Guangzhou is located in the center of Guangdong province. She is not only the capital of Guangdong, but also the central city with strong attraction and influence in South China.
She has jurisdiction over10 districts and 2 county-grade cities. They are Yuexiu, Haizhu, Liwan, Tianhe,Baiyun, Huangpu, Huadu, Panyu, Luogang, Nansha Districts, and Conghua,Zengcheng Cities. Guangzhou covers an area of 7434.4 km2 and has atotal population of some 10,000,000.
Affected by the subtropical marine monsoon climate, Guangzhou is green and has flowers all the year around, and is known as “the Flower City”.
Guangzhou is one of the first 24 national historic cultural cities of China. She has a history of over 2200 years, and is the cradle of the South Five Ridge Culture.
Guangzhou was known as one of the starts of the ancient Marine Silk Road of China and one of the sources of modern China revolution. Now she has become the frontline of the reform and opening-up of China. She has been making brilliant achievements in developing economy and improving urban aspects.
Guangzhou delicacies are the main representatives of Yue Cai (Cantonese Cuisine), which includes Guangzhou dishes, Chaozhou dishes and Dongjiang dishes and enjoys great popularity all over the country.
Guangzhou cuisine uses a wide range of ingredients from the sky, the earth, and the water. They also use seasonings sparingly. Compared with other Chinese cuisines, Guangzhou dishes use few thick spicy dressings in order to keep from masking the original taste of the food.
Foreigners say 'All delicious food is in Guangzhou'. Guangzhou people say, 'delicacies are at Xiguan of Guangzhou'.Xiguan preserves lots of famous traditional snacks. The most lively and popular place is definitely the Shangxia Jiu Lu.
Guangzhou Jiujia (Guangzhou Restaurant)
Location: No. 2, Wenchang Nan Lu, Guangzhou
Specialties: Jiaji Duck, Wenchang Chicken and Fried Duck Palm.
Taotao Ju Jiujia (Taotao Ju Restaurant):
Location: No. 20, Di Shi Fu Lu, Guangzhou
Lianxiang Lou (Lianxiang Lou Restaurant)
Location: No. 67, Di Shi Fu Lu, Guangzhou
Specialties: Vegetable Spring Roll
Cantonese dim sum ranks the best in the whole country. Exquisitely made dim sums attract your eyes and stomach.
Some snacks are listed below.
Shuang Pi Nai (Double-Skin Milk):双皮奶
Simmered milk has a frozen cover made of the mixture of egg white and milk, Hence the name Double-Skin Milk..
Jidi Zhou (Jidi Porridge): 及第粥
Jidi Zhou served in the Wuzhan Ji Restaurant is the most famous of all. It has been a noted snack bar since the early 1900s.
Yuntun Mian (Wonton Noodle): 云吞面
Go to Shangxia Jiu Lu, Xihua Lu and Renmin Lu. You will find many eateries that serve Wonton Noodles. Cantonese like to have the delicious Yuntun Miao for breakfast.
Chang Fen (Steamed Vermicelli Roll): 肠粉
This featured snack is popular among local people. It is now a must-serve in nearly all teahouses and night markets.
Guiling Gao: 龟苓膏
That is a kind of brown jelly that holds the shape of the vessel
Herbal Tea-Drinking is a longtime habit for Guangzhou people. Herbal tea can eliminate summer heat from the human body and cure the sore throats caused by winter dryness.
Guangzhou people like tea-drinking,especially in the morning. Teahouses are all filled up before 11:00 in the morning.
Guangzhou people are partial to Tangshui. They regard it as nutritious food. 'Boiled' Tangshui is a hot drink and the 'frozen' one is the soft drink.
Yexiao (Midnight Snack) is one of the Guangzhou population's customs. It is usually taken after 10 p.m.; hence the name Midnight Snack. Nearly every teahouse serves Midnight Snacks.
If a friend comes to Guangzhou from afar,Cantonese will take him/her to walk around the Shangxia Jiu Lu.
Just like the Wangfujing in Beijing, the Town God's Temple (Chenghuang Miao)in Shanghai and the Confucius Temple in Nanjing, Shangxia Jiu Lu is the mostinfluential traditional commercial street in Guangzhou.
Walking into this street, you will see the featured Qi Lou, an old building style that exists in Guangzhou and its neighboring areas, on both sides of the road. It reflects the strong Lingnan Culture.
Walking on the Beijing Lu, in the center of Guangzhou City, however, you will find a world far different from Shangxia JiuLu. It is simultaneously fashionable and traditional.
If you are interested in Japanese and Korean fashion, go to Zhuangyuan Fang (Number One Scholar Lane) on Renmin Nan Lu.Although it is a small lane less than 200 meters (656 feet) long, the Zhuangyuan Fang attracts numerous visitors by its most fashionable clothes,ornaments, and small articles that are popular with young people.
The most famous department stores are TeemPlaza, China Plaza (Zhonghua Guangcheng). The Teem Plaza has become the new commercial center of Guangzhou. Here boutiques, shops selling fantastic good sand restaurants come together.
Yide Lu Seafood Market is the home of famous dried seafood. You will find a wide variety such as shark's fin,oysters, abalone and cuttlefish...
六榕寺 Six Banyan Temple
黄花岗烈士陵园 Huanghuagang Park
镇海楼The Zhenhai Tower
陈家祠 Chen Clan Academy
骑楼 Liwan's Qilou Buildings
越秀公园 Yuexiu Park
五羊雕像 The Five—Ram Sculpture
中山纪念堂 Zhongshan Memorial Hall
南越王墓 Nan Yue Royal Tomb Museum
流花湖 Liuhua Lake
北京路 Beijing Road
上下九步行街 Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
荔湾博物馆 The Liwan Museum
广州雕塑公园 Guangzhou Sculpture Park
广州体育馆 The Guangzhou Gymnasium
华南植物园 South China Botanical Garden
广东省博物馆 The Guangdong Provincial Museum
广州动物园 Guangzhou Zoological Garden
广州海洋世界 Guangzhou Ocean World
白云山 Baiyun Mountain
鲁迅纪念馆 Luxun Memorial Museum
中信广场 Zhongxin Square
岭南印象园 Lingnan impression park
广州大学城 Higher Education MegaCentre
天河体育中心 The Tianhe Sports Centre
天河购书中心 The Tianhe Book Center
天河公园 Tianhe Park
广州奥林匹克运动中心 The Guangzhou Olympic Stadium
黄埔军校旧址 The Whampoa Military Academy
长隆夜间野生动物园 Changlong Night Zoo
瀛洲生态公园Yingzhou Ecological Park
珠江 The Pearl River
广州塔 Guangzhou Tower
珠江航游The Zhuiiang River Cruise
沙面岛 Shamian Island
海珠广场 Haizhu Square
石室圣心大教堂 The Sacred Heart Cathedral
二沙岛 Ersha Island
广州国际会展中心 The Guangzhou International Convention andExhibition Center