It is said that in ancient times, the grain harvest in Guangzhou was long in arrears, and the people’s lives were miserable. Five immortals decided to save the people there, so they rode five sheep there and gave the ears of grain to the people there, solving their difficulties in life. Therefore, Guangzhou is also known as the Yangcheng.
Guangzhou is a prosperous city in southern my country. It is also the capital of Guangdong Province. Guangzhou also has a name called Yangcheng, so why is Guangzhou called Yangcheng? Let’s find out together.
The earliest place name in Guangzhou is called Chu Pavilion. On Yuexiu Mountain in Guangzhou, there is also a stone archway from the Qing Dynasty, engraved with the words of the ancient Chu Court.
In the Qin Dynasty, Guangzhou was the administrative center of the county at that time. At the end of the Qin Dynasty, Zhao Tuo proclaimed himself the King of Nanyue, and Guangzhou became the capital of Nanyue.
During the reign of Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty, Nanyue was divided into nine more counties, and Guangzhou belonged to Nanhai County. During that period, Guangzhou was called Jiaozhou.
In the Jin Dynasty, the administrative area of Guangzhou was reduced somewhat, but Guangzhou was still the center of county administration.
During the Qing Dynasty, Guangzhou was the only foreign trade port in China, and it was also an important port on the Maritime Silk Road at that time.