On October 16th the state council announced the eighth batch of national protected sites, 762 in total, as determined by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Cultural Heritage Administration.
The Qingtang Site in Yingde, Qingyuan. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
This list includes 167 historic sites, 30 tombs, 280 buildings, 39 cave temples and stone carvings and 234 buildings of significance. This brings the number of national protected sites in China to 5,058.
A total of 33 sites in Guangdong province have been listed among the eighth batch of key cultural relics, including 7 ancient sites, 11 historic buildings, and 15 important modern historical sites and iconic buildings.
Guangdong is currently home to 131 national protected sites, including ancient tombs and cave temples.
Here are two of the newly listed sites:
The Chung Ying Street
The Chung Ying Street (Chung Ying means China and Britain), linking Shenzhen of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong in south China, has once again set sail in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and embarked on a new journey towards high-quality development.
Chung Ying Street [Photo: Xinhua/Mao Siqian]
The Street has been a historical witness since the Chinese Government resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997.
Located on the border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, within Shatoujiao, the Street was listed as municipal and provincial cultural relics protection units in 1984 and 1986, respectively.
The former site of the Dongjiang guerrilla column headquarters
Covering an area of about 400 square meters, the former site of the Dongjiang guerrilla column headquarters is located in Tuyang Community of Kuichong Subdistrict in Dapeng New Area, Shenzhen.
The former site of the Dongjiang guerrilla column headquarters. [Photo: Shenzhen Economic Daily]
It was a catholic church originally built by the Italians and consists of a main building, a chapel and ancillary rooms.
On Dec. 2, 1943, the Dongjiang Column of the Guangdong People’s Anti-Japanese Aggression Guerrilla Force was established in accordance with the instructions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
The site was approved as municipal and provincial cultural relics protection units in 1984 and 2002, respectively. It reopened to the public in 2004 after renovations.
Reported by Monica Liu
Edited by Simon Haywood
Source: Newsgd.com, Szdaily.com