Are you fretting about where to spend your hard-earned weekend? How about going on a trip to one of GPHL's venues where you will be able to get to know more about TCM culture and Chinese herbs.
GPHL's Shennong Caotang Museum, Museum of Chenliji Traditional Chinese Medicines, Wanglaojii Herbal Tea Museum and Caizhilin's TCM Cultural Museum have become major platforms for TCM cultural education and Guangdong's initiatives on promoting TCM culture to the world.
01. Shennong Caotang Museum
Established in 2006, Shennong Caotang Museum is the first semi-enclosed garden-style TCM museum to combine nature and history in order to comprehensively showcase TCM culture, Lingnan medicine, TCM health preservation, homology culture of medicine and food, plantation of medicinal plants as well as TCM's cultural significance.
Located to the south of Baiyun Mountain and inside the factory of Guangzhou Baiyunshan and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, Shennong Caotang Museum has already received more than one million visitors from home and abroad and become one of the top tourist destinations for locals and visitors alike.
The museum, a garden-style building group, contains halls, gardens, mansions and pavilions. It subtly combines an explanation of TCM history and culture with an attractive plantation of Chinese herbs.
Add.: No. 389 Shatai North Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou (广州市白云区沙太北路389号)
Opening hours: 8:30-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Tuesday - Friday; 9:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Saturday - Sunday (Closed on Monday)
Guide service: Please call or fax 020-66282302 during working hours in workdays to reserve guide service for your tour at least one day in advance.
Metro: Take Guangzhou Metro Line 3 North Extension, and get off at Tonghe Station (同和站), then transfer to Bus No. 754, get off at T.J. Decorative Materials Square Station (天健装饰材料城站), and walk for about 700 meters to get to the museum.
Bus: Take Bus No. 246, 501, 808 and get off at Baiyunshan TCM Factory station (白云山中药厂站); or take 72, 201, 241, 754, 884 and get off at the terminal near the museum, then walk to the museum according to the map direction.
02. Wanglaoji Herbal Tea Museum offers summer drinks
Want to know the origin and inheritance of Chinese herbal tea? Wondering about the development of Wanglaoji herbal tea over the past century? Then you can't miss this museum, where you can get a comprehensive review of Chinese herbal tea and Wanglaoji herbal tea.
Wanglaoji Herbal Tea Experience Hall is open to offer cool herbal tea for hot days. Come and try herbal tea presented in a fashionable way!
Add.: Inside Shennong Caotang Museum
03. Chenliji Traditional Chinese Medicine Cultural Park
GPHL's Chenliji Traditional Chinese Medicine Cultural Park was listed as a National AAA Tourist Attraction on December 11th, 2019. The first national TCM tourist attraction in Haizhu, it has become a popular tourist destination for locals and visitors alike, giving everyone a chance to learn more about TCM culture. The park contains one museum, two gardens, one TCM culture exhibition area, and three squares.
Opening hours: 9:00-12:00, 2:00-5:00, Monday-Sunday
Note: All visitors need to make an appointment in advance, and for tour groups, at least three days in advance; the park only takes walk-ins every Wednesday.
Add.: No. 1688 Guangzhou Dadao Nan, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (广州市广州大道南1688号)
Bus: Take Bus B7, B7 express, 87, 88, 122, 122A, 230, 301, 301A, 303, 303A, 305, 882 and get off at Luoxi Qiaojiao station (洛溪桥脚站), then walk to the park according to the directions on the map.
04. Caizhilin's TCM Cultural Museum
The museum is home to all kinds of traditional Chinese medicinal materials, animal specimens and processing tools for Chinese herbs recorded in the Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China. You will also be able to see an over three hundred years old eaglewood, as well as medicinal plants unique to South China.
If you are interested in Chinese medical herbs and seeing what a Caizhilin drugstore looks like, this museum is the right place for you to visit.
Add.: No. 12 Saiba Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou (广州市荔湾区塞坝路12号)
Editors: Olivia & Jerry