Taishan

About Taishan Travel

Introduction:Taishan (also known as Taishanshi or Taishan City) is a small beautiful famous Chinese city located 140 kilometers west of Hong Kong, 100 kilometers southwest of Guanzhou, or 80 kilomete..

Districts: Guangzhou Chaozhou Donguan Enping Foshan Heyuan Huizhou Jiangmen Kaiping Maoming Meizhou Qinyuan Shantou Shanwei Shaoguan Shenzhen Taishan Yangjiang Zencheng Zhanjiang

Attractions: The Chuandao islands' scenery Mawei Island Mausoleum of the 72 Martyrs Lovers' Road Windows of the World Seven-star Cave Zhongying Street Meian Nunnery Xiqiao Mountain Yuexiu Park

Taishan Maps

Taishan Introduction

Taishan (also known as Taishanshi or Taishan City) is a small beautiful famous Chinese city located 140 kilometers west of Hong Kong, 100 kilometers southwest of Guanzhou, or 80 kilometers west of Macau.  It lies along the Guangdong Province coastline o­n the southwest corner of the Pearl River Delta area bordering the South China Sea. 

Taishan has a land area of 3286 square kilometers.  Its natural scenery consists of tall mountains, hills, basins, plains, and beaches. Shangchuan/Xiachuan Islands, Zihuagong (location of province's largest stone engraving from the Ming Dynasty displaying the words "Sea Without Waves") and Mt. Shihua are listed among the "Hundred Scenic Spots of South Guangdong".   Sanhe Town has a high-quality natural hot spring or geyser. Taishan is also rich in natural mineral resources; more than 100 minerals have already been discovered.

Taishan is well known as being "China's First Homeland for Overseas Chinese".  In fact, it is the native place to about 1.3 million overseas Chinese people from over 80 countries, more than its local population of 1 million.  Most of these overseas Chinese are first-generation or second-generation immigrants living in foreign countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, or England.  The Chinese community in the United States has been dubbed the name "Taishan's Other Half".   Since its people are widespread everywhere around the world, the English term Taishanese is commonly used to refer to its people or its dialect.

Taishan Traffic

Taishan is currently accessible by bus and hydrofoil ferry. There is a bus station in Taicheng and a port at GongYi o­n the Tan River which flows into the Pearl River Delta.

Up until the Japanese War, there was a limited railway system constructed by Chen Yixi linking various parts of Taishan with Jiangmen, then known as Kong Moon. It was o­ne of o­nly three built, owned and run by Chinese during the years prior to the Communist Revolution of 1949.

Taishan City Feida Ticket Service Center Tel: 0750-5503287

Taishan City Bus Terminal Tel: 0750-56192180750-5612121 Fax: 0750-5614678

Taishan City Bus Terminal complaints Tel: 0750-5621722

Taishan City Passenger Information Centre Tel: 0750-5614582

Passenger Office of Taishan City Tel: 0750-5619218

Taishan passenger Office Tel: 0750-5623485

Taishan City expresses consignments Tel: 0750-5622784

Taishan Festivals

Spring festival: the first day of lunar new year." open the door" with firecrackers at dawn, men prepare sugar soup and changshou noodles for women. In the past time the portrait of ancestor would be hung up in the major room and the householder worship the ancestor, the younger generation hand in eggs and tea respectfully to the superior. There is also the custom in Fenshui area to invite relatives to feast. The floor are not to be swept and no knife or needles or something else with a sharp blade to be used. And then pay a New Year call the next day.

Dragon boat festival: also called "Duanwu festival". In the past days people decorate the door with herbal leaves, and smoke inside the house by burning herbs. Spread limes along side the wall and sometimes hung portrait of "zhongkui” to scare ghosts away, or stick charms o­n the door. o­n the day with no exception people eat rice dumpling and "five Guan"(yellow-fin tuna, yellow eel, vitellin, cucumber and king’s yellow liquor), in addition they boil meat with garlic. Children wear aroma bag, eat king’s yellow horse bean and smear king’s yellow o­n their foreheads. Doctors collect herbs for standby o­n the day. Before the day of the festival, grandmothers give their grandsons fans, bellybands, aroma bags and tiger headed shoes etc.

Taishan Service Telephones

Taishan City a tourist centre Tel: 0750-5625383

Taishan artificial Information Desk: 0750-5986160

Taishan Power Customer Service Centre: 0750-5616611

Taishan Water Service Group: 0750-5523387

Taishan Hotels

Taishan Hotels Booking

China Hotels | Spots in China | Hotel Maps| Promotion | Expo Shanghai | Taiwan hotels |China Reservation |Attractions |China Tourist |签证
Contact Chinahotel: vhotel@163.com, Copyright 2004-2014 FreeDeal.cn Co.Ltd China Hotel Booking ICP 05014255,Shanghai,China