Haizhu District was the largest in area along with Liwan District, Yuexiu District and Dongshan District, and the least dense of the four old districts in Guangzhou before the city expanded its size to include districts such asTianhe to the east and Baiyun to the north. Then, it was also the only island district south of the ZhujiangRiver, thus the natives of Guangzhou often referred to it as Henan (meaning “south of the river”), even though Henan is also the name of a province in China where its name is derived from its location south of the Yellow River. From 1856 to 1859, trading companies associated with foreign traders under the Canton System temporarily relocated to the district after the Thirteen Factories site was destroyed in a fire.
Today, it is no longer the largest district in area nor it is the southernmost district, however, it has some of the most expensive real estate in Guangzhou. This is due to its proximity to the central city, and unlike the dense Liwan and Yuexiu Districts (Dongshan District has merged with Yuexiu in 2005 and it is now part of Yuexiu District) which have been relatively built-up, Haizhu has not. Its riverfront has some of the tallest and expensive residential buildings in the city which rival those in Tianhe District, another fast-growing district just east of Yuexiu, although Tianhe has the tallest office buildings in the whole city.
Sun Yat-sen University originally known as Guangdong University, was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen (also called Sun Zhongshan), a great democratic revolutionary leader of the 20th century. According to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2010-2011, Sun Yat-sen University was ranked in the top 200 in the world. The main campus is located in haizhu district which is at the forefront of China’s reform and opening up. Being one of the leading universities in the People’s Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university. It has about 82,384 students studying on four campuses in Guangzhou and Zhuhai. Benefiting from its location near Hong Kong and Macao and the regional advantage of opening and economic development, the university has become an important base for training high-level talents, scientific research, providing services to society and inheriting cultural traditions. The University has also successfully built international cooperation and exchange relationships with many top universities in the world. At present, Sun Yat-sen University covers a total area of 5.972 square kilometers and has 4 campuses. But the main campus is located in Haizhu.
- Guangzhou International Textile City
Guangzhou International Textile City located in Haizhu district , the center of Guangzhou. it is the largest modern textile wholesale market in Asia in terms of monomer construction area, which holds a building area of 30 million square meters, has more than 4000 shops, provides more than 3000 fabrics and accessories branded businesses home and abroad, With its varieties business, affordable price, advanced transaction mode, it has attracted more and more international buyers and gradually become the first choice of domestic and foreign fabric and accessories buyers. Its business scopes are mainly Garment fabric and accessories. Apparel Fabric are Cotton, hemp, silk, denim, nylon, leather and leather etc. Accessories are tag, hanging material, hardware, buttons, zipper, woven label, ribbon, lace and so on.
No. 144 Xingang West Road, Haizhuqu District, Guangzhou
bus: 247 road 208 Road 206 road 197 road 190 Road 188 road 184 road 178 Road 88 Road 69 Road
Metro: Line 8
- China Import and Export Fair
China Import and Export Fair is known as Canton Fair. Founded in the spring of 1957, It is held in Guangzhou during the spring and autumn. It has 59 years’ history. the fair , a wide ranging trade event of international importance, has won renewned as “China’s NO.1 Fair” for its long history, large scale, wide variety of exhibits, broad distribution of overseas buys and the largest business turnover in china. Since the 101st session of April 2007, the Canton Fair has changed its name to the China Import and Export Fair, which has changed from a single export platform into a two-way trading platform for import and export. October 15, 2012, the 112nd session of the fair opened, although the global market is still in a state of continuous cooling effect, but the traditional advantages of China’s foreign trade development has not been weakened.
China Import and Export Fair is made of 48 trading group, besides there are thousands of credit good, the strength of foreign trade companies, production enterprises, research institutes, foreign investment / wholly owned enterprises, private enterprises participating and so on. China Import and export fair trade is flexible and diverse, in addition to the traditional trading pattern. It also holds online transactions (Online, Exhibition Virtual Expo). Canton Fair not only do export trade, but also do import business, can also carry out various forms of economic and technological cooperation and exchanges, as well as commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, consulting and other business activities. Customers from around the world gathered in Guangzhou, exchanging business and friendship.
No. 382, Haizhuqu District, Guangzhou
Metro : line eight, exit D, Pazhou B Xingang east exit A
Peripheral bus: (International Convention and Exhibition Center Station) 304 University City 3 road line
Canton Tower also known as Guangzhou Tower. It is a 595.7-metre (1,954 ft) tall multi-purpose observation tower in the Haizhu district which is also a famous landmark of Guangzhou. The tower was topped out in 2009 and it became operational on 29 September 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower briefly held the title of tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower, before being surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree. It was the tallest structure in China prior to the topping out of Shanghai Tower on 3 August 2013. It is now the third tallest tower and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. As the southern city of Guangzhou was selected to host the 2010 Asian Games, the Canton Tower was opted as the venue for the 2010 Asian Games opening ceremony. The Canton Tower hosted an annual Christmas Concert on Christmas Eve inside the tower’s ground floor, making it the first concert to be held in the Canton Tower. 2016 Spring Festival Flower City Plaza lights concert in February 2016 held in Guangzhou tower as the center, on both sides of the Pearl River and the new axis of the night as the background, linkage Flower City Plaza, live music, staged performances of large-scale city lights, created the traditional festival of visual feast.
address: West Road, 222 Haizhuqu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Metro: line 3 directly to the tower of Guangzhou station exit B