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Once known to the west as Canton, Guangzhou is a major city in the southern part of China. Located in the prime area of Pearl River Delta neighbouring by former westerners' colonies Hong Kong and Macao, the city has played an important role as the major centres for foreign trade of China and the main entry point for overseas culture for hundreds years. Today, Guangzhou is the third largest city of China, takes part as the manufacturing hub of the Pearl River Delta, one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions.
At the first step inside the city, you will be amazed with the sheer size and endless rows of office buildings and multi-carriageway roads expand as far as your eye can see. Somehow, you will have a feeling that the road seems to be less hectic comparing to other Chinese city, more laidback and well organised atmosphere too. It may not look like the sort of city that people choose to spend their holiday with, but when you look closely, you will see many interesting places like elegant churches, gorgeous old residences, temples and garden that hidden underneath all the glitz - the true personalities which make Guangzhou quite special among China's major metropolis.
Shamian Island is one of the most renowned attractions of the city. This isle located on the bank of Pearl River, and once was the concession district of British and French. The area filled up with buildings and streets with the architecture that reflects the colonial era which has been renovated into a refuge of serenity - you will find beautiful streets and garden that lie under the shade of trees, as well as life-size bronze human statues scattered around the island. Out of the island, take a visit to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall which was built in honourable to the founder of the Republic of China and local hero - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, or go to Yuexiu Park the largest urban green area in the Southern China - home to the Stone Statue of the Five Rams, the symbol of Guangzhou, as well as Guangzhou Museum which displays a number of relics dating back as far as 5000 years ago.
A visit to Guangzhou will never complete without going to Canton Tower, the tallest structure in China. You can go up to the observation decks at the 107 and 108 floors where you will see 360 degree panorama and many interesting buildings such as the iconic Guangzhou International Finance Centre and the cutting-edge looking Guangzhou Opera House. Near the tower is Chigang Pagoda, an octagonal shape tower standing by the river built in traditional Chinese architecture. There, you will find a spot where the two towers stand next to each others giving an extraordinary glimpse of modernity meets with older traditional sense.
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