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The Histories of Guangzhou Railway Station

Guangzhou Railway Station

Guangzhou railway station was built in the 70’s with a typical Soviet style, covers an area of 26,000 square meters, the railway station still keeps the original construction when it started to be used. The main building has a four-storey height, there are green landscape, goldfish pool and small bridge. Also, there are lots of laryota palms were planted in the small garden between the each waiting room and some bamboos on the back porch. It can be seen that there is a large electric clock with 4.5 meters high and 5 meters wide in the middle of the main building external, as one of the guardian who have witnessed the development of Guangzhou.

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A history of Hui Fu East Road

HuiFu Road East

Located at the central section of Yuexiu District in Guangzhou, the length of Hui Fu East Road is 511 meters, with the Beijing Commercial Pedestrian Street in its east and Guangzhou Uprising Road in its west. In Qing Dynasty, it was named as Shiqian Street because it located in front of a buddhist temple. In 1919, because of the new extension of the Shiqian street, it was merged with Hui Fu Lane (named after the Hui Fu Lady Temple), so it was named Hui Fu Road. In 1966, in order to express the revolutionary enthusiasm of 'My Heart to the Sun', the road was called as 'Xiangyang Road'. But in 1981, it was renamed as Hui Fu East Road.

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A history of Pan Tang Road

Guangzhou Pan Tang Road

Located in Liwan District of Guangzhou City, Pantang, has more than nine hundred histories. Pan Tang, one of the oldest cities of Guangzhou, was originally known as Bantang. According to Qu Dajun's A New Encyclopedia of Guangdong, the name of Pan Tang(泮塘) was developed by Bantang(半塘). There are full of ponds covering almost half of areas in Pan Tang, so people named there Bantang originally. With the development of times, it is difficult for us to know why Bantang was replaced by Pan Tang. But accord to some legends, the character "ban"(半) and "pan"(泮) in Chinese are interchangeability characters, and because the character "pun" is more elegant and has propitious meaning, then the "ban" was replaced by "pan".

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The Guangzhou Store Culture

Guangzhou Stores

In the modern Guangzhou City, chain stores and supermarkets are everywhere. Such as Seven-eleven, Circle K, C-store, and etc. But when we look back to our old Canton, deep into the alley of Sai Kwan, those “Sido” we can still see today, were indeed the paradise for everybody’s childhood and teenagehood.

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The Tea Drinking Culture

tea-drinking-in-guangzhou

Canton people love to drink tea, especially morning tea. They always send their morning greetings to each other by asking “Drink tea already?”, which shows that tea drinking has already merged with the local-life of Canton people. And there’s an old saying that “one pot of tea in the early morning, no more hospital in a lifetime.” When Canton people say “drink tea”, it actually means drinking tea in a tea house. Not only to drink tea, but also eat Dim Sum as  breakfast; not only morning tea, but also afternoon tea and late night tea; not only to get full, but also to spread the news, talk about friendship, or discuss business. Thus it can be seen that tea drinking is in fact  a way of socialising for Canton people, and it has turned into not only a kind of lifestyle, but also a very important culture. And this is the most fundamental reason of why the tea house business in Guangzhou has been kept it’s flag flying for hundreds of years.

 

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