*continue from Day 1.
The weather was still gloomy the next morning. We left hostel quite late and headed to Fangcun Metro station before grab some breakfast. Our first destination for the day – Peasant Movement Institute, which is located at Zhongshan Road.
All Metro stations in Guang Zhou are located underground and there are 4 lines. There are multiple entrances and exits for one particular station but fret not, as signboards and maps are everywhere inside the station to provide assistance. Their trains are super efficient; punctual and very fast. There was even an LED panel indicating which station you’re heading to above the doors. But taking trains in Guang Zhou can be a headache, as most passengers do not queue up, not even when purchasing ticket.
The Peasant Movement Institute doesn’t look inviting from the outside. It was originally set up from a Confucian temple in the 14th century to train young idealists from all over China. The government had recreate the lecture rooms and dormitories of the young revolutionaries for tourism purpose. Among the famous figures who lectured here was Mao Zedong (a mannequin resembling him was on display in his former office room).
Since it was already near noon by the time we left the place (and the ads on KFC was constantly appearing on trains’ TV), we hoped over to the nearest KFC for lunch (KFC can be easily found here, but not McD). Fast food chains are more expensive in Guang Zhou; for example, a set meal costs around 22 Yuan (about RM 11). If you think the price is almost similar like ours here, think again as fried chicken are not available in set meals (so you can only have burger, a drink and coleslaw for set meals).
We were however, pleasantly surprised by their Portugal tart with blueberry compote. We were actually attracted to the tarts while watching the ads on train TV so we ordered this as dessert. The custard was eggy with buttery and flaky pastry crust. The blueberry compote compliment the tarts nicely.
*to be continued…