Sea Battle Museum & Weiyuan Fort at Humen

Sea Battle Museum & Weiyuan Fort at Humen

The town of Humen holds a special place in Chinas history for it’s role during the first Opium War which ran from 1839-1842. It’s actually quite a famous place in China, where a strong battle was waged against the importing of opium and in that battle a legend was made, namely Lin Zexu.

Many people record that it was due to Lin Zexu’s strong opposition to the import and use of opium, that he saw destroying his community, that led to the first war against the British. As a government official he cracked down strongly on opium traders and even offered British merchants the option to change from dealing opium to tea.  read more

Accommodation in Humen: the Grand Noble Hotel

Accommodation in Humen: the Grand Noble Hotel

While in Humen we stayed at the Grand Noble Hotel. It’s a clean, comfortable hotel, the food at the restaurant was more than fine and there was even English speaking staff.

For rates and more info on the Grand Noble Hotel here.

Here is a map of other hotels in Humen, Dongguan, Guangdong China.

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Clothes and Fashion in Humen China

Clothes and Fashion in Humen China

If there’s one thing that keeps me in awe about about China it’s simply the scale of things. As we drive from Shenzhen to Humen we pass factory after factory. I don’t often need much reminding that this is the worlds most populus country but I’m reminded again that it’s also the worlds factory.

Instead of catching a bus from Shenzhen to Humen we got lucky and found a taxi that needed to get back to that area, so for the same price as the bus tickets, were getting a ride straight to our hotel door. read more

Humen Town of Dongguan China

Humen Town of Dongguan China

So whats so special about Humen? Well, for one it’s probably where the shirt your wearing is made and it’s also where some of the major battles of the Opium Wars were fought. 

The town of Humen is part of the larger city Dongguan which is located about half way between Shenzhen and Guangzhuo. It’s also located right beside the all important Zhujiang River which joins to the Pearl River inland and heads out to sea past Shenzhen.  The river forms a major shipping route and Humen has a large port making it an important gateway to Southern China.  read more