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Guangdong is located in the southern part of the south China Sea, encompassing a total 179,766 square kilometers.

Guangdong (Yue for short) is located in the south-eastern part of China and it borders South Sea and two special Administrative Regions (SAR): Hong Kong and Macao. It covers an area of 178,000 square kilos and has a population of 70 millions. Its provincial capital is Guangzhou.

Guangdong lies in sub-tropical zone and the average temperature is 19 to 23 centigrade degree, the average annual rainfall is more than 1500 mm, the rainy season is from April to September. Two fifths of its area is covered by mountains while two fifths plains and mesas. There are many rivers such as the Zhujiang River (Pearl River), which is composed of the Xijiang River, the Beijiang River, the Dongjiang River, the Hanjiang River, the Rongjiang River and the Moyangjiang River.

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Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Guangzhou

As a famous commemorative structure of Chinese revolution built in 1931, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum was designed by the well-known architect of modern China Lu Yanzhi, who was also the designer of Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing. The building complex is composed of the arch over the gateway, the auditorium and the stoteyed buildings on its east side and west side. The auditorium is octagonal in the shape of the palace hall.

China Folk Culture Village in Shenzhen

China Folk Culture Village is a large tourist center where folk arts, culture and architecture of China's various nationalities are assembled in one area--the first of its kind in China.

Constructed with the joint investment from China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited and Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town Economic Development Corporation, the Villages, which occupies an area of 200,000 square meters, is situated by the picturesque Shenzhen Bay and adjacent to " Splendid China", the famous miniature scenic spot.

Guided by the principle of "originating from real life but rising above it, and discarding the dross and selecting the essential", the Villages attempts to reflect from various angles the folk customs and culture of China's nationalities. Twenty-four life-size villages representing the typical ethnic architectural styles of 21 selected nationalities of China have been built in the tourist center.

In addition to appreciating various ethnic architectural styles, visitors can expect to enjoy watching as well as taking part in the singing and dancing of different nationalities, the on the spot demonstrations of making handicrafts; taste local delicacies with typical ethnic flavors; watch carnival of national arts, song and dance performance by professional artists; visit an exhibition hall of folk customs and enjoy folk festive celebrations, etc. Visitors can have a taste of the colorful cultures of China's 56 nationalities.

In China Folk Culture Villages, you can find a stone forest of Yunnan, a forest of coconut palms of Hainan, towering age-old banyans from Nanbin, a high statue of the Thousand-handed and Thousand-eyed Guanyin (or the Goddess of Mercy), memorial stone archways of Huizhou, laser folk music fountains, etc. Undulating hills, roaring waterfalls, winding streams and racing boats enliven the scenery in the tourist center, where visitor may make sightseeing tours on foot, by vehicle, or by boat. A grand folk festive celebration will be held each month in the Villages. Grand, romantic, rejoicing and auspicious, these festivities will enable visitors to take in the happy atmosphere of the magnificent occasions and to feel the poetic quality of the life of the Chinese nation.


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