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A useful guide to Guangzhou – what you need to know

In southern edge of China, lying alongside the Pearl River, slightly over a hundred kilometres from Hong Kong is a place that is an eclectic mix of china’s past, present and even future. This unique city features some of the country’s most ancient temples, a park that has lasted millennia, and an imperial tomb, alongside futuristic architecture and an auto-pilot metro. Within the Guangdou province of South China, lays China’s third biggest city, and the capital of the richest province of the country. The city of Guanghou is the rebellious visionary of all of China’s cities, and her people stand out from the rest of their fellow countrymen for their unique way of life and liberal ideas.

If you’re planning on making a visit to experience the wonders of Guangzhou, there are various accommodation option at your disposable, from luxury hotels to more budget friendly choices. To truly feel at home in Guangzhou, one should consider something along the lines of the Citadines LiZhiWan Guangzhou, of the many incarnations of the concept of serviced apartment Guangzhou is notable for. One of the true staples of the city, is its food, for Guangzhou is the birthplace for the legendary Chinese concept of Dim Sum, which involves eating bite-sized portions of food, in restaurants whose menus contain items exceeding hundred.

Guangzhou has no shortage of sites to see, and within her wealth of historic landmarks, one that is truly special is the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, which was built in 1931 as a tribute to the founder of the Republic of China, on the site of his Presidential office. The city’s Yuexiu Park is the largest urban park in all of China, and much like the city it is located in, has nuances of the ancient and the modern, with structures dating back to more than five thousand years, as well as up-to-date modern day miniatures of Guangzhou.

So if you intend on visiting a wondrous locale where past and future dwell in harmonious solitude, take a visit to China’s city of Guangzhou.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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