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Gaoming District

Gaoming District, seen from a high rise apartment
Gaoming District, seen from a high rise apartment
Country China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture Foshan
 • Total 967.4 km2 (373.5 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census) 420,044
 • Density 434.2/km2 (1,125/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 440608
Gaoming District
Chinese 高明区
Cantonese Jyutping gou1 ming4 keoi1
Cantonese Yale Gōumìhng Kēui
Hanyu Pinyin Gāomíng Qū
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 高明
Cantonese Jyutping gou1 ming4
Cantonese Yale Gōumìhng
Hanyu Pinyin Gāomíng
Postal Map Koming

Gaoming District is a district of Foshan Cityin Guangdong province of the People's Republic of China. Gaoming City is located west of the center of Foshan City, and has a population of 420,044 at the 2010 Census. It covers an area of 967.4 km².[1]


  • Economy 1
  • Administration divisions 2
  • Transport 3
  • Shopping 4
  • Eating 5
  • Activities 6
  • References 7


Gaoming has resources of Gold, Copper, Tungsten and other minerals. Gaoming county is an important producer of foodstuffs within Guangdong, as well as food and textiles.

Administration divisions

Gaoming District is located within Foshan. Neighboring cities, districts, and counties are Gaoyao in the North, Xinxing County in the West, Heshan in the South, Nanhai District and Sanshui District in the East. The district is divided into one subdistrict and three towns.

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin
Hecheng Subdistrict 荷城街道 Héchéng Jiēdào
Yanghe Town 杨和镇 Yánghé Zhèn
Genghe Town 更合镇 Gènghé Zhèn
Mingcheng Town 明城镇 Míngchéng Zhèn


Gaoming is not particularly well integrated into transport systems. The railway from Guangzhou to Maoming as well as the Guangzhou-Foshan-Kaiping highway do not reach this area of the county. Gaoming has a river port on the Xi River.

Gaoming has a sizeable bus station located on Hexiang Lu. It provides transport to a number of locations including Guangzhou, Foshan, Kaiping and Zhuhai in mainland China, and Hong Kong. Buses to Guangzhou terminate at Fangcun Bus Station (adjoined to Ximenkou Metro) and the Central Bus Station (adjoined to Guangzhou Train Station). Both buses take just over an hour and cost around Y33.

Buses to Foshan (Chancheng) cost either 8 or 10 yuan, depending on whether you take the slower or faster bus.


McDonald's and KFC both feature along Wenchang Lu alongside other Western clothes retail outlets and Watson's pharmacy stores. Otherwise, Western shops are rare. Nonetheless, shopping facilities cater well for day-to-day needs.

The primary shopping streets are Canjiang Lu, Wenchang Lu and Wenhau Lu. Markets are also numerous and can be found simply by turning off the primary streets into nearby side-roads.


Affordable food can be easily found along Wenhua Lu in the City Centre, but if you turn off the main road you often find better, cheaper restaurants (in Xinghe Lu for instance). Gaoming is famous for its Lai Fen, a local food only found here. It is a type of rice noodle. There are three big Western restaurants: The Harbour Restaurant, Ming Xiang and Oupo.


Gaoming has plenty of entertainment for its size. There are two cinemas, an old one on Canjiang Lu and another one within the newly opened Walmart. There are also several places where you can play pool or snooker, gyms, and some alcohol bars, the most popular being New Face (on Hexiang Lu) and Honey (on Cangjiang Lu). One of the most popular places to go in Gaoming is the Century Square, a large flat open space by the river. Many people gather here in the evening to go dancing (many different styles), go rollerskating, play with kites, or simply to have a walk.


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