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The Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy

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Interesting & Historic. For the History Buffs

Visit to the Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy is worth a visit if you are a historian... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Guangzhou, China
Interesting and Historical - Challenging for English Speakers

The academy is a bit of a ways outside of Guangzhou's City Center (probably about an hour with bad... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
sam c
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Visit to the Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy is worth a visit if you are a historian / history buff. Although the info is pretty much in Mandarin, so you may not understand a lot of things, but it sure offers a good insight...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The academy is a bit of a ways outside of Guangzhou's City Center (probably about an hour with bad traffic) along the Pearl River, but well worth the trip. There is a lot of history there, ranging from Sun Yat Sen's early governments in the...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The academy site is being renovated, so there are changes happening. I live nearby and have bee twice, the first time many parts were closed off, but six months later it has improved a lot. Areas are being reopened to the public that had been...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Original site was destroyed during WWII, reconstructed recently. About 25 minutes drive from Pazhou. Very good view and fresh air. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a very interesting place to visit. You are able to get a feel of Chinese military history. Most of the attraction is entirely in Mandarin but it is still worth seeing. Admission is free. There are two ways to get to the island....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Be careful it’s a people crush to travel their in Chinese New Year holiday period! The site is remote and a journey from central Guangzhou. Recommend you go by the subway to Yuzhu station, cost subject to what subway station you enter, you will have...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I built a stopover into a trip just to see this, I'm really a fan of this era of Chinese history and the academy played a big role. But there wasn't much there, re - built barracks and a little info, but not for tourists....More

Thank zootcapri
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Whampoa [Huangpu] Military Academy was founded in 1924 by the Kuomintang, under Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern-day China. Sun Yat-sen was one of the two co-founders of the Kuomintang, known as the Nationalist Party [of China]. It was used as an academy to...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I was there in December 2017. It is basically a military academy that showed how the students lived and learned under Sun Yat-Sen's rule. There is an interesting exhibition which showed photos and paintings of historical past.

Thank RachelLeeML
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can take a bus and ferry at the jetty (nearest Wanshengwei train station line 8 &4 ) if you are coming from,the train and try to avoid weekends as it is crowded with domestic tourists. Can be a nice walk around if you have...More

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