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Discover Guangzhou Self Guided Book is written by Janvi Tours, formerly Guangzhou Private Tour Guide Janvi or Guangzhou Tour Guide Janvi

Written by Janvi Chow
Published August 2018

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In a bid to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, Guangzhou has closed most major tourist attractions, they were "monitoring the situation" and would reveal when they could re-open in due course. We do not recommend traveling to Guangzhou or China before the end of March 2020.

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The Guangzhou Store Culture

Guangzhou Stores

In modern Guangzhou City, chain stores and supermarkets are everywhere. Such as Seven-eleven, Circle K, C-store, etc. But when we look back to our old Canton, deep into the alley of Sai Kwan, those “Sido” we can still see today, were indeed the paradise for everybody’s childhood and teenagehood.

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The Tea Drinking Culture


Canton people love to drink tea, especially morning tea. They always send their morning greetings to each other by asking “Drink tea already?”, which shows that tea drinking has already merged with the local-life of Canton people. And there’s an old saying that “one pot of tea in the early morning, no more hospital in a lifetime.” When Canton people say “drink tea”, it means drinking tea in a tea house. Not only to drink tea, but also eat Dim Sum as breakfast; not only morning tea, but also afternoon tea and late-night tea; not only to get full, but also to spread the news, talk about friendship, or discuss business. Thus it can be seen that tea drinking is, in fact, a way of socializing for Canton people, and it has turned into not only a kind of lifestyle, but also a very important culture. And this is the most fundamental reason why the tea house business in Guangzhou has been kept its flag flying for hundreds of years.


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