A gem in South China

Nanhai concentrates the cultural essence in South China, and Xiqiao Hill, in particular, which is famous for its rich cultural and tourism resources and historical sites, represents the profound culture in South China. The scattered ancient villages depict the evolution of civilization, the great men well versed in both polite letters and martial arts enrich the historical culture of Nanhai, and the unique traditions and folk customs are carried forward throughout the ages. Nowadays, Nanhai integrates its cultural resources to promote the cultural development and create the local traits as the first step for its trip of culture.

Beacon of Pearl River Civilization: Xiqiao Hill

With more than 6000 years of civilization history, Xiqiao Hill is called the "beacon of Pearl River Civilization", the "Famous Hill for Neo-Confucianism in South China" as a fusion of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, and the origin of "Nanquan (southern martial arts) Culture". The beautiful Xiqiao Hill is a 5A national scenic spot with fine natural environment and a large numbers of historical sites.

Great men in history

The beautiful and abundant Nanhai has given birth to a lot of great men in history, including Kang Youwei, the leader in the reform movement of 1898, Zhan Tianyou, the expert in railway engineering, Chen Qiyuan, the national entrepreneur, Zhu Ciqi, the famous Confucian scholar in South China, Huang Feihong and Ye Wen, the great masters in Chinese Kungfu, as well as Zou Boqi, He Xiangning, Chen Xiangmei and Donald Tsang, the celebrities in their times. As the most bright cultural factor in the South-China culture, they have built up the spirits of inclusiveness, pioneering and joint struggling.

Unique traditional folk culture

Folk culture is the major carrier for the local spirit of Nanhai, and the main component of South China culture as well. Nanhai has a long history for its folk culture. It is the origin of "Nanquan (southern martial arts) Culture" and "Nanshi (southern lion dance)" technique, and is called the "hometown for Chinese dragon dance and lion dance" and the "hometown for dragon boat". Besides, it is also well known for its Guangdong operas and tunes, folk festivals and gatherings, folk crafts and folk arts, which have been listed and protected as the intangible cultural heritage.