Dongguan Travel Guide

Dongguan Travel Guide

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Donggaun Facts

Chinese Name: 东莞 (dōng guǎn)
Population: 8,392,200
Area: Land Area: 2460.1 square kilometers (949.85 square miles), Sea Area: 82.57 square kilometers (31.88 square miles)
Location: in the south-central area of Guangdong Province, southern China
Area Code: 0769
Zip Code: 523000
GDP (2018): CNY 827.86 billion (USD 125.11 billion)

Factory of the World

Dongguan, 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. Due to the superior location and reform and opening up, Dongguan is known as the workshop of the world with more than 151,000 industrial enterprises and the number of Fortune Global 500 is up to 31 including Samsung, Wal-Mart. Nikon. However, since 2010, Dongguan has been transforming from a labor-intensive city into a high-tech electronic innovator under the impact of the international financial crisis. Dongguan is also the third largest foreign trade city in China and an important transportation hub in Guangdong Province. In 2019, it became a member city of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. As one of the birthplaces of Lingnan Culture, Dongguan has folk customs such as the Dragon Boat Race, Cantonese Opera, Hakka folk songs and Lion Dance.

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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.

Dining        Shopping        Nightlife

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 updated on Aug. 16, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Dongguan Travel
Asked by marney from CANADA | Aug. 16, 2023 12:23Reply
No.51 ,Houjie Road East ,Houjie Town,Dongguan City ,Guang Dong Province,China
what is the postal code?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna | Aug. 16, 2023 20:18

It is 523950.
Asked by Alfred Tan from SINAPORE | Aug. 06, 2023 03:54Reply
Nancheng Fumin Commercial Pedestrian Stree, Dongguant
Dear sir/Mdm
Which metro station is near Nancheng Fumin Commercial Pedestrian Street, Dongguan?
Any shopping around Humen metro station, Dongguan.
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | Aug. 07, 2023 18:57

The nearest metro station is Xiping Station which is about 2.4km from the pedestrian street.
Around the Humen Station, the nearest one is Lefu (乐福) shopping center at 40 meters west of intersection of Central Street and Oasis Road.
Asked by Jeremy from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 19, 2023 22:51Reply
Can I get Business visa entry to China at Dongguan Humen Ferry terminal?
I'm flying in to HKIA from Philippines.
Going to meetings in Dongguan. Can I enter China at Humen Ferry Terminal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Zoe | Apr. 20, 2023 20:21

There is no visa on arrivial in Dongguan. You need to apply for one in advance.
Asked by Francisco Martinez from USA | Mar. 20, 2022 22:01Reply
Is it safe to travel
I’m going to retire in about a year and would love to go teach English and Spanish there can you advise
Answers (1)
Answered by Victor | Apr. 21, 2022 23:26

It's hard to say. Wear masks and you will need to be quarantined in the hotel for 14 days upon landing in China.
Asked by Liz Cooling from SCOTLAND | Aug. 18, 2020 02:08Reply
Please can you find the zip code for:-
2nd Floor, Building C,, Weitian Industrial Park
Dongguan Wangniudun
Guangdong 523208

Parcel collection service doesn't accept this code
Answers (1)
Answered by Declan from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 19, 2020 23:43

You can try to use 523208.
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