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Guangzhou, The City of Flower




Guangzhou is located in the subtropical zone with long summer and warm winter. The bright colour flowers and green leaves that last for whole year give Guangzhou a beautiful name of “The city of flower”since ancient time. The history of how Guangzhou people raise, love, appreciate and present flower is long and rememberable. From the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), the southern Chinese started to raise, arrange, wear flowers as well as decorate the house and garden with flowers. That's why the southern Chinese were praised as the “people with flowers”started form that time. Nowadays, when you walk on the streets in Guangzhou, you can see beautiful trees and flowers almost everywhere. It also fresh the air and make the sky above us become more and more blue and clean.






In the Han Dynasty ( 206 B. C.-220 A. D.), trading on the Maritime Silk Road brought different kinds of flowers from oversea countries to Guangzhou. And the flower in Guangzhou has became famous since the Tang dynasty (A.D.618-907). Oversea flowers such as Jasmine and Henna were very commonly seen in that period, and the flower trading market started to appeared in Guangzhou. Guangzhou girls threaded the flowers on coloured strings for selling, and attracted many oversea and local travellers. In the middle Qing Dynasty (A.D.1776 - 1839), Guangzhou pioneered the“New Year Flower Market ”and became very famous in the country.





The New Year Flower Market started three days before Chinese New Year in Guangzhou every year. With all kinds of fascinating flowers and flood of exciting people, Guangzhou is truly worth calling the one and only“City of flowers”. The New Year Flower Market has more than 200 years of history and continued until now. In recent years, the scale of New Year Flower Market has became bigger and bigger, which held in 8 downtown districts in Guangzhou. The total length of the flower markets is over dozens of miles and full with millines of people.  There are also poems, ballads and songs about the Guangzhou flower market that have been circulated for generations and generations.