Shaoguan (is a prefecture-level city in northern Guangdong province, China where the mummified remains of the sixth Zen Buddhist patriarch Huineng remain.
Shaoguan is located on the Beijing-Guangzhou railway about 221 km north of Guangzhou. Shaoguan is also readily accessible by road as it is adjacent to the Beijing-Zhuhai freeway.
At Shaoguan, the Wu River from the northwest and the Zhen River from the northeast join up to create the North River (Bei Jiang) which flows south to Guangzhou.
The downtown part of Shaoguan is located on a peninsula between the Wu and Zhen Rivers and is a peninsula almost surrounded by water. The rivers are maintained at a constant level by a dam about 12 km downstream from the city. The city has about 20 km of tree-lined riverside esplanades along the banks of the rivers. There are seven bridges crossing the three rivers.