National Geographic : 1938 May
TYPHOONS OFTEN WREAK HAVOC ON CANTON S "WATER TOWN" WHERE SAMPANS CLUSTER LIKE BEETLES AT AFEAST So congested is the population that thousands spill over from the dry land and dwell in craft on the Canton River. Adjoining the Bund (right foreground) the boats are so thick that river traffic problems become acute. All the necessaries of life may be obtained in this independentcommunity without going ashore. Night life is especially gay in the floating hotels and restaurants.