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Guangzhou in China

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Guangzhou in ChinaGuangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province in southern China. It is a lively place, also called Sui, meaning Ears of Rice what is very typical for this country. It is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau. Guangzhou is the economic center of the Pearl River Delta, one of the commercial and manufacturing regions. Due to its economic foreign trade activity in southern China, Guangzhou holds ‘Canton Fair' every year in April and October by Ministry of Trading. Thus, finding accommodation at these times can be quite difficult if you do not reserve it in advance.

Get in there

Subject to the climate that is subtropical with high humidity in the summer time, the best time for the tourists to come there is in October and November. They should be issued visas from the Embassy of China to get there. As for the route then everyone is accessed to Guangzhou from Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Australia. If no planes, than enjoy hovercrafts and cruises from Hong Kong.

Cooking

Taste Cantonese cuisine characterized by the use of very mild and simple spices in combination. Ginger, spring onion, sugar, salt, soy (soya) sauce, rice wine, corn starch and oil are sufficient for most Cantonese cooking. The Cantonese kitchen differs from season to season. The natives consume in their everyday menu such dishes as dim sum, radish cake, steamed zongzi (rice wrapped in leaves), fried river snail, jidi porridge and pot rice as a base for all principal courses.  When at Guangzhou you have an option to sample all kinds of dishes cooked in various regions.

To attract tourists to Guangzhou

When one is aware of such attraction available in one place as Baiyun Mountain, Conghua Hot spring, Lotus Hill and Liuxi River National Park, it is hard to keep from traveling Guangzhou not the other place. As a rule, it is very quiet and peaceful in many parks, in particular in Dongshan Lake Park, Tianhe Park, Yuexiu Park, Orchid Garden and Yuntai Garden. The other amusement parks, Flying Dragon world, Xiangjjiang Safari World and Space Flight Spectacle are next amusement attractions not to be missed by tourists. Lots of tourists to Guangzhou like to cover one or two of them for out-of-city pleasure. Guangzhou's history is very rich, thus it has something to show and suggest.  If your time permits, walking is the best for tourists to see the city in its full splendor. There are lots of shopping areas and molls where you have a million options to buy what you need, like at Shangxia Jiu Lu, Beijing Lu and Di Shi Fu Lu and many other at Onelink Plaza, Tea Moll and Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street, for instance.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill was constructed as a monument to Dr Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution. The hall, a grand octagon building of typical Chinese architectural style, looks brand new because of reconstructions. Being an important places for conferences and meeting of businessmen it can hold thousands of people there, to this extent it is spacious.

Ancestral temple of Chen family is also called Chen Clan Academy. It is placed in the rectangular building designed and adorned in traditional Guangdong style.  It used to provide rooms for members of the Chen family. Now it is Guangdong Folk Craftwork museum.

Yuexiu Park is the largest park named after the Yuexiu Mountain; this park has 7 hills of Yuexiu Mountain and 3 artificial lakes. This place is very popular among the tourists for its blooming flowers and evergreen trees.   Visitors may enjoy different flowers at different seasons, namely azaleas in late spring, yulan magnolias in April, and the kapok in spring. Pavilions, towers and corridors of flowers are always to the access of visitors.

Temple of Six Banyan Trees is an ancient temple built in the Liang Dynasty in Guangzhou, southern China.  This place houses a wide range of cultural historical objects and artifacts. The Six Banyan Pagoda was built in 1097. Tourists will see the Laughing Buddha as soon as they enter the Tianwang Hall.

Baiyun Mountain is also known as the White Cloud Mountain. Clouds appear everywhere on this mountain. It was a popular scenic spot in Guangzhou in the past. It has stunning scenery and plentiful historical relics. The highest peaks are Moxing Ridge, Mingzhu Tower, Baiyun cableway, Mingchun Valley and Luhu Lake. As an amusement attraction tourists can enjoy slide ways and bungee jumping there.

The other amusing stuff in Guangzhou is its zoo, famous for the major ocean exhibition house and the country's largest butterfly ecology garden. The animals are kept in different places due to their types and you have a chance to see there the panda, golden-haired monkey, elk, red-crowned crane and other precious animals unique to China. The Ocean World, the part of the Guangzhou Zoo, provides Fresh Water World, Sea Turtle Pool, Shark Hall, Ocean Theater and Seaweed Pillar and other submarine wonders to the admiration of public.

The largest attraction in Guangzhou is the Space Flight Spectacle that offers a number of sections for different aspects. Among the most interesting aspects you will like the Rocket Launch Square, The Friendship Camp and Control Center here.

Bright Filial Piety Temple is one of the greatest and influential temples in China. The Grief Bell which was set up during Tang Dynasty is in the shape of mushroom and is made of stone with embossment illustrating various aspects of Buddhism. The Grand Hall built during Jin Period represents Buddism elements of culture and history of Guangzhou.

Han Nanyue King Tomb Museum is the oldest and the largest Han tomb housing the most funerary objects. There are a plenty of cultural relics, bronze ware and terra cotta ware of Chinese culture.

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