Gaoyao 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|km}} 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 juridiction over one subdistrict and several towns:
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