Chaozhou Travel Guide

Chaozhou Travel Guide

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Chaozhou Facts

Chinese Name: 潮州 (cháo zhōu)
Population: 2,490,000
Area: 3,081 square kilometers (1,190 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: Situated in the east part of Guangdong Province, Chaozhou is bounded on the east by Fujian Province, and it neighbors Shantou in the south, adjacent to the South China Sea. It has a coastline of 136 kilometers (85 miles) in total.
Administrative Division: 1 district (Xiangqiao); 2 counties (Chao'an, Raoping)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0768-2277123
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0768-2260979

Chaozhou Attractions - Things to Do

Egrets' Paradise
Located in Tuolin Town of Raoping County, the Xi'ao Island becomes increasingly noticeable for the grand spectacle of egrets back to their habitat before dusk. It is praised as the "Egrets' Paradise".

Guangji Gate Tower
Among the multitude of seven ancient city gates, the Guangji Gate Wall is the most spectacular one. Constructed in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the gate tower is the main symbol of Chaozhou.

Other Chaozhou points of interest: Guangji Bridge, Kaiyuan Temple, Longqiu Pagoda, North Pavilions, Han Wengong Temple

How to get to Chaozhou

The city is only about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport. Visitors intending to travel by air can transfer to the airport getting in and out of Chaozhou. One can also take a train to/from Chaoshan Railway Station, about 11 miles (17 kilometers) from the city; there are express buses between the railway station and the downtown. In addition, the city local bus terminal in Chaofeng Road provides buses to Guangzhou, Shantou and Shenzhen respectively costing about 6, 1 and 5 hours.

See more Guangzhou - Chaoshan Train, Xiamen - Chaoshan TrainShenzhen - Chaoshan Train

Weather

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Chaozhou belongs to a subtropical oceanic monsoon climate. Summer is longer, while winter is shorter. Its annual temperature of a year is about 21.4C (71F). Generally speaking, the rainy season may come in April, and rainstorms appear frequently in June.

 When to Go: Visitors can get there at any season, especially better in spring and autumn.

Chaozhou Travel Tips

Chaozhou Cuisine, together with Guangzhou Cuisine and Dongjiang Cuisine, constitutes the three principal cuisine styles of Guangdong Cuisine. It is adept at cooking seafood and soup, pays attention to refine knife works and maintain original favor and fragrance of materials. Therefore, Visitors can list some featured Chaozhou food in their menus, such as big fish bolus, Chaozhou aspic, winter melon bowl with assorted meat soup and mushroom goose palm.

There are also some pedestrian malls recommended, such as the commerce pedestrian street in Xinqiao Road (East), Sanli Street (Sanli Jie) and Kaiyuan Road. They are perfect shopping destination. Notable is that bargaining is necessary in the Sanli Street.

 History: Over 1600 years ago, the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) established Haiyang County to administrate this area. The name of this city was first used in the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Before the establishment of the PRC, it had been the political, economical and cultural center of eastern Guangdong for quite a long time.

 Physical Features: Among the main types of landform of Chaozhou, including mountainous region, hills, terraces and plains, mountainous and hilly areas constitute the major part of the city, which are mainly distributed in Raoping County and northern Chao'an County.

 Special Local Products: tea, pickles, Chao embroidery

- Last modified on Jan. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chaozhou Travel
Asked by Melissa Wong from MALAYSIA | Dec. 29, 2018 20:13Reply
I believe there will be bus directly from Jieyang Chaoshan international airport to Chaozhou.
May I confirm this please and where can I find the timetable.

Thanks in advance.
Melissa
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Answered by Alice from FINLAND | Jan. 07, 2019 23:01
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Yes, there are several direct coaches to Chaozhou from the airport. The bus schedules are 08:20, 09:50, 11:10, 12:30, 13:50, 15:00, 16:20, 17:20, 19:00 and 21:00. The ticket fare is CNY20 per person. It takes around an hour on the way.
Asked by Ng M H from SINGAPORE | Sep. 06, 2018 18:09Reply
I'm in Golden Gulf Hotel in Shantou. Would like to visit Chaozhou (eat and take in some sights).
How do I get there besides taxi. Leaving in the morning and back to Shantou in the evening. When is the last bus back to Shantou. Is 1 day enough for CZ. Thanks.
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Answered by James from USA | Sep. 07, 2018 01:02
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You can walk west about 8 minutes to take Bus Line 11 to Shantou Bus Station and then take a bus to CZ. The bus departs from 7:10 to 18:00 and the last bus return to Shantou is at 18:40.
Answered by Ng M H from SINGAPORE | Sep. 07, 2018 06:01
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Thanks James
Greatly appreciated.
Asked by soh from SINGAPORE | Jun. 04, 2018 01:16Reply
What bus should I take from Chaozhou to Shantou?
Where do I take the bus and how much is the bus fare?
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Answered by Hunter from CANADA | Jun. 04, 2018 01:54
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You are advised to take a direct coach from CZ Coach Station to Shantou. The coach station is located at No. 2, Chaofeng Road. The ticket fare is CNY 15 or CNY 17 per person.
Asked by soh from SINGAPORE | May. 01, 2018 04:01Reply
Where does the bus from the railway station alight at which bus terminal in Chaozhou down town?
And how much is the bus fare?
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Answered by Bonnie from GERMANY | May. 02, 2018 04:36
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You can take bus 101 to Jinxin Building in downtown. Bus fare is CNY 3.
Asked by Sabestian Lee from SINGAPORE | Sep. 17, 2017 06:36Reply
Any good hotel recommendations at Chaoshan if I travel there on 12/1/18 till 14/1/18 ?
Needs 5 rooms for 10 adults , budget at rmb250 per room per night .

Walking distance to their popular street foods or famous restaurants will be good.

What's the weather there like ?
Did the school holidays start ?
Are we able to find a local tour with a mini bus to fetch 10 adults ?
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Answered by Selina from CANADA | Sep. 20, 2017 19:49
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According to former data, the temperature may range from 10C to 20 C, and it may be cloudy or rainy. So you are suggested to take your shirts, jeans and light coats.

As for hotel, you can stay in Vienna Hotel in 57 Chaofeng Rd, Xiangqiao District, which takes about CNY220 per night. Also, many local restaurants are located around, and al within 500 meters, like Mingji Steamed Rice Rolls, Xunwei Beef Offal and Chicken Hot-pot.

As I know, the winter holiday hasn’t started yet.

Sorry but I didn’t find any information of local tour, but I think there are many local travel agencies. You may find one when you arrive there.
Have a nice trip!
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