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TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« on: November 15, 2013, 09:40:59 AM »
 
 


Any and all LOCATION spoilers and the discussion of the PLACES and FILMING SITES of TAR 24 should go here.

CONFIRMED LOCATION DISCUSSION ONLY PLEASE. No spec!!
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 10:18:15 AM »
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 10:18:53 AM »
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 06:54:46 PM »
We'll be bringing you a lovely surprise in a while! So do check back later tonight... Until then, let's keep this open for the news.
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 07:43:40 PM »
From the LIVE thread!

The race started this afternoon at Cougar Stadium at College of the Canyons in Valencia.

The UCLA marching band was there to send the teams off.

They played the TAR theme in brass glory.

The destination county is China.  The city is Guangzhou.
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 07:47:47 PM »
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Sean Pattison ‏@pattisean  12 Nov 
Feel like I'm watching the
amazing race listening to ucla marching band play the theme song!



 
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 07:57:46 PM »
Well it's a new place in China so I guess I can live with it  :funny: and please don't spend too long in Asia.
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 08:03:03 PM »
Guangzhou is actually my favorite Chinese city, so I am quite excited.

Hoping we will see a new country this time around!
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 08:34:36 PM »
These are just photos of our starting line location, until you see the real deal!!




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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 12:46:54 AM »
Found this posted by @anniieeeeeb 5 hours ago
https://mobile.twitter.com/anniieeeeeb/status/401893060394496001/photo/1


hemm... I thought that was a cross-country meeting for high school, no..?!




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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 12:48:24 AM »
Loving Guangzhou!! BIRTHPLACE OF DIM SUM!!  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 03:44:25 AM »
After roughly 20 starting line locations in the Los Angeles area, we're down to using an obscure junior college stadium in the distant suburbs that seats about 2,000 people?  :(  Weird.

I imagine they did something to make it look better.

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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 06:21:05 AM »
If not for my exams, I might just fly in to Guangzhou now! I have distant relatives staying there! :funny:

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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2013, 06:27:14 AM »
Really? Los Angeles Starting Line again? REALLY!? USA is one of the most huge countries in the world, and they start again in LA? OMG...
In a Stadium... OMGx2... There are a lot of better places than a stadium. :/

China is the first destination. It's ok, but it's the most visited country of Asia with India. I hope there's no Indonesia and India, please.

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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 06:29:00 AM »
^

I think you should post this in TAR 24: Bitch, Moan, and Squeal Thread, not this thread.
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 08:37:07 AM »
Lets try to focus on likely places they might go in Guangzhou please? Who knows the city??
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2013, 08:44:01 AM »
Lets try to focus on likely places they might go in Guangzhou please? Who knows the city??

The Canton Tower which is north of 600m tall. Also the city is famous for hosting the 2010 Asian Games.
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2013, 08:45:35 AM »
From Wikipedia:

The Eight Sights of Guangzhou are the 8 most famous tourist attractions listed by rulers in different ages. The following are those chosen through public appraisal and brought out in 2011.
Tayao Xincheng: Canton Tower, Chigang Pagoda, Haixinsha, Flower City Square, Twin Towers, CITIC Plaza and etc.
Zhushui Liuguang: Pearl River (segment from Bai'etan to Pazhou), Wharves, Bai'etan, Shamian Island, Yanjiang Lu, Ersha Island, Haixinsha, Guangzhou Convention and Exhibition Center and etc.
Yunshan Diecui: Baiyun Mountain, Yuntai Garden and etc.
Yuexiu Fenghua: Yuexiu Mountain, Zhenhai Tower, Five Rams Statue, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Monument and etc.
Guci Liufang: Chen Clan Academy and Guangdong Folk Craftwork Museum
Liwan Shengjing: Litchi Bay, Liwan Lake, Arcades on Enning Lu, Xiguan Residences and etc.
Kecheng Jinxiu: Guangzhou Science City
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2013, 08:46:17 AM »
Famous tourist attractions, also Wikipedia:

Xiguan (西关)
Chen Clan Academy/Chan Clan Ancestral Hall (陈氏书院/陈家祠)
Shamian Island/Shameen Island (沙面岛)
Guangdong Provincial Museum (广东省博物馆)
Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (西汉南越王博物馆)
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺)
Sacred Heart Cathedral/Stone House (石室圣心大教堂)
Huaisheng Mosque (怀圣寺)
Temple of Bright Filial Piety (光孝寺)
Chime-Long Paradise (长隆欢乐世界)
Chime-Long WaterPark (长隆水上乐园)
Guangzhou Peasant Movement Institute (广州市农民运动讲习所)
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (中山纪念堂)
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2013, 08:47:58 AM »
I go there for shopping, but Guangzhou's not exactly a place filled with tourist attractions. Those listed above are what the tourism department wants to market, but... they're mostly quite boring to the Westerner. Might be able to ID some places once photos come in!

I remember Qingping Market used to sell live scorpions (where old ladies would pick them up with chopsticks and put them into water bottles for sale), but I'm not sure if they (and the cats and other assorted animals) have been cleared out after SARS.

I'd like them to try to find someone in front of Guangzhou Train Station. *evil grin*
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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2013, 08:57:17 AM »
One of their clues could give them a picture of a goat from the Statue of Five Goats and get the teams to find out where it is located for a route marker?

Guangdong Olympic stadium could be the pit stop for the first leg?


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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2013, 08:58:24 AM »
Been there...

Possible locations -
Somewhere along the Pearl River area for cluebox/tasks (from from Pazhou to Bai e tan) - near to Zhujiang New Town
- assuming TAR 21 Leg 1 similarity

Canton Tower - one of the most recognizable landmarks

Baiyun Mountain will be great for the majestic scenic view that Leg 1 always needed
Lianhua Shan - less majestic than Baiyun IMO

Some other popular landmarks -
Sun Yat Sen Memorial
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
IFC/West Tower and Guangzhou Opera House (together)


Parks and Gardens: (popular ones)
Yuntai Garden 云台花园
Guangzhou Martyrs' Memorial Garden 广州起义烈士陵园
Million Sunflower Garden 百万葵园

Temples: (popular ones)
Guangxiao Temple 光孝寺
Sanyuan Temple 三元宫
Yuanxuan Taoist Temple 圆玄道观

Anyone else wants to chip in? There's many many attractions (especially parks, temples and gardens) so it can be anywhere. But they gotta visit one popular landmark.. (like The Bund).

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Re: TAR 24 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2013, 09:03:29 AM »
I'm a bit surprising when Guangzhou confirmed a leg since it is not a tourist city(Guangzhou is much known as a commercial city)...
Chen Clan Academy is possible since it is closed to public tomorrow(but it is closed every Monday not for some special reason)

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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2013, 09:03:49 AM »
And yes, Neobie is right, the shopping there is crazy and if they do a task in any of the malls there... it's gonna be a CRAZY CRAZY search for the rights stores and such.


 

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