Whampoa Military Academy

Whampoa Military Academy information

Location
Guǎngzhōu , China
Telephone
+86 20 8820 1082
Getting there
Metro: Line 2, Chìgǎng, exit C1
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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This academy on Chángzhōu Island (长洲岛; Chángzhōu Dǎo) was founded in 1924 by the Kuomintang to train military elites for both the Kuomintang and the Communist Party. Many of the graduates went on to fight in important conflicts and civil wars. The present structure has a museum dedicated to the revolutionary history of modern China. After leaving the metro, board bus 262 on Xingang Zhonglu to Xīnzhōu Pier (新洲码头; Xīnzhōu Mǎtou). Ferries (¥2) to the academy depart every hour from 7.40am to 7.40pm.

Ferries leave from the pier every 20 minutes between the rush hours of 7.50am to 9.30am. Private boats will also make the 10-minute trip to the island for ¥40.