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Guangzhou Travel Guide

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GuangzhouGuangzhou of China

Guangzhou of China

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  • Sub-provincial city: Gwong Zau · Canton · 广州市
  • Coordinates: 23°6′32″N 113°15′53″E
  • Country: People's Republic of China
  • Province: Guangdong
  • Officiated: 1918
  • Nickname(s): The Flower City, Five Goats City, Goat City, Wheats City, Ceiba City, Immortals City
  • Government:
  • Mayor: Zhang Guangning
  • Area:
  • Sub-provincial city: 7,434.4 km2 (2,870.4 sq mi)
  • Urban: 3,843.4 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
  • Elevation: 11 m (37 ft)
  • Population (2007):
  • Sub-provincial city: 10,045,800
  • Density: 1,351/km2 (3,499.1/sq mi)
  • Urban: 8,747,300‡
  • Metro: 9,754,600
  • Time zone: China Standard Time (UTC+8)
  • Postal code: 510000
  • Website: http://www.gz.gov.cn (Chinese)

Guangzhou (simplified Chinese: 广州; traditional Chinese: 廣州; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu). Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in southern mainland China. The city was formerly known internationally as Canton City or simply Canton, after a French language transliteration of the name of the province in Cantonese. It is a port on the Pearl River, navigable to the South China Sea. As of the 2000 census, the city has a population of 6 million, and a metropolitan population of 12.6 million, making it the most populous city in the province and the fifth most populous in China.

It is a port on the Pearl River, navigable to the South China Sea, and is located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Hong Kong. As of the 2000 census, the city has a population of 6 million, and an urban area population of roughly 11.85 million, making it the most populous city in the province and the third most populous metropolitan area in China. The provincial government's official estimate of the metropolitan area's population at the end of 2006 was 9,754,600. Guangzhou's urban land area is the third largest in China, behind only Beijing and Shanghai.

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Guangzhou History

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Guangzhou Old PhotosGuangzhou became a part of China in the 3d cent. B.C. Hindu and Arab merchants reached Guangzhou in the 10th cent., and the city became the first Chinese port regularly visited by European traders. In 1511, Portugal secured a trade monopoly, but it was broken by the British in the late 17th cent.; in the 18th cent. the French and Dutch were also admitted. Trading, however, was restricted until the Treaty of Nanjing (1842) following the Opium War, which opened the city to foreign trade. Following a disturbance, French and British forces occupied Guangzhou in 1856. Later the island of Shameen (Shamian) was ceded to them for business and residential purposes, and this reclaimed sandbank with its broad avenues, gardens, and fine buildings was known for its beauty; it was restored to China in 1946...

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Guangzhou Climate

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Guangzhou morningGuangdong is a subtropical oceanic climate in most areas. Trans Central Tropic of Cancer, summer long winter, high temperatures and heavy rains The annual average temperature of 22 ° C at all levels are all except Hainan Province The province with the highest average annual temperature. Lingnan nuclear winter, but cold Flow south, there are still a few days Jihan, visitors are advised to prepare sweater. Harcourt Typhoon autumn, the annual April to September for the rainy season, they are advised Along your raincoats or umbrellas. Pearl River Delta region is a "three winter without Snow, often spent four seasons ", particularly in spring and autumn brigade You golden season...

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Guangzhou Culture

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Dragon Boat RaceGuangdong Province is located at the southernmost tip of mainland China, across the south Qiongzhou Strait and the Hainan Province. Canton East is rich in tourism resources, with the ancient historical relics in the history of modern landmarks, commemorating the revolution. Temple and the mountains, lakes, gardens, hot springs cave and island beaches throughout the province. Guangdong Lingnan unique folk culture. Tourists can enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine, a style of street stalls Style snacks, reading "Fresh in Guangdong" has connotations; Set in the Pearl River Delta towns taste Township habits; Anybody who Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Guangdong compatibility and experience paid, motivated knowledgeable Mind...

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Guangzhou Transportation

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Guangzhou TaxiMultiple Air Guangdong province, such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhanjiang, Shantou, a number of international and Southeast Asia, Australia and Chinese provincial capitals and major cities navigation. Rail-Guangzhou, Beijing - Kowloon, transportation, and other major Beijing - Kowloon, in addition to linking the main cities, but also link up across the province. Very crowded highway network, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai Expressway in the Pearl River Delta, more convenient traffic. Southeast Asia and China sea is a major port for ocean-going vessels...

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Guangzhou Economy

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CITIC PLAZAGuangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta, placing it in the heart of one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions.

In 2005, the GDP per capita was ¥58,000 (about US $7,000), ranking the city third among 659 Chinese cities.

The Chinese Export Commodities Fair, also called "Canton Fair", is held each spring and autumn by Bo Liu. Inaugurated in the spring of 1957, the Fair is a major event for the city...

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Guangzhou Food

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Shrimp DumplingOne Cantonese saying goes that anything that walks, swims, crawls, or flies is edible. Another says that the only four-legged things that Cantonese people won't eat are tables and chairs.But antonese cuisine is characterized by the use of very mild spices.

Guangdong Province in South China, with its mild, subtropical climate, grows an abundance of foods all year, including rice, fruit and vegetables.And plentiful feed for livestock means high-quality meat and poultry is in abundance.

As a result, Cantonese chefs take pride in their cooking. They use fresh ingredients every day to retain the unique flavour and texture of each dish...

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