China, Dongguan Guide (B): One Day Trip Around Da Lang, Dongguan
Dongguan is a large city located in central Guangdong province, China. It will always have a special place in my heart as I have been working here as an English teacher in one of private kindergartens and living like a local for more than a year.
I have recently realized that I have not written anything about Dongguan yet. It’s a real pity though, as it’s a very interesting place to explore and live in. It has a perfect location as it borders with Guangzhou, Huizhou, Shenzhen (three most common business cities in China) and the Pearl River.
Surprisingly, Dongguan has earned a reputation as the “sex capital of China” and it’s home to one of the world’s largest, though largely empty, shopping malls, New South China Mall.
One of the things I love the most about Dongguan are its festivals – so colorful, interesting and fun. During my two years spent here I participated in Dongguan Lingnan Arts Festival (January), amazing Qingxi Flower Festival and Tea Tea Garden Festival (April) and Fenggang Hakka Art Festival (During the Lunar Mid-autumn Festival). The whole city is decorated with Chinese lanterns and flags and all locals get so excited! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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