Wuzhou City,Guangxi province of China:-Introduction:
Wuzhou (simplified Chinese: pinyin; (Wúzhōu Shì). Wuzhou is a prefecture-level city in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
-Total:4,860.3 sq mi (12,588 km2)
- Total 2,870,000
Wuzhou has more than 2,000 years' history. It was called Cangwu Shire in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220). Later in 621 of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it firstly appeared in the history with the name of Wuzhou. In the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it became the political and military center of Guangdong and Guangxi. In 1927, Wuzhou turned into a prefecture-level city, which was the first one in Guangxi.
Wuzhou is encircled in more than 20 mountains. Hills occupy 80% of the whole area. In the central area, there are so many rivers that it is called 'Water City'.
Geography and climate:
Wuzhou is located in eastern Guangxi bordering Guangdong province. It is at the confluence of the Gui River and the Xun River where they form the Xi River; 85% of all water in Guangxi flows through Wuzhou. Its area is 12,588 km².
Wuzhou is tropical/subtropical and monsoonal. The Tropic of Cancer bisects the city. Average annual temperature is 21.1°C and precipitation is 1500 mm. There are 1915 hours of sunlight annually.
Wuzhou has 1 city, 3 counties, and 3 districts.
Wuzhou's 2004 population was 2,870,000. The dominant ethnic group is Han but there are also Zhuang, Yao, Hakka, and others. Wuzhou has traditionally belonged to the Cantonese cultural and linguistic region, so most people speak the Wuzhou or dialect of Cantonese as well as Mandarin.
Among the agricultural products produced in the region of Wuzhou are Wuzhou honey dates (梧州蜜枣). Guilinggao jelly is also described as a "Wuzhou delicacy".
When to Go:
Spring and autumn are best time to visit Wuzhou. May 8th is the birthday of Long Mu (Dragons' Mother) who is regarded as the guardian of Xijiang River. On that day, many celebration activities will be held. If you're interested in local culture, this would be a good choice.
Wuzhou is the world's largest man-made gems Cubic Zirconia Stones,CZ Stones and Synthetic Gemstones production base, Asia's largest Francois' Leaf Monkey breeding base, Southeast Asia's largest pet breeding base, China's largest turpentine production base and football training field. As one of the 'China Top Tourist Cities', Wuzhou attracts visitors with its beautiful subtropical scenery and profound local culture such as many kinds of folk dances and Long Mu culture.
Special Local Products:
Wuzhou has three treasures 'Soybean Milk Crystal, Tortoise Herb Jelly and Candied Dates'. Others include man-made gems and crystal.
White Cloud Mountain, Taiping Shishan National Forest Park, Yuanyang River, Jitai Cruise, Hudiegu Cruise, Shuangdao Waterfalls Group Holiday Resort
Historical and Cultural Sites:
Qilou City (Terraced Building combining Chinese and Western architecture styles together), Long Mu Temple, Si'en Temple, Baiyun Temple, Xizhu Garden, Zhongshan Park
Wuzhou is among the ten most important inland ports in China. Wuzhou Port has routes to most places of Guangxi and Guangdong as well as Hong Kong and Macau. National and provincial highways connect Wuzhou with Nanning, Guilin, Liuzhou and other cities. There are two bus stations. Hedong Bus Station operates buses to cities in Guangdong while Hexi Bus Station operates those to the nearby counties and cities. Wuzhou Airport (WUZ) now has scheduled flights to Nanning and Chongqing. More are expected to be carried out in the future.
Wuzhou Yuanjiang River:
Yuangjiang RiverBeautiful Bay is a one-stop shopping paradise, including the following 6 groups of shopping, recreation, business, leisure, tour, dining functions. The shopping paradise is inside the 1.8km flood-prevention embankment wall. Inside the wall is the busy commercial center, while the outside is the beautiful West River