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Guangzhou (sometimes known by the older English name of "Canton") is a port city on the Pearl River about 75 miles (120 kilometers) Northwest of Hong Kong. The city is the capital of the Guangdong Province and has an estimated population of at least 6 million in the city itself, and 8.5 million in the metropolitan area.

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Guangzhou - Heart of the South: Tour Guide to the Southern Capital

By Lindsey J Bard

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Guangzhou - Heart of the South: Tour Guide to the Southern Capital
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Welcome to Guangzhou and Canton and Panyu. The city has changed its name at least three times over the centuries, and the people have changed with it. This tour guide for Guangzhou seeks to share with travelers the beauty of the southern capital. A place where each district in the older sections of town has a museum tucked around a corner, while the newer sections of town have modern, larger facilities for art and music presentations. This is the home of Cantonese Opera and the oldest Islamic mosque in China. Neither the city, nor the province it’s the capital of brag a lot, but they have plenty to be prideful about. This guide focuses on seven noteworthy sites chosen for their cultural value, interest, fun and insight into China and the Southern Chinese people. Some are old and show case the history of the region; some are modern and focus on the issues facing today's society. Their order is based on the amount of time it takes to see each site, starting with approximately two hours for Chen Clan Academy and ending with Chimelong Safari Park which takes all day. Readers will notice that in each chapter a different Chinese host is featured. To understand the importance of a place it is best to ask those who live there, because they have the best stories. Each of these men and women volunteered to visit a site and share their experiences as a cultural insider. The hosts are native Chinese speakers who have various levels of English mastery. They are funny and sincere and offer a view of their city as few other tour guides have ever attempted. Their stories join the historical research telling the story of Guangzhou, a city of +17 million people and a history of more than 10,000 years in the Zhujiang River (Pearl River) delta. It's been a heart of business and the West's entrance the Middle Kingdom for more than 1,500 years. Follow its story and walk its street with this guide.

China South & Guangzhou Travel Reference Map 1:3,000K/1:15K

By ITMB Publishing LTD

ITMB Publishing LTD
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China South & Guangzhou Travel Reference Map 1:3,000K/1:15K
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China, as a country, is very popular with travellers. However, China is also a very large geographical entity and showing the entire country on one map results in a scale that reduces the amount of information that can be shown. The most visited part of the country is the south, with rapid train access from Hong Kong and major airports at Guangzhou and Shanghai. Travel to China is also increasing as more international airports are opened. The regional map covers one side of this double-sided map; the other contains an updated map of Guangzhou (formerly Canton). Lan and I visited this city in February and were surprised at how open and modern the city is. In comparison with Beijing, the political overtones are much reduced, and Sun Yat Sen is the hero. The city is also a major train hub, with two major stations handling traffic, and six bus stations arranging transportation to nearby cities. Legend Includes: Road by classification, Expressway, Major road, Secondary Road, China National Rail, Metro station, University, Point of interest, Post Office, Shopping Centre, Consulate, Sports Facility and much more...

Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou (Insight Guides)

By Tom Le Bas

Brand: Insight Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou (Insight Guides)
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The Hong Kong Insight City Guide combines insightful writing and lavish full-color photography with a portable format, emphasizing practical information to prepare you for your travels. Inside this guidebook, you will find: Magazine-style instant orientation such as money-saving tips, activities for kids, free attractions, website addresses, and insider advice. Expert evaluations of the must-see sites such as Star Ferry, Sai Kung Country Park, and the Wong Tai Sin Temple, illustrated with 4-color, full-bleed photos and an emphasis on practical information. A bonus take-it-with-you mini restaurant guide and city map. An 8-12 page street atlas and street listings at the back of the guide provides a grid-referenced index to local streets. Special two-page spreads spotlighting particular topics of interest, such as museums and religious buildings, with captioned photos and floor plans. Appropriate destinations such as Central District, Shenzhen and Macau, included on a detailed map of the

Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China (Travel Guide Chapter)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-03-01
Kindle Edition (511 pages)

Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China (Travel Guide Chapter)
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Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. Admire the crouching dragons of the Hakka architecture at Meizhou, soak up the sun and cocktails at China's top beach resorts in Sanya or sample authentic chili-laden xiangcai in food-loving Changsha, all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - the history, the people, outside activities, the arts, the food, the architecture
  • Useful features - includes Need to Know, First Time, and more
  • Covers Guangzhou, Zhoqing, Shenzhen, Meizhou, Changsha, Shaoshan, Nanchang, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Hainan, Guangdong & Southeast China is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled in this particular region of China.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet China for a comprehensive look at all that the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves

Pocket Cantonese Dictionary: Cantonese-English English-Cantonese [Fully Romanized] (Periplus Pocket Dictionaries)

By Philip Yungkin Lee

Periplus Editions
Released: 2003-08-15
Paperback (96 pages)

Pocket Cantonese Dictionary: Cantonese-English English-Cantonese [Fully Romanized] (Periplus Pocket Dictionaries)
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It's never a good idea to be overly–relient on technology while traveling! Look up words quickly and easily with this great little Cantonese dictionary.

Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Hong Kong or Guangzhou Pocket Cantonese Dictionary is an essential tool for communication and a great way to learn Cantonese. It features all the essential Cantonese vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. It's handy pocket format and easy-to read type will make any future trip to Canton much easier. In addition to being an excellent English to Cantonese dictionary and Cantonese to English dictionary Pocket Cantonese Dictionary contains important notes on the Cantonese language, Cantonese grammar and Cantonese pronunciation. All Cantonese words are written in the Romanized form as well as Chinese characters (hanzi) so that in the case of difficulties the book can simply be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with.

This dictionary contains:
  • The 3,000 most commonly used words in the Cantonese language.
  • English–Cantonese and Cantonese–English sections.
  • Romanized Cantonese and Chinese characters (hanzi).
  • An introduction to and history of the Cantonese language.
  • Information on Cantonese grammar.
  • A guide to pronouncing Cantonese correctly.

Other books from this bestselling series you might enjoy include: Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary, Pocket Japanese Dictionary, Pocket Korean Dictionary, and Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary.

Guangzhou Tour: Complete Guide

By Shubham Pal

Released: 2017-08-13
Kindle Edition (20 pages)

Guangzhou Tour: Complete Guide
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Guangzhou, otherwise called Canton, is a port on the Pearl River, safe toward the South China Sea. The region is celebrated for abroad Chinese since it has been the main residence of millions vagrants who made Chinatowns around the globe, where numerous westerners initially connect with Chinese nourishment, social traditions.

Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province, found 182 kilometers far from Hong Kong; it is China's biggest and most prosperous city in the south. Guangzhou is the exchange focal point of south China and hosts yearly spring and pre-winter sends out fairs. Because of its advantageous area, Guangzhou has universal air courses interface it to Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Sidney and Melbourne. Day by day flights, trains, boats and air cushion vehicle go between the city and Hong Kong.

The geology is higher in the upper east, bring down in the southwest. North and upper east are bumpy zone with waters, south is an alluvial plain - the Pearl River Delta. Guangzhou appreciates a subtropical storm atmosphere. There is neither extreme warmth in summer nor serious frosty in winter. It appreciates bounty precipitation and evergreen in four seasons. The normal temperature is 22.8, the normal relative dampness is around 68%, and the yearly precipitation at the urban zone is more than 1,600 mm.

Guangzhou is a well known social city with a background marked by over 2,200 years. As right on time as the Chou Period, in the ninth century BC, there were trades between the Baiyue individuals of Guangzhou and the general population of the Chu State in the center compasses of Yangtze River. The name "Chu Ting", which was the most punctual name of Guangzhou, started in the 33rd year of Emperor Qin Shihuang (214 BC). Qin brought together Lingnan, Nanhai prefecture (the Capital was worked at "Panyu") and in the time of 226, to reinforce his run, Sun Quan isolated the first Jiaozhou into two sections Jiaozhou and Guangzhou, name of Guangzhou was set up. At the point when the metropolitan chamber was set up in 1921, Guangzhou turned into the city it is today.

Three primitive administrations, Nanyue, Nanhan and Nanming, picked Guangzhou as their capital. Amid the Qin (221 B.C. to 206 B.C) and Han (206 B.C. to A.D. 220) Dynasties, Guangzhou was a prosperous city. It was the soonest exchange port in China and was the beginning stage of the "Silk Road of the Sea" starting with the Han (206 B.C. to A.D. 220) and Tang (A.D. 618 to A.D.907) Dynasties.

City Maps Guangzhou China

By James McFee

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City Maps Guangzhou China
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City Maps Guangzhou China is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

Guangzhou (China) 1:15,000 Street Map (International Travel Maps)

By ITM Canada

International Travel Maps
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Guangzhou (China) 1:15,000 Street Map (International Travel Maps)
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Folded street and travel map of central Guangzhou at the scale of 1: 15,000. Legend includes China National Rail (inter-city trains), Guangzhou metro lines with station and line number, metro station with entrance, bus terminals/local bus stands, ferry, parks, atttractions, shopping streets, accommodation, points of interest, museums, police stations, shopping centres, hospitals, pedestrians streets. Includes inset map of Guangzhou Region, Shamian Island and Guangzhou Metro System. Indexed.


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