Guangzhou: a sleepless city

Guangzhou: a sleepless city

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The Canton Tower is full of people’s voices, and the night tour of the Pearl River attracts everyone’s attention. The landscape and lighting on both sides of the river have been upgraded. 30 buildings along the river have become 30 light curtain walls, showing a dazzling light show, presenting a group of “Pearl River Light scrolls”, leaving an unforgettable impression on the citizens and tourists.

 

Guangzhou is one of the first cities to develop night economy. With the development of the times, the night life in Guangzhou is facing a new round of transformation and upgrading. Guangzhou’s night consumption has been at the forefront of the country. Many new nighttime consumption fashions have sprung up in Guangzhou and become popular all over the country. In Guangzhou, more than 200 subway stations continue to operate after 22 o’clock, which is one of the few three cities in China. “Eating in Guangzhou” is well-known, and the night snack is an activity that foreign tourists can’t miss.

In fact, night tour in Guangzhou is a unique culture in China.In 1967, Guangzhou Cruise Liners initiated the Business of tourism on water , and “Pearl River Night Cruise” came into being. At present, there are 5 companies operating the Pearl River tourism project, with about 30 cruise ships and more than 8000 seats. According to the data provided by Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of culture and tourism, in 2018, Guangzhou Pearl River Tour received 3.2050 tourists, with an operating revenue of 239 million yuan. The “Pearl River Night Cruise” became the most typical benchmark project of “Guangzhou night” brand. With the development of the city, the night scenery on both sides of the Pearl River is more and more beautiful. Especially in 2010, when the Canton Tower and Huacheng square were completed, the night view of the Pearl River was even more beautiful.

In addition to the “Pearl River Night Cruise”, Guangzhou International Light Festival has also become a bright sign of Guangzhou’s night economy. Guangzhou International Lighting Festival, which has been held for eight consecutive sessions, has attracted nearly 60 million tourists, and is known as the new benchmark of night economy in Guangzhou. According to the project leader of Guangzhou International Light Festival, in 2018, Guangzhou International Light Festival achieved a record of driving comprehensive consumption of more than 100 million yuan.

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