Travelogue: China Bucket List | Guangzhou
By Tianran He, Chang Ting

This is Guangzhou, one of China's great cities. Historically, it was known as "Canton" – hence, Cantonese food. Indeed, many first-generation Chinese immigrants around the world were from this region.

By the mid-18th century, Canton had become one of the world's great ports. Here, foreign merchants disembarked from their ships after a long voyage at sea, and offloaded the goods they'd brought with them. For many, this was their first glimpse of China. 

These days Canton is known as Guangzhou, a city that's home to over 13 million people – more than the entire population of Greece. So, what's it like to live there? And what is Guangzhou all about? Watch the video to find out more.

A staple of Cantonese cuisine is dim sum. /CGTN

A staple of Cantonese cuisine is dim sum. /CGTN

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