The city Guangzhou is the capital of the province and frequently referred as ???? ("the Canton Province Capital City") or simply ?? ("the Province City") by Cantonese people.
During the Northern Song Dynasty, a celebrated poet called Su Shi visited Guangzhou's Baozhuangyan Temple and wrote the inscription "Liu Rong" (Six Banyan Trees) because of the six banyan trees he saw there.
By 1800, foreign trade had made Guangzhou the third most populous city in the world, with 800,000 residents.
Express trains depart to Hong Kong from the Guangzhou East railway station and arrive in Hong Kong at the Hung Hom KCR station.
The new Nansha Pier (??????) is now open with six lines traveling daily between Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
The site of Guangzhou has been continuously occupied since Panyu (??, later simplified to ??) was founded there in 214 B.C.E.
Guangzhou was one of the five Chinese treaty ports opened by the Treaty of Nanking (signed in 1842) at the end of the First Opium War between Britain and China.
The Chinese abbreviation of Guangzhou is Sui (?; pinyin: sщi; Jyutping: seoi6; Yale: seu?h) or sometimes GZ.
Guangzhou will hold the 16th Asian Games in November 2010.
The privilege during this period made Guangzhou the third most populous city in the world, with 800,000 residents in 1800.
Guangzhou is the economic center of the Pearl River Delta and is the heart of one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions.
Guangzhou is located at 112°57'E to 114°3'E and 22°26'N to 23°56'N.
In both 1930 and 1953, Guangzhou was promoted to the status of a Municipality, but each promotion was cancelled within the year.
Guangzhou's main airport, New Baiyun International Airport in Huadu District, opened on August 5, 2004, replacing old Baiyun International Airport close to the city center.
Guangzhou quickly emerged as one of the most adaptable ports for negotiating commerce, and before long, many foreign ships were going there to procure cargos.
Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the People's Republic of China.
Papain ointment commonly is made from fermented papaya flesh and is applied as a gel-like paste.
In 2000, Huadu and Panyu were merged into Guangzhou as districts, and Conghua and Zengcheng became county-level cities of Guangzhou.
In 1918, "Guangzhou" became the official name of the city, when an urban council was established there.
Guangzhou is connected to Hong Kong by train, bus and ferry services.
Starting on Monday, January 1, 2007, the city government banned motorcycles from the urban area, and the Guangzhou traffic bureau has reported reduced traffic problems and accidents since the motorcycle ban in downtown area.
When the Guangzhou Metro opened in 1999, Guangzhou became the fourth city in China to build an underground railway system.
Guangzhou is the pinyin Romanization of the Mandarin name for the city.
Plans are also underway to build what will become the world's tallest free-standing Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower for the 2010 Asian Games, 610 meters tall.
Japanese troops occupied Guangzhou from October 10, 1938 until September 16, 1945.
In 226 C.E., the city became the seat of the Guang Prefecture (??; Guangzhou), and the Chinese name of Guangzhou replaced Panyu as the name of the walled city.