GUANGZHOU, THE MOST EUROPEAN CITY IN CHINA
Life in Guangzhou. Climate in Guangzhou. Food in Guangzhou.
Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub today.
Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, behind Beijing and Shanghai. It is one of the six national central cities of China. It is considered a global city and in recent years the number of foreign residents has increased rapidly.
The city is very rich in natural and cultural attractions. Yuexiu District is home to the ancient City, with the Yuexiu Park, the Guangxiao Temple, the Chen Family Temple, the Banyan Six Temple, the Shamian Island and other representative attractions. The Liwan district is characterized by all kinds of Guangzhou food streets and shopping streets, such as Laoxiguan, Shangxiajiu pedestrian street, etc. Wild animal and other popular places for children and young people. In the north is the county of Conghua, where you will find the famous Conghua hot springs area with an attractive view. The eastern part, Zengcheng Village, has a distinctive style of water views of the city.
Guangzhou has a humid Subtropical climate, with an annual mean temperature of 21.9 °C (71.42 °F), it’s a warm but rainy place in general.The climate is featured by abundant sunlight, long summer(nearly 9 months), and short forst season. The hottest month is July , the monthly temperature can reach at 28.7°C.
The birthplace of Cantonese food, Guangzhou is thought by many as the best place to eat in China. The city of 12 million has a passionate food culture, with equal excitement reserved for the opening of a hole-in-the-wall congee joint and a high-end restaurant.
The local cuisine is characterized by fresh clean flavors, seafood, barbecued meats and the wonderful tradition of yum cha, which is tea drinking accompanied by dumplings and small dishes.