Dongguan Travel Guide

Dongguan Travel Guide

Dongguan mapDongguan, being located in the mid-south of Guangdong Province and in the east of the Pearl River Delta, is 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) south of Guangzhou, and 90 kilometers (about 56 miles) north of Shenzhen. It is 47 nautical miles from Hong Kong as well as 48 nautical miles from Macau. Currently, the city also plays a vital role in the communication between Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

In the year of 331 Dongguan was first built as a county but the history of this area can be traced back to the Neolithic Age. About 150 years ago, the famous Incineration of Opium during the Opium War took place in Humen Town of this city, opening a new chapter of Chinese modern history. Now, visitors have opportunities to visit the most complete ancient battlefield remains in the world. During the current era of reform and opening-up in China, Dongguan's economy maintains a substantial and rapid development, making the city an important international industrial city. By 1988, it was upgraded to be a prefecture-level city of Guanggong Province.

At present, covering an area of 2,465 square kilometers (about 952 square miles), the city administers 28 towns and 4 subdistricts. In the year 2005, the population of this region reached 7,506,300, including 5,849,800 temporary residents. Additionally, Dongguan is the hometown of 280,000 overseas Chinese and more than 70,000 compatriots in Hong Kong. All of them have made lots of contributions to the development of their hometown.

A number of historical sites are left in the city which has experienced a long and splendid history. The destinations related to the Opium War tell the early modern history to every visitor. Apart from those, Keyuan Garden and Hermit Villa should not be missed on your trip. They are ideal places for people to relax in the bustling industrial city. While developing the economy, the local government has also paid great attention to the city's tourism industry. In recent years, a number of natural tourism destinations have been built in Dongguan, such as Humen BridgeHumen Naval Battle Museum, Opium War MuseumKeyuan Garden and Yinxian Resort, adding more color to your trip.

Catering for the needs of the city's further development, the pubic facilities in this city are being improved step by step. By now, visitors from both home and abroad can get here easily by air, ship or coach. At the same time, subway, public bus and taxi make the transportation inside the city easier. A large number of star-rated hotels are situated everywhere in this city.


When to Go: September and October are the best time to visit Dongguan.

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The advantageous geographical position brings to Dongguan a pleasant climate and rich resources. When you come here in the harvest season, you must sample some local agricultural products such as bananas, litchi, longan, pineapples, etc. And the 115.98 kilometers (about 72 miles) long coastline supplies the locals with abundant seafood which is the main ingredient of local dishes. Don't forget to try it in your travels.

- Last modified on Mar. 15, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dongguan Travel
Asked by Ali K. from USA | Sep. 24, 2018 12:00Reply
I will arrive ant Hong Kong airport next month
And I'm wondering what's the best way to get to Dongguan city (Dongchent area)?
I know there is ferry from Airport to Humen port and metro line from Humen to Dongguan but I don't know if should I choose this way or ground transportation from HK to Dongguan? Would you please assist me with this.
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Answered by Terra from USA | Sep. 24, 2018 20:22

Hi, Ali! I just take a coach from HK Airport to the city, and I think it’s convenient!
BTW, the coach stops at Fuying Hotel and Tianyue Hotel in the city and charges 240RMB.
Answered by Ali K. from USA | Sep. 25, 2018 18:32

Thanks Terra, how should I find a coach at HK airport? Would you please send me the a link with more information. Thanks.
Answered by Terra | Sep. 26, 2018 18:31

Dear, there is a coach station at No. 2 building for passenger transport in the airport and you can get the ticket to Dongguan and board the bus there.
Answered by Ali K. from USA | Oct. 01, 2018 10:46

Thank you so much :)
Asked by jan from UK | Aug. 23, 2018 05:04Reply
need the code for zhenan road, Xia Gaing District, Chang An Town, Dongguan Province China
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from BELGIUM | Aug. 23, 2018 19:46

It’s 523872.
Asked by Cheryl from USA | Aug. 01, 2018 13:42Reply
I need to travel from hong hom station in HK to the chengping station in donguan on august 3.
I am unable to find the chengping schedule on your site
Can you help me?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Banner from CANADA | Aug. 02, 2018 20:10

It seems that the Chengping Station was former name of the Dongguan Station.
Asked by Alan Needham from SOUTH AFRICA | Apr. 23, 2018 11:08Reply
Hi There, can you please assist me with the following.
I will be arriving in China
at the Guangzhou International airport ( CAN ) on 5 May I need to travel to my hotel the Harriway Garden Hotel Houjie address: Houjie E.Ave. Houjie Town, Dongguan, China 523961. I would like to catch a bus from the airport to my hotel.

Can you please advise me which bus I should take and if there are any changes on the route that I need to make?

Thank You
Answers (1)
Answered by Clair from FRANCE | Apr. 23, 2018 22:15

You are suggested to take shuttle bus to Dalang City Terminal in DG, and then take bus 812 to Chang’anmen and walk south for about 10mins to the hotel.
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