Dongguan Travel Tips

When to Go

Dongguan City is located at the south-center of Guangdong Province, lying onthe east of the Pearl River Delta. Under the influence of the tropical and semi-tropical monsoon climate, the local weather is mild with plenty of rainfall allyear round. Rainstorms and typhoons often occur from June to October. However,a series of local festivals are held during these times, attracting lots of visitors every year. Travelers should check the local weather forecasts prior to attending one or more of these events. Otherwise, autumn is a better time to visit the city.
 

Festivals

A number of annual festivals may be of interest to visitors:

In November, the China (Humen) International Fashion Fair is held in Humen Town, Dongguan City. The fair is a great showcase for many famous fashion brands, both domestic and foreign.

The Lichee Festival is held in Hengli Town, at the end of June.

The Tourism Festival for Hong Kong is held in Zhangmutou Town, from July to August.

Water-sprinkling Festival is a traditional festival that originated in the Ming Dynasty. It is held on February 2nd of the Chinese lunar calendar, in Dongkeng Town. On that day, people swarm into the streets, splashing water on each other. The locals believe that water will wash away any bad fortune, leaving only the good for the upcoming year.
 

Fast Facts

Area: 2,465 square kilometers (about 952 square miles)
Resident Population: 8.22 million
Area Code: 511700
Zip Code: 0769
City Flower: white magnolia

Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Traffic: 122

Useful Numbers:
Consumer Complaints: 12315
Pricing Complaints: 12358
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
Weather Forecast: 121

Banks:
All branches of the Bank of China there can exchange foreign currencies.
Xicheng branch: No.13, Yunhe West Road
Dongcheng branch: No.1-3, 1st Building, Dongshun Building, Dongcheng Avenue,Dongcheng District
Nancheng branch: No.83, Xiangyang Road, Guancheng District
Humen branch: No.171, Taisha Road, Humen Town

Post Offices:
Addresses:
No.3, Qifeng Road, Guancheng District
Chang'an location: Changzhong Road, Chang'an Town
Houjie location: Liaosha section of the No.107 National Highway, Houjie Town
Zhangmutou location: Vitoria Avenue, Zhangmutou Town

Hospitals:
The People's Hospital of Dongguan City
Address: No.88, Shachitang, Guancheng District

Dongguan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Address: No.61, Huancheng Road, Guancheng District
Bus routes: 7, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 22, 24, 29, 30, 36, 48, L5

Toilets
The public toilets in the city are opened to the public for free from September, 2007. The same sign cards will be set up in the toilets to offer the information of Complaint Telephone Number to supervise and ensure the service and dust alleviation work of the cost-free toilets.

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