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Guangzhou (sometimes known by the older English name of "Canton") is a port city on the Pearl River about 75 miles (120 kilometers) Northwest of Hong Kong. The city is the capital of the Guangdong Province and has an estimated population of at least 6 million in the city itself, and 8.5 million in the metropolitan area.

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Guangzhou - Heart of the South: Tour Guide to the Southern Capital

By Lindsey J Bard

Bard Lindsey J
Paperback (186 pages)

Guangzhou - Heart of the South: Tour Guide to the Southern Capital
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Welcome to Guangzhou and Canton and Panyu. The city has changed its name at least three times over the centuries, and the people have changed with it. This tour guide for Guangzhou seeks to share with travelers the beauty of the southern capital. A place where each district in the older sections of town has a museum tucked around a corner, while the newer sections of town have modern, larger facilities for art and music presentations. This is the home of Cantonese Opera and the oldest Islamic mosque in China. Neither the city, nor the province it’s the capital of brag a lot, but they have plenty to be prideful about. This guide focuses on seven noteworthy sites chosen for their cultural value, interest, fun and insight into China and the Southern Chinese people. Some are old and show case the history of the region; some are modern and focus on the issues facing today's society. Their order is based on the amount of time it takes to see each site, starting with approximately two hours for Chen Clan Academy and ending with Chimelong Safari Park which takes all day. Readers will notice that in each chapter a different Chinese host is featured. To understand the importance of a place it is best to ask those who live there, because they have the best stories. Each of these men and women volunteered to visit a site and share their experiences as a cultural insider. The hosts are native Chinese speakers who have various levels of English mastery. They are funny and sincere and offer a view of their city as few other tour guides have ever attempted. Their stories join the historical research telling the story of Guangzhou, a city of +17 million people and a history of more than 10,000 years in the Zhujiang River (Pearl River) delta. It's been a heart of business and the West's entrance the Middle Kingdom for more than 1,500 years. Follow its story and walk its street with this guide.

China South & Guangzhou Travel Reference Map 1:3,000K/1:15K

By ITMB Publishing LTD

ITMB Publishing LTD
Map (2 pages)

China South & Guangzhou Travel Reference Map 1:3,000K/1:15K
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China, as a country, is very popular with travellers. However, China is also a very large geographical entity and showing the entire country on one map results in a scale that reduces the amount of information that can be shown. The most visited part of the country is the south, with rapid train access from Hong Kong and major airports at Guangzhou and Shanghai. Travel to China is also increasing as more international airports are opened. The regional map covers one side of this double-sided map; the other contains an updated map of Guangzhou (formerly Canton). Lan and I visited this city in February and were surprised at how open and modern the city is. In comparison with Beijing, the political overtones are much reduced, and Sun Yat Sen is the hero. The city is also a major train hub, with two major stations handling traffic, and six bus stations arranging transportation to nearby cities. Legend Includes: Road by classification, Expressway, Major road, Secondary Road, China National Rail, Metro station, University, Point of interest, Post Office, Shopping Centre, Consulate, Sports Facility and much more...

Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou (Insight Guides)

By Tom Le Bas

Brand: Insight Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou (Insight Guides)
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The Hong Kong Insight City Guide combines insightful writing and lavish full-color photography with a portable format, emphasizing practical information to prepare you for your travels. Inside this guidebook, you will find: Magazine-style instant orientation such as money-saving tips, activities for kids, free attractions, website addresses, and insider advice. Expert evaluations of the must-see sites such as Star Ferry, Sai Kung Country Park, and the Wong Tai Sin Temple, illustrated with 4-color, full-bleed photos and an emphasis on practical information. A bonus take-it-with-you mini restaurant guide and city map. An 8-12 page street atlas and street listings at the back of the guide provides a grid-referenced index to local streets. Special two-page spreads spotlighting particular topics of interest, such as museums and religious buildings, with captioned photos and floor plans. Appropriate destinations such as Central District, Shenzhen and Macau, included on a detailed map of the

Guangzhou Tour: Complete Guide

By Shubham Pal

Released: 2017-08-13
Kindle Edition (20 pages)

Guangzhou Tour: Complete Guide
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Guangzhou, otherwise called Canton, is a port on the Pearl River, safe toward the South China Sea. The region is celebrated for abroad Chinese since it has been the main residence of millions vagrants who made Chinatowns around the globe, where numerous westerners initially connect with Chinese nourishment, social traditions.

Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province, found 182 kilometers far from Hong Kong; it is China's biggest and most prosperous city in the south. Guangzhou is the exchange focal point of south China and hosts yearly spring and pre-winter sends out fairs. Because of its advantageous area, Guangzhou has universal air courses interface it to Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Sidney and Melbourne. Day by day flights, trains, boats and air cushion vehicle go between the city and Hong Kong.

The geology is higher in the upper east, bring down in the southwest. North and upper east are bumpy zone with waters, south is an alluvial plain - the Pearl River Delta. Guangzhou appreciates a subtropical storm atmosphere. There is neither extreme warmth in summer nor serious frosty in winter. It appreciates bounty precipitation and evergreen in four seasons. The normal temperature is 22.8, the normal relative dampness is around 68%, and the yearly precipitation at the urban zone is more than 1,600 mm.

Guangzhou is a well known social city with a background marked by over 2,200 years. As right on time as the Chou Period, in the ninth century BC, there were trades between the Baiyue individuals of Guangzhou and the general population of the Chu State in the center compasses of Yangtze River. The name "Chu Ting", which was the most punctual name of Guangzhou, started in the 33rd year of Emperor Qin Shihuang (214 BC). Qin brought together Lingnan, Nanhai prefecture (the Capital was worked at "Panyu") and in the time of 226, to reinforce his run, Sun Quan isolated the first Jiaozhou into two sections Jiaozhou and Guangzhou, name of Guangzhou was set up. At the point when the metropolitan chamber was set up in 1921, Guangzhou turned into the city it is today.

Three primitive administrations, Nanyue, Nanhan and Nanming, picked Guangzhou as their capital. Amid the Qin (221 B.C. to 206 B.C) and Han (206 B.C. to A.D. 220) Dynasties, Guangzhou was a prosperous city. It was the soonest exchange port in China and was the beginning stage of the "Silk Road of the Sea" starting with the Han (206 B.C. to A.D. 220) and Tang (A.D. 618 to A.D.907) Dynasties.

City Maps Guangzhou China

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Guangzhou China
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City Maps Guangzhou China is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

Wallpaper* City Guide Guangzhou (Wallpaper City Guides)

Phaidon Press
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Wallpaper* City Guide Guangzhou (Wallpaper City Guides)
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'Wallpaper City Guides' are a ruthlessly-researched, design-conscious guide, for the discerning traveller who wants to come away with a true taste of the best a city has to offer.

Lonely Planet Hong Kong, Macau & Guangzhou (Hong Kong Macau and Guangzhou, 9th ed)

By Damian Harper

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Hong Kong, Macau & Guangzhou (Hong Kong Macau and Guangzhou, 9th ed)
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Fresh insights into post-handover Hong Kong and pre-handover Macau, full details on cultural, historic and scenic attractions, lists eateries from fast to fancy. Thorough rundown of bars, pubs and popular nightspots and handy hints on all types of accommodation. Cantonese and Mandarin language sections, plus Portuguese basics.

China's Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou & Shenzhen

By Simon Foster

Hunter Publishing
Released: 2009-10-13
Kindle Edition (188 pages)

China s Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou & Shenzhen
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The economic heart of South China, the Pearl River Delta is both agriculturally and financially fertile and is one of the most developed parts of China. Intensely cultivated land is interspersed with some of China's newest and fastest-growing cities, which are linked by some of the country's best and most integrated transport services. The Delta's location makes it a popular trip from Hong Kong and a major gateway to enter China itself. Foremost among the Delta's gang of youthful upstart cities is Shenzhen, which was the first of China's Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and has grown from nothing to challenge the traditional heart of the region, Guangzhou, in less than 30 years. While Shenzhen has little in the way of historic sights, it offers shopping, skyscrapers and theme parks along with some insight as to what China's future looks like. Seventy miles to the north, Guangzhou has a longer history, but is also reaping the economic whirlwind. It's definitely worth a quick stop for its blend of Cantonese cuisine, markets, colonial relics and the gritty taste of a real Chinese city.
With a population of seven million and long known in the West as Canton, modern Guangzhou provides many visitors with their first glimpse of a mainland Chinese city. Frenetically busy, polluted and steamily hot in summer, Guangzhou's conventional sights are comparatively sparse, but the city is renowned worldwide for its cooking and is worth visiting on these grounds alone. Before Hong Kong rose to prominence, Guangzhou was one of China's primary trading posts and as a result it has a wide ethnic diversity, including a large Hui (Muslim) population, and a smattering of colonial architecture, much of which is found on charming Shamian Island. Guangzhou is at the heart of the south's economic revolution. Although it is still undoubtedly a polluted city, attention is being paid to the environment, albeit often only in the most aesthetic sense. Every time I visit I notice new areas of greenery and the city is becoming more and more visitor-friendly. There is an ever-expanding subway network, a new airport and improved links with other Pearl River Delta destinations. There are also a host of sights to visit within a two-hour transport radius of Guangzhou and the city makes a good base from which to explore smaller towns such as Huizhou and Zhaoqing.

This guide is based on our 640-page China Adventure Guide. Following are some reviews of that book:

"We travel to grow – Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners never before turned, helping you learn about the world in a new way – Adventure Guides make that possible."

"Having traveled extensively through China over many years, I can see the book's intimacy, not only with the locations, but also with the locals in each place. The author reveals the secrets that he's learned from his long association with China." (Jason Williams, Managing Director, Grasshopper Adventures)
"A thorough guide not only to traveling in China but also to the country's history and culture, this should satisfy the novice and seasoned traveler alike. Each city and region is covered from all angles, including activities for those traveling with children. An informative read for those unfamiliar with the country and an excellent way to brush up for the more experienced traveler, this is an excellent guide for planning a China vacation." (Publishers Weekly)

Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China (Travel Guide Chapter)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-03-01
Kindle Edition (1056 pages)

Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China (Travel Guide Chapter)
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Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. Admire the crouching dragons of the Hakka architecture at Meizhou, soak up the sun and cocktails at China's top beach resorts in Sanya or sample authentic chili-laden xiangcai in food-loving Changsha, all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - the history, the people, outside activities, the arts, the food, the architecture
  • Useful features - includes Need to Know, First Time, and more
  • Covers Guangzhou, Zhoqing, Shenzhen, Meizhou, Changsha, Shaoshan, Nanchang, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
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  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled in this particular region of China.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet China for a comprehensive look at all that the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

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