3 sites in Haizhu carry district's history

en.haizhu.gov.cn| Updated: Sep 19, 2022
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The Qixinggang ancient coast site, Huangpu Ancient Port and Huangpu Village Historical and Cultural Scenic Spot, as well as Deng Shichang Memorial Hall are renowned for capturing Haizhu's long history, attracting many people.

The Qixinggang ancient coast site is located in Qixinggang, Taiyong Community, Haizhu district.

In August 1983, the Qixinggang ancient coast site was designated a cultural relics protection unit in Guangzhou. In 2012, it was identified as a geological heritage of sea cliffs.

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The Qixinggang ancient coast site. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

The history of the Qixinggang ancient coast site dates back 6,000 years, making it one of the few ancient coastal sites in the world that go deep into the inland. The site consists of three parts: sea cliffs, sea caves, and sea erosion platforms. The sea erosion platform is six meters wide and about 1.93 meters higher than the current sea level. It is a cut-flat structural ground, with a rock layer inclination of 15 degrees. There is a 0.3-meter deep sea erosion cave behind the platform, which provides strong evidence of the existence of the ancient coast of Guangzhou 6,000 years ago.

At present, Guangzhou Qixinggang Ancient Coast Site Science Park has a total built area of 11,100 square meters, of which the core area of the first phase is 6,409 sq m and the second phase is 4,745 sq m.

Huangpu Ancient Port and Huangpu Village Historical and Cultural Scenic Spot is located on Pazhou Street in Haizhu district. Huangpu village was built in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), and Huangpu Port was the outer port of Guangzhou's foreign trade during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

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Huangpu Ancient Port and Huangpu Village Historical and Cultural Scenic Spot. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

Deng Shichang Memorial Hall is located at No 2 Longxili, Baogang Avenue, Haizhu district. It was established in 1994 and opened to the public. The ancestral hall still contains the Pingpo tree and ancient wells that Deng Shichang planted by hand.

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Deng Shichang Memorial Hall. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

Deng Shichang Memorial Hall covers an area of 4,700 sq m, with a construction area of 3,500 sq m and an exhibition area of 487 sq m. It is divided into five parts themed around Deng Shichang's birth, studies, battles, martyrdom, and commemoration. Its exhibition focuses on the resistance of the Chinese nation in the late Qing Dynasty and Deng's contributions to the fight against imperialist aggression.

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