Town Guides

Chang’an Town Guide

HISTORY Chang’an has been a famous place throughout China’s history. Unfortunately, that Chang’an is the ancient city now known as Xi’an. Dongguan’s Chang’an history is only remarkable in how unremarkable

Daojiao Town Guide

HISTORY Daojiao Town was first founded as a village in 1342 A.D. in the Yuan Dynasty. Its name originally did not use the “dao” it uses today, which means paths

Qishi Town Guide

HISTORY Qishi, with its literal translation meaning “standing on a rock,” first got its name in the Ming Dynasty. According to the Guangdong Town Chronicles, more than 600 years ago,

Wangniudun Town Guide

HISTORY Wangniudun, with its literal meaning “a mound for watching the cows” in Chinese, was a mudflat by Baishi Lake about 800 years ago. According to Wangniudun Town Chronicles, in

Hengli Town Guide

HISTORY Hengli is famous for its cattle market, which started during the Ming Dynasty, a time around 600 years ago when farmers were unequipped with modern scales and animal weight

Wanjiang District Guide

HISTORY Wanjiang started as a village during the Ming Dynasty in 1464. It was initially named Wan Jia Zhou, which means “a delta with 10 thousand houses.” Not until 1797

Houjie Town Guide

HISTORY The literal translation for Houjie, Thick Street, is a reference to the town’s association throughout its history with relative affluence and wealth. Stories say that over 800 years ago,

Tangxia Town Guide

History Over 2,000 years ago, settlers began fishing and planting crops in the town of Tangxia, at the time the area was called Tang Tou Xia, meaning “houses around the

Xiegang Town Guide

HISTORY Silver Bottle Mountain, in Xiegang Town, at 898 meters is the tallest mountain in Dongguan. The mountain is named so because from a distance it looks like a bottle.