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New Liwan, Western Town of Tradition and Commerce

Updated Beijing Time


LIWAN District is one of the old center districts of Guangzhou . The new Liwan District has an area of 64.2 square kilometers and a population of 705,700 after putting administrative area of the former Fangcun District under administration of Liwan District. With over two thousand years of history, Liwan has always been a fascinating place with beautiful sceneries and historic relics and one of the most prosperous commercial centers in Guangzhou. 

Dated back to Qing Dynasty, it was the original place called 13 Hang, a trading port linking Guangzhou with the outside world. Also, it is the starting point of marine silk route, the center of South China culture, source of modern revolution in China as well as the frontier of China' s reform and opening-up.

Liwan District serves as an area connecting Guangzhou with Foshan, Nanhai and Shunde. The traffic is convenient with the network connecting Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport, Panyu District and Foshan City.

The economy of Liwan is well developed. Over the recent years, by adhered to the strategies of Tourism Initiation, Trade & Commerce Upgrading, Revitalizing the District through Hi-tech & Education and Environment Optimization, the District tried hard to form a comprehensive and export-oriented economic structure which is centered by commerce & trade and, cultural tourism and coordinated by the second and third industries like real estate, services and logistic industries etc. In the last 3 years, the growth rate of GDP has reached a target more than 10% and in the year of 2004, the total sales of merchandise of Liwan District was 95.9 billion RMB, accounting for 20% of the total ones in Guangzhou . In the first half of this year, the GDP of the district reached 10.7 billion RMB, ranking the first in terms of its growth rate among the 4 old districts. "

In a word, the District is unique in its humanistic sights, strong in its traditional style, convenient in its transportation and great in its market potential. It is an ideal place for industries.

Source: www.lw.gov.cn

Editor: Helena Zhang

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