PEARL RIVER DELTA, THE GREATER BAY AREA
A sprawling megalopolis
Available version: English
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The mighty Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province, China, is one of the world's most populated and fastest-growing delta regions in the world.
This series follows the course of the country's third most extensive river system, from the mountains to the sea, where clusters of cities have connected to form a megalopolis now referred to as the Greater Bay Area.
It explores how rivers and ancient canals linked old travel routes and pastoral lands with historic cities, villages, and towns, and how they have been replaced by sprawling interlinking roads and rail networks, creating a mosaic of land and water that feeds a thriving vibrant population.