931. In 1956, a bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen with a height of 5 meters starts to stand in front of the memorial hall. In 1963, it was redecorated in large scale. The roofs were change to blue glazed tile. This more than 60000 square meters of park was protected by iron fence. And many trees and flowers were planted around it. Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is an octagonal building. Designers clever apply the structure principle of construction mechanics, using steel and reinforced concrete composite structures.
Xiguan House of Longjin-Guangzhou
: 145 Long Xi Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou
How to get there
: Take subway to get off at Changshou Lu Station; it is near to Liwan Museum.
Xiguan House of Longjin-Guangzhou Building Reserve ranges Longjin Xi Road to the east, Xiguan Shangzhiyong to the west; No.1 Lane, Fengyuanshadi, to the north and Sanlianzhi Street to the south. The area includes all sorts of buildings in different characteristics in different historic time periods, such as Qing Dynasty, the period of the Republic of China, etc. You will get to know more about the history of Guangzhou by visiting those aged buildings.
Shangxiajiu Street is located in Xiguan Old Town, Liwan District. This street is one of three busiest blocks in Guangzhou. Many old featured buildings can be found in this place, such as Xiguan House, Qilou Building, Zhutong Building, etc. Shangxiajiu is the best places to experience local bustling life, taste local food, do some shopping, etc. You can find all the things that you except in Guangzhou here.