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The Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy

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Address: Changzhou Island, Huangpu District, Guangzhou 510715, China
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Worth it for the Flying Tigers and the Customs House

Note - Huangpu in Chinese, Whampoa in English. Went there by taxi from GZ as it is rather off th beaten track. It's a couple of kilomtres past the 1911 Revolution Museum. Fare... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Douglas M
Guangzhou, China
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Toa Payoh
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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 half a day free.

Thank Melliz
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Has a museum aspect to it but really requires a guide or Chinese speaker/translator to get a lot out of it. Confusing layout. Has several vendors of cheap souvenirs on site. Very small military museum attached.

Thank JSD47630
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

In recently a group of friends and I visited The their weight.this Site of focused he Academy, TV series and movies in China we can see The place, often a part of China history is related to this place. I think this place is relatively remote location in guangzhou, the bus to get to need to take a long time,... More 

Thank zichang k
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is not an elaborate site but well-kept and will be interesting to all who have some knowledge of modern Chinese history (i.e. past century).

Thank KH_n_JH
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Note - Huangpu in Chinese, Whampoa in English. Went there by taxi from GZ as it is rather off th beaten track. It's a couple of kilomtres past the 1911 Revolution Museum. Fare was 80 Yuan but we got the taxi drive to wait in the carpark a couple of hours and then drive us back all for 300 Yuan.... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Academy boasts an impressive listing of 20th Century Chinese leaders, both Republican and Communist. The history of this place is a quick study in the similarities of both as well as the future differences. A visit is recommended for history enthusiasts as others will be bored.

1 Thank requedieu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The tourist bus dropped us off at the gate. We still had to walk a few minutes to the site. It brought us back in time. Everything there was so simple and plain, even the Premier and Principal’s office. The difference was that their room had table cloths on their tables and a flower vase with flowers. This was a... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

I'm a big fan of Republic of China. As I'm reading Chiang Kaishek's biography, it's very impressive to go to one of the most important places he used to work. The museum has exhibitions about how influential the academy was to China during the republic era and some related wars that its alumni fought. There were also rooms that show... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

As people have mentioned before, this place was a joint effort by, both the nationalist and communist to train. Although they did go their own ways, in the end. The exhibition of pictures, and training rooms, barracks with English descriptions, were a great help to us foreigners, with the history of all the people who past through those doors, A... More 

Thank Paul C
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Good site if you are interested in modern Chinese history, and most of all, it is open to public free.

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