You can visit these historical and cultural sites in Shantou

You, who are experiencing Shantou culture, must come and see these coordinates full of historical heritage and the meanings behind them.

Quartzite Scenic Area

The Qu Shi Scenic Area is located on the banks of the Rong River on the north bank of the Haojiang District. The area is full of peculiar peaks and strange stones, combined with the charm of the sea, forming a scenic area that complements the natural scenery and cultural landscapes of Shantou. The geomorphology of the scenic area is mostly granite hills, with beautiful scenery and cultural landmarks such as Baihua Jian Temple.

General's Office

The Zongbing Fu is the yamen of the Zongbing (general) in Nanao during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was originally built in the fourth year of the Wanli reign of the Ming Dynasty (1576) by Yan Jifang, the deputy general of Nanao at that time. The current building was reconstructed in 1933. In front of the Zongbing Fu, there are two bronze cannons weighing eight thousand jin and six thousand jin respectively. As the only island Zongbing Fu in the country, it has rich historical and cultural connotations and profound significance for cross-strait relations.
The only well-preserved miniature ancient city in the country, roughly the size of two football fields, with very thin city walls.

Mother's Palace

Mama Temple, also known as Tianhou Temple, is located at the end of the Outer Ma Road. It is one of the earliest buildings in Shantou before the establishment of the port. Mama Temple was built during the reign of Emperor Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty and was renovated and reopened in 1992. In the past, this place was a beach by the sea, where local ships set sail and people bid farewell to their homeland by offering sacrifices and carrying a pinch of incense ashes. Overseas Chinese would also come here to pay respects when returning home, to express their memory and admiration for their ancestors.

Shantou Old Town

In the old town area on the north bank of Rongjiang River in Shantou, there is a 1-kilometer road from Shantou West Embankment Pier to Waima Road Junction, which is home to a large number of buildings built in the early 20th century. This is the old town of Shantou. The rain-sheltered "arcades" on the side of the road, the densely arranged old-brand shops, the somewhat disorderly streets, and the quaint decorative patterns near doors and windows all reveal the unique historical charm of the old town of Shantou.

Huanghua Mountain Forest Park

Huanghua Mountain Forest Park is the only national island forest park in the country, known for its beautiful mountains and forests. With an area of ​​20,600 acres, it is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the park boasts a rich variety of natural resources and cultural landscapes. Popular attractions in Huanghua Mountain National Forest Park include Jian Mountain Sunbathing, Chang Mountain Sunset, the Guicheng Scenic Area, cliff stone carvings, tunnel exploration, Fengzhou Watchman, Qianlai Garden, Anti-Japanese Memorial Hall, and former residence of educated youth. There are over 1,440 species of tropical and subtropical plants belonging to 102 different families, including living fossil bamboo and cypress, precious wild bonsai plants such as fine-leaf grape and boxwood, and more than 40 species of nationally protected wild animals such as yellow-billed egret, python, and three-lined box turtle. It is hailed by experts and scholars at home and abroad as a "natural botanical garden in the South China Sea."
Jufeng Temple is a tourist attraction that combines sightseeing, architectural appreciation, and religious worship. The ancient temple is hidden in the dense mountains, with a deep and beautiful scenery, suitable for solitude and self-cultivation. The halls and pavilions in the temple are arranged in an orderly manner and are decorated with splendor. The rock murals and famous ink treasures in the temple are also of high artistic value.