Haizhu District (Chinese: 海珠, meaning "sea pearl") is one of the ten districts in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Haizhu District was the largest in area along with Liwan District, Yuexiu District and Dongshan District, and the least dense of the four old districts in Guangzhou before the city expanded its size to include districts such as Tianhe to the east and Baiyun to the north.
Then, it was also the only island district south of the Zhujiang River, thus the natives of Guangzhou often referred to it (and still do) as Henan/Ho Nam/Hoh Naahm (Chinese: 河南, meaning "south of the river"), even though Henan is also the name of a province in China where its name comes from the fact it is south of the Yellow River.
Today, it is no longer the largest district in area nor it is the southernmost district, however, it has some of the most pricey real estate in the city. This is due to its proximity to the central city, and unlike the dense Liwan and Yuexiu Districts (Dongshan District has merged with Yuexiu in 2005 and it is now part of Yuexiu District) which have been relatively built-up, Haizhu has not.
Its riverfront has some of the tallest (and expensive) residential buildings in the city which rival those in Tianhe District, another fast-growing district just east of Yuexiu, although Tianhe also has the tallest office buildings in the whole city. 7 Days Inn has its corporate headquarters in the Creative Industry Zone (S: 创意园, T: 創意園, P: Chuàngyìyuán) in Haizhu.