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Ten Things To Do In Canton Province

A visit to a new location is always exciting. Seeing new vista and tourist attractions can be somewhat of an exhilarating experience and the same can also be said when trying out their specialty foods and other related delicacies. If you are heading over the Canton province for a visit, here are ten things you should not miss which can be found in Chinese travel groups today.

  1. The Pedestrian Street of Shangxiajiu

Considered to be as one of the busiest commercial pedestrian streets in China, the pedestrial street of Shangxiajiu in Liwan District, Guangzhou is 1,218-meter-long street is lined with more than 300 shops. Here, tourists will find a variety of restaurants and food stores having a combination of traditional and modern food as well as Chinese and foreign food.

  1. The Ancestral Hall of the Chen Clan

Famous for its ornate decoration which is presented inside and outside the halls, the Chen clan ancestral hall is home to the Guangdong Folk Art. Tourists will be able to find trove of Chinese folk arts including large collections of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving are seen on the walls, beams, columns, ridges  that are available for viewing

  1. The Pearl River

The Pearl River stands out during the evening when the lighting starts providing a breathtaking night view of the city for good enjoyment. Furthermore, the blaze of neon lights will reflect on the river which makes it great for evening boat tour or perhaps a cruise ride.

  1. Yuexiu Park

Known as the largest park in the city, its beautiful scenery and its large number of historical relics is what makes this park famous for. This includes the Five-Ram Sculpture, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, as well as the Square Cannon Site.

  1. Sacred Heart Cathedral

The Sacred Heart Cathedral provides tourists rich culture and history with it being one of the oldest churches in Guangzhou and the largest of its kind in Southern China. You will find the cathedral on the north bank of the Pearl River.

  1. Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum

The Western Han Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum is highly recognized for its elegant Han Dynasty architecture while at the same time showcases Guangzhou’s near 2,000-year of rich history. Visitors will find that the tomb is made up of 750 huge stones with colorful murals and is hidden 20 meters (65.6 feet) underground.

  1. Shamian Island

Dotted with various historical buildings, the Shamian Island is a sandbank island in Liwan District, Guangzhou. Tourists often go to this place to experience its European-style architecture.

  1. Bright Filial Piety Temple

Considered to be the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the Lingnan Area, the Bright Filial Piety Temple stands tall at Guangxiao Lu. Many famous Buddhist monks came here to preach religious doctrines, bringing glory to this temple making it hold a special place in Buddhist history

  1. Qingping Market

Tourists will be able to find a wide variety of Agricultural Complementary Products, Chinese Herbal Medicines as well as Aquatic Products making them a great place to visit for souvenirs.

  1. Guangzhou Ocean World

Guangzhou Ocean World is home to more than 200 kinds of fish and many other rare ocean creatures which are showcased in a high-tech exhibition hall for sightseeing, entertainment, research and education purposes.

Environmental Problems in Guangdong

Environment problems persist on regular day to day basis to a number of countries making them a global issue that should be not be taken for granted. China has many problems with pollution and Guangdong is no different. Let us look at the environmental problems in Guangdong a huge number of people are facing.

People often associate air pollution problems in China, mostly notably Guangdong. Its growing pollution problems has been attributed to manufacturing industries as well as Beijing’s 5 million-plus cars which lead to the city’s crippling air pollution. The coal-burning electrical plants have also been one of the factors blamed by most experts which lead to China’s present situation. As a result, the country now burns 47 percent of the world’s coal which is about equal to the amount used by all other countries of the world joined together. Furthermore, a vast network of coal-burning power plants is what surrounds Beijing today.

It should be noted that air pollution is not the only prevalent environmental problem in Guangdong. In a southern Guangdong province at Shangba, the city has a river that flows through town changes from white to a startling shade of orange and this is because of the varying types of industrial effluent that affects the water. The likes of cadmium and zinc are included in the list and many of the rivers have been contaminated with such.

It is indeed a cause for concern especially since these elements are known to cause cancer. Furthermore, a number of some citizens stated that you’ll get rashes and a terrible itch the moment you immerse your leg in the water. Not only that local poultry and produce have also been greatly affected with the contaminated river resulting to a number of reported deaths from fish to ducks.

The environmental problems in Guangdong are not considered to be a lost cause however, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered as well as implemented to help improve the overall quality of the environment. One of it is finding timely and efficient waste management solutions to help reduce the production of these types of waste. When less waste is produced, environmental problems become less of an issue. It is good to hear that there are a number of companies today that are working hand in hand with waste management agencies to come up with an effective solution to their waste problems and woes.

The community however, also plays an important role in helping solve the environmental problems Guangdong is facing. They themselves need to practice effective waste management solutions to their respective homes. Another activity they can engaged in is to help spread the much needed awareness about waste management with their family, relatives and to the community as a whole. With the help of modern age and technology, it is relatively much easier to share such topics and news especially with the help of social media. Take part in helping improve the quality of life in Guangdong by sharing these topics today.

Canton Farmers Market and Heritage Crafts

Mater Day at the Canton Farmers Market and Heritage Crafts!

“That time has come, the Canton Farmers Market and Heritage Crafts held their last market 9/18/2014.  We want to sincerely thank all of the Haywood County residents and others that came out to shop with us!  We would also like to thank the market team, the vendors and the town of Canton for the support. Many of our vendors have market stands of their own for produce and many of our crafters sell at local shops. We hope that you will continue to shop your favorites as the year continues”

Come join us next year for a celebration of the tomato!  We are bringing the celebration and the appreciation back to the farmers that grown our Haywood tomatoes.

We are looking for local farmers ( produce, plants and dairy), artisan vendors and heritage crafts ~ to add to our current members.

Location: Sorrells Street Park Canton, NC

Purchase fresh produce from edible garden for your family and support local farmers.