Panyu city is under the jurisdiction of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province in China, administratively rules 16 towns, which includes Shiji, Shawan, Zhongcun, Dashi, Nancun, Xinzhao, Huanong, Shiluo, Langhe, Lingshan, Dagan, Dongcun, Yuwotou, Huangge, Hengli and Wanqinsha, 4 Street Administration Committees, which includes Shiqiao, Shatou, Donghuan and Qiaonan, and also rules Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone. 305 administration villages are under the jurisdiction of the above-mentioned administrative districts.
Panyu city lies in at the heart of the Pearl River Delta area, its boundary straddles from latitudes 22.26′ to 23.05′, and sprawls from longitudes 113.14′ to 113.42′. Facing the Lion Sea in the east and the estuary of the Pearl River in the south, its eastern border is separated from the Dongguan city by a strip of water, and the western border of Panyu city is adjacent to the cities of Nanhai, Shunde and Zhongshan, while it abuts the downtown of Guangzhou City in the north. The site of the People’s government of Panyu city is Shiqiao Town which is 17 kilometers from Guangzhou city and 38 and 42 nautical miles from the cities of Hong Kong and Macao respectively.
The domain area of Panyu city comes to 1313.8 square kilometers, among which 55% is plain area, 10% is low-lying table land 35% is river and water-covering area.
Panyu lies in the subtropical maritime monsoon area in South Asia, with neither sever cold winter nor sever hot summer, its annual average temperature is 22 degree Celsius, and the annual average rainfall is 1650 mini-meters, the annual average relative humidity is 79%, while the annually cumulative sunshine hour averages at 2000 hours.
Panyu hold a registered permanent population of 944.4 thousand according to the 2001 census with addition of 300 thousand overseas Chinese and compatriots in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
Rivers and water resource
Through the territory of Panyu, there flow about 21 artery and blanch rivers of the Pearl River system. Their total length adds up to 351 kilometers, most of them flow from northwest to southeast. Their annual total water flow is about 174.2 billion cubic meters, accounting for 43% of the annual total water flow of the Pearl River as a whole. And the annual volume of the water resources totals at 120 billion cubic meters, 60 times of the total demand on water by the entire city. Water shortage and sever droughts have rarely happened to the city.
Panyu offers a wide range of leisure activities for people of all ages. Apart from popular Kara-ok Bars, Discotheques, the Bowling Alleys, and Snooker Cities, Panyu in Guangzhou is also the home of numerous opera houses for elegant art performance and cultural centers and Lotus Hill Golf Links and the Nansha Golf Links are all time favorites of the elite sports lovers.
The strikingly gorgeous and interesting tourist destinations in Panyu comprises of beautiful Lotus Hill, the Hillside Temple of Twilight Shadow- one of the four most famous gardens in Guangdong Province, the Ancient Temple for Farming Education, the Ancient Cannon Relics in the Hengdan islet, Fragrant River Safari- the largest one of its kind in China, the Statue of Mother Buddha in the Lotus Hill- the tallest one of its kind in Asia, the Mazu Temple in Nansha- the largest one of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Treasure-Ink Garden in Shawan – the largest Garden-style Architecture in South China.