This popular Panyu, Guangdong folk art involves itinerant performers wandering along the street and entertaining passers-by. In ancient times, the performances normally took on the birthday of the Bei Emperor on the 3rd of March in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Cantonese cuisine comes from Guangdong province and is one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of Chinese cuisine. Its prominence outside China is due to the large number of emigrants from Guangdong. Chefs trained in Cantonese cuisine are highly sought after throughout China.
The origin of Chinese embroidery can be traced back over 2,000 years of history. The Beijing, Suzhou, Hunan and Guangdong schools of embroidery are the nation's top four that contribute to the fame of this specialty.
Guangdong's music scene is a treasure of the instrumental folk and Cantonese opera music that has been spreading around the Pearl River Delta area for centuries.
Guangzhou is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,200 years. As early as the Chou Period, in the 9th century BC, there were exchanges between the Baiyue people of Guangzhou and the people of the Chu State in the middle reaches of Yangtze River.
Cantonese Opera first began enchanting music lovers in Guangdong and Guangxi during the Jiajing period of Ming Dynasty. Combining performing arts such as singing, speaking, incidental music and elaborate costumes and make, it remains a vital part of southern China's cultural heritage.