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.


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

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:
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

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

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.
- Last updated on Aug. 15, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dongguan Travel Tips
Asked by Rose from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 08, 2012 03:39Reply
The best way from hong kong to dongguan
Answers (1)
Answered by David | Sep. 08, 2012 03:50

You can take train from Hung Hom Railway Station, Kowloon in Hong Kong to reach.
Asked by fred from GHANA | Jul. 05, 2011 07:30Reply
how can I travel to Dongguan from guangzhou
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Answered by Dean from CHINA | Jul. 05, 2011 23:07

It is easy for you to go to go there from Guangzhou either by train or bus. You can go to Guangzhou Provincial Bus Station to take bus or go to Guangzhou East Railway station to take bullet train.
Asked by Mr.copley from UK | Apr. 19, 2011 08:50Reply

I am going to visit china, want to take a lot of yuan with me, but dont like the
idea of carrying so much currency, as china dont do travellers cheques.
can anybody advise me of the best way to carry some yuan, and about changing the rest when i need it.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ms.Loh from SINGAPORE | May. 05, 2011 04:26

Normally when I travel I do not carry so much cash for safety reason. I will use the local ATM with my Singapore bank card. May I suggest that you check with your local bank which allows you to withdraw yuen in China.
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