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Pearl River

    Pearl River
With the length of more than 2,000 kilometers (about 1243 miles) the Pearl River (zhū jiāng 珠江)  is the third longest river in China. It is composed of four separate river systems: the Xi Rive (xī jiāng 西江) originatingfrom the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau (yún guì gāo yuán 云贵高原), the Bei River (běi jiāng 北江), and the Dong River (dōng jiāng 东江) both originating from Jiangxi Province (jiāng xī shěng 江西省). These four rivers join up in Guangzhou City (guǎng zhōu shì 广州市), flow for about 70 kilometers, and then pour into the South Sea (nán hǎi 南海). The section flowing through Guangzhou City is the 'Pearl River' that most people are familiar with. In ancient times, the Pearl River was called 'The Pearl Sea' for its 2000 meters-wide (about 2187 yards) channel. Later, the channel gradually shrunk, and now it is only 180 meters wide (about 197 yards). The name Pearl River is said to derive from a huge boulder in the river bed. This rock, with the name of 'Sea Pearl', is so round and smooth that it looks like a large, shining pearl.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 10:58
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Huaisheng Mosque (Remember the Sage Mosque)

Huaisheng MosqueThat Huaisheng Mosque (huái shèng sì 怀圣寺) in Guangzhou is one of the oldest mosques in China is not surprising, given that Guangzhou was where Islam was introduced to China in the 7th Century. The mosque is established for remember the ancestor of Islam, Mohammed. So the name of the mosque, Huaisheng, means 'remember the sage'. It is one of the four most well-known mosques in China, the other three being Yangzhou Crane Mosque, Quanzhou Kylin Mosque and Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque. Thus it is an excellent place to visit if you want to learn about Islamic culture in China.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 21:01
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Bright Filial Piety Temple

Bright Filial Piety Temple

Situated at the north end of Guangxiao (Guāng xiào 光孝) Road, Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guāng xiào sì 光孝寺) is among the grandest and most influential temples in China with a history dating back more than 1,700 years. In fact, it is said that 'The Bright Filial Piety Temple existed before the birth of Guangzhou City'. In 1961, the Temple was designated by the State Council as a Key National Cultural Preservation Site.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 21:22
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Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family  (Chén jiā cí 陈家祠) is also called Chen Clan Academy which is a place both for offering up sacrifices to ancestors and for study. Now the Chen Clan Ancestral Temple in Guangzhou City, the Ancestors' Temple in Foshan City, the former Residence of Sun Yat-sen in Zhongshan City and the Opium War Memorial Hall in Dongguan City are regarded as the four major cultural tourist sites in Guangdong Province.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 09:14
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Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Sūn zhōng shān jì niàn guǎn 孙中山纪念馆) , situated on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill, was constructed between 1929 and 1931, a monument to Dr Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution, by the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 10:05
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