Type of Monument: Tomb
Location: Shandan City, Gansu Province
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GPS co-ordinates: N 38.77455 E 101.08625
Cost: Free to visit
Access: Usually gate is unlocked, no entry fee. Caretaker lives on site
This enclosed garden with memorial stones [tombs] to both George Hogg and Rewi Alley is located in the south of the Shandan city centre, adjacent to Nanhu Park.
A good time to visit is at Qingming or Tomb-sweeping Festival in late March or early April each year. Local schools make a pilgrimage to the graves, speeches are given, and white flowers are left as a mark of respect.
This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.