Guangzhou (also known as Canton) is a booming city in southern China close to Hong Kong

Chen Family Ancestral Temple, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008

Fish with tongue looking at you. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008

Headcutters. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008 During ancient times, social class was observed even for executions. The dragon headcutter was used to executive members of the Imperial Family. The tiger headcutter was used to execute corrupt officials. The dog headcutter was used to execute evil gentry and local tyrants.

Incense burning at a local temple, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008

During a lychee hunting expedition, snails were seen to like lychees also. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008
Ants like lychees too. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008

Boat cruise along the Pearl River. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008

The Pearl River at sunrise. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008

Swimmers in the Pearl River. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. July 2008


Zhaoqing city is located about 100 km northwest of Guangzhou. It dates from the Qin Dynasty from over 2200 years ago. The Jesuit priest and cartogapher, Matteo Ricci, spent six years in Zhaoqing, where he produced the first world map in Chinese. Zhaoqing city has Star Lake National Park which contains limestone crags (Seven Star Crags) and a series of lakes, caves, navigable underground rivers, bird sanctuary, temples and other scenic attractions.
Limestone Crag
Limestone Crag #2
Feeding time for goldfish / carp
Flamingoes at bird sanctuary (very smelly)
Pavilions on an island with a walkway
Wishing tree outside a Tang Dynasty temple
Song Dynasty City Wall and Watchtower in Zhaoqing city

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