Panyu lies at the heart of the Pearl River Delta（珠江三角洲）, its boundary straddles from latitudes 22.26' to 23.05', and sprawls from longitudes 113.14' to 113.42'. Facing the Lion Sea in the east and the estuary of the Pearl River in the south, its eastern border is separated from the Dongguan by a strip of water, and the western border of Panyu is adjacent to the cities of Nanhai, Shunde and Zhongshan, while it abuts the downtown of Guangzhou in the north. The site of the People's government of Panyu is Shiqiao which is 17 kilometers from Guangzhou and 38 and from the cities of Hong Kong and Macao respectively.
Panyu, which is under the jurisdiction of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in China, administratively rules 16 towns, which includes Shiji, Shawan, Zhongcun, Dashi, Nancun, Xinzhao, Huanong, Shiluo, Langhe, Lingshan, Dagan, Dongchong, Yuwotou, Huangge, Hengli and Wanqinsha, 4 Street Administration Committees, which includes Shiqiao, Shatou, Donghuan and Qiaonan, and also rules Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone. 305 administration villages are under the jurisdiction of the above-mentioned administrative districts.
Established in the Qin Dynasty in 214 BC, Panyu is one of the oldest cities in China. It became the capital of Nanyue in 204 BC.
As of April 28, 2005, the new district of was established out of parts of Panyu.
Statistics shows that in the year of 1998, the GDP in the district was 33.25 billion , an increase of 13% over the previous year, and the GDP per capita was 35.5 thousand Yuan, an increase of 11%, compared with the previous year.
* Panyu Public Transport
*Yuyin Mount Garden：One of the four famous gardens in Guangdong Province in the Qing Dynasty.
*Changlong Night Zoo
*Xiangjiang Wildlife World
Major educational institutions
* Zhongyuan Middle School
People born or have family links to Panyu:
*Nick Cheung Ka Fai