An up and coming tourist destination, Dongguan is a bustling city that is starting to carve a place for itself in China’s fast-paced economy. There have been plenty of new ventures coming up in Dongguan, serviced apartments, resort hotels, business districts and more.
The National Excellence in Tourism
Though it might not seem like it, Dongguan is a popular tourist destination, having won the prestigious “National Excellence in Tourism” award and offering tourists a unique perspective into the vibrant lives and culture of the Chinese.
Dongguan is also an ecological dream with plenty of gardens created by genius architects during the golden era of powerful dynasties that ruled the massive nation. Gardens such as Yufeng Garden and Qifeng Park add a touch of resplendent greenery to the city centre.
And if all this walking is making you hungry, Dongguan has a prominent place in Chinese cuisine from street food to five-star recipes at restaurants in luxury resorts like Ascott Songshan Lake Dongguan. You could try local street food at the snack bars on Houjie street or Dongguan styled seafood delicacies.
The Opium Wars
There are also numerous memorials to the Opium Wars including the Opium War Museum, the Humen Naval Museum, the Humen Bridge where you can get to know more about how opium devastated the kingdom during that time.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+