Guangzhou Arts & CultureGuangzhou offers many opportunities for visitors to experience its customs, culture, and arts. Some of the activities could include a night at the opera, a visit to the local cinema, or a trip to one of Guangzhou's Museums.
The Xinghai Concert Hall is the best concert venue in Guangzhou. It is named after Xian Xinghai, a renowned Chinese composer, who was just born in Guangzhou.The Hall consists of three parts, a symphony performing Hall with 1500 seats, a Chamber Music Hall and a Music Material Room.
The hyperbolic paraboloids shell forms the unique shape of
the concert hall. The pyramid-shaped glass wall on the facade
shows the brilliantly sacred and enthusiastic artistic flavor
of symphonies. The spacious platform and the slope surrounding
a pool make the construction harmonious with the Linjiang Arts
Address:No. 33 Qingbo Road, Ersha Island,
Yueju Opera (Cantonese Opera)
Yueju Opera (Cantonese Opera) is an opera style popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau and wherever overseas Chinese are found in Southeast Asia. It originated in the city of Shaoxing in the neighboring Zhejiang Province in the mid-19th century during the late-Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911). Shaoxing Opera is particularly popular south of the Yangtze River and combines classical singing, dancing and acting. It is sung and read in Guangzhou dialect. The vocals rise and fall in ever changing cadences, and the melodies are harmonious and graceful. You can have a listen when you are in Guangzhou.
Guang Ming Theatre
Guangzhou Opera House
The Guangzhou Opera House, one of the biggest cultural projects in Guangzhou. The opera house, which will cover an area of 46,000 square meters, is expected to go into operation at the end of 2007. With an estimated investment of RMB 1 billion (US$120 million), the project is expected to become the biggest performing centre in South China and to be one of the three biggest theatres in the nation. The Guangzhou opera house will have 1,800 seats and a multifunctional digital hall with an area of 2,500 square meters. The opera house will meet the needs of various performances after its completion, including large-scale operas, enabling residents in the city to enjoy fine arts.
Visitors looking for an experience into the art of Guangdong style bartering can explore the Night Market in Guangzhou. Here visitors can take full advantage of the open-air markets for its low price and the fun of bargaining night markets scatter at Xihu Road, Jiaoyu Road, as well as Huanghuagang, Xiaogang, Shahe, Shayuan, Shangxiajiu Commercial Pedestrian Streets and Beijing Road Commercial Pedestrian Street. All night markets open from dusk to midnight, selling daily articles, fashionable clothes and foods, etc. The night markets are not only quite convenient but also add color to Guangzhou culture and night life.
China Plaza Theater
Hai Zhu Theater
Jiang Nan Theater
Dong Hua Cinema
Dong Shan Yong Han Cinema
Fang Cun Cinema
Guang Ming Cinema
Jin Sheng Cinema
Sha He Cinema
Shi Er Gong
Guangdong Museum of Art
The Guangzhou Museum of Art is a very modern art museum, which holds the largest collection of contemporary Chinese art in China. It was opened in the year 2000 and has an extensive collection of works, from classical Chinese painters to more modern pieces.
Special exhibitions often present experimental work that reflects the changing political and social environment of China. The museum presents a large number of exhibitions of work by well-known artists from other Asian and Western countries.
Address:No. 38 Yanyu Road, Er Sha Island, Guangzhou
Nanyue King Tomb Museum
The two thousand year old tomb, Western Han Dynasty Nanyue
King Mausoleum Museum, located on Jiefang Bei Road, is the
oldest and largest Han tomb with the most funerary objects
in Lingnan (South of the Nanling Mountain) Area. The owner
of the tomb is the second king, Zhao Mei of Nanyue State of
the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD). As one of the 80
most famous museums in the world, the museum covers 14,000
square meters (150, 699.6 square feet) with 10 exhibition halls.
There are foreign articles in the mausoleum too.
The Guangzhou Museum is located in Yuexiu Park within the 14th century Tower Controlling the Sea (Zhenhailou). Each of the five stories of the 28 meter (92 feet) tower has exhibitions relating to the history of Guangzhou from prehistoric times to the present. The 3rd and 4th floors have some interesting exhibits relating to Guangzhou's role as a trading center both before and after the Opium Wars (1839 -1862). The top floor of the tower has a caf¨¦ and a selection of shops selling traditional gifts and souvenirs.
Address: Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou
Guangzhou Art Museum
The Guangzhou Museum of Art is on the bank of Luhu Lake. It's a very modern art museum, which opened in the year 2000 and has an extensive collection of works from classical Chinese painters to more modern pieces. It contains more than 10,000 items of calligraphy, painting, sculpture and tablet inscriptions, and is the largest art museum on the Chinese Mainland. The provincial museum also contains exhibits of better quality than most other Chinese museums. In the museum, there exists a lush tropical garden area for visitors to relax.
Address: Bank of Luhu Lake, Guangzhou
NOTE: Although this information is correct at the time of our web publication, it is still advised that you call the phone number and confirm the address before going to the venue because some venues may have changed their telephone numbers or address locations.