Be sure to bargain, even in...
Be sure to bargain, even in the nicer shops. I didn't, assuming it was only for the street markets, but found out from other friends I travelled with that they were able to deal with the shopkeepers even in the nicest stores on Shaiman Island.
Cantonese cuisine is one of...
Cantonese cuisine is one of the four main cuisine in China. It has absorbed the strong points of other cuisine, diverse and delicate in material. The choice materials cover a wide range and the seasonings are varied and well coordinated. The dishes are prepared carefully and exquisitely. Quick-fried or stewed, they turn out to be fresh, crisp, tender, slippery and not salty with all flavors and tastes. They varies with the change of seasons, conforming to modern dietetics.
Guangzhou's catering industry ranks first in scale in the country. According to statistics, there are about ten thousand catering enterprises and restaurants with some 500,000 seats, of which quite a number are old name restaurants with a history of more than 100 years or newly-built famous ones. There are numerous well-known dishes, pastries, snacks and local-flavor food. Dishes renowned at home and abroad are the Complete Dinner of Manchu and Mandarin Dishes of Guangzhou Restaurant, The Refreshments Meal of Panxi Restaurant, Fish with Pine Nuts of Beiyuan Restaurant, Chaozhou Dishes of Nanyuan Restaurant, moon cake with lotus seed paste of Lian Xiang Lou, Tao Tao Ju Restaurant, stewed shark's fin in brown sauce of Da Sanyuan Restaurant, Jinpai roast suckling pig of Datong Restaurant, Dongjiang Kejia dishes of Dingjiang Restaurant, Shanshui Shahe rice starch noodles of Shahe Restaurant, Qingping chicken of Qingping Restaurant, Beijing and Tianjin dishes of Huabei (North China) Restaurant, Muslim dishes of Huimin Restaurant and snake dishes of Man, the Snake King's Restaurant, etc. Most restaurant in Guangzhou provide three teas, two meals and one night snack. Combining eating with entertainment, they usually open from 5:00 a.m to 12:00 at night. Some even provide 24-hour service.
People say that you are not counted as having been to Guangzhou if you haven't tasted the well-known dishes and pastries here.
Guangzhou is one of the 24...
Guangzhou is one of the 24 cities which are the first to have been announced as famous cities of historic and cultural interest in China.
The history of 2,200 years has left behind many places of historic interest and scenic beauty. They are vivid witness of past brilliance of Guangzhou.
As early as in the 9th century B.C, together with the Chu people on the middle reaches of the Yangtse River, people there built Chuting, then they established Nanhai Prefecture in the Qin Dynasty, and Nanyue Kingdom in the Western Han Dynasty.¡. Guangzhou is the starting point of the Silk Road on the Sea which links China with the Arabian and Western countries in trading. Before the Qing Dynasty, Guangzhou was China's only foreign trade port at sea. She has the longest history among the international trade port cities in the world. Silk, porcelain and tea are the three main foreign trade commodities in Guangzhou in ancient times.
Guangzhou is also the hotbed of modern Chinese democratic revolution and cradle of modern civilization.
Morning exercises in Li Yuan Park
Have money and have healthy will travel.
In Li Yuan Park in the morning, I met with many local citizens of all ages came to the park for their morning exercises.
- Arts and Culture
ITS 39% alcohol by volume around $ 50 US dollars
This store did nothing else but make and sell snake wine.
Large 5-10 gallon glass jars in the store for sale to drink.
- Food and Dining
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
The most common drink here in Chine is the Chinese Tea; here I was invited to have a cup of tea by a local man. Eh… remember to make the zip noise when drinking the tea here :)
As usual on the road I try the local beers, if there are any, and yes, I was glad to find nice cold beer in China. Tsingtao is the most common one.
- Beer Tasting
Turned to beef noodle shop
We finally found our grand-uncle's house...but he has moved away 10years ago and the ground floor now sells noodles!!!
The coldest Months are January and February when the temperature can get as low as 0C. Hottest months ae July and August where it can reach 38C and is humid.