Dongguan took the title of the Fourth Most Beautiful City in China for 2019 according to the recently released China Urban Vitality Research Report 2019.
The city surprisingly surpassed Shanghai on the Top 10 list, moving up a space from the previous year, and follows behind Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing. The cities are rated on an index based on their attractiveness, location, travel data and population, and compared to 100 major cities in China.
Dongguan took another prestigious title by overtaking Beijing and ranking third on the scale for the Top 10 Most Attractive Chinese Cities for Youths in 2019. Dongguan went on to place 10th as a popular travel destination and 43rd for its nightlife, though it was not clear if the city improved in place on the scale.