City Facts

Ever-Increasing Wages in DG

According to a report released by Dongguan’s Statistical Bureau in the last quarter of 2018, the annual average wage for Dongguan employees has increased nearly 129 times, 40 years after

The City’s Biggest Grave

Admittedly, events in history inevitably along with blood and tears, led to the very thing that would happen after a battle: the defeated party was annihilated and their bodies were

Self-Combed Women in Dongguan

As of 2019, there are now only 15 self-combed women left in Dongguan, with an average age of 97. Due to their significant impact in history, a Self-Combed Women Museum

Stealing Veggies For Luck

On the 14th day of the Lunar Calendar, some Hakka people will notoriously steal veggies from others’ fields, as it represents good fortune. Nowadays, this custom is inevitably fading due

Dongguan Airline Code

It is well-known that Dongguan currently has no airport, so why is there a “Dongguan Airline Code?” Sea’s Young in cooperation with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon has released a

Sporting A World Record

Chen Jingkai, a Chinese weightlifter from Shilong, Dongguan, lifted 133 kg in the men’s 56 kg category at the Sino-Soviet friendship match in Shanghai on June 7, 1956—making him the

The Hengkeng Village Tiger

In 1693, a wandering tiger left villagers in Liaobu Town distressed. While most avoided the tiger, one man stood out and tried to persuade the tiger to leave. A stone

Naming Keyuan garden

The eminent Dongguan landmark Keyuan [可园] was almost named “Yiyuan” [意园] a long time ago, because “Yi” [意] in Mandarin means “manyi” [满意] or “he xinyi” [合心意], which are similar

Dongguan Yulan Theater

Perhaps you have been to Dongguan’s Yulan Theater to watch a performance. However, did you know since it was founded in 2005, it has been awarded the titles, “The First-Class

Bridge to New Life

Gaobu Bridge was built through fundraising and includes a cross-bridge fee for paying back the funds, which set a precedent in Chinese history. Back then, it was very difficult for