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Old September 23rd, 2013, 04:28 PM   #61
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 04:40 PM   #62
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i don't think so this is Shenzhen http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1659218&page=2
downtown of SHENZHEN has been being SO PROVINCIAL IN MY EYES

Those are not the best shoots I have seen to represent Shenzhen, and I am being very kind here. Myself or people I know in Shenzhen do not even visit the area described in that post, that is the oldest and among the most messy parts of Shenzhen, next to the Hong Kong border.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:01 AM   #63
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Zhujiang New Town CBD

Continuing the photo report from Zhujiang New Town.

This is by no means a good sight. All of a sudden very dark clouds started accumulating and it seemed like a heavy rainstorm was coming which is exactly what happened some seconds later
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The good thing was that it was fairly easy to find a refuge from rain under some trees or other objects
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:05 AM   #64
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Zhujiang New Town CBD

Despite intense rain there still was alot of people around. Of course all of them, unlike me, had umbrellas
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Guangzhou IFC seen from the main entrance of Guangzhou Library
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Guangzhou Library. What a design!
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:08 AM   #65
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Zhujiang New Town CBD

The rain seemed to have stopped for a moment. Although it restarted some moments later. Weather was changing in a matter of minutes
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:18 AM   #66
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Fountains on the pedestrian walk which play according to the music
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600m tall here
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Canton Tower. I said it before and I'll say it again - I find it to be the most beautiful and fascinating contempoirary structure ever built
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:46 AM   #67
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Pearl River Tower (310m) and The Pinnacle (360m)
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Leatop Plaza (303m), Bank of Guangzhou (268m) and U/C Fortune Center (309m)
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:51 AM   #68
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This was it from that evening's walk in the CBD. The rain was starting to seriously annoy me and I just went to the metro and went back to my hotel.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #69
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If anyone's checked out my thread on Shenzhen this one shall be the chronological continuation of it.

For those who are only interested in Guangzhou, welcome to one of China's biggest, most vibrant and most amazing cities.

Guangzhou is pretty much bordering Shenzhen and is a part of what shall become by far the world's largest urbanized area. And no it's no bullshit. All it takes is to take a drive or a train ride from one place to another to realize that. It's almost scary seeing the speed and scale of urbanization in the entire region of the PRD. I'll post some pictures from the route Guangzhou-Zhuhai later to show what I mean.

Guangzhou has always been at the center of the PRD and despite the colossal rise of Shenzhen as the main center of the region it retains its positions as the commercial and transportation hub. It is really an extraordinary case where a 14+ million city coexists with another 14+ million city right next to it.

What is even more amazing that despite those two megacities being so close Guangzhou seems a world apart from Shenzhen. Not just by appearance but also by many cultural aspects. For instance you'll hear much more Cantonese spoken on the street as opposed to Shenzhen which is almost exclusively Mandarin-speaking. The city seems more 'cultured' and settled albeit less modern and glitzy than Shenzhen (which is understandable).

Another thing that I found quite fascinating about Guangzhou is the cosmopolitan touch. I never expected to see so many foreigners in China. Lots of Africans (from Somalians to Nigerians), Russians, other Europeans, Arabs... pretty much anything from anywhere. And I never had a problem communicating in English which is not necessarily common in China. I found it really (and I mean REALLY) contrasting not only with Shenzhen but also with Shanghai which despite being the most famous, biggest and supposedly most international city in China is no comparison to Guangzhou when it comes to being cosmopolitan and open. For me as a foreigner this really gives a very special and desired touch to the city in addition to its fascinating urban fabric and attractions.

The starting point is the mage-huge Guangzhou South Railway Station which is located about 17km to the South from the CBD. The station is absolutely vast. Very much like a big contemporary Airport terminal. I was there in 2011 too. Back then it was just opened and not yet as lively. In 2013 the picture seems rather different. I couldn't say it was crowded but it certainly was busy. I suppose it will get more busy once other HSR routes will open. Especially the Hong Kong section of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR route
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I have posted this in my Shenzhen thread but I suppose it's worth posting it again here. A collection of Satellite images comparing railway stations in China and a few major European Railway stations. Guangzhou South is the first one. Just to have an idea what I mean by saying that this station is effing huge
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IN FACT GUAGNZHOU HAS HIGHER TASTE ABOUT MODERN AND GLITZY ASPECT THAN SHENZHEN REPRESENTING IN IDEA OF STRUCTURES AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES. BTW THE FASTEST COMPUTER WORLDWIDE LOCATED IN GUAGNZHOU. NOT ONLY SUPPERTALLS BUT ALSO VILLAS ARE THE BEST AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE IN CHINA RANKING NO.1 SEVERAL RECENT YEARS IN WHERE NEARBY BAIYUN MOUNTAIN NAMED DAYI MOUNTAIN VILLA WHICH ARE UNIQUE DESIGNED BY FAMOUS ARCHITECTS
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Old September 24th, 2013, 09:23 AM   #70
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Distinguished 's 'invasion' of this thread

And by the way Pansori , your CAN trips' photos are nice just like the city .
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Old September 25th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #71
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Zhujiang New Town CBD

After a somewhat unsuccessful attempt to spend the late night in the CBD due to heavy rains I decided to come back the following day. As I did. And here are the photos.

Leatop Plaza. A 303 meter tall skyscraper designed by Helmut Jahn who also designed the likes of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Sony Center in Berlin, Messeturm in Frankfurt and many other prominent projects
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Leatop Plaza and Bank of Guangzhou which was designed by Guangzhou Design Institute
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Art installation next to Bank of Guangzhou tower
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View next to Liede Bridge. Lots of construction activity all over the place. Mostly new luxury apartments getting built. I suppose this is one of the most prime locations to live in Guangzhou
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Views from Liede Bridge

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Something that looks like a micro CBD U/C in Pazhoucun area (about 5km away)
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New luxury apartments
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View from Liege Bridge

Kolors? No shit?
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U/C stuff. No idea what it is
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SUPER !!!

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Old September 28th, 2013, 02:40 AM   #76
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View on Liede Bridge. The bridge itself was opened in 2009
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Traffic on the bridge
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Two topless men walk by the riverfront walk along Yuejiang West Road. I have noticed it is fairly common to see topless men even in big cities in China in warm weather
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Top part of Guangzhou IFC
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Guangzhou Library and nearby skyscrapers
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CBD skyscrapers on the other bank of Zhujiang River
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pansori can i share your photos on a chinese photo forum? It is simply AMAZING
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pansori can i share your photos on a chinese photo forum? It is simple AMAZING
Thanks Delta. Sure you can share them.
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