Trade is carried out on the Canton waterfront, circa 1855. Guangzhou is now a modern city, but it was once a historic port on the old maritime Silk Road. Photo: Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Exploring Guangzhou’s famous past: four historic sites that keep the spirit of old Canton alive

  • Historic port on old maritime Silk Road was famed for its exports of Chinese tea, silk and ceramics – and reminders of that time still exist
  • New high-speed rail link means China’s third city is less than an hour’s travel from Hong Kong, and more convenient than ever to visit
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Trade is carried out on the Canton waterfront, circa 1855. Guangzhou is now a modern city, but it was once a historic port on the old maritime Silk Road. Photo: Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
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