Guang Zhou, also known as Canton, is a modern, vigorous metropolis. It is the 3rd largest city in China and is the political, economic, sci-tech, educational and cultural hub of southern China. It is located in south-central Guangdong Province, north of the Pearl River Delta. It lies close to Hong Kong and Macau.
Qing Dao located in the southeast part of Shandong Province is a beautiful seaside city with clear air and enchanting sea views. This city, bordered by the Yellow Sea on two sides, has the largest bathing beach in Asia and produces the mellow Tsingtao Beer.
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Guangzhou was a major terminus of the maritime silk road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub. For the three consecutive years 2013–2015, Forbes ranked Guangzhou as the best commercial city on the Chinese mainland.
Guangzhou is the home of many outstanding universities and colleges. Of particular note are the many outstanding medical schools. These internationally recognized institutions are the leaders of a medical services sector employing thousands of professionals. Guangzhou has become a center for international business and trade. The medical community serves the national and expat community in all health-care matters with over a thousand hospitals, clinics, and medical centers. The local climate is sub-tropical. The average year-round temperature is 22℃ (71.6℉). Pleasant weather, abundant rain, and sunlight provide ideal conditions for year-round outdoor activities. Another alias of this city is the “City of Flowers” with evergreen plants and flowers blooming all year round.
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To the east of the Qing Dao city, a short distance across the Yellow Sea, lies Korea and Japan, making the city an important port for international trade. The world’s longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky form a bright and colorful picture here. The city is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient.
Qingdao attracts many tourists due to its seaside setting and temperate weather. Parks, beaches, sculptures and unique German and modern architecture line the shore. Sights like the Wusi Square, Mt. Laoshan, Golden Sand Beach, Badaguan Scenic Area will help you remember the city. Other major attractions like Xinhao (Signal) Hill Park, Catholic Church (St. Emil Church), Small Qingdao Island, Lu Xun Park, and Underwater World are also worth a visit. Just walking on the sand and listening to the surf breaking on the beach becomes enjoyable.