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Guangzhou Pearl River

Introducing Guangzhou Pearl River, Guangzhou Pearl River Guide, Guangzhou Pearl River Travel Tips, Guangzhou Pearl River Information.
Article from Guangzhou Municipal Commission of Tourism

2,129 kilometers in length, Guangzhou Pearl River is the third longest river in China and the second largest in terms of annual flow capacity. Legend has it that where the Pearl River flowed through Guangzhou sits a gigantic stone island. Gradually washed and eroded by the roaring water, the stone becomes slick and smooth and is shaped like a pearl. Thus is the origin of the name "Sea Jewel".

Guangzhou Pearl River consists of a variety of tributaries, the most famous of which are the East River, the West River and the North River. Converging in Guangzhou, the three reputed tributaries give birth to a city with mind-numbing beauty. Originally, the Pearl River referred to only a river section that stretched from Guangzhou to the estuary. Later on, the name was used to signal the West River, the North River, the East River and other rivers of the Pearl River Delta. Originated from Maxiong Mountain of Zhanyi County in the northeastern part of Yunnan Province, the West River flows through Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. Merged with the North River in Sanshui of Guangdong, the two tributaries empty into the South China Sea from eight estuaries of the Pearl River Delta region.

Scenic Spots near the Pearl River

Pearl River Night Cruise, Shamian Island, Haizhu Square, Tianzi Pier, Dongshanhu Park, Haiyin Park, Gold Coast Water Park, Haixinsha, Canton Tower, etc.

Pearl River Night Cruise

Pearl River Night Cruise is a tourism project with Guangzhou characteristics. When night falls, the city is shrouded in glaring light. Luxury cruise ships depart from Xiti Pier near Remin Bridge and sail eastwards, passing through Jiefang Bridge, Haizhu Bridge, Jiangwan Bridge, Guangzhou Bridge, Hedong Bridge. In the two-hour journey, tourists are exposed to an array of natural and man-made scenic spots, including White Swan Lake, White Swan Lake Bar Street, Western-style houses in Shamian, Shadow Tower, Aiqun Building and Er'sha Island.

Quick Facts on Guangzhou Pearl River

• Name: Guangzhou Pearl River
• Location: Downtown Guangzhou
• Phone: +86-20-81078200
• Best Time to Visit: March to May, September to November
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 Hours
• Opening Hours: 19:00-22:30
• Admission Fee: CNY38