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Latest Updated by 2003-09-17 16:26:12

Apart from its popular electronic products and industries, there are a variety of local specialties: Dongguan rice noodles, fireworks, straw mats, Humen creamed crabs, Wanjiang dried tofu slices, Houjie smoked sausages, Qingxi baihua mangoes and Baisha (youya) ducks.

Businessmen from Taiwan and from the different parts of the world also enjoy a diversely rich life here, and they do build up their own civil communities, such as schools, hospitals, shops and clubs. A business tycoon looks up very much to this robust trend in this area and is building a super mall entitled Huanan Mall with an investment of 3 billion yuan in Dongguan's Wanjiang District. It will become the largest mall in China in three years' time. 

  • Keyuan Garden is one of the four famous gardens of the Qing Dynasty, built in 1850 in the Xianfeng reign of the Qing Dynasty and covering an area of 2 200 hectares. It is rectangular-shaped with dozens of aged traditional buildings located around in the garden. It is restored after the founding of PRC and got another name Keyuan Museum. Keyuan Garden or Keyuan Museum, where Lingnan school of traditional Chinese painting originated and developed, is now under state protection as a national cultural relic (2000).
  • There are a dozen historic attractions around Humen, such as Humen Bridge, Humen Sea Warfare Museum, Weihai Port and Humen Park. Humen Bridge, 4 580 meters long and 31.5 meters wide, is the longest suspending bridge in Guangdong with 6 lanes and a traffic volume of 100 000 cars per day. It is 60 meters high above the water looking splendid and has been selected one of the patriotic education bases in the province.
  • Humen Pools for Destroying Opium and Humen Cannon Terraces are two national cultural relics, selected by the Chinese State Council in 1982. They are historic reminders, which always awake the Chinese people that the weak will be forced out in this tough world.
  • Covering an area of 21 sq km and surrounded with blue water on the four sides, Weiyuan Island was selected one of the provincial holiday resorts in 1996 and is becoming a booming tourism development zone with a newly built Marine War Museum. It is just located in the middle of the Pearl mouth, not far from Humen Bridge.

Editor: Catherine

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