- Feel the buzz This region is the engine driving China's economic boom, and whether you're in older Guangzhou or the "instant city" of neon-lit Shenzhen you're sure to feel the buzz of a communist nation on a capitalist joyride.
- Explore the ancient Though thoroughly modern, the Pearl River Delta has not lost touch with its ancient roots. From the temples of Guangzhou to the Ming Dynasty walled city of Dapeng in Shenzhen, this is a journey through the centuries.
- Soak up some colonial splendor Guangzhou's architecture dates back to the 19th century, when European merchants amassed fortunes in the opium trade, and the buildings from which they once plied their trade still stand on Shamian Island.
- Culinary treats You can sample a rich variety of foods in the Pearl River Delta from classic Cantonese fare such as dim sum and wonton noodles to seafood fresh from the neighboring South China Sea.
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