Situated in the southern part of China on the Nanhai Sea (South China Sea), the province borders onJiangxi, Hunan, Fujian and Guangxi, and is separated from Hainan Province by the Qiongzhou Strait. Area:about 180000 km'.
Guangdong comprises plains, tablelands, hilly lands and mountainous areas. Smooth, low hills cover about 70% of the total land.It has the longest coastline and a great number of islands.
The province enjoys a tropic and subtropic climate, with abundant rainfall. The annual mean temperature is over 19c and the annual rainfall is approximately 1500-2000 mm.
Guangdong boasts many charming sceneries. Xinghu Lake in Zhaoqing, and Mt. Danxia in Renhua are the national major famous scenic areas.Mt. Dinghu in Zhaoqing, Yuexiu Hill, Qinghui Garden in Shunde, Keyuan Garden in Dongguan, Liangyuan Garden in Foshan, the newly built miniature landscape "Splendid China" and "China Folk Culture Villages" in Shenzhen, etc, are all attractive places. Dr.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou, the former residences of the celebrities in modern times, important sites and cemeteries are also well-known tourist spots.
Guangdong is the hometown of tropical and subtropical fruits and teas, such as banana Dongguan, orange in Chaozhou, lychee in Zengcheng and black tea in Yingde, etc.The handicraft articles, for example, embroidery, drawnwork, artistic porcelain, ivory carving, etc, are famous in China. Besides, Guangdong cuisine is also well-known both at home and abroad.