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Asia Pacific Vascular Biology Organization Conference 2019
Asia Pacific Vascular Biology Organization Conference

Dear friends, 

    On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Vascular Biology Organization (APVBO), we would like to cordially welcome you to the second APVBO conference in Guangzhou, China during May 10-13, 2019.

    Vascular biology continues to be one of the most important fields in biomedical research. The APVBO 2019 conference aims to bring together the best vascular researchers, physicians and industry leaders across the world to showcase the newest progress, discoveries, challenges and promise in the field of vascular biology. The conference also aims to foster new collaborations, connect basic and translational research, and provide a high level platform of learning and communication to junior researchers.

    Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and the capital of Guangdong province, which ranks number one in China in terms of GDP through the years. Founded in 214 BC, Guangzhou has served as a springboard for trade, cultural exchanges, revolutions and reforms, and has played critical roles in shaping the modern China. Guangzhou also has the country's highest number of restaurants per capita. Apart from science, we hope that you will enjoy the great cuisine, natural beauty and the vibrant night life in Guangzhou too.

     We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Sincerely,


Peter Carmeliet M.D., PhD
  • Professor of Medicine, Department of Oncology
  • Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism
  • VIB Center for Cancer Biology (CCB)
  • VIB-KU Leuven
  • Leuven, Belgium
Ralf Adams PhD
  • Professor, The University of Muenster
  • Director, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
  • Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
  • Munenster, Germany. 
Yizhi LiuM.D., PhD
Xuri LiPhD
Conference Program
May 10-13, 2019
State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center
Jinsui Road 7, Pearl river new city, Guangzhou, China
Confirmed Distinguished Speakers (In alphabetical order)
Ralf H. Adams PhD

Professor at the University of Muenster

Director Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Department of Tissue Morphogenesis

Roentgenstrasse 20, D-48149 Muenster, Germany

Peter Camrliet M.D.,PhD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Oncology

Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism

Vesalius Research Center (VRC)

VIB Center for Cancer Biology (CCB)

VIB-KU Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, O&N4

Herestraat 49-B912, B-3000, Leuven, Belgium

Guideline for Speakers

Please read all the information below to ensure that your presentation go smoothly. If you have any further questions, please contact the APVBO Office at apvbocontact@yahoo.com.

  • To ensure that your presentation go smoothly, we recommend that you to upload your presentation before May 10, 2019. Please bring your presentation in a USB memory stick to the Speaker Service Center (2F, Science Building, ZOC), where technicians will assist you for uploading and testing. Make sure to label your USB memory stick with your name and the session in which you will present.
  • If you choose to use your own computer for presentation, we strongly recommend that you bring your adaptor and computer and test them at the Speaker Service Center (2F, Science Building, ZOC) to be sure that everything is fine at least three hours prior to your talk.
  • Presentation files should be in Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx).
  • Any changes of your presentation slides must be done at least three hours prior to your scheduled session by visiting the Speaker Service Center (2F, Science Building, ZOC).
  • Please make sure to scan USB memory stick for any virus infection before uploading your presentation files.
  • To facilitate easy movement between the sessions, the length of your talk should not exceed the allocated time.
  • If you are unable to make it or need to send a replacement speaker, please inform the APVBO Office at apvbocontact@yahoo.com as soon as you can. The replacement speaker must be approved by the Program Chair and conference management office.
  • Backup: Please have a backup copy of your presentation to be on the safe side.
Hotel/Reimbursement Information for Distinguished Speakers
Hotel in Guangzhou
  • We will book rooms for you in Vaperse Hotel for May 10-13, 2017 (May 10 check in and May 13 check out) for the conference and will be responsible for the costs.
  • If you would like to stay for extra days in Vaperse Hotel, please let us know, we will book it for you but you will be responsible for the costs. We have a special agreement with the hotel and enjoy promotion price for room booking, which means you will pay less for the extra days. With regard to payment, the hotel staff will present you the bill for extra days for you to pay when you check out.
Reimbursement

All the reimbursement will be arranged by our Financial Department after the conference.For reimbursement, please provide with us the following:

  • Detailed bank account information
  • Trip to Guangzhou: Original flight/train ticket, all the relevant original invoices (e.g. invoices for flights), boarding pass (hard copy or electric ones).
  • Return trip to your work place: Scanned files of your passport, visa page, round trip immigration stamps (may have 4 stamps on one’s passport for round trip), flight/train tickets, boarding pass, and all the other relevant invoices.
Poster Guideline

Please read the below guideline before preparing your poster.

  • Layout: Please prepare your poster in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results and Conclusion.
  • Size: Your poster should be designed to a size of 80 cm width x 100 cm height.
  • Poster Printing: Posters should be printed with high resolution.
  • Onsite Information: Tapes will be provided to attach your poster to the display board.
  • Exhibition Time: Your poster can be displayed throughout the conference. You may want to be available at the poster location during the tea/coffee times as viewers may want to have a face-to-face communication with the presenter during these times.
  • Judging Criteria for Posters: Posters will be judged on originality, scientific merit, and quality of presentation.
  • Poster Tear-down: Poster must be removed at the close of the conference session. Remaining posters after 19:30 on May 12, 2019 will be discarded.
  • Travelling with Your Poster: Many airlines now that poster tubes be checked rather than brought as carry-on luggage. Please check with your airline prior to traveling.
  • Poster Withdraw:If you are unable to present your poster and wish to withdraw it, please notify the APVBO office by e-mail (apvbocontact@yahoo.com) before May 1, 2019.
Organizing Committee (In alphabetical order)
Ralf H. Adams PhD

Professor at the University of Muenster

Director Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Department of Tissue Morphogenesis

Roentgenstrasse 20, D-48149 Muenster, Germany

Peter Carmeliet  M.D., PhD 

Professor of Medicine, Department of Oncology

Laboratory of Angiogenesis & Vascular Metabolism

VIB Center for Cancer Biology (CCB)

VIB, KULeuven, Department of Oncology

Campus Gasthuisberg, O&N4

Herestraat 49-B912, B-3000, Leuven, Belgium

Xuri Li PhD

Professor, Scientific Director

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen University

Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China

Yizhi Liu M.D., PhD

President/Professor, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center

Director, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Sun Yat-Sen University

Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China

APVBO Conference Registration May 10-13, 2019 Guangzhou, China
REGISTRATION
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REGISTRATION FEE
Registration TypeEarly Payment On or before Apr. 20, 2019Late or On-site Payment After Apr. 20, 2019
Regular Registration2720 CNY or 400 USDCNY3060 or USD 450
Student Registration1360 CNY or 200 USDCNY 1700 or USD 250

The registration fee includes attendance to all lectures, coffee breaks and lunches. All fees are listed in Chinese Yuan (CNY) and US dollar (USD), and are per person. Please make the payment with indications of the attendee’s name, address and contact information.

Please note that a team with 6 persons or above signing up for the APVBO conference will enjoy half-price concession on the registration fee. Please mark your team and the number of person when you pay for the registration fees.  For example, Group of Yun Li (6).

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Email: apvbocontact@yahoo.com

Phone: +86-20-87331815

Cancellation or Alteration Policy

Any cancellation or alteration of your registration must be notified in writing to apvbocontact@yahoo.com and will be subject to the following conditions.

  • Until May 3, 2019: refund of fee minus 25% administrative charge.
  • From May 4, 2019: no refund.
  • All cancellations must be emailed to: apvbocontact@yahoo.com
  • Until May 3, 2019: name change will be charged 60 USD.
  • From May 4, 2019: no name changes will be accepted.
  • No-shows at the conference will be charged the full fee.
  • A fixed fee of 50 USD will be charged for the replacement of a lost badge.
  • Refunds will be processed after the conference.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
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Abstract Template
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS Apr. 29, 2019
To avoid font problems, please follow the font set in the template, which includes title, author lists, abstract and affiliation. It is suggested to underline the presenter’s name.
Only word files with extensions ".doc "or ".docx" will be accepted.
The word limit for abstract is 250 words. Please DO NOT exceed the word limit.
HOTEL / LOCATION 

Conference location:

Auditorium, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology (SKLO)
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC), Sun Yat-Sen University
Jinsui Road 7, Pearl River New City
Tianhe District-Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, 510623, China

The closest hotel to the new campus of SKLO/ZOC:

Vaperse Hotel Guangzhou
Jinsui Road 5, Pearl River New City
Tianhe District-Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, 510623, China
http://www.booking.com/hotel/cn/yan-zhou-wei-po-si-jiu-dian-guangzhou5.en-gb.html

The closest metro stations:

Metro lines 5 and 3: Zhujiang New Town station
Metro line APM: Women and Children’s Medical Center station
TRAVEL INFORMATION

One can get to Guangzhou via:

  • (1) Direct flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport by China Southern Airlines 
  • (2) Beijing 
  • (3) Hong Kong. See the below information. For further questions, please contact the APVBO office at apvbocontact@yahoo.com.

APVBO conference address

Conference venue: Academic hall, 2F, Science Building, Zhongshan Opthalmic Center, 7 Jinsui Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, P. R. China

Flight information

  1. Below is a list of direct flights to/from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport by China Southern Airlines. For more information, please visit:
    http://www.csair.com/en/index.shtml

    • North America: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver
    • Europe: Frankfurt, Paris London, Amsterdam, Rome
    • Asia: Bali, Bangkok, Busan, Chiang Mai, Cheongju, Delhi, Dubai, Dhaka, Hanoi Ho Chi Ming City, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Krabi, Langkawi, Manila Nha Trang, Novosibirsk, Osaka, Penang, Phnom, Phuket, Phu Quoc, Rangoon Sabah, Seoul, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei, Teheran, Tokyo
    • Africa: Nairobi
    • Oceania: Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  2. One could switch from Beijing to Guangzhou. There are frequent flights from Beijing to Guangzhou.
  3. One could switch from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. You can get to Guangzhou (GZ) from Hong Kong (HK) by flight, train or coach.

Travel from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

If you switch from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, you can get to Guangzhou (GZ) from Hong Kong (HK) by flight, coach, or by train. The more convenient way would be by Train.

  1. By Train (about 2 hours from HK to GZ)

    You might need to take a taxi or metro to Hung Hom Station. Below link will provide more detailed information on how to reach Guangzhou from Hung Hom Station (Kowloon).
    https://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/hung-hom-railway-station.htm

    • Train station name: 紅磡站 (九龍) Hung Hom Station (Kowloon)
    • Location: 1,500 feet (500 meters) northeast of the Hong Kong Science Museum and the History Museum, 800 yards (730 meters) east of Nathan Road.
    • Metro: Take the West Rail Line or East Rail Line to Hung Hom Station (紅磡站).
    • Taxi: About 40 minutes’ drive from Hong Kong International Airport to Hung Hom Station. The fare is about 250 HKD.
    • Intercity Bus: A21 – Airport (Ground Transport Center) to Hung Hum Station (takes about 70-80 minutes)

    For ticket booking and train schedule, please check the link below:
    https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/display.aspx?tp=9&fs=Hong+Kong+%5BHung+Hom%5D&ts=Guangzhou&depDate=07%2F19%2F2017

  2. By air plane (about 1 hour + additional time for custom check, boarding and landing)

    There are four flights from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. For more information, please check the link below:
    http://english.ctrip.com/flights/hong-kong-to-guangzhou/tickets-hkg-can/?flighttype=d&dcity=hkg&acity=can&relddate=129&relrdate=134&startdate=2017-11-16&returndate=2017-11-21&startday=thur&returnday=tue&relweek=18&searchboxArg=t

    Below is the flight info and timetable as of July 2017. Please check the website for any changes at the time of booking.

  3. By coach (about 4 hours from HK to GZ)

    Take the coach at the Coach Station, Terminal 2, Hong Kong International Airport. You need to clear customs in Huanggang or Shenzhen Bay. Below is the timetable. Make sure to get off at The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, which is about 15 minutes to the conference site by taxi.

    Time (half an hour)Control Point (Port of entry)Your stopPrice ($HK)
    07:00Huanggang/Shenzhen BayThe Garden Hotel, Guangzhou$250
    22:45Huanggang/Shenzhen BayThe Garden Hotel, Guangzhou$250

    For more information, please click the link below: http://www.hongkongairport.com/CBT/Controller?locale=eng Your destination should be selected as -Guangzhou, like the clip below:

    Hotel close to the Hong Kong International Airport

    Hong Kong Regal Airport Hotel


    Hotels close to the conference site in Guangzhou

    Vaperse Hotel

    • Address: Vaperse Hotel, No.5 Jinsui Road, Pear River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
    • Tel: +86-2038933888.
    • Website: http://www.vaperse.com

    Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

    • Address: 12 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
    • Tel: +86-2083961234
    • Website: https://www.hyatt.com/zh-CN/home

    Leeden Hotel

    For more information about hotel nearby the conference site, please check the below link:
    http://english.ctrip.com/

Pearl River Night Cruise  


Pearl River Night Cruise is good way for visitors to know Guangzhou. During the night cruise, the visitor can enjoy the cultural and historical sites and several famous scenic spots on both side of the river while accompanying with gentle breeze of night. The whole trip may takes about 70-90 minutes.  

Below are some of the spots you can enjoy during the night cruise. 

Liede Bridge: The bridge of Liede Bridge is a single pylon and double cable plane spatial self-anchored suspension bridge, 480 meters long. Bridge main span of 219 meters, ranking second in the world, the first in the same kind of bridge

Pearl River beer factory: It takes the beer industry as the main body, the beer and other related industries as the support of large-scale modern beer enterprises, is the world's single largest beer brewing center.

Canton Tower: the new TV tower height of 600 meters, the overall height of the tower to become the world's first

  

Guangzhou Bridge

Guangdong Museum of Art: the Xinghai Concert Hall is connected to the Guangdong Museum of art, rich Guangzhou modern culture in one fell swoop, resulting in the formation of the Guangzhou and the beautiful scenery line, have the collection, display, communication, education and service functions of the organic combination of body

Xinghai Concert Hall: It is named after the musician Xian Xinghai. Looking like a zhanchiyufei swan;

Hall: also called "Ershatou" it is in the middle of Pearl River.

Zhongshan University and the North Gate:

Haizhu peninsula garden and sailing club: The building with a few top day flash, night full-bodied shiny "cuckold" is "Haizhu peninsula garden". Haizhu peninsula garden is located in Binjiang Road, at two island, adjacent to Haiyin Park.

Jiangwan bridge

Other Attractions

Other Day-tour Design and Guide Service from China International Travel Service Limited

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Canton Tower

Opening hours: 9:30 - 22:30 (stop selling ticket at 22:00)
Entrance fee: over CNY 150

As the landmark of Guangzhou, the Canton Tower (Guangzhou Tower) lies in Haizhu District, at the south bank of the Pearl River, facing Haixinsha Island to the north. With a height of 1,968 feet (600 meters), it is the highest TV tower in China and the third highest in the world. The tower has been a must-see scenic spot in Guangzhou. From the top, visitors have a birds-eye view of the whole city. Inside the tower are wonderful entertainment items, romantic restaurants with delicious food and several fine lookout platforms for shooting photos, some of them holding many top world records.

The tower is also noted for its unique design. Mark Hemel, the designer, was inspired by the bones of the female hip joint, and then he created a slim waist in the middle of the tower just as a fair lady twists her waist while looking behind. At the thinnest part, the diameter is about 32 yards (30 meters). The tower has become a new city landmark and one of the Eight New Sights of Guangzhou. No matter visitors have a Pearl River cruise or just wander along its bank, they can see the majestic tower. Especially at night, the tower seems like a resplendent dress, ablaze with colorful lights.

Guangdong Museum

Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (Ticketing Time: 8:50 – 16:00) *Closed on Monday (Except the public holidays in China)
Entrance fee: 5,000 free tickets a days

Guangdong Museum is a first-rate provincial museum in China, containing 166,000 items, including calligraphy, paintings, ceramics, woodcarvings, and gemstones. Covering an area of 721,182 square feet (67,000 square meters) in downtown Guangzhou, it looks like a jewel box from the outside with five floors above ground and one floor below. There are five permanent exhibitions in the museum: Guangdong History and Culture, Chaozhou Gilded Woodcarvings, Natural Resources, Ceramics, and Duan Inkstones.

White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain)

Opening hours: 6:00 -17:00
Entrance fee: CNY 5 per person
Recommended Time for a Visit: half a day

From ancient times, White Cloud Mountain has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou, and it's still known as the First Spectacular Scene of the city. Every time the sun shines after the rain, and through late spring, a wreath of airy clouds circles the mountains. This is how White Cloud Mountain has won its name, and its reputation as a marvelous spectacle of nature.

The total area of White Cloud Mountain is about 28 square kilometers (10 square miles), consisting of 30 peaks. Moxing Ridge (Star-Scraping Ridge), known as 'the first peak under the southern sky', is about 382 meters (417 yards) high. You can stand on the summit and look over the whole city and the beautiful Pearl River, the most famous river in Guangzhou. This area is an ideal place for people to relax. It has six areas that are popular among visitors. That is Bright Pearl Building Park, the San tailing Summit Park, the Bird Spring Valley Park (Mingchun Valley), the Santailing Park, the Luhu Park and the Fei'eling Park.

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family (Chen Clan Academy)

Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:30 (ticketing ends at 17:00)
Entrance fee: CNY 10 per person
Recommended Time for a Visit: 45minutes

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is also called Chen Clan Academy or Chen's Lineage Hall which was a place in Guangzhou both for offering up sacrifices to ancestors and for study. Now it serves as Guangdong Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts to show the most characteristic Guangdong architecture. The Chen Clan Ancestral Temple in Guangzhou City, the Ancestors' Temple in Foshan City, the former Residence of Sun Yat-sen in Zhongshan City and the Opium War Memorial Hall in Dongguan City are regarded as the four major cultural tourist sites in Guangdong Province.

The most impressive attractions of the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family are various superb carvings extolling nature. They are in the forms of wood, brick, pottery, stone, lime and things like that, of which wood carving especially fully demonstrates the great achievements of the art of carving in Guangdong Province. Stories of historical celebrities and scenes are also vividly represented in the temple.

Yuexiu Park

Opening hours: 6:00 – 22:00
Entrance fee: free

Yuexiu Park is the largest park in downtown Guangzhou. Covering an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres), it is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain; hence the name. It is a perfect combination of cultural relics and ecological tourism, reputed for its pretty water and hills as well as cultural relics. The main places of interest include the stone sculpture of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and Square Cannon Site.

Five-Ram Sculpture is one of the most famous structures in Guangzhou. It has become the emblem of the city. Legend has it that more than 2,000 years ago, the city was a barren land with people who despite hard work were suffering from famine. One day five immortals in five-color garments came riding on five rams, playing their legendary music. The rams held sheaves of rice in their mouths. The immortals left the sheaves of rice for the local people, gave blessings to the city and left. The rams turned into stone and the city became a rich and populous place. Guangzhou got the name of the City of Rams and the City of Ears.

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:30 (stop selling ticket at 16:45)
Entrance fee: CNY 12 per person

Located on Jiefang Bei Road, Guangzhou, the Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King is the oldest and largest Han tomb with the most funerary objects in Lingnan (South of the Nanling Mountain) Area. As one of the 80 famous museums in the world, it covers 14,000 square meters (150, 699.6 square feet) with 10 exhibition halls.

The owner of the tomb is the second king, Zhao Mei of Nanyue State of the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-24 A.D.). Hidden 20 meters (65.6 feet) underground, the tomb is made up of 750 huge stones with colorful murals. The over 1,000 pieces of cultural relics, bronze ware and terra cotta ware in particular, feature the Yue Culture of south China (Nanyue Culture). Highlighting the mausoleum is a silk-jade garment made up of 2,291 pieces of jade. Though jade garments with pieces connected by gold, silver, or copper are not uncommon, this garment with jade pieces connected by silk is the only one of its kind in the world.

Baomo Garden

Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:30 (ticketing ends at 17:00)
Entrance fee: CNY 54 per person

Baomo Garden is located in Zini Village, Panyu District of Guangzhou. More than just a garden, it covers an area of about 100,000 square meters (about 25 acres) and is a complex of encompassing culture, south China traditional architecture and south China garden arts. Baomo Garden was built in the late Qing Dynasty as an extension of the Temple of Lord Bao located to the east of the Garden.

Baomo Garden can be divided into many scenic areas and sites. At its front gate is a grand and exquisite white stone archway. Inside the garden, pottery sculptures, porcelain sculptures, brick sculptures, stone carvings, and wood carvings can be seen everywhere. The most amazing piece is the porcelain inverse relief “Qingming Festival by the Riverside”, which has been added to the Guinness Book of World Records. Another example of this type of work is the huge brick carving, Wall of Flowers and Birds. The bronze statue of Confucius is exhibited in the Treasure Pavilion on Litchi Island for visitors to worship.

Lotus Hill

Opening hours: 8:00 - 18:30
Entrance fee: CNY 54 per person

Lotus Hill, one of the famous hills of the Pearl River Delta, is located in the eastern outskirt of Panyu City, 20km from Guangzhou and 60 sea miles from Hong Kong. Covering an area of 2.54sq km, it is composed of 48 red sandstone low hills, the highest of which is 108m tall. It has the best preserved ancient quarry site, with a history of 2000 years in China. The lotus city itself was built during the Kangxi's reign of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There is also the gold statute of the Goddess of Mercy, which is the biggest in the world. The statue was cast in 1994 with 120 tonnes of bronze and 180 taels of gold coating and measures 40.88m. The Lotus Hill Tourist Resort displays a combination of ancient ruggedness and modern delicacy. Do not miss it when in Guangzhou.

The quarry works from each of the past dynasties, dating back to the Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD), leave behind a legacy of countless majestic red sandstone cliffs, perilous peaks, stelae and winding stone forests and grottoes. Visitors should not miss the Swallow Rock (Yan Zi Yan), Eagle Cliff (Fei Ying Ya), Goddess of Mercy Rock (Guan Yin Yan), and the Lion Stone (Shi Zi Shi), as they formed the essential stone landscape of this ancient stone yard.

Nansha Tin Hau Palace (Nansha Mazu Temple)

Opening hours:8:30 - 18:00
Entrance fee: CNY 20 per person

Facing the Lingdingyang (Lingding Ocean), the mouth of the Pearl River, Nansha Tin Hau Palace is a Mazu temple on the southeastern slope of the Dajiao Mountain in Guangzhou City and covers about 100 hectares (247.1 acres). It is the largest palace compound of its category in the world. It is reputed as the 'First Tin Hau Palace under Heaven' and the biggest Mazu Temple in southeastern Asia.

When you arrive there, you will first reach the Tin Hau Square which covers an area of 1.5 hectares (about 3.7 acres). At the center of the square stands a huge statue of the Goddess. The statue faces the Lingdingyang and is about 14.5 meters (about 47.6 feet) high, made of 365 pieces of granite. It symbolizes that Mazu could bless fishermen and bring favorable weather for the whole year. Behind the square is the memorial archway, on which the name of the palace is written over the top, and some inscriptions written on both sides. Once you have gone through it, you will come to the main gate where honored the statues of two legendary immortals, Clairvoyance (thousand-mile eye) and clairaudience (wind-accompanying ear).

For more information about Guangzhou attractions, please check the link below. And also, you can tailor your trip in this website. They offer both tour design and English-speaking tour guide service, but please contact them a week in advance to ensure that no risk at all.
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/guangdong/guangzhou/

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