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Shaoguan City


Shaoguan is regarded as the north gate of Guangdong Province, neighboring Hunan in the north and Guangzhou in the south. Shaoguan is on the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway about 221 km north of Guangzhou. The city of Shaoguan is the political, economic and cultural center and a transport hub in North Guangdong. And it is also a vital pass to the coastal area of South China. 

Facts of Shaoguan

Chinese Name: 韶关 (sháo guān)
Population: 3,203,200
Area: 18,385 square kilometers (7,098 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Administrative Division: 3 districts (Zhenjiang, Wujiang, Qujiang); 4 counties (Shixing, Renhua, Wengyuan, Xinfeng); 1 autonomous county (Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Lechang, Nanxiong)


History of Shaoguan 

Shaoguan area belonged to Chu Kingdom in the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC). The place was named with 'Shao' since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), and in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties it gained the name 'Shaoguan' for the government established passes here to collect taxes.


Geography of Shaoguan

Shaoguan CityLying in the south part of the Nanling Mountains, this region has vast area of karst landform. Hilly area constitutes the main land of the city. The Danxia Landform is nominated for the red sandstone in the Mt. Danxia of Renhua County. The terrain is higher in the north and lower in the south.

Administrative Division: 3 districts (Zhenjiang, Wujiang, Qujiang); 4 counties (Shixing, Renhua, Wengyuan, Xinfeng); 1 autonomous county (Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Lechang, Nanxiong)


What to see in Shaoguan?

Shaoguan is Guangdong’s most important natural eco-tourism resort and has rich and diversified natural landscapes

and cultural resources. It is building the four tourist resorts of “GreaterDanxia Mountain, Greater Nanhua Temple, Greater Nanling and Greater Zhuji Lane” and the world Guoshanyao native place and creating the industrial park of 

Buddhist culture tourism, outdoor sport, ecological landforms and residential folklore & leisure.

Danxia MountainGaungdong Nanhua templeYunmen Temple
                       Danxia Mountain                  Shaoguan Nanhua Temple        Yunmen Buddhist Temple


How to get to Shaoguan ?

Visitors can get on trains making stops in Shaoguan to Guangzhou, Kowloon for about three and four hours. Road transportation of the city is also convenient. Two main bus stations existed in the city, the west bus station and the east bus station. Several buses to Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen will depart in the stations. In addition, there are regular buses in the east bus station departing to the Danxia Mountain every 15 minutes.


When to visit Shaoguan ?

Enjoying a subtropical humid monsoon climate, Shaoguan is affected by the seasonal winds all the year round. Spring is overcast and rainy, while precipitation in autumn is fewer. March to August is the rainy season and September to February the next year is the dry season. Shaoguan has abundant rainfall and moderate weather, so visitors can get there at anytime, especially in spring and autumn.


Shaoguan Travel Tips

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0751-8916131
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0751-8888338

Local Highlights: Folk costumes of the Yao ethnic minority is interesting, especially the marriage customs.

Special Local Products: Lechang Baimaojian (raw white tea), mushroom, plum


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