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Pearl River Delta

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Hello,

First time posting. Not sure how to post pics directly into message.

These pictures were taken this summer on a trip to Hong Kong and the adjacent Chinese Province of Guangdong.

The Pearl River Delta is an uninterrupted urban region stretching from Hong Kong to Guangzhou (two hours by freeway) that is home to at least 52 million people. Its already the world's largest manufacturing cluster. By some measures I would think this is also the largest urban area in the world, although I would love to hear more viewpoints on that topic.

Hong Kong's tallest building (1,362 ft) International Finance Center 2

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Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

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Shenzhen, China (Grew from a small village in 1980 to 6.5 million people today)

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Shenzhen's Happy Valley Theme Park

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Dongguan, China (Where they make pretty much everything)

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Mixed-Use Development in Dongguan (Residential above shops Chinese style!)

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Dongguan at Night

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Guangzhou Shopping Street

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Guangzhou Street Fountain

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Wal-mart is Officially Everywhere

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Guangzhou (aka Canton)

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Amazing.

It's hard to imagine a Wal-mart anywhere besides American suburbs.

Also I've noticed a lot of KFC's in foreign cities. Yet, the chain seems to be losing popularity stateside.

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Its funny with KFC, they are huge in China. Although when they first entered the market, their slogan "Finger-licking Good" translated into "You will eat your fingers off" in Chinese, which wasn't quite as catchy!

They are rapidly deregulating the retail market in China, so pretty soon Wal-mart and KFC will be joined by the likes of the Gap, Home Depot and Williams Sonoma. Kind of sad in a way, but thats what they want.

Amazing.

It's hard to imagine a Wal-mart anywhere besides American suburbs.

Also I've noticed a lot of KFC's in foreign cities.  Yet, the chain seems to be losing popularity stateside.

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I had NO idea that Wal-Mart was in China. That's amazing, poor souls... :(

Great photos! Thanks for posting!

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LOL!

When I saw this thread, I thought it was about the Pearl River delta in Mississippi!

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