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Travel Guide in Guangzhou

altGuangzhou (Guǎngzhōu 广州 or just
simply GZ) is the capital of Guangdong Province in Southern China and has a population of over 10 million (The official registered population is 7.3 million, with over 3 million unregistered residents). It is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau. In the era of tea clippers, Guangzhou was known in the West as "Canton". The food and the language of the area are still known as "Cantonese", and the airport code is CAN.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 12:01
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Yuexiu Park

Five-Ram SculptureYuexiu Park (yuè xiù gōng yuán 越秀公园) is the largest park in downtown Guangzhou. Covering an area of 860,000
square meters (212.5 acres), the park is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain; hence the name Yuexiu Park.Yuexiu Park is a perfect combination of cultural relics and ecological tourism, reputed for its pretty water and hills as well as cultural relics. The main places of interest include the stone sculpture of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and Square Cannon Site.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 13:37
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White Cloud Mountain

 Guangzhou city

From ancient times, White Cloud Mountain (baí yún shān 白云山) has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou, and it's still known as the First Spectacular Scene of Guangzhou. Every time the sun shines after the rain, and through late spring, a wreath of airy clouds circles the mountains. This is how White Cloud Mountain has won its name, and its reputation as a marvelous spectacle of nature. The fierce differentiation of rocks, and the different ways in which erosion has affected them, has caused White Cloud Mountain a crisscross network of gullies. So its relative height is now about 100 meters (109 yards). The quiet and secluded environment of the valley has made White Cloud Mountain a haven of peace from the big city.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 13:47
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Western Han Nanyue King's Tomb Museum

    The Western Han Dynasty Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum
Located on Jiefang Road North (jiě fàng běi lù 解放北路), Guangzhou (guǎng zhōu 广州), the Western Han Dynasty Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum (xī hàn nán yuè wáng bó wù guǎn 西汉南越王博物馆) is the oldest and largest Han tomb with the most funerary objects in Lingnan (lǐng nán 岭南) Area. As one of the 80 famous museums in the world, the museum covers 14,000 square meters (150, 699.6 square feet) with 10 exhibition halls.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2009 18:15
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Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

Temple of the Six Banyan TreesHaving a long history of about 1,400 years, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liù róng sì 六榕寺) is one of the four best Buddhist temples in Guangzhou and located on the Liurong Road (meaning the Six Banyan Trees Road). It has a rich collection of cultural-relics and is renowned both at home and abroad.

Originally built in 537, the temple has been rebuilt several times, and the name has also been changed several times from Changshou Temple (meaning Longevity Temple) to Jinghui Temple and finally the current name. It is a name given by the great litterateur Su Dongpo in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 14:15
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