Dongguan Attractions - Things to Do

Currently, Dongguan is noted for being a city with a prosperous economy in China. Everyday, many people swarm into the city pursuing their fortunes and a better life. For this reason, it may seem that the bustling city is not an ideal place for tourists. However, this city has been awarded "The National Excellence in Tourism" as a result of its splendid historical relics and charming natural attractions.

Historical Sites

 Humen Bridge
 Humen Naval Battle Museum
 Opium War Museum

Dongguan has a long history that can be traced back to the Neolithic Age of 5,000 years ago. Until the year of 331 of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), this place was a county named Baoan. It was renamed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). During its long history, Dongguan gave birth to the culture of the southern Guangdong Province that also made it a famous city with splendid history and culture.

Humen Town, located at the southern part of Dongguan City, is the cradle of Chinese modern history. When the Opium Wars (1840-1842 and 1856-1860) broke out in Humen Town more than 150 years ago, they had a far-reaching influence on Chinese modern history. The battlefield of the Opium Wars is the best preserved historical battlefield in China, and now houses the Opium War Museum, the Weiyuan Emplacement, and the Shajiao Emplacement. Nowadays, relics of the Opium Wars are the vital basis of patriotic education for the younger generation of Chinese. Aside from the three relics, the large area of litchi in the Former Residence of Jiang Guangnai, a founder of the PRC, the grand Humen Bridge and the Humen Naval Battle Museum near the Weiyuan Emplacement are really worthy of a visit.

Natural Landscape

 Keyuan Garden
 Yinxian Resort 

When visiting there, a series of enchanting landscapes should not be missed. Keyuan Garden, which was constructed in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is one of the four most famous gardens in Guangdong Province. It attracts visitors by imitating the ancient gardens of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. Get to the garden at No.25 of Keyuan Road by taking buses No.15, 16 or 31. Additionally, a visit to the Yinxian Resort that is situated in the Changping Town of Dongguan City is one of the top things to do. Originally, it is the house of hermit Li Juesi, a respected official in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Now in modern times, the Yinxian Resort is a tour and amusement center with characteristic ancient buildings and a group of exquisite sculptures especially the white marble sculpture of Kwan-yin.

With support from the locally developed economy, new tour destinations have been built in recent years there. Among them, the Green World is highly recommended. The garden is located in the Nancheng District of Dongguan, covering an area of 4.56 square kilometers (about 1.76 square miles). As an ecological tour destination that attracts a great number of visitors by its beautiful natural environment, the garden is an ideal place to spend time on holidays. The city-buses No.35, 35A and 9 can take you directly there.

Dongguan is a special tour destination, which combines profound history and a vigorous modern economy. No matter what kind of city you prefer, you will find this place will satisfy your wishes. And you can readily get to Hong Kong and Macau for another memorable trip via Dongguan where convenient transportation is available.
- Last updated on Mar. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dongguan Attractions
Asked by Harry Eng from SINGAPORE | Feb. 28, 2019 22:33Reply
How do I go to Chang Ping town from Hong kong airport?
Would like to know any direct bus, coach or taxi that I can take from Hong kong airport to Chang Ping Town. Many thanks.
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Answered by Ezra from POLAND | Mar. 05, 2019 22:49

Do you refer to Changping Town in Guangdong Province?
If yes, upon landing, you can take the airport shuttle bus to get to Dongguan Wanjiang City Terminal Building. The bus schedules are 08:30, 11:30, 17:30 and 19:20. The duration is around 2 hours. After arriving, take a taxi to the Chang Ping Town.
Asked by Jo Cheong from SINGAPORE | Apr. 17, 2018 03:14Reply
hi, from Dongguan, how do i travel to Hong Kong?
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Answered by William from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 17, 2018 21:36

You are suggested to take a cross-border coach to HK from DG Hotel in 11 Dongzheng Rd. the coaches depart at 7:10, 8:10, 9:10, 10:10, 14:10, 15:10, 17:10 and18:10.
Asked by Elynn from MALAYSIA | Apr. 22, 2016 07:50Reply
How far is Dongguan from Shenzhen? How do we travel there from Kaili Hotel in Shenzhen?
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Answered by Fred from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 23, 2016 01:47

From Kaili hotel, you can walk about 1300 yards to the Main Railway Station, then take a bullet train to Dongguan. Duration is about 40 minutes and ticket price is CNY 53.5 for a second class seat and CNY58.5 for a first class seat. There are about 80 bullet trains per day, you can search for the details on this website.
Asked by Kishor from UKRAINE | Dec. 12, 2014 04:31Reply
I'm told Dongguan has one of the larget shopping malls in China.
How far is it from the Pullman Forum hotel?
Should I take a taxi or bus?
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Answered by Heidi from IRAQ | Dec. 13, 2014 01:18

Do you refer to South China Mall?
If so, you are suggested to take a taxi to the destination, about CNY50. If you take the bus, you need to transfer several times.
Answered by Kishor from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 13, 2014 04:36

Much obliged. Thanks.
Asked by Antonius from CANADA | Aug. 07, 2014 14:57Reply
Transportation from Hongkong to Dongguan?
Is there any bus form HKIA to DG city directly?
Should I take other transportations like train or taxi to DG?
Which one is easier and a lot cheaper?
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Answered by kEN from THAILAND | Aug. 07, 2014 21:32

Yes, you can take a bus from the airport to DG directly. Or you can take a through train at the Hung Hom Station in HK city area to DG, it’s much cheaper. Besides, I’m afraid it’s too far to take a taxi to the destination.
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