On the banks of the Szechuan River in China lies the city of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province. It is an important port in the southern part of the country, an important industrial and commercial center. In former times the city was known as Kanton. The heavy machinery, chemical and food industries developed in the modern city. Shipyards work well.
The humid climate favors the lush vegetation that covers the citys streets throughout the year. The sculpture of the five goats, the citys symbol, decorates Yusey Park. The transport network is extensive here. The port is the gateway to southern China. In the northern corridor of northern China is the port of Baiyun. The city is also home to a number of railway lines that converge and diverge.
The economic growth of Guangzhou began in the 19th century, when it became an open market for international trade. Far beyond China, Chinas craftsmanship and craftsmanship are made by local craftsmen. The Guangzhou embroidery is traditional. There are well-known markets in the city for colligraphy and artifacts. Every year in Hong Kong, there is a festival of dilationists, where professionals from all over China present their skills. The Cantonese kitchen, called the Tzei"", has specialties. Only fresh food is used to prepare the dishes. A popular destination for city dwellers and tourists is the Panyingyuan Park. Among the 20,000 animals that inhabit the park, 400 are rare. The aquarium contains over two hundred species of marine animals. It consists of several divisions, including a sea lion pavilion, an underwater tunnel, a sea theater, a mammoth pavilion, and an aquaculture pavilion. It was built for the princes of Nanyuege, and was subsequently built as an administrative building. In 1151 it was converted into a church complex.
Archaeological excavations in 1983 uncovered the burial of the princes of Íàíüüe. The princedom existed in the 2nd-1st centuries before our time. During the research, many ancient objects were found, among which was a golden ducal seal.
- Air quality: 84 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 14,000,000 people
- Population density: euro euro not busy: 14x14m 196m per person
- GDP: $8,126 / year
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Guangzhou is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
- Best wireless: China Unicom
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
- Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Didi
- Best hospital: CanAm International Medical Centre
- Best short-haul air carrier: China Southern Airlines
- Best intl air carrier: China Eastern Airlines
- Monthly costs for expat: $1200
- Monthly costs for family: $2400
- Monthly costs for local: $700
- Meal: $8
- Small Cola: $0.4
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.2
- Coffee: $0.8
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