60 kilometers away from the urban area of Guangzhou is Qingyuan. It is is an important economic corridor connected the Pearl River Delta and the Chinese mainland market, with total area of 19,200 square kilometers and a population of 4.3 million.It is the largest Prefecture-level city and the main ethnic habitat of Guangzhou.
With its unique Location，and special topography and geomorphology，there are mountains rivers and springs，Famous Poet Sushi in Song dynasty once said a famous poetry to describe the beautiful scenery. Qingyuan is the first livable city in China, with the reputation of “China excellent tourism city”, “National Garden City”, “the homeland of hot spring in China”, “Chinese hometown of drifting”.
Qingyuan has fifteen National 5A tourist attractions and one National 5A tourist attraction, Qingyuan chicken, luohang bamboo shoot,Yingde black tea and Jiulong Tofu,Beijiang aquatic fishes,dongpo cured meat, all of them are well-known. It is a rising new city of Green Economy, with the reputation of “Backyard of The Pearl River Delta”.Qingyuan has successfully organized the Frisbee World Cup, International Marathon, Stankovic Cup International Basketball Match, and it is also one of the host cities of CBA(China Basketball Association), Sports activity has substantial mass foundation in there. Qingyuan is emphasizing on making a city of Sport and Leisure in Lingnan.