Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tips for 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games

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2010 Asian Games Introduction
The 2010 Asian Games are scheduled to be held from November 12 to November 27 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Athletes are scheduled to come from about 45 countries all over Asia to compete in the Asian sports Olympics. They will compete in standard sports like track and field, gymnastics and soccer (football) and in Asian sports like several styles of Asian martial arts. All together, athletes will compete in about 42 different sports. Besides seeing Asian athletes in action, spectators can see the opening and closing ceremonies and see one of China’s relatively prosperous megacity regions.
Popular sports in China and East Asia include table tennis, soccer, badminton and martial arts. Along with these sports, there will be weightlifting, softball and rugby competitions. Basketball has become very popular among China’s children and young people due to watching American NBA games and Yao Ming.
Transportation in Guangzhou
Guangzhou is the transportation hub of Southern China. Transportation in Guangzhou is very convenient and easy to get around. But it is also very crowded for its huge population in the city. You may lose patience in waiting an empty taxi. The new Guangzhou Airport is an important International airport in China. Each day there are flights to all parts of China and some foreign countries. Guangzhou’s highway system is also well developed. The region’s sprawling road can take visitors to the whole country. There is also good water transportation system in which the Huangpu Port is a very important large port in Southern China.
Guangzhou Weather
Guangzhou is located in humid subtropical climate zone, with sufficient sunshine and rainfall, and little frost and snow. Summers are long, humid and scorching, and winters are short, mild and sunny. The yearly average temperature in Guangzhou is 22 C (72 F). The lowest temperature is 0 C (32 F) in August, and the highest temperature reaches 39 C (102 F) in July. The annual precipitation is 1982 millimeters (78 inches).
April till June is the rainy season, while August till September is the hottest period with frequent typhoons. The best time to visit Guangzhou is autumn and winter, from October till February of the next year.
What to see in Guanghzou
In the tourists opinion, Guangzhou is not a tourist city. Guangzhou is the largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center in south China. Many tourists travel to Guangzhou to do business or transit to other Chinese cities. However, you can find various options for things to do here. Famous attractions in Guangzhou are including Chen Ancestral Shrine , Grand Spectacle of the World, Nanhai Temple , Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall , Yuexiu Park and so on. The 16th Asian Games will be held in Guangzhou from November 12 to 27. During that period, travelers to Guangzhou will be rewarded with a great chance to watch the games while enjoying their Guangzhou trips. The upcoming 2010 Canton fair will be a good chance for people coming to Guangzhou for business and travel.
Guangzhou Food
Guangzhou is famous for its special tast of food and cuisine. Guangzhou reigns as the seat of Chinese cuisine. Residents of Guangzhou are natural gastronomists who take great pride in their world-famous dim sum and snake dishes. In Guangzhou, there are many local dishes which are famous in the south of China. The Baiqiejie is one of them. In Guangzhou, you will see the people who eat wild animals and snake. It was said that Guangzhou people dare to eat anything flying and swiming and running.
Guangzhou hotels
Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong province. It is the most developed city in southern China. There are thousands of hotels in the city.  From budget 3 star Guangzhou hotels to luxurious 5 star Guangzhou hotels, it will be a little difficult for a tourists to choose one for their first time. Click Guangzhou hotels to see our best recommended hotels in Guangzhou.

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