Guangzhou Travel Guide

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

Written by J. C.
Published August 2018

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Guangzhou Bonsai

Guangzhou Bonsai

When in Guangzhou you can find bonsai everywhere. Guangzhou is a city who loves Lingnan Bonsai. Lingnan Bonsai art is one of the five art genres in China. It takes trees, stones, etc as materials. After art processing and careful cultivation, the bonsai are reproducing natural scenic for people. The facture of Lingna bonsai often choose subtropical and tropical evergreen trees as bonsai. Stone materials in bonsai are corallites, calcite and others. Almost every family has bonsai. No matter how poor they are, they will put some bonsai home. Many families even export bonsai from other countries at high cost. There are bonsai in veranda, hall, garden, two sides of roads.

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Chinese Longan

chinese longan in guangzhou

The longan (dragon eye in Chinese) fruit tree is found in China. Districts of Guangzhou such as Baiyun District and Haizhu District, and cities like Zengcheng, Panyu and Huadu all are rich in longan. The Dimocarpus longan tree can grow up to 6 to 7 meters in height. The size of the longan is like that of a grape, the black seed shows through the translucent flesh like a pupil/iris, only more round with a big, black, round, ebony seed, which the Chinese described as dragon's eye. Longan fruit is high in vitamin C, with 80 percent of your daily needs in a half cup.

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Wu Lam Kok (Canarium Pimela or Black Olives)

canarium pimela in Guangzhou

Canarium Pimela commonly known as Wu Lam Kok, also known as Black olives, is the city by the famous native products, It's "Zengcheng ten treasure" one (the other nine Po is Gualv litchi, late cabbage, Mew rice, white kiosk sweet potato, Tong Tau Zhengguo yellow vegetables, small building black melon, immortal sausages, dense stone tomatoes, grass jelly), which the body is a treasure: the system Lam Kok Lam meat, oil extraction; Terminalia can be used for dishes, but also a superbly snacks ingredients; The flesh can be cured with brine and eaten or pressed to yield olive oil. The olive seeds can be prepared as a dish or as a prized ingredient for dim sum, olive kernels can be carved into various kinds of artistic objec.

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Carambola in Guangzhou

Carambola is also called star fruit is a fruit with great reputation in Chinese Lin Nan Area (Lin Nan refers to the south area of five mountains including the whole Guangdong, Guangxi and parts of Hunan and Jiangxi. Five Mountains included Yuecheng Mountain, Dupang Mountain, Mengzhu Mountain, Qitian Mountain and Dayu Mountain is the watershed of Yangtse River and Zhu River). The star fruit is “Yang Tao” in Chinese. When ripe, it turns mostly bright yellow with light tinges of green. The peel is very thin, and the pulp is juicy and crisp. There are three star fruit species in Guangzhou. The most famous for star fruit is from Xiaozhou Water Village.

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