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Things to do: nature, sightseeing, parks
Though humans have lived in the area for thousands of years, Dongguan only became a city in 1985. Located in the Pearl River Delta, this industrial town played an important part in recent history, specifically as a base for guerrilla resistance of Japanese forces in World War II. Today, Dongguan is known for its exports and for having one of the world's largest shopping malls. During your trip to Dongguan you can combine shopping and spa treatments with lessons on the local history, including the city's involvement in the Opium War. When using our China trip generator, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Dongguan has a number of upscale hotels, but for more diverse choices, including hostels, look to the nearby town of Huangshan. If staying in Dongguan, choose from a selection of four- and five-star hotels, as well as accommodations with modern amenities that cater to business travelers. In Huangshan, you'll have options including multiple youth hostels, traditional lodgings, and boutique hotels.
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