Guangdong Travel Guide
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Guangdong Travel Guide : One of the Richest and Fastest-developing Province. Hrsg.: Turtle Travel Edition

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikivoyage or other free sources online. Feisty, rebellious Guangdong is China s fastest-developing province and also one of the richest. For centuries it was isolated from the rest of China by its mountainous topography, forcing the Cantonese to rely on their own pragmatism and innovation for survival. Situated in the fertile Pearl River Delta on the South China Sea, the Cantonese have always looked outward to the sea for their livelihood. It was along Guangdong s 800km coastline that foreign merchants first made contact with China and the ancient Maritime Silk Road had its beginnings. Guangdong s exposure to the outside world and the independent nature of the Cantonese has often been a thorn in the side of the authorities. In early times, Guangdong was thought to be inhabited by barbarians; it was where disgraced officials from the north were sent into exile. This book offers information on Guangdong province and its most notable places.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 150 x 220mm
  • English
  • 9786201559707