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, Xi'an 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

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.


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.

- Last modified on Feb. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel Tips
Asked by Joe from USA | Jan. 03, 2019 08:15Reply
I need the postal code for Palm Eco-Town Development Co.
Their address is R & F Yingsheng Plaza, No. 16 Machang Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou City
Answers (1)
Answered by Parker from FINLAND | Jan. 04, 2019 00:59

It is 510627.
Asked by Lisa Michot from USA | Dec. 17, 2018 15:52Reply
We are looking for a Guangzhou hotel in about the 3 to 4 star price range in a good neighborhood
where we can get a good feel for the city.
Answers (1)
Answered by Liliana from FRANCE | Dec. 18, 2018 23:56

You are suggested to find a hotel nearby Haizhu Square.
Hotel Landmark Canton is recommended. It is a 4 star hotel. The surrounding transportation is quite convenient. The exact location is No. 8, Qiaoguang Road, Yuexiu District.
Asked by AJ from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 13, 2018 21:09Reply
Can I get the 72 or 144 Hrs Visa at arrival at Guangzhou Airport if my itinerary is as follows
Bangkok - GZ - Hongkong - Bangkok
British National
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua from CANADA | Dec. 17, 2018 00:27

Hi, AJ, you can only get the 72 hours visa free.
Asked by richard tang from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 12, 2018 23:30Reply
Can I use the 72 hours visa free transit if I come in to Guangzhou by air?
And leave to hong kong by rail?
Answers (1)
Answered by Raizel from SPAIN | Dec. 13, 2018 18:30

No, you cannot. You need to fly in and out so that you can enjoy the 72-hour free visa.
Asked by Irem from TURKEY | Dec. 10, 2018 14:38Reply
I’m flying from Istanbul-Beijing-Guangzhou-Auckland. Do I need transit visa?
I’m Turkish citizen. I’ll wait 10 hours in Beijing and 5 hours in GZ. While transferring from Beijing to GZ, can I fly domestic lines without visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Zack from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 11, 2018 00:31

No, you don't need. You are eligible for 24-hour free visa.
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