Located in east Guangzhou, Tianhe District, the downtown boasting rapid development, covers 96 square kilometers with a population of 620,000.
Tianhe District is where the city develops towards the east. Meanwhile, it is also the core part of the new urban area that stretches from north to south, boasting major functions, scenic sites and developments of the new city area. Such geographic advantages will surely strengthen its economic competitive advantages in the new urban area.
Tianhe District is an emerging business center. Collecting in this district are many prosperous venues including the Guangzhou East Railway Station, the Tianhe Metro Station, the Tianhe Sports Center, the Teem Mall, Grandcity Plaza, Guangzhou Books Center and many luxury hotels.
At the same time, the Zhujiang Xin Cheng (or Pearl River New City) under construction is Guangzhou's CBD in the 21st century which is scheduled for completion by 2015. Currently, the Guangzhou Opera House and Guangzhou New Library as well as other important projects are being constructed.
In addition, real estate enjoys rapid development with many high-grade residence communities spreading in Tianhe District.
Most of the primary and secondary schools in the district are above city level, which means the schools feature high teaching quality. There are also many research institutions and institutions of higher learning collecting in the district, including 27 universities including South China University of Technology, South China Normal University, South China Agricultural University, Jinan University and Guangzhou University.
Tianhe District is also reputed as the center of high-tech industry. In recent years, the Tianhe Science and Technology Park and the Tianhe Software Park have embraced rapid development.
Thanks to the advantages above, people in or outside Guangzhou prefer to live and work in Tianhe District which also attracts most of the foreigners in Guangzhou.
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