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Population: 3,203,200

Area: 18,385 square kilometers (7,098 square miles)

Nationalities: Han

Administrative Division: 3 districts (Zhenjiang, Wujiang, Qujiang); 4 counties (Shixing, Renhua, Wengyuan, Xinfeng); 1 autonomous county (Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Lechang, Nanxiong)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0751-8916131
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0751-8888338

Location: Shaoguan is regarded as the north gate of Guangdong Province, neighboring Hunan in the north and Guangzhou in the south. It is a vital pass to the coastal area of South China.

History: Shaoguan area belonged to Chu Kingdom in the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC). The place was named with 'Shao' since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), and in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties it gained the name 'Shaoguan' for the government established passes here to collect taxes.

Physical Features: Lying in the south part of the Nanling Mountains, Shaoguan has vast area of karst landform. Hilly area constitutes the main land of the city. The Danxia Landform is nominated for the red sandstone in the Mt. Danxia of Renhua County. The terrain is higher in the north and lower in the south.

Climatic Features: Enjoying a subtropical humid monsoon climate, the city is affected by the seasonal winds all the year round. Spring is overcast and rainy, while precipitation in autumn is fewer. March to August is the rainy season and September to February the next year is the dry season.

When to Go: Shaoguan has abundant rainfall and moderate weather, so visitors can get there at anytime, especially in spring and autumn.

Local Highlights: Folk costumes of the Yao ethnic minority is interesting, especially the marriage customs.

Special Local Products: Lechang Baimaojian (raw white tea), mushroom, plum

Scenic Spots:
Danxia Mountain: The mountain boasts of the largest scenic area and the most beautiful scenery of Guangdong. It is also a world famous geopark. The Danxia Landform is nominated for this mountain. It contains nearly 700 pieces of large red glutenite and many grotto temples.
Nan Hua Temple: 22 kilometers (14 miles) from the Shaoguan downtown, the Nan Hua Temple is a famous Buddhist site, where the sixth founder of the Buddhism generation in Tang Dynasty (618-907), Hui Neng, established the southern sect of Zen. With a history of 1,500 years, the temple keeps many national treasures, including the Da Zang Sutra, decree and cassock of thousand years ago.

Tourist Tips: Visitors can get on trains making stops in Shaoshan to Guangzhou, Kowloon for about three and four hours. Road transportation of the city is also convenient. Shaoguan has two main bus stations, the west bus station and the east bus station. Several buses to Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen will depart in the stations. In addition, there are regular buses in the east bus station departing to the Mt. Danxia every 15 minutes.

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The rock of lion, lies in the southwest of county town of the river of the song, 18 kilometers from Shaoguan urban area. The lake is peculiar in the hole, it is succeeded by two beautiful and exquisite fatherless peaks of limestone, the bottom of Senior One, ...Read More
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Home -> Chinese Australian Miss Zeng Zhaoming Visiting Shaoguan University Chinese Australian Miss Zeng Zhaoming Visiting Shaoguan University author:admin time:2009-12-03 count:48 Zhaoming Zeng, president of Shaoguan Sodality of Australia, paid a visit to ...Read More

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