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The Canton fair has moved to a much larger venue at the Pazhou Complex

Canton is known by many global buyers because of the Canton Fair, which is largest trade fair in China being initiated since 1957 and annually held twice for China exporters and worldwide importers. All manufacturers are eager to show their new products/service and buyers from USA, Europe,Middle East, Australia and other regions travel along to explore their long-term supplier. Highest amount of global procurements in China have been made out of the event basing on data for years. 171
Originally built in 589 AD in the Sui Dynasty, the temple went under repair in about 648 AD by the order of Emperor Li Zhi of the Tang Dynasty, then still a crown prince.
The Canton Fair, (recently renamed the China Import and Export Fair), started in 1957, and is now one of the biggest trade events on the international trading calendar. The Canton Fair is a biannual event, held in April and October every year.

One of the best ways to be prepared for the next Chinese Canton fair is to have the right information beforehand. You first need to acquaint yourself with the events of the Canton fair. The Canton fair has become one of the most comprehensive trade fair events in China. It was started in 1957 and has progressively increased in size and patronage. The Canton fair has moved to a much larger venue at the Pazhou Complex. This location would be able to easily accommodate its future expansion. The fair is held in the ‘flower city’ of China, Guanzhou twice a year. It is one of the largest trade fairs with almost 20,000 booths featured in the shows. The Canton fair generates a massive business turnover from nearly 200,000 companies attending the fair. The Canton fair is being planned for three phases instead of the traditional two. The phases would be classified according to different segments of industry and companies in the appropriate industry would feature in the appropriate phase of the Canton fair. Each phase of the Canton fair would last for a duration of five days. Normally the dates range from the 15th of October to the 6th of November every year.
The first stage project of Pazhou Complex covers a ground area of 430,000 square meters with the structural area of 395,000 square meters. With 13 exhibition halls on the first and second floors, Pazhou Complex has an indoor exhibition area of 130,000 square meters and an outdoor exhibition area of 22,000 square meters, being the largest exhibition center in Asia. The Complex has been in operation since the end of 2002.

White Cloud Mountain has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou

Guangzhou White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain) lies in the northern outskirts of the city. The mountain range is about 7.5 kilometers (4.7 miles) north of Guangzhou and is made up of 30 odd peaks, with an area of 28 square meters (33.5 square yards). The Mountain was called White Cloud because of the forming of a white cloud over its range. Its highest peak is Moxing Peak standing in the center of the mountain, 380 meters (1,246.7 feet) above sea level. It is also called ‘the First Peak under the Southern Sky’. 457
The mountain is actually a park with natural hills and waters. Really an ideal sightseeing place and summer resorts. So far six sightseeing zones have been developed: Mingzhu Tower, Moxing Ridge, Santai Ridge, Mingchun Valley, Fei’e Ridge and Luhu Lake. Apart from the existing scenes Moxing Ridge, Looking afar in the morning from White Cloud Mountain, Looking afar in the evening from White Cloud Mountain, the First Peak under the Southern Sky, Wind Soughing in the Pines on White Cloud Mountain, Village Hostel, Songtao Villa, Mingzhu Tower, Luming Restaurant and White Cloud Immortal’s House, there have been added for the past ten-odd years such scenic spots as White Cloud Cableway, Mingchun Valley – the largest birdcage in Asia, the Forest of Steles in Guangzhou, Nengren Temple, a golf course, Xinghai Garden, Yuntai Garden, the Sculpture Park and White Cloud Chute.  Welcome to White Cloud Mountain when you participate in Guangzhou fair 2013 .
From ancient times, White Cloud Mountain has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou, and it’s still known as the First Spectacular Scene of the city. Every time the sun shines after the rain, and through late spring, a wreath of airy clouds circles the mountains. This is how White Cloud Mountain has won its name, and its reputation as a marvelous spectacle of nature. The fierce differentiation of rocks, and the different ways in which erosion has affected them, has caused it a crisscross network of gullies. So its relative height is now about 100 meters (109 yards). The quiet and secluded environment of the valley has made it a haven of peace from the big city.

The Moxing Ridge, originally known as the Biyun Peak, is the highest point of the Baiyun Mountain, rising 382 meters above sea level. In the ridge, different weather conditions bring about different views. On rainy days, floating clouds envelope the entire mountain, creating an intriguing view. On sunny days, visitors enjoy a panoramic view of the forest of modern buildings below. In line with local traditions, Guangzhou folks would ascend the ridge to pray for safety and fortune on the Double-Ninth Day on Chinese lunar calendar.
The mountain was already a famous scenic spot in Guangzhou in history. As one of the oldest mountains in Guangdong, it has gorgeous scenery and abundant historical relics. Among the past and present Eight Sights of Guangzhou, besides ‘Wind Soughing in the Pines on White Cloud Mountain’, there are ‘Pujian Spring’, ‘Looking afar in the evening from White Cloud Mountain’, ‘The Returned Monk at Jingtai’, ‘the Splendid Mountain of Cloud’, which depict all the beautiful scenery of White Cloud Mountain. Renowned poets and scholars of past dynasties, such as Su Shi (a famous scholar in the Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127), Yang Wanli (poet in Southern Song Dyansty, 1127 – 1279), Wang Shizhen (historian in Ming Dynasty, 1368 – 1644) and others once came here and left poems and words after the visit.

The Canton fair is expanding every single year in order to cater to the needs of the industry

The big fairs in South China provide a good indication of the current state of the global economy. Especially the Canton Fair (China Import and Export Fair) with its three phases, which cover almost all imaginable product groups from machines to building materials, chemical and pharmaceutical products, through to consumer goods like watches, bags and textile, is like a yardstick for the buying power on the global markets. 68
The Canton fair is expanding every single year in order to cater to the needs of the industry. The Canton fair organizers are doing everything possible to facilitate the exhibition of products and services of companies from China as well as from abroad. The number of companies setting up exhibits as well as the number of visitors to the Canton fair keeps increasing every year. It is extremely important to make preparations well ahead of time in order to capitalize on this massive business opportunity. Whether you are a company that wants to sell products in China and one that would like to procure products from China to distribute to other regions in the world, the Canton fair presents a unique opportunity to expand your business at an incredible rate.

It is one of the biggest fairs in the world, with an exhibition space of over 1 million square metres – whatever your area of business, chances are the Canton Fair will have suppliers to match. Occupying such a large area, it is crucial that potential buyers research which stalls match their specific need.
Emerging economies are the focus of much of the world’s new trade. China remains one of the best places to take advantage of new business opportunities, and the Canton Fair is the perfect one-stop shop for purchasing quality Chinese products.

The Lotus Hill Tourist Resort displays a combination of ancient ruggedness and modern delicacy

Lotus Hill, one of the famous hills of the Pearl River Delta, is located in the eastern outskirt of Panyu City, 20km from Guangzhou and 60 sea miles from Hong Kong. Covering an area of 2.54sq km, Lotus Hill is composed of 48 red sandstone low hills, the highest of which is 108m tall. It has the best preserved ancient quarry site, with a history of 2000 years in China.   The lotus city itself was built during the Kangxi’s reign of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There is also the gold statute of the Goddess of Mercy, which is the biggest in the world. The statue was cast in 1994 with 120 tonnes of bronze and 180 taels of gold coating and measures 40.88m. The Lotus Hill Tourist Resort displays a combination of ancient ruggedness and modern delicacy. Do not miss Lotus Hill when in Guangzhou. 455  The statue of the Goddess of Mercy is also considered to be the biggest statue in the world. It was built in 1994 and has 180 gold teals and bronze that weigh 120 tons. Apart from this, the area also has some stone quarries that are about 2000 years old. The authorities have preserved these mines with enough care and they have now become an important part of the Lotus Hill in Guangzhou. Welcome to Lotus Tower when you participate in Canton Fair.
Lotus Tower, built in the 40th year of the emperor Wan Li in the Ming Dynasty (1612 A. D.), is the representative of the Lotus Tower scenic spot. It is also called Wen Chang Tower. Lotus Tower has been honored as the “Capital’s Cloud Pillar”. Climbing up to the top of the tower, you can take a nice look of the running  water of Zhujiang River and the crisscross paths on farmlands.

The site of stone landscape, once the ancient stone quarry since western Han Dynasty, is full of steep cliffs, rocks in varied shapes and strange rocks and caves. The whole site is the only artificial Danxia miracle in China, also called “relic of stone carving”.
The Eagle Cliff, on the other hand, painted an opposite picture. Looking down from the Eagle Cliff, one will see crisscrossing roads, vast fertile land, and boundless Pearl River winding to the east.
The Lion Stone is a replica of a stone lion that seems to be roaring, facing the Pearl River. The presence of this statue has also given this attraction in Guangzhou its second name – the “Lion Hill”. On this hill, you will find the Lotus Tower that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. It was built by emperor Wan Li, who wanted to celebrate his 40th year of ruling. The tower is also famous by the name of “Capital’s Cloud Pillar”, stressing the fact that Guangzhou is the capital of the Guangdong province.

Yuanxiao Festival is the last day of the Spring Festival

Yuanxiao Festival is on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month.  It is part of and the last day of the Spring Festival.  In the old days, people began preparing for the Spring Festival about 20 days before.  However, the Yuanxiao Festival marks the end of the New Year celebrations.  And after the Yuanxiao Festival, everything returns to normal.

453   Tangyuan, a traditional food for Lantern Festival, is eaten together with family. Its name has a similar pronunciation as the word for “reunion” in Chinese. In Northern China, it is also called “Yue Xiao”, which derives from the festival. The food is made from glutinous rice flour with stuffing in round shape. The difference between Tangyuan and Yuanxiao is the way they are made. People in north China make yuanxiao by rolling a hard stuffing in glutinous rice flour. In south China, tangyuan is prepared by placing the filling inside rice flour wrapping, similar to the making of jiaozi. The round shape of the balls and the bowls where they are served, come to symbolise the family togetherness.
Lantern Festival was originated at Han Dynasty, with the Buddhism flourishing in China by then. The Emperor then ordered to light lanterns in palace and temples to show his respect to Buddha at 15th of the first lunar month. This practice was expanded to other parts of China along the years. As the time goes by, more and more activities are added on the Lantern Festival. In cities there are lanterns ceremonies in which all patterns of lanterns are exhibited, and in the countryside there are activities like setting off fireworks and walking on stilts. In some places there also develops some other activities such as playing the cloth lions, rowing boats on land, doing the yangge dance. Playing the swings and playing taiping drums.This is a festival for people having fun. On the night of the festival, people go on streets with a variety of lanterns under the full moon, watching lions or dragon dancing, playing Chinese riddles and games, and lighting up firecrackers. There is really a lot of fun for the young and the old.

The game of guessing lantern riddles if also a must on the Lantern Festival. Lantern riddles are a peculiar game of the Chinese characters. The answer of a idle is hidden behind a beautiful poem or some common sayings which are written on the paper sticker on the festival lanterns, and the visitors of the lanterns should try to find out it. It is similar to the “crosswords”. The game of guessing lantern riddles first appears in the Song Dynasty. In the capital Lin’an (now Hangzhou) of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), there would be a lot of people sitting and guessing lantern riddles on every occasion of Lantern Festival. Since riddles can give people both knowledge and happiness, they are thus welcomed by all classes of the society spreading.

Canton Fair 2013 is the largest biannual China trade fairs held in Guangzhou

China Import and Export Fair is China’s oldest and highest level, the largest and most complete varieties of goods, the largest attendance and business areas and the distribution of the country’s most widely traded the best, most trusted and comprehensive international trade event. The debut of “China Commodity City” will greatly promote the “Famous go abroad”, “online brand to come out” and the full implementation of the project.131-0002
At the Canton Fair, visitors will find that everything appears artistic – sample products are perfect, in terms of both color match and quality; the display is perfect, with the latest products and technologies from MH Industry; the consultants are perfect, since each of them qualifies as a professional of MH Industry and to some extent, an expert of the garment accessories, who is always at visitors’ service.
Canton Fair 2013 is the largest biannual China trade fairs held in Guangzhou. We are the most effective way to develop the business relationships you need to succeed in China. It’s no wonder that the Canton Fair 2013 has already become a must see for all those looking for business success in China.

Canton Fair 2013 Product Categories:
Large Machinery and Equipment, Small Machinery, Bicycles, Motorcycles, Vehicle Spare Parts, Chemical Products, Hardware, Tools, Vehicles (Outdoor), Construction Machinery (Outdoor), Household Electrical Appliances, Consumer Electronics, Electronic and Electrical Products, Computer and Communication Products, and so on.

Chinese New Year is a huge festival among Chinese communities across the world

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, is one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year. This is the biggest and most significant event of the Chinese community.
The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. Chinese New Year’s Eve, a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, is known as Chú Xī (除夕) or “Eve of the Passing Year.” This year Chinese New Year begins January 23 and continues until February 6. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (16th – 11th century BC), Spring Festival, which celebrates family reunion, is full of rich and colorful activities, and new hopes with the advent of spring and flowers blossoming. People from different regions and different ethnic groups celebrate it in their unique ways.

The Chinese New Year is a huge festival among Chinese communities across the world. Based on the lunar and solar calendars, the Chinese New Year falls on Sunday 10 February in 2013. The Chinese calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. 2013 is the Year of the Snake.
Chinese New Year is celebrated worldwide to mark the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year and celebrations can last for about 15 days.
Markets or village fairs are set up as the New Year is approaching. These usually open-air markets feature New Year related products such as flowers, toys, clothing, and even fireworks. It is convenient for people to buy gifts for their new year visits as well as their home decoration. In some places, the practice of shopping for the perfect plum tree is not dissimilar to the Western tradition of buying a Christmas tree.

Bamboo stems filled with gunpowder that were burnt to create small explosions were once used in ancient China to drive away evil spirits. In modern times, this method has eventually evolved into the use of firecrackers during the festive season. Firecrackers are usually strung on a long fused string so it can be hung down. Each firecracker is rolled up in red papers, as red is auspicious, with gunpowder in its core. Once ignited, the firecracker lets out a loud popping noise and, as they are usually strung together by the hundreds, the firecrackers are known for their deafening explosions that are thought to scare away evil spirits. See also Myths above. The burning of firecrackers also signifies a joyful time of year and has become an integral aspect of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Dragon and lion dances are common during Chinese New Year. It is believed that the loud beats of the drum and the deafening sounds of the cymbals together with the face of the dragon or lion dancing aggressively can evict bad or evil spirits. Lion dances are also popular for opening of businesses in Hong Kong and many Chinese communities.
People exchange gifts and light firecrackers on this day. Other traditions associated with this day include hanging of the Fu symbol on the main door of the house which is supposed to bring good luck and wearing red color clothes. Dragon and Lion dances are also very popular during Chinese New Year.

The Canton Fair has enjoyed high reputation among the exhibitors and buyers

The Canton Fair has achieved great success after splitting into 2 phases since its 91st session in 2002. In the recent 6 years, the Canton Fair has developed better and better and enjoyed high reputation among the exhibitors and buyers. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the research and investigation of the reform proposal has lasted for over 1 year and collected suggestions from all relevant sides, especially exhibitors and buyers through various means such as survey, seminar, on-site interview, and email. The exhibitors and buyers generally support the Canton Fair’s reform for 1 session in 3 phases.

Another excellent way to see the many products available is to go to a trade show. This allows you to walk the floor and see up close all the products in different industries and immediately talk business with the sellers. Often you can make contact with the companies then later do a factory visit after the show is over. The biggest trade show in mainland China is the Canton Fair which takes place twice a year in the fall and the spring. Another large trade show is the Hong Kong Mega Show which I haven’t attended yet but have heard good things.

China has come from being a third world country to one of the leading economy of the world in last six decades and Canton Fair is one testimony for the fact. It is quite interesting that Canton Fair at its early years was not a popular event and there were not many participants; however, once China grew and became an economic superpower the number of participants increased remarkably. The role of Canton Fair in the economy can be assessed from the fact that the fair serves as booster for the export and import of the nation and businessmen in China wait for the moment eagerly.

The Canton Fair 2013 will persist in reform and innovation

The Canton Fair 2013 will persist in reform and innovation, constantly upgrade exhibition quality, and promote the world trade growth and economic and social development through improving service quality.

185   If you are attending that Canton Fair 2013 it is essential that your accommodation is arrange many months ahead and that you have made travel arrangements especially if you are travelling via the Kowloon train via Hong Kong. Accommodation is very expensive during the Canton Fair and prices can be up-to two hundred percent more than what they usually charge. This is because the Canton Fair is the busiest time at these two points during the year and therefore prices do go up, so please expect to pay a little more for accommodation especially if you want to be located near the China Import and Export Fair.
Canton Fair April 2013 (The 113th Canton Fair, April, Spring) is arranged during April 15 – May 5, 2013. Canton Fair ranks the top in the world in terms of the scale for a single exhibition, and it is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ origin and the greatest business turnover in China.  Anyone looking to start business with China or people who have been doing business with China for years and are always on the look-out for new unique and interesting products, cannot afford to miss out the Canton Fair. Canton Fair, also known as the “China Import & Export Fair”, is the largest trade fair in China.

A trip to Guangzhou will also offer you a chance to meet with the new Guangzhou, and investigate the new industries of the city. Moreover, since many professional trade fairs are held at nearby cities (Hong Kong, Dongguan, Foshan, etc.) around the Canton Fair period, your trip to China can be a multi-functional business trip.

Taking a metro is the best way to get to Canton Fair Complex

As the heart of finance, tourism, real estate, education and politics on the southern mainland, Guangzhou is a vibrant example of all that modern China has to offer.
Canton Fair Complex for short, the largest modernized exhibition center in Asia, is located in Pazhou Island, Guangzhou, China. It is a perfect integratation of human and ecological concerns and high technology and intelligentization, sparkling the world like a shining star.

82   The biggest exhibition center  in Asia, Guangzhou Pazhou International Convention Exhibition Center has a strong intention to be the leader of the world. After achieving the third phase project in 2008 fall, it will surpass the scale of any other centers and become the largest in the world. The tremendous center has planned a special project to expand its transportation system. In its superb proposal, the center plans to increase the traffic area that will be the most densely distributed roads in China. Guangzhou international convention and exhibition center devotes to be the world leader in this industry. The internationalized modern center is situated on Pazhou Island, neighboring the Pearl River Delta and is a present metropolitan development. It contributes a stage for international information exchange, culture interchange, financial services, and tourism, etc.
Taking a metro is the best way to get to Pazhou Complex. Businessmen can take the Metro Line2 and get off at the Pazhou Station, which is located at southwest and close to Pazhou Complex. If you are taking Metro Line 1, you can change to Metro Line 2 at Gongyuan Qian Station, while if you are taking the Metro Line 3, you can switch to Metro line 2 at Kecun Station.

There are city trunk roads on its east, west, south and north sides. The opened No.8 Subway and the No. 4 Subway will join here. And the No. 3 Subway will transit around here. At present, there are bus stops for buses No. 137, No. 203, No. 206 Swift Line, No. 229 and No. 262, etc.