Dongguan is the point around which life in China revolves.
The city plays a vital role in communication between major business hubs in China. Thanks to its location in the mid-south of Guangdong Province at the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan is the main crossing between Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau.
You can discover the significance of Dongguan to China on your trip there. From cheap hotels in Dongguan to luxury offers all available with maps, photos and secure forms at Booked.net.
Dongguan's position, about 50km south of Guangzhou, and 90km north of Shenzhen, brought people there for more than business, its mild climate proved excellent for agriculture. You should sample its local dishes with homegrown bananas, litchi, and longan and so on. In addition, you can indulge with seafood as Dongguan is a coastal city with a 72 mile long coastline.
This coastal location greatly contributed to the development of Dongguan. Today it covers the area of 2,465sqkm with 7,506,300 residents not to mention tourists to the city. They usually miss the city's international fairs and conferences for a good dose of sightseeing.
- The Opium War Museum, a place to get a clear understanding of the Opium wars
- Keyuan Garden, a historic garden excellent for a relaxing afternoon
- The Humen Naval Battle Musuem covers 49 acres of land with details of the events of the Opium wars
- The Humen Bridge is more than transportation network, but a landmark completed in 1997
For a relaxed atmosphere you should head to Yinxian Resort. It is dedicated to Ming Dynasty and features a Li Juesi memorial hall, and numerous Buddhist monuments. For example, at 49 feet high stands a statue of the Maitreya Buddha, while nearby looms white marble statue of Kwan-yin, the biggest of its kind in China.
Almost all attractions in Dongguan are steeped in the city's past. Even though the first settlements in the area were in the Neolithic Age, Dongguan gained the first features of a city in 331. The modern history of the city started from the famous incineration of opium during the Opium War. These events led to the most popular attractions in the area dating back to that period. Today Dongguan is a hotbed of industries in the Guanggong Province and the world's fastest growing city.
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