Pearl River,known as "Zhujiang 珠江 ” in Chinese， with a total length of 2400 km, is the third longest rivers in Chinese territory. It has tributaries including the East River, the West River and the North River, and is one of seven major rivers in China. The 409,480-square-kilometre Pearl River Basin drains the majority of Liangguang (Guangdong and Guangxi provinces), as well as parts of Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan and Jiangxi in China; it also drains northern parts of Vietnam's Northeast Cao Bằng and Lạng Sơn provinces.
Facts of the Pear River
English Name: Pear River
Chinese Name: 珠江Zhū Jiāng
Length: 2,400 km
Mouth: South China Sea
Location: Vietnam and China's Yunan,Guangxi,Guizhou,Guangdong,Macao,Hongkong
Features: the third longest river in China
History of the Pear river
In ancient times, it was called 'The Pearl Sea' for its 2000 meters-wide channel. Later, the channel gradually shrunk, and now it is only 180 meters wide . Its name is said to derive from a huge boulder in the river bed. This rock, with the name of 'Sea Pearl', is so round and smooth that it looks like a large, shining pearl.
Features of the Pear River
The Pear River is composed of four separate river systems: the Xi River (originating from the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau), the Liuxi River (originating from Conghua City in Guangdong Province), the Bei River, and the Dong River (both originating from Jiangxi Province). These four rivers join up in Guangzhou, flow for about 70 kilometers, and then pour into the South Sea. The section flowing through Guangzhou City is the 'Pearl River' that most people are familiar with.
The Pear River has over 20 major branches. Rich in heritage and home to some of China’s most dynamic cities, the advanced infrastructure of the Pearl River Delta region puts Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and the cultural and natural attractions of the entire province of Guangdong within easy reach of Hong Kong.
Top Atractions Along the Pear River
Runing through Vietnam and China's Yunnan,Guizhou,Guangxi,Guangdong,Hongkong,Macau, the Pear River boasts lots of beautiful and imagical landscapes that attracts tourist from home and abroad.
|Huangguoshu Waterfalls||Guilin-Yangshuo|| Zhijin Cave|
|Canton Tower||Lunan Stone Forest||Zhaoxing Dong Village|
Recommended Tours with Pear River
Travelers can enjoy beautiful scenery in the evening along the Pear River, a journey which can be compared with the night in Hong Kong. The essence of Night Cruise along the Pearl River covers the waterway between White Goose Pool and Guangzhou Bridge. Night Cruise along the Pearl River is a highlight tour plan on a lot of travelers’ travel lists in Guangzhou. World high-level Hotels on the banks such as White Swan Hotel, Nangfang Mansion, Guangzhou Hotel and commercial buildings make the Night of the Pear River more outstanding.