Chaozhou is one of the historical and cultural cities of China. It
is on the coast, in the eastern part of Guangdong Province that is
in the southeast corner of China. Hong Kong is adjacent to
Guangdong Province and is to the south. It is now a medium sized
city with a population of about 2.5 million people.
The area under the Chaozhou government's administration is about
3,500 square kilometers. It is said that about 2 million people
from Chaozhou live abroad in Taiwan and other countries, or are
living in Hong Kong and Macau. It is a six hour bus journey (about
480 kilometers）from the capital city of Guangdong Province that is
The area has some ancient buildings and scenic highlights.
Chaozhou City is surrounded by three mountains, and the Han River
and Huanggang River flow through the city area. There are mountains
in the northeast, caves in the southwest, and a plain in the
southeast. In Chaozhou city, there are hundreds of scenic areas
such as ancient walls, ancient temples, ancient bridges and ancient
This is why Chaozhou City is considered to be a historical city.
The ethnic group came from central China more than a thousand years
ago, and the area was sort of isolated and had contact with
cultures off the mainland, so they developed a distinct language
dialect and distinctive art forms. So this is why it is also
considered to be a city of cultural origin in China.
The area developed its own style of operatic theatre, its own tea
ceremony and "Kongfu Tea," and its own ceramic styles. There is an
old saying: "If you haven't come to Chaozhou, you haven't really
come to Guangdong."
Chaozhou Telephone Area Code: 0768
Postal Zip Code: 515600