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Splendid China is the largest and most extensive miniature scenic area

Located in the beautiful Shenzhen Bay, Splendid China is the largest and most extensive miniature scenic area, covering an area of 450 acres. According to the layout distributional position, 82 spots are placed to their own positions. Splendid China is just like a large map of China. These spots can be divided into three categories: ancient architecture, scenic spot and folk houses. More than 50,000 pottery people are placed in the spots. You can enjoy the beautiful rivers and mountains in a day. Are you ready for Canton fair 2013? If you have no time to travel in China, this Folk Culture Village can let you to know about China. Welcome to Splendid China when you come to Guangdong for Guangzhou Fair. 386

Splendid China in Shenzhen has solemn Emperor Mausoleum and Confucius Temple. The majestic Mt. Taishan, Three Gorges Dam of the Yangtze River, the beautiful landscape of Lijiang, West Lake in Hangzhou and Garden in Suzhou all are in different expressions and can be enjoyed here. In addition, the worship of heaven by emperors, the wedding ceremony of Guang Xu, the ceremony in Confucius Temple and the folk customs all are showed in this place, which can really help you experience the wonderful moment. So you can enjoy the historical situation and the rivers and the mountains in a day.

China Folk Culture Village is a large-scale cultural tourist resort in Shenzhen and is the first of its kind to gather together China’s diverse ethnic folk art, customs and architectural styles together in one place. Covering an area of over 200, 000 km2, it displays 25 villages displaying the characteristics of 22 of China’s many ethnic groups. The village is renowned as a centre of excellence for its preservation of Chinese folk customs. Visitors can seethe Disneyfied versions of Yunnan Stone Forest, Towering age-old banyans from Nanbin, the memorial stone archways of Huizhou and the laser folk music fountain, to name just a few examples. In the village, you will see the distinctive architecture of ethnic groups and join their brilliant festivals. Buying some handicrafts or tasting local snacks is another way to experience the China Folk Culture Village.

Guangzhou Huadu Vanilla World

Guangzhou Huadu Vanilla World is a cultivation base with the most lavender varieties throughout China. You can see different lavenders in different seasons here. February to April every year is the best time to enjoy the sight of lavenders: broad-leaved lavender, narrow-leaved lavender, tooth-leaved lavender, pinnate lavender, French lavender and Mexican lavender. Purple and aromatic, all these lavenders here are the most classic varieties. Maybe you can go to Huadu Vanilla World to enjoy the leisurely life when you come to guangzhou for Canton Fair 2013.
It plant eatable vanilla and flowers, covering an area of nearly 600 Chinese mu. With a total investment of RMB 80 million Yuan, it has been appraised as an agricultural, technological and ecological park project under reconstruction and development. The theme of Huashan Vanilla World targets the Kingdom of Vanilla, colorful park and take tourism, sightseeing and agricultural demonstration, so as to create an agricultural, technological and ecological tourism park which integrates entertainment, tourism, vacation and conference.


Huadu Vanilla World makes the best of lavenders. Cooks in the cafeteria make dishes with flowers and vanilla: healthy and delicious Crispy Chicken with Lavender; Assorted Cold Dishes with Flowers; Fried Egg with Fragrant Flowers; etc. Each dish is full of the fragrance of lavender. There is also a special DIY Experience Center where you can make delicious biscuits with lavender. Besides, you can also make soaps, candles, ceramic glasses and pendants full of fragrance all by yourself.

Guangxiao temple has an important place in Buddhist history

Guāngxiào Sì, historically known as Temple of Bright Filial Piety or Kwong Hau Temple) on Guangxiao Road is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. It was the mansion of Prince Zhao Jiande of the Nanyue Kingdom during the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D.24). 312
The temple was initially built by an Indian monk during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317- 420) but the present temple, occupying an area of 31,000 square meters, dates from the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911). The temple has an important place in Buddhist history as Huineng of the Zen Buddhist sect was a novice monk here in the 7th century.
The Grand Hall, the main building in Guangxiao Temple, was built on a high platform, flanked by a Bell Tower and a Drum Tower. Inside the Grand Hall, there are three giant Buddha statues, the Sakyamuni, the Buddha of Wisdom, and the Samantabhadra.

The East and West Iron Pagodas in the temple are the oldest extant pagodas in China. The West Iron Pagoda, which has high artistic value, was built earlier than East Iron Pagoda which forms a square and has seven storeys. It is 7.69-meters in height overall. The body is covered with more than 900 niches for Buddhas.
Entrance Fee: CNY 5
Opening Hours: 06:00 – 17:30
A. Bus Routes: Take Bus No. 27, 83, 103, 105, 109, 186, 204, 229, 253, 261, 283, 289, 297, 518, 549 or 556 and get off at Guangyi stop, and walk to the temple;
B. Subway Line: Take Subway Line 1 and get off at Ximenkou station, and walk to the temple.

Haizhu Bridge is an iron bridge across the Pearl River in Guangzhou

Haizhu Bridge is an iron bridge across the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China.

The bridge runs from Haizhu Square in the Yuexiu District, and south towards Jiangnan Avenue in the Haizhu District. Haizhu Bridge was the first bridge to be built across the Pearl River in Guangzhou. Work started in 1929 and ended in 1933, and was completed by the American contractor Markton Company.

The bridge was damaged by the Japanese in 1938, and again in 1949 by retreating Kuomintang forces. Today the bridge carries a two-lane, bidirectional road connecting the north and south banks of the Pearl River. In 2009, the bridge gained notoriety when a number of people threatened suicide by jumping off the bridge.


The renovation work on Guangzhou’s Haizhu Bridge will begin sometime this month. Two design and construction firms won the bidding yesterday (1st).  One of the two firms, the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group, is regarded as one of the most experienced since it built many of China’s major bridges, including those in Wuhan and Nanjing. It is expected that it will take 200 million Yuan to renovate Haizhu Bridge. The Canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to Haizhu Bridge if you have a time.

The bridge is also a perfect place for couple to have a romantic time together. Watching the sun sets from the bridge might be one of the most romantic moments you could ever spend with your beloved one. Under the light shine and the quietness of the river water, it is indeed an ideal place for couples to just stroll along the bridge talking to each other more personally. In fact, the area nearby is lined up with a series of shops, bars and cafes with dimmed light creating even more romantic situation. Along the sideway of the bridge, there are also photographers offering their service to take photographs with the bridge and the water as the background.

Shangxiajiu Walking Street in Guangzhou

To all travellers to Guangzhou,the Liwan District area is a good place to stay,cheap food,big bargains,sourcing of products,tourist spots,olden days Canton buildings and strategic location northeast of Pearl River.

Shangxiajiu Walking Street is in Liwan District, it is one of the most popular commercial centers located in Guangzhou. The street is around 800 meters long and has 250 stores on each side of the street. It is the first ever commercial walking street in the city and was officially opened in 1995.
290  The street has a mix of brand name retail stores, clothes shops, fashion accessories, department stores with just about everything. There’s also several buildings packed (opposite Liwan Plaza) with market stalls where you can bargain hard on locally made products, clothes and more.

Panyu artificial lake is one of the famous scenic spots in Guangzhou

Panyu artificial lake (Bao Mo Yuan) located in the Guangzhou Panyu Shawan Town, Zini Village, the first built in the end, covering mu, was destroyed in 1995 in the 1950s reconstruction, which lasted 6 contains expanded to more than 100 acres, is a set of Qing culture, Lingnan ancient architecture, Lingnan garden art, the Pearl River Delta Water Village in one of the gardening art park.

Bao Mo Yuan, The Artificial Lake, also known as Bao Mo Garden, was built at the end of the Qing Dynasty. It was rebuilt in 1995 and expanded the area up to 130 acres. It took five years to finish renovating Bao Mo Garden. Welcome Panyu artificial lake when you participate in Canton Fair 2013 .
Bao Mo Yuan is one of the famous scenic spots in Panyu Shawan Ancient Town. The Lingnan style architectural buildings, gardens, streams and rivers with beautiful landscape draw tens of thousands visitors each year to visit this place.

The Panyu artificial lake, green, water features can be described as an absolute. Lai King Bay, clear Pinghu, Po Mukho and one thousand meters long river through encircle endless clear water as a mirror, trickle, while over 30 stone bridges across the majestic rivers and lakes above. driving boats and boat, as if being in the Penglai into the lake , Qing Lan Lan, water around the lake, pine invasion smoke Koi thousands of red surge, Yang Liu Yiyi arouses pity. In addition, the Zizhu Creek in the Zizhu, also designed for children play in the water Immersió more children paradise of the artificial lake landscape: treasure Mexican Church, cure Hall, the Pavilion of a pure heart, purple dong fang, Yang Lian bridge, Lung Museum, thousands of like corridors, etc. These landscapes are embedded in the Millennium Podocarpus paniculata ginkgo tree, Tangchun trees, in particular, is full of vigor, people feel comfortable.