Guangzhou (aka Kwangchow or Kuang-chou) is a Pearl River cruise port. The city is neighbour to Macao and Hong Kong and is largest in southern China. Highlights in Guangzhou City consist of:
- Sha Mian (Shameen) Island, where foreign traders lived
- Guangxiao Temple, the earliest in Guangzhou
- Six-Banyan Temple - also named Flower Pagoda or 1000 Buddha Pagoda dating back to 537
- Huaisheng Mosque, the oldest in China
- In Yuexiu Park there is the Monument to Sun Yat-sen, a 14th-century watchtower (Conquering the Sea Tower), the Statue of Five Rams and Seaman's Pavilion.
Guangzhou became part of the Chinese Empire in the 3rd century BC. Arab, Hindu, Persian and other merchants traded there for centuries before the Portuguese's arrival in the 16th century, searching for porcelain and silk . They were followed in the 17th century by British merchants and Dutch and French traders in the 18th century.
In 1842, Guangzhou became a treaty port and in 1946 it was returned to China. Guangzhou was a key centre during Republican Revolution of 1911, led by Sun Yat-sen. Between 1938 and 1945 the Japanese occupied and heavily damaged the city.
Guangzhou cruise terminal
Guangzhou Port has 4600 berths (designated mooring locations), 133 buoys and 2359 anchorages. The port can handle ships with DWT (deadweight tonnage) up to 3,000 tons.
- Guangzhou Port handles a wide range of activities, including loading / discharging, warehousing, storage, logistics , container cargo and passenger services. Most of the shipped goods are agricultural and industrial products, including crude oil, coal, ore, steel, chemicals, automobiles, grain.
- Large (ocean) cruise ships to Guangzhou dock at Nansha Port (positioned on the CruiseMapper's interactive map). After the port's dredging, it can now handle vessels up to 100,000 GT (gross tonnage). They can enter Nansha Port even at low tide.
The Guangzhou cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Guangzhou, Nansha Port, China.
If you lose the Guangzhou location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.