Guangzhou, China, provides a nice bridge to the outside world. It is located 80 mi/130 km northwest of Hong Kong and 1,200 mi/1,900 km south of Beijing.
Guangzhou hosted the 16th Asian Games in November 2010, and like Beijing in 2008, it used the major sporting event to reinvigorate its image. An entire minicity, the New Pearl River City, was created east of downtown and features scores of hotels, tourism sites and cultural venues linked by an enhanced subway system to the purpose-built Asian... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2018 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.