City Facts

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


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

The 20th Anniversary of Humen Bridge

This year marks the 20th year since the building of Humen Bridge, a date shared with the handover of Hong Kong SAR. In fact, the opening of the bridge served

DG Declared “New 1st Tier” City in China

According to the latest research from an even newer report on the commercial charm of 338 cities, Dongguan finally has been listed in China’s new first-tier cities, with another 14

“The Subway to Spring” City Flash Mob

In April, a 5-min video went viral online, showing flash mobs happening inside the metro Line 2 and at Hongfu Road station. Departing from Humen Railway Station, the train was

China’s Smallest Town

In March, the National Geographic published an article about Dongguan’s Shilong Town in its Chinese website, attracting the attention of local media. The article introduced Shilong’s long history and cultural

Thousand-Corner Lantern

The Thousand-Corner Lantern Festival is Dongguan’s unique handcraft fair, which has been listed in the National Non-intangible Cultural Heritage list since 2006. During the Spring Festival, lanterns are lit for

The Tanka People

Along Machong’s western riverbank, a group of people called Tankas, or boat people, had lived on boats and pursued a livelihood of fishing along the Shizi Channel for hundreds of

DG’s Oldest Park

The 104-year-old People’s Park has been a major relaxing and leisure spot for many locals middle aged and older. As the city developed and expanded—people now have a lot more

Behind Humen’s fashion scene

On November 18, the 21st Humen International Fashion Fair & 2016 Humen Fashion Week kicked off at Humen’s brand new exhibition center. Looking back at Humen’s garment industry, the title