Dongguan in Pearl River Delta is inhabited by approximately 390,000 people.
It’s 290 miles (467 kilometers) away from Xiamen and 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
When it’s time for some time out in Dongguan you’ll find a peaceful haven in one or more of its popular urban parks. Daping Park, Keyuan Garden and pretty Humen Park are the perfect places to spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy the birdsong.
Get familiar with the local fashion and do some people-watching in the local malls and markets such as New South China Mall or Broadway Fashionable Mall. These are two of the most popular centers for avid shoppers who have time to spare in the city.
Whether you are looking to chill out, spot some local birdlife or enjoy the gentle lapping of water the local lake called Xiagongyan Reservoir is a great place to check out. Walk around the lake and discover the local birdlife or simply enjoy a picnic.
Take photos, admire the exhibits and explore a range of animal habitats at Dongguan Xiangshi Zoo, an educational and exciting animal park. The animals here will delight the whole family so leave enough time to enjoy this unforgettable zoological experience.
Get your family on board to check out the Humen Naval Battle Museum, the primary maritime museum in Dongguan. Discover what life was like at sea and enjoy fine examples of scenes depicting life at sea and salvaged maritime items as you walk the marine-themed exhibit spaces.
Public squares are the perfect places to feel the pulse of a city; Humen Square in Dongguan is one of those special places. Bring along someone you love and turn off your phone, this square is the place to spoil yourself for while.
Travel back in time with a visit to The Opium War Museum, one of the more popular historical museums. Admire the center’s interesting displays and examine the ancient relics that are on show.