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Tombs of Rewi Alley and George Hogg – Shandan, Gansu province



Memorial tombs of Rewi Alley and George Hogg

Type of Monument:  Tomb

Location:  Shandan City, Gansu Province

Goggle Earth view of location:

Google Earth view of location of memorial tombs of Rewi Alley & George Hogg

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

Website:  None

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.

Tomb-sweeping ceremony at George Hogg and Rewi Alley’s memorial tombs – girl student at Shandan Bailie School giving a speech

This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work, 2016: ‘A Guide for Independent Travellers to Rewi Alley Locations in China‘ that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.