guangzhou overview

Introduction to Guangzhou

Capital of Guangdong Province, is one of China`s main industrial centers, covering an area of 7,434 square kilometers, and with a population of over 6 million. Guangzhou stands at the confluence of the East River, West River and North River, with its land sloping from north-east to south-west, and an alluvial plain in the south and south-west parts. It adjoins the South China Sea, and is crisscross with rivers and stream...More »

History of Guangzhou

History of Guangzhou

Also known to many westerners as Canton, Guangzhou has long been one of South Chinas principal cities. Its position as a local power base and financial and commercial hub stretches back over two millennia, while the area has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Throughout history, it functioned, willingly or otherwise, as a point of contact between China and the outside world, making it a breeding ground for new ideas, dissent and revolution...More»

guangzhou historical sites

Huangpu Military Academy

Located on Changzhou Island, Huangpu, Huangpu Military Academy was a new-typed school for the revolutionary military officers. It was set up in 1924 by Sun Yat-sen with assistance from the Soviet Union and the Communist Party of China, taking ‘Create the revolutionary army to save the periling China’ as its philosophy and ‘Love and Good Faith’ as its directive.

historical events

First Opium War

A very large thorn in the Qing's paw, the imperial commissioner was ordered to eradicate the opium trade and in 1839, Chinese forces seized and destroyed 20,000 chests of the drug… More »

Huanghuagang Uprising

The Huanghuagang Uprising, also known as the "3.29" Guangzhou Uprising. It was the last unsuccessful uprising launched by the Chinese revolutionaries against the Qing Dynasty before the unfolding of the Wuchang Uprising in the same year... More »

Sanyuanli Anti-British struggle

During the Opium War, the people of Sanyuanli swore to resist British aggression and defeated the British invaders, becoming a brilliant banner of anti-imperialist struggle by the Chinese people in modern history. In 1961, it was designated a key cultural relic protected by the state and opened up as a memorial hall keeping the history of anti-British struggle by the Sanyuanli people... More »

guangzhou population

Guangzhou population

Under Guangzhou's administration there are 10 districts and 2 satellite cities. 8 urban districts are Yuexiu District, Dongshan District, Haizhu District, Liwan District, Tianhe District, Baiyun District, Huangpu District and Fangcun District. The suburban two are Panyu District and Huadu District. The two satellites are Zengcheng City and Conghua City... More»

Where To Go Tonight

night life
Have you ever heard of the famous Bar Street? It is a place in the Fangcun District of Guangzhou which is across the Pearl River from the main part of Guangzhou... More»