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Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall & White Cloud Mountain

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Guangzhou 

 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is on the site of the former presidential office of Sun Yat-Sen when he took the post of the provisional president of Guangzhou City in 1912. In order to commemorate the Chinese revolutionary leader and statesman who is considered by many to be the 'Father of Modern China', the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese raised money and established this Hall which was completed in 1931.

The Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is a magnificent octagonal palace-style building, which appears solemn and traditional. It rockets up to about 50 meters (about 164 feet) in height and is seen as classical among the architecture of modern Guangzhou City. Inside the hall there is a round two-storied auditorium. The designer using a combined theory of construction and mechanics made the space span about 70 meters (about 230 feet), it stands without a single pillar using only the walls around it for support and appears very grand. Tourists also can visit an exhibition hall which presents the life story of Sun Yat-Sen.

Since its opening, the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall has become a famous landmark. Now it is an essential site and an architectural symbol of Guangzhou City.

Admission Fee: CNY 20
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 18:00
Time for a Visit:
45 minutes
How to Get There: 1. subway line 2 to Memorial Hall.
2. bus nos. 2/ B3A/ B3B/ B3C/ B3/ B4/ B4A/ 7/ 12/ 42/ 56/ 62/ 62A/ 74/ 80/ 85/ 133/ 204/ 209/ 215/ 229 / 261/ 276/ 283/ 284/ 293/ 297/ 305/ 518/ 528 to Memorial Hall.

 White Cloud Mountain

White Cloud Mountain, the most famous mountain in the south of Guangdong Province sits in the northern suburb of Guangzhou City. The mountain is famed for its marvelous natural relics from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). In the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), the White Cloud Mountain took up 5 or 6 of the Eight Spectacular Scenes of Yangcheng (an alias for Guangzhou City). When the wind blows on the mountain, the sound it makes through the nearby vast expanse of pine forest is like boiling waves. People called this amazing natural phenomenon the Pine-Wave. With several parks, gardens and villas established within it, the forest is also a tranquil place to relax.

White Cloud Mountain is composed mainly of 30 peaks, among which Moxing Peak is the highest. The mountain won its beautiful name from the amazing sight of the white clouds wrapping around the peaks after rain. Climbing up the mountain, tourists can overlook the Zhujiang River and have a panoramic view of the city. Attracted by the wonderful sights on the mountain, many famous poets in Chinese history visited it and left lots of classic works here. White Cloud Mountain is a natural garden and summer resort. Visiting White Cloud Mountain allows tourists to experience a welcome respite from the busy and modern Guangzhou City.

Admission Fee:
CNY 10 for Yuntai Garden;
CNY 30 for the rope way
Opening Hours:
06:00 to 17:00
Bus Route:
Take 11 then walk up to the mountain
or take 24 then transfer to a ropeway
Time for a Visit:
Half a day