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Shantou Old Town
汕头老城

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Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-4 hours
Address: No. 86, Zhiping Road, Jinping District, Shantou City
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Phone: 4000-990-068

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Shantou Park, located in the commercial and cultural center of the old city of Shantou, is the core area and cultural symbol of Shantou. It is the core landmark of Shantou reclamation area, the largest continental Republic of China building complex, has become a focus.  Small parks in narrow sense refer to the Zhongshan Memorial Pavilion located in the core of the small park area. The broad sense of the small park, covering the surrounding districts of Zhongshan Memorial Pavilion, including Anping Road, Shengping Road, Guoping Road, and so on, collectively called the small park historical and cultural district. The cavalry and street in the small park area are fan-shaped radial distribution, and the old neighborhood "Si Yong Yi Sheng Ping" on both sides is added, and the old "salt kiln head" in the east, the red pavilion in the north and the "Shantou Harbor" in the south form a prosperous commercial and cultural district with the characteristics of the architecture in the 1930s. The department store in the area is 7 floors high, and the 20 century department store has been built large scale because of the aging of the mounted building. The predecessor is the Nansheng Company, founded by overseas Chinese group in 1932, which was the second tallest building in Shantou before liberation. It is equipped with the first elevator in Shantou history. It is one of the symbols of the old Shantou's landmark building and small park. Mam Palace, also known as the Tianhou Palace, is a historical museum, and the adjacent Guandi Temple is the earliest building before Shantou opened. It was built in the Qing Dynasty during Jiaqing, and was reopened in 1992. The style of the mama palace stage is Chinese and Western, the building outside the wall with red water brick with stained glass and large open teak doors and windows, the mama palace stage entrance has a matsu statue, the material is Han white jade, by Fujian famous matsu statue master build. Mom Palace Theater does not need tickets, registration ID card can go in.

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Introduction

Shantou Old Town refers to the old city district on the north bank of the Min River. This district contains many buildings, verandas and shops built in the early 20th century. This gives the old town a unique, historical style. The area was once one of Shantou's vibrant commercial centers. Some important old buildings, such as the Yongping Restaurant, Main Shantou Post Office and the Laoma Palace still remain to this day, remnants of the area's previous prominence.
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