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Guangzhou

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"Capital of the Third World "

Guangzhou Tourism

Capital and the largest city of the Guangdong Province

Formerly known as Canton, this city lies on the Pearl River and is located to the north of Macau. It is the third largest city of China. It used to be a major terminus on the Silk Route.

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Currency in Guangzhou

The bills are of the following denominations - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. The units are known as yuan.They are however commonly called kwai.

Exchanging Money in Guangzhou

One RMB equals 10.01 INR. It is advisable to carry some local currency beforehand.

Daily Budget for Guangzhou

Daily budget depends on the kind of food and entertainment tourists indulge in but an average expense of 200 -210 RMB can be expected.

Religion of Guangzhou

Taoism is the major religion but Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism and Islam

Guangzhou Customs

Guangzhou has no special customs that need to be observed

Language of Guangzhou

Although Mandarin is the official language, the locals mostly speak Cantonese.

History of Guangzhou

Guangzhou's history can be traced back to 1100 BC - the Nanwucheng settlement. Called Panyu during the Qin empire, it was later made part of the Han Empire. This place was also the hotbed for a series of failed revolts between 1895-1911. From the 1980s Guangzhou began to expand and has now become one of the most important cities of China.

Nightlife in Guangzhou

Guangzhou has a thriving nightlife including bars and clubs like - SUNS bar lounge, Revolucion Cocktail, Kama Club, Club Catwalk.

Shopping in Guangzhou

Being the most flourishing and largest industrial centre, there are plenty of shopping malls like - Tianhe Teemall. This is an international mall and sports stores like Lacoste, Zara, Versace. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street has mostly bargainable rates on clothes and jade articles at the Huanlin Jade Street.

Restaurants and Local Food in Guangzhou

The cuisine of this place is Cantonese and the most famous foods are - Roast Suckling Pig (Kao Ru Zhu), Taiye Chicken (Taiye Ji),Dragon Fighting against the Tiger (Long Hu Dou) which is basically a stewed snake and a wild cat, and Stewed Wild Dog Meat. Herbal tea is also something worth trying.
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