Guangdong Travel Guide

Guangdong Map, Guangdong Travel GuideGeographic location

Guangdong Province is located in the southeast of China's mainland, where it occupies an area of 178,000 square kilometers. Its many islands add an additional 1,600 square kilometers. To the south it meets the warm waters of the South China Sea. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the center of this low latitude province where the Pearl River, the third longest in China, meets the sea. The fertile Pearl River Delta is well-known as a land rich in fish and rice. Luofu, Danxia, Dinghu and Xiqiao Mountains are the most beautiful in Guangdong Province.

Climate

Most areas of Guangdong Province enjoy a subtropical climate with abundant rainfall, long summers and warm winters. The average annual temperature is 22°C (70F). Guangdong is lush and green year round.

History and culture

A vast variety of products is produced in Guangdong. Hardware, umbrellas, leather products, furniture (especially carved mahogany) are exported to the rest of the world. Among the arts and crafts for which Guangdong is well known is ivory, iron, porcelain, golden-wood and gem carving. Guangdong and Chaozhou embroidery are known for their beautiful patterns and exquisite needlework. Other items in demand from Guangdong are Zhaoqing's inkstone, Dongguan fireworks, Shiwan porcelain and Xingning folding fans. For opera fans, Yue, Chaozhou and Guangdong Han operas are front and center on the local music stage.

People

In 2001, the total population of the province was 77.8341 million, ranking third in China. There are 53 ethnical groups living in the Window of the world, Guangdong Travel Guideprovince. The main ones are Zhuang, Yao, She, Hui and Manchu. The main dialects spoken are Guangzhou, Hakka and Chaozhou.

Travel suggestions

Guangdong boasts an abundance of natural scenery and historical sites. Yuexiu Hill and park, the botanical garden of South China, Xiqiao Mountain, Conghua Hot Springs, the Window of the World, Seven Star Crags, and Dinghu Mountain are just a few of the numerous places tourists enjoy in Guangdong Province. The entire province offers tourists a visual and cultural treat.

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