Guangzhou Travel Tips

Area Code: 020
Zip Code: 510000
Resident Population: 12,700,000

Post Office:
Liuhua Post Office
Location: No.151, Huanshi Xi Lu
Tiyu Dong Post Office
Location: No.7, Tiyu Dong Lu
Di Shi Fu Post Office
Location: No.76, Shifu Lu

Bank: Guangdong Branch of Bank of China is located in the Guangdong International Financial Building, No.197, Dongfeng Xi Lu. You can have your money exchanged here, or at a sub-branch.

Sub-branches of Bank of China
Yanjiang Sub-branch: No.91, Changdi Lu
Haizhu Sub-branch: No.162, Xingang Xi Lu

 Passport holders of 53 countries and regions including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, etc. are granted a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when taking an international transfer via Baiyun International Airport. 
Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit.

 

Consulate General of U.S.A in Guangzhou
Consulate General of U.S.A in Guangzhou

Consulates in Guangzhou

1. Consulate General of the United States of America
Location: No.1, Shamian Nan Jie

2. Consulate General of Australia
Location: Floor 14-15, Main Building, GITIC Plaza, No. 339, Huanshi Dong Lu

3. Consulate General of Canada
Location: Room 801, China Hotel Office Tower, Liuhua Lu

International SOS (China) Ltd. 
Location: Room 1502, Dongshan Plaza, 69, Xian Lie Zhong Lu
Admin Tel: 86-20-8732 6253
Admin Fax: 86-20-8732 6417

Related Links:  China Embassies Abroad      Foreign Embassies and Consulates in China
 

Universities:
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Location: No.2, North of Baiyun Avenue

South China University of Technology
Location: Wushan Lu, Tianhe District

A Police Car, Guangzhou
A Police Car in the city


 Public Security

During its rapid development, not only good people were attracted to the city, but also some who were dangerous. Consequently, public security there is less than that in any other Chinese city. Here we list some tips useful anytime you are away from home.

1. Be careful of your bags and valuables when in a railway station.
2. Avoid going out at night.
3. Take the taxi, especially yellow ones; never take a motorcycle.
4. Take good care of your belongings anytime you are in the street.
5. Avoid responding to strangers.

 Festivals

Besides traditional Chinese festivals such as Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), International Labor Day and National Day, the city celebrates some local festivals, such as the Winter Solstice, on the 21st, 22nd or 23rd of the twelfth Chinese lunar month, is the important festival that the local people pay much attention to. Cantonese people consider this day as a family reunion day.
Decoration during Spring Festival in Guangzhou
Spring Festival in Guangzhou

In addition to local festivals, as a big city, it also hosts international conferences and activities, of which the Canton Fair is the most influential.

 Canton Fair
The Chinese Export Commodities Fair or Canton Fair originated in the spring of 1957. It is held biannually every spring and autumn in this prosperous city. This fair is the largest comprehensive international trade fair in China with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and the most merchants. It is held in China Import & Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex at No. 380, Middle Yuejiang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou.

Getting to know more tips for travel in China, please visit China Travel Advice.

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