A Brief Introduction to Guangzhou
Guangzhou, located at the north of the Pearl River
delta, is an important trading centre as well as
a busy port and the capital city of the province
of Guangdong. The city has an area of over 16,000
square kilometres and a population of 6.7 million.
climate of Guangzhou is sub-tropical. The average
year-round temperature is 22C.
August is the hottest
month, with an average temperature of 28C.
January is the coldest month, with an average
of 13C. The
rainy season falls between April and August.
Average annual rainfall is 1,720 mm.
Like Athens of Greece and Rome of Italy, Guangzhou
also has a history of more than 2,800 years.
There are a lot of interesting legends concerning
its past. One of the beautiful stories which
gives the city its name Goat Town says that
five gods riding
on five goats brought the first grain to the
city. So, it is also known as the City of Five
tales and stories, here and there stand monuments
of the city's democratic and revolutionary
past. The monument to the Anti British struggle
Yuan Li is in remembrance of the 1841 uprising
against a British invading force. The Huang
Hua Gang Park
keeps alive the spirit of the 72 martyrs killed
in an 1911 uprising against the Manchu dynasty.
National Peasant Movement Institute is the
former cadre-training school founded and run
by Mao Zedong
and Zhou En Lai in 1925-1926. The Guangzhou
Memorial Garden is in memory of those who lost
during the Communist Uprising in 1927.
Dr. Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall
is also one of the most important centres of
foreign commerce in South China.
The Chinese Export
Commodities Fair has been held twice a year
in the city since 1957. It is also a cultural
are several universities, the Zhongshan University,
the South China University of Technology,
the Ji-nan University and so on. There are also
establishments. The city is renowned for
arts and crafts, namely the Guang Dong embroidery,
is a beautiful city with an ever-green scenery
and flowers blooming all the year round.
The city boasts many tourist attractions,
among which highlights are White Cloud Hill Scenic
Park, Liuha Park, Guangzhou Zoo, Six
Temple and Flowery Pagoda, Dr. Sun Yatsen
Guangzhou museum etc. In the Suburbs,
there are such scenic spot on Conghua Hot Springs,
Xiqiao Hill Scenic
spot, Seven Star Crags (Cixingyan), and
City. Lots of tourists to Guangzhou like
to cover one or
two of them for out-of-city pleasure.
Star Crags (Cixingyan)
Eating in Guangzhou" has become a popular
saying both at home and abroad. Guangzhou
ranks first in
the number of restaurants and tea-houses
in the country. Cantonese cuisine is good
and presentation. In addition, the delicate
Cantonese pastry is also well-known for
its wide range
of varieties, delicious flavour and beautiful
cuisine is among the most famous four
in the country.
As for hotel accommodations, there are Garden
Hotel, China Hotel, White Swan Hotel, Dongfang
Hotel, the Overseas Mansion, the Overseas Chinese
Mansion, the Overseas Hotel and others.