Zengcheng is located to the east of Guangzhou. It is called the “Golden Aisle” linking Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Zengcheng was established in 201 A.D. and boasts a history of over 1,800 years. The climate here is mild and it is known as the hometown of lichee, fish and rice. The area boasts many attractive features and there are green mountains and clear water with beautiful landscapes all around. Forests cover 48% of the area hosting such forest parks and nature reserves as Jiaoshiling, Dafengmen and Nanxiang Mountains. It is the “Green Lung” of the east part of Guangzhou and also an oasis of nature in the greater economic circle of the Pearl River Delta.
Zengcheng is energetic in the development of the modern concept of urban agriculture of which the main production base is vegetables, fruits, various varieties of fowl and birds and fresh goods the majority of which is shipped to Guangzhou and the Pearl River Delta region. It has fostered an agricultural development model of “companies and bases, plus farmers”. The Gualv Lichees have long enjoyed a reputation for their quality. Too, the Simiao Rice has long been famed as “the Jade of Rice”.
Zengcheng has abundant tourism resources. The Provincial Level Baishuizhai Tourist Resort is a new Eco-Tourism location in the Pearl River Delta. The old Hexiangu (dedicated to a Fairy lady surnamed “He”) Temple, the Panlong Rattan, the oldest in Southeast Asia, the Gualv Seed Lichee Tree in Xiyuan, the Ancient Sea Cave, Zhengguo Temple of Buddhism and other famous spots and relics to feast the eyes of tourists..
Zengcheng is close to the well-developed regions such as the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District, Huangpu District, and Dongguan City. It has a solid industrial foundation. It hosts pillar industries such as automobiles, motorcycles and accessories, jeanswear and sportswear, and fine chemicals. It is especially known for the clustering of the automobile, motorcycle, IT, and other high-tech industries all of which are growing. Its jeanswear and sportswear output accounts for more than 50% of the total national output.
With the advance of Guangzhou’s strategy of developing the city′s eastern areas, Zengcheng has been designated one of nine key development districts in Guangzhou. It will be built into a comprehensive industrial base, regional modern logistics center, eco-tourism resort and a model of modern urban agricultural production eventually becoming a modernized urban area in east Guangzhou.
When to visit
The best time to visit Zengcheng is in June and July when the lychees are ripe and dripping with juice.
Places to visit
Xintang – The economomic city of the Zengcheng area. A huge electrical industry is growing in Xintang because the Xintang city government is offering the best regulations to the factories. Because of the superiority, more and more companies have built new factories in Xintang.