Fancy a trip down the ''Silk Road''?
It is the first that comes to mind when think of Guangzhou. This is a ''silk-woven destination'' as lies at the origin of the famed Silk Road – an extensive network of trade roads connecting east to west. These ways got their name thanks to lucrative silk trade and later saw exquisite Chinese porcelain and green tea leaves carried to major world destinations.
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The waters of the river appear to be a source of life for Guangzhou as industrial hub and a home to 10 million people with 7.3million registered inhabitants and more than three million residents living unofficially. The territory of Guangzhou is densely packed with locals making it the third largest city in China after Hong Kong and Beijing.
As the main manufacturing hubs of the Delta, Hong Kong and Guangzhou make the river banks the most polluted region in China. It is here industry stretches in all directions alongside its waters. Despite the pollution, Guangzhou is safe to breathe in thanks to adjacent Baiyun Mountain – ''the lungs of the city''.
The road to the top of Baiyun Mountain is paved along with a large amount of places to entertain like badminton, football courts and bungee jumping spots. Otherwise, take a stroll of the city to see its numerous sights. Attractions include;
- Guangxiao Temple was destroyed and rebuilt several times thus, the building dates only from the mid 19th century.
- Liurong Temple, the 6th century temple and a must-see for every visitor
- Sanyuan Temple, the oldest one in the city
- Guangzhou City Art Museum has a good slice of art for you with more than 10,000 masterpieces
Thanks to its numerous temples and museums, Guangzhou was listed to 24 Chinese cities of the most cultural and historical significance. It is the stamp of Guangzhou history that makes it so culturally vibrant.
A city spanning 2,500 years its origins are lost in the mists of time. Most of the existing information about the city's roots come from legends and folk stories. The most popular legend, states Guangzhou was established by five celestial beings who offered sheaves of rice to local people as a symbol of prosperity and abundance. After the celestials left, Guangzhou quickly developed into an influential city.
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