On the morning of January 25, Tongwen Xuetang and Xiangyuan, two historical relics located on Waima Road in Shantou City, were primarily restored and opened to the public.
Tongwen Xuetang is located in the Third Primary School of Waima, No. 129 Waima Road, Jinping District. It was built in the 14th year of the Qing Dynasty's Guangxu reign period (1888), covering an area of 2008 square meters. It is a provincial historical relic protected unit as well as an important revolutionary site and patriotic education base in Shantou. Xiangyuan was built in 1928. It is a two-story red brick building with both Chinese and Western styles. Its main structure has a floor area of 1,958 square meters. Now it is a historical relic protected unit at the district level and has a certain value for studying the port-opening architectural culture and architectural technology in Shantou. Since last year, Shantou City has optimized and improved the environment surrounding Xiangyuan. Li Tingqiang, owner of Xiang Garden and a Hong Kong pianist, is restoring the Garden and sets up a piano museum here.
Source:Shantou Daily, Jan 26, 2017