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Peter Kwok | profile | all galleries >> Pearl River Delta 珠江三角洲 2012 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Pearl River Delta 珠江三角洲 2012

This fertile floodplain in southern China is crisscrossed with many tributaries of the Pearl River. For over 2000 years, its rice paddies, fish ponds and vegetable gardens supplied ample food. In its center is the provincial capital of Guangzhou (廣州 aka Canton). Economic development of the past three decades made this region a manufacturing and commercial center. It accounts for 10% of China’s GDP and almost 30% of its export. Cities like Shenzhen (深圳) and Zhuhai (珠海) sprouted from small villages into large cities with migrant workers from inland China.
Located on the west side of the delta, the regions of Taishan (台山), Kaiping (開平), and Zhongshan (中山) are ancestral homes of the largest portion of Chinese Americans.
We joined a tour operated by Ritz Tours (名人假期), with mostly Chinese American clients. More than half of our tour group can trace their roots to Taishan.
Zhongshan  中山
Zhongshan 中山
Kaiping  開平
Kaiping 開平
Foshan  佛山
Foshan 佛山
Shunde  順德
Shunde 順德
Panyu  番禺
Panyu 番禺
Dongguan 東莞
Dongguan 東莞
Shenzhen 深圳
Shenzhen 深圳
Guangzhou   廣州   (Canton)
Guangzhou 廣州 (Canton)
Zhuhai 珠海
Zhuhai 珠海
Taishan 台山
Taishan 台山
Jiangmen 江門
Jiangmen 江門