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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
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    This historic bridge, an important passageway outside downtown Chaozhou, is a key attraction. It is also a unique example of ancient floating bridge, in which part of the structure consists of boats. The stone piers are adorned with traditional artworks and handicraft. Beware of the huge tourist crowd during weekends.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
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    This is a landmark is downtown Chaozhou. The largest temple in the city, Kaiyuan Temple is a typical Buddhist structure with sizable halls and lush courtyard. Free admission so expect a huge crowd during weekends.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Jessietlh
    Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
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    This place is worth a visit. You can enjoy Chaozhou traditional foods, experience tea art, visit heritage & photo points, and shop for souvenirs ranging from traditional biscuits (some are freshly made), Chaozhou tea, preserved/aged fruit products, functional handicrafts, usable nostalgic household items, wood carvings, etc

    Nice to start your tour here by hopping onto a trishaw for a sight-seeing around the streets. Cautious, though, about the ambiguous trishaw charges - they mostly quote you a round-about ride for RMB30, but this could be purely for a non-stop ride & not additional service. My hubby was quoted RMB30, but at the end of the ride, we were charged RMB200!! We’re still not completely clear why, but guessed it’s because we gullibly accepted the trishaw rider’s recommendations & made 6-7 heritage/photo stops). Overall experience at this “heritage town” would have been very nice if not for the “cheated” trishaw experience.
    Written 8 January 2020
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The thick, encompassing city wall marks the long history of Chaozhou. A stroll atop the ancient city limit offers a view of downtown and Han River. The gate tower near Guangji Bridge is particularly impressive.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
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    This historic temple, right outside downtown Chaozhou, pays homage to Tang literati and commentator Han Yu. It tells the story of Han and how he influenced the local community. While the part of local history may be more for Chinese tourists, the building itself is a fine example of ancient Chaozhou architecture. Free admission with ID registration.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A couple steps away from the touristy Arch Street leads to a different world. This family temple, hidden in a narrow alley, is a well-preserved place with some intact wooden craft in display. The temple itself is not huge but the craftsmanship is unparalleled in the city. It is also way less crowded than other attractions in town. Well worth the 10 yuan admission.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Among the towers around historic Chaozhou, this is the most opulent. Guangji Gate Tower is an encompassing structure right next to the impressive Guangji Bridge. The newly refurbished tower is a somehow oddity next to the ancient city wall.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore9,227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I flew from Kuala Lumpur to Chaoshan airport and took a train to Xiamen. I was in Xiamen for 3 days and on my return to Shantou, I visited Chaozhou. The bus from the Chaoshan bullet train station to Chaozhou city cost me RMB 8. Chaozhou did not impress me as a modern city with skyscrapers, condominiums and commercial premises like Shantou or Xiamen. Instead, it looks more like a city in the 80s of Singapore with old dwellings and shop houses. Nevertheless, the ancient attractions seem well preserved.

    Chaozhou was just a walkable little town and I managed to cover most of the attractions that were concentrated near the West Lake in just half a day. I did not find a lodging here and instead took the bus back to the airport to sleep.

    The weather in this region was rather hot and dry in October. I expected it to be cooler but throughout my 10 days here, it hardly rains. It was scorching hot when I was at the Arch Street in Chaozhou in the afternoon. I strolled my way between rows of eateries and passed under 22 of the arches sweating profusely and eventually found myself at the river boulevard.

    The Binjiang Gallery boasts of scenic river view overlooking the Hanjiang River and the Guangji Bridge. It was windy and relaxed as I strolled my way along this long boulevard. I found the boulevard clean and there were seats provided for visitors to rest.

    It reminds me of the boulevard of my Singapore River. From the gallery, I could see the city fortress wall guarding at the front of the Chaozhou city. There was a long queue of visitors at the entrance of Guangji Bridge, everyone hoping to walk from the boats to the adjoining bridge. I was in a hurry to visit the rest of the attractions and did not join the long queue.

    The Teochew people are an adventurous lot as many flocked overseas and became rich entrepreneurs. I supposed the Hanjiang River must have inspired many to explore abroad. Looking at the river from the Binjiang Gallery, many must have wondered what extend beyond the horizon of the river. Today, the foot prints of the Teochew overseas Chinese are found all over the world.

    Both the boulevards in Shantou and Chaozhou boast of long great galleries and the close proximity to the sea inspired dreams and the adventurous spirit to explore and search for better living abroad.

    The Binjiang Gallery in Chaozhou is indeed a cooling and relaxed place to enjoy a meditative stroll after savoring the delicious food at the Arch Street. It may take more than an hour to walk through the lengthy boulevard.
    Written 27 October 2018
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, peaceful, still-water, lake area, home to ancient Chinese architecture. Refreshing breeze coming off the lake.
    Written 2 October 2019
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  • Texan Chia
    Singapore, null, Singapore431 contributions
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    History has it that Hanjiang river was a commuting route for Teochew's. A string of pavilions use to line this crossing until a tidal wave washes away a few pavilion & also the other half of a pair of water buffalo. The remaining water buffalo still stands. This crossing now strings 18 boats with walkways as a link crossing to total about 2.2kilometers to the opposite side of HanJiang river (Feng Huang Pagoda). These 18 boats are moved at specific hours to provide entrance & exit to commuters & other bigger boats in the mornings & night. To cross this bridge with some pavilion holding small arts exhibitions, a small token is to be paid for entry.
    Our third visit there, was memorable whereby we sang "Theresa Teng's", the Moon represents our Hearts & also "Coffee & Wine", we together collect some monies for the Blind vendors whom using an Urhu (a string instrument), played these two numbers. In the eyes of a public audience, we thank the two street Buskers, whilst using a hat to joyfully collect alms for the two old uncles. We left after having empty the hat into their hands, a small bundle of RMB.
    Written 10 April 2019
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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
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    Likely the most popular street in this ancient town for sightseeing its ancient houses. Some of the houses are historically famous.
    Written 4 October 2019
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  • MouMou
    Hong Kong, China3,003 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our driver suggested that we take a look at this place. And we were not disappointed. We are not big fans of the exhibits but we thoroughly enjoyed the peace & tranquility !! Especially the lake with a boat in the middle !!
    Written 16 March 2016
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