Guangzhou has been a strategic port for the past centuries, it is located on the Pearl River and in proximity to Hong Kong. With the old name Canton, Guangzhou is the home of traditional "Chinese Food" where foodies will definitely find more amazing eating places per capita here than anywhere else in China. It is a city of intrigue with many layers to discover - from the underground art scene to some of the country’s biggest city parks.
The City of Flowers
As one of the most dominant trading posts in Asia throughout the past few centuries, Guangzhou developed architecturally with a mix of colonial European and traditional Chinese styles. Neighborhoods like Shamian Island and Liwan district blend East and West seamlessly together. Other places, like Tianhe, showcase China’s outstanding ability to build a beautiful and modern skyline.
The Canton Tower, one of Guangzhou’s most easily recognized landmarks, was the tallest free-standing structure in the world from 2009 to 2011 and has a horizontal Ferris wheel on the top level
Life in Guangzhou moves at a slower pace thanks to its laid-back atmosphere, year round summertime climate and easy access to scenic areas. Which is why the city is often a favorite destination amongst our teachers.
The sub-tropical climate inspires a wild and exciting fashion style seen everywhere and available at many of the city’s clothing markets
The Chimelong collection of theme parks in Guangzhou has been voted one of the best attractions in China
In 2010, Guangzhou hosted the 16th Asian Games, organized by the Asian Olympic Committee
The Pearl River, which divides the city in half, is considered the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road
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