Chinese cuisine

Places to visit along the Daqing-Guangzhou highway



E’dong Yangtze River Bridge along the Daqing-Guangzhou Highway. / CFP

E’dong Yangtze River Bridge along the Daqing-Guangzhou Highway. / CFP

The Daqing-Guangzhou Expressway is a north-south vertical line, starting from Daqing in Heilongjiang Province, northeast China, and ending in Guangzhou City, southwest China, in Guangdong province, with a total length of 3,437 kilometers. Although the highway mainly crosses the plains, it also crosses the Hebei mountains and other places, crossing the Yangtze River in the Hubei section and the Yellow River in the Henan section, making it a highway with various points of picturesque views.

“Drying the fall harvest” in Wuyuan. / CFP

“Drying the fall harvest” in Wuyuan. / CFP

“The drying of the autumn crops” in Wuyuan, Jiangxi is a typical agricultural phenomenon with strong regional characteristics. Villagers living in mountainous areas use their window sills and roof racks to dry or hang crops in front of and behind their homes. The practice has become a subject for many painters and photographers, giving rise to the poetic title of “dry autumn”.

Kitchen dining along the road

Peking roast duck. / CFP

Peking roast duck. / CFP

There are many different types of Chinese cuisine, but when it comes to the famous overseas signature, the Beijing Roast Duck definitely tops the list. The roast duck is charred on the outside and tender on the inside. It is rolled into a pancake after being cut into slices. According to legend, the beauty of roast duck comes from the valuable species of local Peking Duck, which today is the highest quality meat duck in the world.

The most famous Beijing roast duck restaurant is Quanjude and Bianyifang from Beijing in northern China.

The Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang, Jiangxi, east China. / CFP

The Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang, Jiangxi, east China. / CFP

Nanchang, which crosses the Daqing-Guangzhou Expressway, is a national historic and cultural city in east China’s Jiangxi Province. There are not only natural landscapes such as Poyang Lake, but also historical and cultural landscapes, such as Tengwang Pavilion and Bayi Square. The highway brings more convenience to Nanchang and offers tourists from all over the country a convenient option for a self-guided tour.



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