2 Apr, 2011 in Guangzhou, HK Attractions
Chimelong rollercoaster

Most people are not aware of this, but the area between Hong Kong, Macau, Zhuhai going up north to Guangzhou has a really dense concentration of amusement parks. It could have to do with the fact that it’s also one of the world’s most populated areas. About a year ago, I was asked …

9 Jul, 2009 in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Chimelong Paradise Amusement Park-10.JPG

The Guangzhou Chimelong Paradise Amusement Park is, as of 2009, China’s biggest wildest amusement park, and that’s saying alot. A local friend invited me for a day of fun and play and it was absolutely terrific!   (post includes a few videos, those from Blip.TV are mine, those from Youtube are from other …

7 Jul, 2009 in Guangzhou
Guangzhou - Baiyun White Cloud Mountain-14.JPG

If you want to have a look of Guangzhou from above, Baiyun – White Cloud Mountain is the place you need to go. There’s a cable care that takes you up to almost the top where you can chill out, hike, and enjoy the views on a clear day. …

5 Jul, 2009 in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center-12.JPG

A friend I know from my Taiwan days who is now at Hawaii University was invited to teach Finance at Guangzhou. It was very interesting to hear some of the cross cultural observations of the local Chinese students ("but, teacher, our great leaders say…" etc.) and the academic environment, so I was quite excited when […]

10 May, 2009 in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Pearl River.JPG

Seeing how well-developed some parts of Guangzhou are was both impressive and sad. There’s no doubt that Guangzhou exceeded any prior expectations I had regarding how modern and well-organized things were going to be, but deep inside it was the other China I was more into – simple life, perhaps more authentic, with the beauty […]

8 May, 2009 in Guangzhou
Guangzhou street life-10.JPG

One of the most enjoyable things for me being in a new place is walking around and simply observing people. There’s just so much beauty in the simple things of everyday life routines, especially that of a different culture, that makes it fascinating for me to watch. Following are some of the interesting lives …

2 May, 2009 in Guangzhou
Museum of the nan yue king in western han dynasty.JPG

Spending a few days at Guangzhou and being generally impressed with how modern and well developed most of central Guangzhou is, I kept wondering where the ancient Canton capital’s history is hiding. There are a few older areas and special temples dating back a few hundred years in Guangzhou, but I didn’t really come across […]

30 Apr, 2009 in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Yue Xiu Park-12.JPG

Not too far away from Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is the grand Yue Xiu Park. Lots is happening in the Chinese parks I visited, but Yue Xiu was the most active of those. The kicking feather ball, or whatever you call that thing, is ofcourse the most popular of them all, having a very […]

28 Apr, 2009 in Guangzhou
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Guangzhou-4.JPG

I was a bit surprised the first time I realized that Sun Yat Sen (孫中山, Sun Zhong Shan) is considered to be the founding father of the modern Chinese nation by both China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. From biographies I read about Mao and Chiang Kai Shek, I was led to believe that while Sun […]

26 Apr, 2009 in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Folk Arts Museum - Chen Clan Academy Ancestral Hall-7.JPG

One of the nice advantages of living in HK is just how close China is. Two hours away from the HK by train is Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong (Canton) province. After hearing lots of stories and reading a fair number of books on southern China’s Pearl River Delta, I was curious to finally see […]

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