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Guangzhou


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

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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.

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

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...

China Travel Map Eighth Edition (Periplus Travel Maps)

Periplus Editions
Released: 2015-02-10
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China Travel Map Eighth Edition (Periplus Travel Maps)
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The China Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Created using durable coated paper, this map of China is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time.

Following highways and byways, this China map will show you how to maneuver your way to banks, gardens, hotels, golf courses, museums, monuments, restaurants, churches and temples, movie theaters, shopping centers and more!

This 8th edition includes area maps and city plans that are scaled to:
  • China 1:8,000,000
  • Beijing Area 1:500,000
  • Shanghai Area 1:1,000,000
  • Pearl River Delta 1:1,000,000
  • Beijing 1:60,000
  • Shanghai 1:70,000
  • Guangzhou 1:30,000
  • Suzhou 1:30,000
  • Hangzhou 1:30,000
Periplus Travel Maps cover most of the major cities and travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. The series includes an amazing variety of fascinating destinations, from the multifaceted subcontinent of India to the bustling city-state of Singapore and the 'western style' metropolis of Sydney to the Asian charms of Bali. All titles are continuously updated, ensuring they keep up with the considerable changes in this fast-developing part of the world. This extensive geographical reach and attention to detail mean that Periplus Travel Maps are the natural first choice for anyone traveling in the region.

A Businessman's Guide to the Wholesale Markets of Guangzhou

By Mr Christian D Taulkinghorn

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (406 pages)

A Businessman s Guide to the Wholesale Markets of Guangzhou
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Your indispensable guide to “The Workshop of the World,” filled with essential information that is impossible to find anywhere else. This is a comprehensive guidebook, with concrete, practical advice on where to go, and how to get there. It provides many insider tips to save you time and money, the result of expert knowledge that can only come from twenty years experience living in the beating economic heart of Southern China. Section one provides detailed listings and honest reviews that will guide you to hotels, restaurants, and bars that are suitable for all budgets, as well as practical transportation information will help you to find your way around this huge metropolis. Section two covers nearly 300 individual wholesale markets that are listed in more than 30 different product categories. Much of this information is simply unobtainable anywhere else. Not only does it cover the very largest markets, but it also visits those hard to find areas that are well off the beaten path. From the the enormous clothing markets in Shahe and Shisanhang to the madness of the thousands upon thousands of fabric outlets that make up Zhongda. It also details many of the lesser known areas such as the second-hand catering equipment markets of Tanwei and the drug dealer's supply shops of Renmin Road. It even covers the exotic underwear and sex toy markets. Scattered throughout the market descriptions are interesting sections on unexpected local oddities and entertaining cultural insights. Each market listing comes with detailed directions and full addresses in both English and Chinese characters. The breadth and depth of the information presented here is unmatched anywhere else. When you only have a short time to spend in a strange new city, you really need to do your homework and plan your trip carefully to avoid getting taken to the cleaners. Considering that a good local guide can cost a hundred dollars a day, this compendium of invaluable knowledge is a real bargain.

Wallpaper* City Guide Guangzhou (Wallpaper City Guides)

Phaidon Press
Paperback (103 pages)

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
Paperback (480 pages)

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.

Guangzhou - Heart of the South

By Lindsey Bard

Released: 2015-06-19
Kindle Edition (164 pages)

Guangzhou - Heart of the South
 
Product Description:
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.


 
 
 

 
 
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