Asian Games Venue

The 2010 Asian Games, also popularly known as the XVI Asiad, are scheduled to take place in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010. Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Games after Beijing in 1990. A total of 476 events in 42 sports will be contested by athletes, making it the largest event in history of the Games.
This came after the removal of many cities, from Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. The Asian games will also be co-hosted by Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei, the three neighboring cities. Guangzhou is one of the twenty-four famous cultural and historical cities in China. It does not, however, have the sum of cultural attractions found in some cities such as Beijing and Xian.

Top Attractions
Bright Filial Piety Temple located at Guangxiao Lu, is the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the Lingnan Area. The Bright Filial Piety Temple plays a significant role in Chinese Buddhism history because several famous Buddhist monks came here to preach religious doctrines, bringing glory to this temple.

Yuexiu Park, the largest park in Guangzhou, gets its name from Yuexiu Mountain, which is located in the park. Yuexiu Park is famous for its beautiful scenery and its large number of historical relics such as the Five-Ram Sculpture, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and the Square Cannon Site.

The Pearl River flows through Guangzhou City. At evening, taking a boat tour on the river to admire the breathtaking night view of the city is a great enjoyment. White Cloud Mountain is easy to reach. Take the public bus, No. 199, 233, 24, 36, 285, or 540. Tourists can take a cable car to reach the top of the mountain. The entrance fee is CNY 5.
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