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Guangzhou is located in southern China in the middle of Guangdong Province, north of the Pearl River Delta, 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, education. It is also southern China's key transportation hub and trading port.

Covering an area of 7,434 square kilometers, and with a population of over 6 million, Guangzhou has direct jurisdiction over ten districts and two county-level cities. The ten districts include: Yuexiu, Liwan, Haizhu, Tianhe, Baiyun, Huangpu, Huadu, Panyu, Nansha, Luogang, while the two county-level cities are Zengcheng and Conghua.

Guangzhou lies right next to the 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 subtropical climate is greatly influenced by the Asian monsoon. The annual average temperature in Guangzhou is 22.8 degrees centigrade. With year-round flowers and evergreen plants, Guangzhou has been affectionately called the "Flower City" since ancient times. The temperature in October to December is moderate and best for tourism.

Lively Guangzhou is one of the first groups of 24 historical cities announced by the State Council and China Top Tourist Cities. With over 2,200-year history, Guangzhou is rich in antiquity, 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 Chinese modern revolution, and the foreland of China's reform and opening to the outside world. Guangzhou has been a renowned commercial center since ancient times and is now the economic hub of southern China. Chinese Improt and Export Commodities Fair is widely regarded as being "The No.1 Exhibition in China" and remains a magnet for foreign investors.

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, lifestyle, architecture, commerce, language, music, art, customs and entertainment.

GuangzhouTravel Attractions
Zhenhai Tower
Western Han King Museum
Temple of Six Banyan Trees
Bright Filial Piety Temple
Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
Chen Family Temple
Yue Opera
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