Guangdong Province

Guangdong Province

Guangdong province is situated at the southernmost tip of Mainland China adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau. It has a number of unique characteristics that set it apart from the rest of China, including dialects, customs, history and culture. It’s also home to three sub-ethnic groups, which are distinctly different from those found in the north of the country. As the geographical home of the Pearl River Delta, in recent years, Guangdong has developed into the country’s most prosperous province and has become home to some of China’s most dynamic cities. This exciting modernity blends with the region’s ancient Lingnan (southern China) culture, as well as its exclusive historical and natural attractions, to make a fascinating travel destination.

Guangdong enjoys a sub-tropical climate and is filled with blooming flowers and verdant plants all year round. It has delightful natural scenery of mountains and rivers, which often serve as charming backdrops to its unique local culture. There are four famous mountains in Guangdong – Danxia, Xiqiao, Luofu and Dinghu – and the landscape is delicately dotted with fantastical features, such as the Global Geopark, the Seven Star Crags and Yingxi Peak Forest.

Water is a prominent feature of Guangdong, with rivers and lakes that crisscross the Pearl River Delta, a coastline extending thousands of kilometres, and Wanlu Lake, which is rich in natural resources, bringing a magical touch to the province’s scenery. This natural beauty can be enjoyed in comfort at one of the many hot springs scattered around the province, where guests can relax and have fun. There are also plenty of golf courses as well as romantic and exotic beaches to keep visitors occupied and outdoors.

The province also offers visitors thoroughly modern experiences. The Guangzhou Chimelong Paradise, the largest amusement park in China, delivers laughs and thrills by the minute. And even in the province’s glitzy new cities, the distinct social life and folk customs of Lingnan are evident. Meanwhile, culture vultures can head to the Kaiping Watchtowers and Village, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Mount Danxia
Mount Danxia is a 319-square-kilometre Global Geopark located near Shaoguan city. It’s also home to the rare danxia landforms, which are made of red glutinite and characterised by red clastic rocks and cliffs. Danxia means ‘red clouds’ and these landscapes were thus named for their colour and fantastical shapes. Among the more than 1,200 danxia landscapes discovered throughout the world to date, Danxia Mountain is the most typical.


Mount Danxia

Diaolou Towers
Diaolous are a type of fortified tower unique to Guangdong. There are over 3,000 diaolous in Jiangmen, and Kaiping has 1,833 scattered within 16 villages. Many people from this area have emigrated in the past, and the region’s strong connections with Chinese communities abroad are apparent in the way Western stylistic elements have been incorporated into some of the towers.


Diaolou Towers

Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort
This popular attraction is located in south Guangzhou (the provincial capital) and is linked to the Huanan Expressway to the east and the China National Highway 105 in the west. The area is home to many hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities, such as Chimelong Paradise, Chimelong International Circus, Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park, Chimelong Water Park and Guangzhou Crocodile Park.


Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort

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