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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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"Sai Kwan Lady" and "Tung San Childe"

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There is an old Canton saying: “The wealthy’s live in Sai Kwan, the powerful’s live in Tung San.” Sai Kwan was the earliest area for foreign trading in China located in the west part of Guangzhou. For example, the well-known “Thirteen Factories” was in the Sai Kwan area. At that time, Thirteen Factories had almost cornered the tea and ceramic markets, which were the foreigners’ favorite goods for trading. At the same time, the Thirteen Factories was an intermediary agent for importing goods from foreign countries. Thus from the 17th century, “The world’s wealthiest man” appeared in Sai Kwan, who was Zhencheng Pan and Bingjian Wu.

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Guangzhou, The City of Flower

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Guangzhou is located in the subtropical zone with long summer and warm winter. The bright colorful flowers and green leaves that last for the whole year give Guangzhou a beautiful name of “The city of flower” since ancient times. The history of how Guangzhou people raise, love, appreciate and the present flower is long and rememberable. From the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), the southern Chinese started to raise, arrange, wear flowers as well as decorate the house and garden with flowers. That's why the southern Chinese were praised as the “people with flowers” started form that time. Nowadays, when you walk on the streets in Guangzhou, you can see beautiful trees and flowers almost everywhere. It also fresh the air and make the sky above us become more and more blue and clean.

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