Beautiful scenery in Conghua district. [Photo/Conghua.gov.cn]
Conghua became a district of Guangzhou on August 12 of 2015, with nearly 2,000 square kilometers, making it the largest district of Guangzhou. It is the north gateway and a sub-center of Guangzhou providing huge potential for Guangzhou’s further development.
The Conghua district is located in the northeast of Guangzhou, a transition zone from the Pearl River Delta to the northern mountain areas of Guangdong Province. Conghua is famed as "The Pearl on the North Tropic Of Cancer" and "The Urban Xanadu", and is Guangzhou's Rear Garden" with the rainfall of a temperate zone and the sunshine of a torrid zone.
Conghua has a long history. Cultural relics unearthed here can date back to the New Stone Age, about 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. Conghua was under the original jurisdiction of the ancient Guangzhou Prefecture when it was established 500 years ago.
Conghua is surrounded with green hills and clear water. It has a beautiful landscape and is famous for its hot springs. There are 13 hot springs in the Hot Spring Scenic Resort. The daily water volume of the underground hot spring reaches 10,000 cubic meters, which provides service for 7 million people annually. The water temperature can reach up to 70 Celsius degrees. There are weak radioactive radon and other elements beneficial to the human body in the hot spring which are of significant medical values.
There are over 10 cultural and tourism spots in Conghua, featuring mountains, water, forests, fruit, springs and lakes. The seven scenic spots of Guangyu Ancestral Hall, Wuyue Palace and others are listed as provincial level or Guangzhou municipal level major sites to be protected. Conghua Spring, the famed "Lingnan No. 1 Spring", is a world famous spring of saleratus and radon. The Liuxihe National Forest Park is called "Second Lushan Mountain". The Guangzhou Pumped Storage Power Station Resort is assessed as a AAA national key scenic resort. The Shimen National Forest Park, Liuxi Hotspring Holiday Resort, Tianhu Falls, Liuxi's Incense Snow, Xianmu Garden, Sanyatang Dell Explorations, Ancient Qiantang Villages and other areas are drawing increasing numbers of tourists from both home and abroad. Conghua also has a group of high class holiday resort hotels.
The favorable physiognomy and soil texture of Conghua are suitable for the growth of crops including lychee, longan, vegetables and flowers.