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Guangzhou and the Enchanting Pearl River
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Stamp Title: Guangzhou and the Enchanting Pearl River
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Denomination: 0.0 yuan
Date of Issue: 2012-03-14
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Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, lies in the southern part of the province where the Pearl River meets the sea. Legend has it that five immortals riding five goats, each holding a rice stalk in the mouth, descended here from the heaven, hence the city's nicknames, Suicheng (City of Rice Ears) and Yangcheng (City of Goats).

In 214 B.C., Qin Shi Huang (First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty) ordered General Ren Xiao to lead troops on an expedition to unify the southern regions. The triumphant troops then constructed a city in present-day Panyu area, which was documented as the beginning of the history of Guangzhou. Historically, Guangzhou was an important part of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, while in modern days, it is a pilot in China's reform and opening-up policie, and it serves as the host city of the 16th Asian Games. For a millennium, the graceful Pearl River has nourished this old yet vigorous city. When night falls, illuminated by the glittering neon lights on both banks, the river looks even more charming.

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