Sanshui District is located in the central part of Guangdong Province, the northwest of the Pearl River Delta, and the northwestern part of Foshan City. It is named after the confluence of Xijiang River, Beijiang River and Suijiang river. With a total area of 827.69 square kilometers, it has jurisdiction over 2 streets in Xinan and Yundonghai, 5 towns in Baini, Leping, Lubao, Datang and Nanshan, 71 administrative villages (communities) and 774 natural villages.
Baini Town is located at the southern end of Sanshui District, Foshan City, in the hinterland of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Pearl River Delta. It is bordered by Danzao Town and Xiqiao Town, Nanhai District in the southeast, and Gaoming District, Foshan and Gaoqing District, Zhaoqing in the west. It is less than 40 kilometers away from Guangzhou and only 24 kilometers away from the downtown area of Foshan. The town covers an area of 66.46 square kilometers, and has jurisdiction over the Fujing community neighborhood committee and two village committees of Zhoucun and Gangtou. The registered population is 25,000, and the immigrant population is about 60,000. Baini has a long history of development. As early as the Paleolithic Age, there were human beings working and living here. The prosperity reached its peak in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Due to the production of fine silkworm cocoons, coupled with well-developed waterways, it had become the main gathering place for wealthy businessmen. Therefore, it enjoyed the reputation of being the largest port in the Xijiang River.
The South Gate
Baini is called the South Gate of Sanshui. It is adjacent to the West Second Ring Expressway. Foshan First Ring Road, Guangsan Expressway, Guangzhao Expressway, 321 and 324 National Highways, Guangming Expressway, Baini Avenue, Guidan Road and Tangjiu Line all go through this time. There is a 3,000-ton freight terminal built in the town, close to Sanshui Port Shipping Terminal, Sanshui Railway Freight Station, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
Since the emergence of shipbuilding as an independent industry in the first year of the Tang Dynasty (685 AD), Baini started the history of building dragon boats. Baini river is crisscrossed with abundant water resources. Dragon boat races are one of the most popular folk cultural and sports activities in the local area.
Xinan is located at the confluence of three rivers – Xijiang, Beijing and Suijiang. It is in the hinterland of the Pearl River Delta. It is less than an hour’s drive from Guangzhou and downtown Foshan. Xinan is the residence of the District Committee and District Government. Xinan is blessed with a unique geographical location and a well-developed transportation network. With convenient transportation conditions, perfect supporting facilities, and a planning layout for harmonious development of industry and nature, Xinan has increasingly become a hot spot for investment from all over the world.
Xinan Shuixiang Industrial Park is the location of China’s beverage capital. 39 high-quality beverage and food projects and supporting enterprises, including Budweiser, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Heinz, Sanquan, Shiwan Distillery, and Bacchus have been introduced. The total investment of the projects is about 10 billion yuan. It is estimated that the total output value will exceed 32 billion yuan, the tax revenue will exceed 3 billion yuan, and the production capacity will exceed 5 million tons. The beverage and food industry with water capital base as the core carrier has become the pillar industry with Xinan characteristics and an important engine for economic development.
Xinan has a strong economy, accounting for more than half of the total economic volume of Sanshui District, and is one of the top 1,000 towns in the country. Building materials, electronic appliances, chemicals, and beverages are the pillar industries in Xinan. Xinan is committed to improving the investment environment to attract investments. It has successfully introduced many famous enterprises at home and abroad, such as Total of France, Sumitomo of Japan, Invista of the United States, Foshan Plastics Technology Co., Ltd. and Fenglv Aluminum Co., Ltd., which has given Xinan’s economic development a strong push. The development of commercial and residential properties such as Sanshui Square, Hengda Garden, Donghai Lanwan, Haipan Mingyuan, and Jiangnan New District is also make the industry blooming.
Yundonghai sub-district was officially established on March 28, 2008. The area was formerly Yundonghai Tourism Economic Zone, which was established in July 1999. Yundonghai has always been famous for its complete vegetation, excellent ecology and beautiful environment. Sanshui District Committee and District Government set up Yundonghai sub-district to promote the construction of the Yundonghai lake area.
Where is Yundonghai?
Yundonghai is located in the north of the central urban area of Sanshui District, with a planned area of about 70 square kilometers. Yundonghai is a rare ecological treasure in the Pearl River Delta region, with a forest coverage rate of 80% and a land water ratio of about 7:3. It is surrounded by mountains and water, and has a beautiful natural environment. At present, the Committee and Office of Yundonghai Sub-district are making every effort to promote the ecological restoration and construction of Yundonghai lakes.
Yundonghai lake was a vast area of water in history. Until the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty, there was still 20 square kilometers of water. At the end of the 1950s, under the guidance of the idea of “grain-based”, the lake reclamation was carried out, which formed a pattern of staggered distribution of cultivated land and fish ponds. Now, the restoration project of Yundonghai lake is under implementation.
The planning orientation of Yundonghai is: ecological conservation is the foundation. Based on the ecological conservation, featuring Yundonghai Lake scenic spot, a comprehensive tourist area is integrated with ecological leisure, sightseeing and entertainment tourism, ecological residence, business conference, science and education.
The water surface area of Yundonghai Lake is 10,000 mu, which is equivalent to the West Lake of Hangzhou. It is divided into two lake areas, south and north. The North Lake area is 7000 mu, and the South Lake area is 3000 mu. The average depth of the lake is 2.5 meters, and the deepest is 5 meters. In addition, a 2,000 mu wetland park will be built. The functions of the two lake areas in the south and north are different. The north lake area mainly develops tourism, leisure and vacation on the basis of ecological prototypes; and the south lake area is an urban comprehensive living area, which is equipped with functions such as business, cultural entertainment, sports, and residence.
Leping Town is in the central part of Sanshui District, Foshan City, the center of Guangfo-Zhaoqing area. It’s also where the North Park of Foshan National High-tech Zone (Sanshui Industrial Park) is located. It is adjacent to Huadu in the east, Nanhai in the south, Xijiang in the West and Lubao in Sanshui in the north. It has a total area of 198.5 square kilometers (including 109 square kilometers of industrial park planning area). It has jurisdiction over 14 villages and 158 natural villages. The population is about 150000 (including 77109 registered population). The traffic in Leping is well developed. Foshan 1st Ring Road, Zhujiang 2nd Ring Expressway, Guangfo-Zhaoqing Expressway, Yannan Provincial Highway, Sanshui Avenue, Tangxi Avenue and Xile Avenue all pass through the town. It is only a 30-minute drive from Guangzhou New Airport and Central Foshan.
Leping Town was ranked 38th among the top 100 scientific development towns in China in 2016 (48th in 2015), and it is one of the five intelligent manufacturing demonstration bases in the province. It has four national industrial bases including China Auto Parts (Sanshui) Industrial Base, National (Foshan) Display Device Industrial Park, China Torch Plan Automation Machinery and Equipment Industrial Base and China Medical Devices (Sanshui) Industrial Base, and Guangdong Photovoltaic industry base, and two provincial-level industrial bases which are Guangdong Photovoltaic Industry Base and Guangdong Intelligent Manufacturing Demonstration Base.
Leping Town aims to build an industrial new city. It focuses on the development of five leading industries, including intelligent equipment manufacturing, auto parts, new energy and new materials, electronic appliances and medical devices, forming an industrial pattern that focuses on manufacturing and multiple industries. It has attracted nearly 800 companies to settle in, with a contractual investment of 85.4 billion yuan (foreign investment exceeding 1 billion US dollars). Leping has always stuck to the innovation-driven leadership, vigorously promoted the construction of technological innovation platforms, and promoted the transformation and upgrading of the industry.
Nanshan Town is in the northernmost part of Foshan City, Guangdong Province, bordering Sihui City and Qingxin District of Qingyuan City, with a total area of 124.21 square kilometers (2017) and a permanent population of 24277 people (2017). It has jurisdiction over one village committee (Liuhe), four community neighborhood committees (ManJiang, Donghe, Zeshan, Hesheng), and 150 natural villages.
Where is Nanshan?
Nanshan Town has a superior geographical location and convenient external traffic. It is within a 40-minute drive from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Foshan Shadi Airport, Guangzhou Railway Station and Sanshui Port. Nanshan Town has a good ecological environment, profound cultural heritage, and rich tourism resources. There are tourist attractions such as Danan Mountain, Nandan Mountain, and Jiudao Valley in the jurisdiction. It is a famous rural tourist resort in Foshan City. In 2011, Nanshan Town was awarded the title of “China’s Famous Green Town” and is the only sub-district in Foshan to receive this award.
The economy of Nanshan Town is improved through promoting eco-cultural tourism and vigorously developing ecological industries. Nanshan Town focuses on the four major types of tourism, which are ecological tourism, cultural tourism, agricultural tourism, and industrial tourism. Ecotourism mainly includes Jiudao Valley Rafting, Danan Mountain Scenic Area and Nandan Mountain Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Valley Scenic Area. Cultural tourism is mainly based on longevity culture, educated youth culture, dragon-shaped boxing culture, Vietnamese returned overseas Chinese culture and Hakka culture. Agricultural tourism mainly focuses on Jingkou Fruit Corridor and the sightseeing agricultural park. For industrial tourism, Yili Dairy Company, a well-known dairy brand in China is open for tourists, which will be a good quality family activity.
Datang town is the north gate of the Pearl River Delta. It is located in the center of the northern plate of Sanshui District, Foshan City. It borders Chini Town, Huadu District, Guangzhou and Shijiao Town, Qingyuan. The town covers a total area of 98.15 square kilometers. It governs one community neighborhood committee (Datang community) and seven village committees (Lianjiao, Yongping, Yongfeng, Xintian, Datang Village, Liuyi and liaobian), with a total population of about 80000, of which the registered population is about 40,000 people. The immigrant population is about 40,000.
Where is Datang?
Datang Town is located in the northern center of Sanshui District, the hinterland of Guangzhou-Foshan area and Zhaoqing, and in the one-hour core circle of Guangfo area. Beijiang River flows through the territory, and the provincial highway, Guangsi Line, Qinglong Line, Tangxi Avenue, and Zhaohua Expressway also pass through the territory. The traffic network is well developed. It can reach the intersection of expressways in 5 minutes, the central urban area of Sanshui in 30 minutes, and other important transportation hubs such as Huadu Airport, Huadu North Station of high-speed railway, Sanshui North Station of urban rail transit, Sanshui South Station of high-speed railway, Nanhai District and Chancheng of Foshan City within 1 hour.
Datang Industrial Park is in the northeast of Datang Town, with a planned construction area of 10.69 square kilometers. It is a green upgrading demonstration park in Guangdong Province and the only fine chemical zone in Foshan City. It has environmentally friendly facilities such as centralized heating and centralized sewage treatment. The development and construction area of Datang Industrial Park is 10,500 mu (a Chinese measurement unit), with more than 300 enterprises, of which 260 have been put into production. It has initially formed five major industries of textile printing and dyeing, fine chemicals, hardware machinery, plastic leather and furniture.
Lubao is located in the north central Sanshui District of Foshan City, bordering Datang in the north, Huadu District of Guangzhou in the east, Leping Town in the south and Sihui, Zhaoqing in the west. The total area of the town is about 103.95 square kilometers (2017), with a permanent population of about 42083 people (2017), including a migrant population of 17,000. It currently governs 1 resident community, 6 village committees, 90 natural villages, and 144 villagers’ groups.
Lubao has a beautiful natural environment. Beijiang River passes through the town. It divides the Lubao into east and west sides. The land is fertile, the water quality is good, and the air is fresh. Lubao is rich in tourism resources. For example, the 800-year-old Lubao ancestral temple is famous for its superb architectural craftsmanship, attracting a large number of tourists at home and abroad. Sanshui’s only international standard 18-hole golf course is also in the beautiful Lubao Town. And Lubao Hot Spring is the third radon hot spring discovered in China, which has great development potential.
By Land and Sea
Lubao Town is in the Pearl River water network. Along Beijiang River (northward), you can go to Qingyuan and Shaoguan; westward to Zhaoqing and Guangxi, and southward to Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao.
The roads in Lubao Town extend in all directions and are connected to the inside and outside. The Pearl River Delta Ring Expressway crosses both sides of Beijiang River, connecting Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Zhaoqing. The Golf Avenue connects the central urban area of Lubao with the tourism development zone. In the east, Luhu road leads to Huadu and Nanhai. Danan road and Tangxi Avenue run side by side through the north and south of Sanshui District. It takes less than 50 kilometers and 45 minutes from Lubao City to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou City and Foshan. “Playing golf, going shopping, enjoying hot springs, visiting ancient villages andancestral temples, and tasting fresh seafood” this vividly outlines the enjoyment Lubao Town brings to tourists.
The land of “three rivers” is a majestic Eden nestled deep in the heart of Foshan. It has changed dramatically over the years, but it still remains a beautiful little city/village. It will continue to grow and expand and evolve, but it will always be a hidden little secret that everyone must visit soon.