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. 26, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dongguan Travel
Asked by David from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 09, 2019 05:20Reply
I will need to get to dongguan 2 times while i am in Guangzhou
Which train station would be best/ closest for the trip down? Guangzhou or Guangzhou East?

Also is this train high speed?
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Answered by Carl from CANADA | Jul. 09, 2019 20:00

Well, both Guangzhou Railway Station and East Railway Station are ok. These two railway stations operate high speed trains.
Asked by Cecile from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 03, 2019 00:11Reply
I am a Filipino passport holder, do I need to get China visa to go to Dongguan Yinxian resort?
I have a tour in Hongkong, i want to go to Dongguan Yixian for a day only
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Answered by Zander from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 18:05

You don't need a visa, you are eligible for 24-hour visa-free transit.
Asked by Jeni from MAURITIUS | Jun. 15, 2019 09:28Reply
Going to Guangzhou from hong kong on the 17th June and leaving Guangzhou on the 23rd june
Do i need visa?
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Answered by Jesse from USA | Jun. 16, 2019 23:08

You can stay in China at most 60 days without a visa since you are a Mauritian.
Asked by Debbie from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 12:16Reply
Xia Ling Bei management Zone, Liaobu Town, Dongguan City, GuangDong Province, China
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Answered by Jessica from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 11, 2019 19:15

What's your question? Do you want to know the postal code?
Answered by Debbie from USA | Jun. 12, 2019 05:11

I need postal code.
Answered by Jessica from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 12, 2019 18:07

It's 523411.
Asked by Sandra from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 02, 2019 15:58Reply
is it easy to change from the Bullet train to the Dongguan subway to Hadi station
And is Hadi station a large train station?
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Answered by Clark from USA | Jun. 02, 2019 19:12

Do you mean Gedi Metro Station? I haven't found Hadi Station yet. If you want to get to Gedi station from the main railway station, you can take Metro Line 2 directly.
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