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Canton Tower

As the landmark of Guangzhou, the Canton Tower (Guangzhou Tower) lies at the south bank of the Pearl River, facing Haixinsha Island to the north. As the highest TV tower in China and the third highest in the world, the tower has been a must-see attraction in Guangzhou. From the top, visitors have a bird’s eye view of the whole city. The tower was divided into nine regions according to its different functions ,including television and radio facilities, sightseeing platform, a revolving restaurant, video games, restaurant[c1] , exhibition space, conference rooms, shops and four-dimensional cinema, skyjump etc. The top of the tower bears the most spectacular entertainment. Here, while standing on the sloping square, the public will not only enjoy the panoramic view over the city but can also try a ride in the WORLD’S HIGHEST FERRIS WHEEL.

 

The Canton Tower is also noted for its unique design. Mark Hemel, the designer, was inspired by the bones of the female hip joint, and then he created a slim waist in the middle of the tower just as a fair lady twists her waist while looking behind. At the thinnest part, the diameter is about 30 meters (32 yards). The tower has become a new city landmark and one of the Eight New Sights of Guangzhou. No matter whether the visitors take a Pearl River cruise or just wander along its bank, they can see the majestic tower. the tower seems like a resplendent dress, ablaze with colorful lights, especially at night.


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Shamian Island

Shamian Island, previous known as Shicuizhou, is an elliptic sandbar in the Liwan District of GuangzhouGuangdong Province. Its name literally means "sandy surface" in Chinese. Surrounded by water, it is just like a giant ship mooring alongside the wharf. Walking into the Shamian Island, you will find that it is carefully planned with several cross-streets  dividing the whole area into 12 parts, such as Shamian Avenue, Shamian North Avenue and the South Avenue from east to west, and Shamian Street 1 to the Street 5 lying from north to south. , with various buildings, such as White Swan Hotel, Shamian Hotel, and Poland Consulate in Guangzhou, scattered around.

 

Shamian Island was an important port for Guangzhou's foreign trade from the Song to the Qing Dynasty. From the 18th to the mid 19th century, the foreigners lived and did business in a row of houses known as the Thirteen Factories, near the present Shamian, which was then an anchorage for thousands of boat people. The territory was divided into two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing government in the 19th century. Trading companies built stone mansions along the waterfront. The construction on the island was characterized by climate-adapted but Western-plan detached houses with hipped roofs and large verandahs. The main buildings have plaques with the year of construction. After 1949, the mansions of Shamian became government offices, apartment and the churches which later were turned into factories. But now they were restored their former functions to its original splendour.


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Chen Clan Academy (Guangdong Folk Art Museum& Chen Clan Ancestral Hall)

Guangdong Folk Art Museum

Guangdong Folk Arts Museum, established in 1959, is located in the most famous architecture of Qing dynasty in the Guangdong region- the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall. The building is listed as an Important Heritage Site under State Protection. Since 2017 the museum has been ranked" National First Grade Museum" by the Chinese Museums Association.


The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, research and display folk arts and traditional crafts from the Guangdong province and other parts of China. We provide educational service to enhance community spirit and social cohesion. We are also devoted to the protection and study of the original Ancestral Hall building as well as other architecture and decorative art from the Lingnan area.

 

The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, research and display folk arts and traditional crafts from the Guangdong province and other parts of China. We provide educational service to enhance community spirit and social cohesion. We are also devoted to the protection and study of the original Ancestral Hall building as well as other architecture and decorative art from the Lingnan area.


Under the guidance of the State and support from local communities, the Museum has built up a rich collection over the years, ranging from precious cultural relics to fine modem arts. Our collection comprises ceramics, embroidery, papercut, carvings and lacquer. The best-represented categories are Shiwan pottery, Canton enamelled porcelain, Canton embroidery, Chaozhou embroidery, Canton Ivory carving, Chaozhou wood carving, Duan inkstone and Papercut. There are five galleries for permanent displays, three for special exhibitions and two for temporary displays in the Museum, all revolving around the theme of " folk art". Through these displays and exhibitions, various types of folk arts tell their development, their cultural significance and the role they play in the present era.


We wish to show visitors the customs and folk arts of Lingnan through thematic displays such as Lingnan Folk Crafts, Centennial Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and Canton Old Residence in Ming and Qing Dynasties, and also through various special exhibitions and temporary displays throughout the year. The displays and exhibitions also serve as the forum for research, demonstration and promotion of folk arts of Guangdong region.


Chen Clan Ancestral Hall

The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall (also known as the Chen Clan Academy) was founded in the 14th year of the Guangxu’s reign (1888) and completed in the 19th year (1893). The funds came from various clans in Guangdong. It served as short-term accommodation when members of the Chen clans came to Guangzhou to sit provincial imperial exams, to await postings to other regions, to pay tax or to conduct lawsuits and other businesses.


Well-preserved and magnificently decorated, the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is the largest Lingnan architecture still extant in Guangdong. It covers a total area of 15,000 square meters, with a construction area of 6,400 square meters. Its nineteen individual units are connected by long corridors, with halls rooms, pavilions and courtyards neatly arranged to provide comfortable living space.


Praised as "the Pearl of Lingnan Architectural Art", the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is a splendid example of decorative schemes on buildings. A great variety of materials and techniques such as wood carving, brick carving, stone carving, stucco relief, pottery figures, iron and copper ornamentation, surface painting and mural, are deployed to create the most sumptuous decorative effects. The lively modelling and colourful decoration, produced by superb craftsmanship, prompted Mr Guo Moruo to write the following poem in praise of the building. Nature's engineering can be placed by human creation, yet human creation cannot be surpassed by natural force. The human world is created in a way like this. A visit to this place is better than ten years learning from books.

 

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is a tourist spot in Lingnan with strong cultural and artistic features. In 1988, it was declared as an Important Heritage Site under State Protection by the State Department. In 2002 and again in 2011, it became one of the Top Eight Sights of Guangzhou. In 2006, it was named the Cultural Representative of Guangzhou City. In 2008, the National Tourism Bureau awarded it the title of AAAA Grade Scenic Spot.





Key Dates

Conference Dates

November 7-9, 2019

Online Registration Deadline

November 7, 2019

On-site Registration Dates

November 6, 2019

Contact Us

Meeting Contact

Chunsui Li:
020-83062891


Xiaoliang Huang :
020-83062879


Xiyu Luo:
020-37886330