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A history of the Execution Ground

Located in the south of the ZHUGUANG ROAD WEST, the Execution Ground originally was a stretch of barren land outside the southern city wall of Canton. As more and more residents gradually settled in this land, the area has its name – the Execution Ground. According to the ancient literature, people initially called it “the area nearby Tianzi Wharf” because of the famous Tianzi Wharf.

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A Custom Shoemaker in Guangzhou


A shoemaker in Guangzhou, who has manufactured custom-made shoes for more than 20 years, wins affection by his masterpieces. This shoe shop is located in Renmin North Road where people from all over the world, both foreigners and locals are patronizing his work. When new orders keep pouring in, the shopkeeper, shoemaker prefers to receive fewer orders for maintaining the quality of shoes rather than transfer orders to shoe contractor for outward processing.

 

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A History of Buddhist Abbot of Six Banyan Temple

If the Hua (flower) Pagoda does not present in this photo, no one will realise today's flourishing Liurong Road was used to be surrounded by many vegetable fields. How could we know such a peaceful place could breed a traitor of China.

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Memories of Old Canton Photographs

A century ago, Canton suffered an epidemic disease called malaria. Fortunately, a new drug called "Leung Pui Gei Ague Pill" was invented by Leung Pui Gei who combined traditional Chinese and Western medicine in pills to cure malaria.

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The Culture

Even though the Chinese culture has become more and more influenced by the Western culture, it is important to realize that it is still a unique culture of its own with thousands of year’s heritage.

Cantonese opera

Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China’s Cantonese culture. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting. 粵劇 (Yuèjù) should not be confused with 越劇 (Yuèjù), the theatre of Zhejiang.

Many well-known operas performed today, such as The Purple Hairpin and Rejuvenation of the Red Plum Flower, originated in the Yuan Dynasty, with the lyrics and scripts in Cantonese. Until the 20th century all the female roles were performed by males.

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