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Pearl River Delta Travel Guide

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Plan Your Pearl River Delta Vacation

Why visit the Pearl River Delta? History enthusiasts head to Guangzhou, Guangdong Province's ancient capital and the historic center of Cantonese culture. Gourmands flock to both Guangzhou and Shenzhen to indulge in some of the best examples of contemporary Chinese cuisine. Culture vultures take in the many temples, shrines, and museums scattered throughout the region. A visit to the

Pearl River Delta will quickly dismiss any lingering notions that China is still a nation bound by the tenets of Marx and Mao.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

When To Go

When to Go

The best time to go is spring and autumn, when temperatures and humidity are much lower than in the summer, but this is complicated by a few facto...

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