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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 called Guangzhou.

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 pagodas.

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

Tips & articles

2011-05-23
Overview The wonderful Guandong opera, striking paintings,touching music and unique architectures make the province formed a peculiar Guangdong culture. In which,Guangdong opera is divided into three local opera,including Cantonese opera,Chao opera and Han ...Read More
2011-05-20
A huge promotional banner written in "Welcome to enterprises of Chaozhou, Guangdong" was placed in D Area of 2011 Job Fair of "Venture Ganzhou in Action" yesterday. It was informed that Labor and Employment Service Center of Chaozhou, Guangdong sent more than ...Read More
2011-05-20
Chaozhou, China's largest bridal and evening dress manufacturing hub, exported $240 million worth of products last year. CNS CHAOZHOU, Guangdong: A common thread shared by leading bridal and evening dressmakers in Chaozhou is that they are recruiting new staff ...Read More

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by Lurnea 2011-05-20
As a member unit of the economic cooperation zone of 13 cities in Fujian, Guangdong and Jiangxi, our city follows the principle of "completing each other with advantages and promoting joint development, mutual benefit and win-win" in strengthening the cooperation with the related cities in the zone, and plans to build a modern traffic network with railways, ...
by Moshe 2011-05-20
Highlights: * The provincial meteorological observatory reminded residents to be aware of heatstroke and sunburn, warning the heat wave would continue over the coming week. * Some 57 cities and counties in Guangdong recorded temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius on Saturday and most had issued high temperature alerts. Chaozhou city recorded a maximum ...
by Panos 2011-05-20
The Chaoshan Cuision Pavilion, which participated in Shanghai World Expo representing Cantonese Cuisine, one of the eight cuisines in China, will be relocated to Shantou, and preserved as a permanent memorial pavilion for Teochew (Chaozhou) Cuisine. The design style of the Chaoshan Cuision Pavilion relocated from Shanghai World Expo and restored in Shantou ...