Sun Yat-sen’s Home in DG

Sun Yat-sen’s ancestors lived in Dongguan centuries ago—their genealogy helps to give Dongguan even more meaning. Sun’s early ancestors all lived in Shangsha village, Chang’an, Dongguan. They referred to Shangsha

Best Toilet City

Did you know that Dongguan ranks No.1 on the “City Open Toilet Coverage List” of the “Toilet Navigation System Big Data Analysis Report?” This means that Dongguan landed 1st place

The Heroic Woman Li Fudi

When chastity was challenged by death, legendary Li Fudi chose the former. After the Opium War, the Qing government asked forcibly for more tax from folks to fill the huge

DG City Is 30 Years Old!

January 7, 2018, was the 30th anniversary of Dongguan as a prefectural-level city. A prefectural-level city (formerly known as a province-controlled city from 1949 to 1983) is an administrative division

Why Wangniudun?

Wangniudun is a town at the northwest of Dongguan. “Wang” means “look towards,” “niu” means”cattle,” “dun” means”mound.” Literally, Wangniudun means a mound where people look towards the cattle. During the

Goodbye, Red Mansion

As one of the earliest Western hospitals in China, Dongguan People’s Hospital was opened in 1888. Originally called Dongguan Puji Hospital of China Christian Rhenish Mission, the institution was built

Tong Bat Lat

Before starting to eat tong bat lat— glutinous rice boiled in hot syrup—some peanuts, sesame seeds, or sliced egg are usually added. Its Chinese name “tang bu shuai (sugar doesn’t

Que Jin Ting Bei

The ancient stone tablet—called “que” (to refuse), “jin” (gold), “ting” (pavilion) and ”bei” (stone tablet)—was built at a pavilion in Guancheng to honor one incorruptible official in early China. During

The Home of Sweet Potatoes

Delicious sweet potatoes are everywhere. The “healthy” potato once originated in the Americas, but now can be found in even the most remote parts of the world. So, how did

THE GATE THAT NEVER FELL

Ancient Dongguan was protected by an imposing wall, moat and four impressive gates. The east entrance was named He Yang Gate (He Yang Men 和阳门) because it was located close