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Guangzhou: Freewheeling Port City

The skyline changes from week to week, as high-rise condos climb upward and shopping complexes rise throughout the neighboring suburbs. The city’s markets are filled with people, and just beyond Guangzhou’s borders, the Pearl River factories begin. If the old Hong Kong was all about eating, shopping, and global business, then this mainland city is poised to fill its 21st-century shoes. Read the article

Inspired by: Canton Revisited — by Bonnie Tsui, Published Oct. 2006

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    Qingping Market

    Take an afternoon to explore the maze of stalls and shops across from Shamian Island.

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    Jiangnan Street of Wedding Dresses

    To get to this "wedding dress street," head south from Haizhu Circle on Jiangnan Road.

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    Haiyin Market

    The silk and wool market is located next to Haiyin Bridge.

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    Yuyin Mountain House

    Also called Yuying Garden, this is one of four major Qing dynasty gardens in the province.

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