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A Brief Introduction of Guangzhou

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Guangzhou is located in southern China, in the middle of Guangdong province, in the northern part of the Pearl River Delta. The city also lies close to the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Macau. Because of its convenient geographical position, Guangzhou has been called “China’s Southern Gateway”. As the capital of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou is the center of its politics, economy, science and education. It is also southern China’s key transportation hub and trading port.

 

The annual average temperature in Guangzhou is 22.8 degrees centigrade, and average relative humidity is about 68%, while annual rainfall across the city’s urban area is roughly 1,600 mm. Guangzhou contains several large parks including Baiyun Mountain, which is called the “lung of the city”. The Pearl River, China’s third largest waterway, also runs through Guangzhou. The city’s humid sub-tropical climate is greatly influenced by the Asian monsoon and the city has been affectionately called the “flower city” since ancient times.


Guangzhou is named on both lists of 24 historical cities announced by the state council and China top tourist cities. With over 2,200 years of history, Guangzhou is rich in antiquity, has some unique customs and deep cultural deposits.

Guangzhou is historically both the start of the maritime “silk road” and the center of Lingnan culture. It is also the cradle of the Chinese anti-imperial revolution and the gateway for China’s opening to the outside world. Guangzhou has been a renowned commercial center since ancient times and is now the economic hub of southern China. The city’s China import and export fair is widely regarded as being “The No.1 exhibition in China” and remains a magnet for foreign investors and traders.

 

As an ancient but dynamic city, Guangzhou impresses visitors with both its vivid modern ambience and unique traditional Lingnan indigenous culture. Reflecting the unique charm of a multi-cultural metropolis, the city’s cultural influences can be seen in all aspects of its social life. Specific examples include diet (it is the home  of “Cantonese” food), lifestyle, architecture, commerce, language, music, art, customs and entertainment.

 


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