Gaoyao (Chinese: 高要; pinyin: Gāoyào) is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Zhaoqing prefecture-level city in western Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Population: 706,000.
Gaoyao is located on the southern bank of the Xi River, just opposite to Zhaoqing City. Both are about 100 kilometres (62 mi) away from Guangzhou, the provincial capital.
Gaoyao was established as a county as early as in the Han Dynasty. It was named after Gaoyao Gorge (now renamed Lingyang Gorge) on the Xi River, and became a city at county level in 1993.
Places of interest include the Red Mansion and Gaoyao Xuegong Pavilion.
There are also 3 pagodas that can be seen in Gaoyao.
Gaoyao has jurisdiction over one subdistrict and several towns:
- Nan'an Subdistrict (南岸街道)
- Jindu Town (金渡镇)
- Jinli Town (金利镇)
- Xiangang Town (蚬岗镇)
- Baitu Town (白土镇)
- Huilong Town (回龙镇)
- Jiaotang Town (蛟塘镇)
- Liantang Town (莲塘镇)
- Huodao Town (活道镇)
- Xinqiao Town (新桥镇)
- Baizhu Town (白诸镇)
- Dawan Town (大湾镇)
- Lubu Town (禄步镇)
- Xiaoxiang Town (小湘镇)
- Hetai Town (河台镇)
- Yuecheng Town (乐城镇)
- Shuinan Town (水南镇)
- Gaoyao is closely connected with Zhaoqing City geographically as well as culturally. The two cities are connected by two road bridges and a railway bridge.
- Gaoyao is also a known hometown for many Overseas Chinese and has a large diaspora in Sydney, Australia.
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