Just back from Holland, the Dutch designer took a journalist from lifeofguangzhou.com to the top of the highest TV tower in the world, where they toured parts of the building that are not yet open to the public.
The seven-stringed Guqin is the oldest plucked Chinese instrument. It has been listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage since 2003. A small group of people in Xiaozhou Village infatuated with their construction.
The Guangzhou Bureau of Education recently received an unusual gift. Inside the package was a book introducing Cantonese culture in English and Korean, written by Yu Seung-hyun, an 18-year-old Korean young man now studying in Guangzhou.
In 1990s, over 20 traditional Cantonese tea houses had their own performing troupes. Of those numerous troupes few remain today. Ronghua Lou Restaurant is an exception with the Yunfeng Cantonese Opera Troupe which performs everyday.
Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.