Meizhou Travel Guide

Meizhou Travel Guide

Meizhou Map

Meizhou Facts

Chinese Name: 梅州 (méi zhōu)
Population: 5,000,000
Area: 15,925 square kilometers (6,149 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: Meizhou City is situated in the northeast of Guangdong Province, at the juncture of Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. It is about 380 kilometers (236 miles) from Guangzhou, 345 kilometers (214 miles) from Shenzhen and 190 kilometers (118 miles) from Shantou.

Administrative Division: 1 district (Meijiang); 6 counties (Meixian, Dapu, Fengshun, Wuhua, Pingyuan, Jiaoling); 1 county-level city (Xingning)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0753-2243654
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0753-2189389

Meizhou Attractions - Things to Do

 Hakka Museum of China: It shows the development of Hakka, main immigrant group of the Han people in South China; here you can learn not only their culture and spirit but also stories of those famous Hakkas.

 Lingguang Temple: The temple stands at the foot of Yinna Mountain in the city, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from downtown area of the city. Reputed as one of the four famous temples in Guangdong Province, Lingguang Temple has been stood there for more than 1,200 years since it first built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). 

 Lianfang Tower and Yinna Mountain: Yinna Mountain, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from downtown Meizhou, is one of the most famous three mountains in Guangdong Province. The famous Lingguang Temple stands at the foot of Yinna Mountain. Lianfang Tower is also known as Huaqiao Weiwu. Weiwu is a kind of vernacular dwelling of the Hakkas inhabited by the whole clan. This building was built by oversea Chinese in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The inner part was constructed according to the structure of traditional besieged tower, Weiwu, but the outer wall was designed to be the western style. It is a combination of traditional Hakka and western buildings.

 Yearning Tea Plantation Tourist Attraction: It is a holiday village with enormous acreages of tea fields and many villas. You can not only taste all kinds of teas and watch tea art shows, but also learn about Hakka culture and see Hakka earthen buildings.

Other tourist attractions: Thousand-Buddha Pagoda, Huangfengwo Chashan (Tea Mountain) Tourist Zone

How to get to/around Meizhou

1. Meizhou Meixian Airport is situated in the Sanjiao Town, Meijiang District, only 4 kilometers (205 miles) from Meizhou city proper operating flights mainly to Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Usually, visitors should get to the airport one hour ahead of time. Check-in will cease 30 minutes before take-off.

2. Within the city, several bus stations are served to facilitate visitors'way to travell between points of interest. Generally speaking, it is about four hours' drive to Guangzhou, three hours to Shenzhen and two hours to Shantou.


Enjoying a subtropical monsoon climate, Meizhou's hottest and coldest days usually appear in July and January. Weather in summer is hot and the temperature in summer and winter varies greatly. The rainfall mainly concentrates on the period from April to September.

 When to Go: Meizhou is favorable for visiting at any seasons, especially in spring and autumn. 

Meizhou Travel Tips

 History: The city was the residence of Hakka people after they moved from Central China to this region in Qin (221BC-206BC) and Han dynasties (206BC-220AD). It was in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) that prefecture named Meizhou was established for great many plum trees planted here.

  Physical Features:The terrain of the city slopes downward from the north to the south. Within its territory, hilly area and terraces occupy the majority of the land, and then mountainous area ranks the second place. Plain region there is small in area.

  Special Local Products:golden pomelo, Dancong tea, Mei Gan Cai (preserved mustard cabbage)
- Last modified on Oct. 12, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Meizhou Travel
Asked by Charlotte from SINGAPORE | Oct. 11, 2018 02:22Reply
What is the best way to travel from Singapore to Meizhou? I heard there is flight from Guangzhou?
How far is Meizhou airport to Dabu? By what transportation?
Answers (1)
Answered by Makayla from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 12, 2018 00:48

Yes, you can fly to Guangzhou first. Then change the flight to the destination.
The distance between airport to Dabu is around 80km. Upon landing, you are suggested to take a taxi to Jiangnan Bus Station first. The cab fare is around CNY15. Then there are many buses to Dabu. The bus schedules are from 06:50 to 18:00.
Asked by Li from SINGAPORE | Sep. 22, 2018 00:04Reply
Please advise transportation mode to Meizhou from Jieyang or shantou
also the details of the traveling time and distance, Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Maha from USA | Sep. 25, 2018 00:33

From Jieyang, you can take the bus at Jieyang Bus Station, with distance of 846 kilometers. The departing time is 08:30, 12:50, 14:00 and the duration is about 3 hours.
Or take the bus at Puning Liusha Bus Passenger Station: 08:30, 11:20, 11:50 and 13:20.

From Shantou, take the bus at Shantou Bus Passenger Station: 06:00, 08:00, 09:30, 11:20, 12:30, 13:00, 13:10, 13:30, 14:10, 15:10 and 17:00. The travel time is about 3 hours.
Asked by Siaw Foh Hin from MALAYSIA | Apr. 08, 2018 01:59Reply
Which airport you recommends me to use to the nearest town of Dabu, Meizhou?
Malaysia Airlines fly to Guangzhou and Xiamen. Which airport should i take?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eglise from FRANCE | Apr. 08, 2018 22:26

Xiamen Airport is much closer, and you can take a taxi to Xinglin Bus Station to take the long-distance bus to Dabu. Oh, the bus departs at 13:10 and costs CNY 83.
Asked by SIAWFOHHIN | Apr. 07, 2018 09:29Reply
how many trian service from Quanzhou to Meizhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lele from USA | Apr. 07, 2018 20:19

Sorry to tell you no train is available. You are suggested to the bus from Quanzhou Central Bus Station at 9:20 to MZ. It takes about 5h and CNY 160, BTW.
Asked by Sukardi from INDONESIA | Nov. 06, 2017 00:19Reply
From Meizhou train station to Ramada Hotel
I'll be arrived around 20:47 with T8379 train from Guangzhou. Does public bus still operate at that time? If it is, then which public bus should I take to go to the Ramada Hotel (Meiyuan Road, Binfang Street, Meijiang District, Meijiang)? What about meter taxi? How much it cost from the train station to the hotel? Thank you.
Answers (4)
Answered by Ross from SINGAPORE | Nov. 06, 2017 01:14

Well, you are suggested to take a taxi directly to your hotel, which is only 2km from the Railway Station. It costs around CNY7.
Answered by Sukardi from INDONESIA | Nov. 07, 2017 00:10

Thank you and noted, Ross. BTW, do you know how much the cost to rent a car + driver in MZ for 12 hours?
Answered by Lina | Nov. 07, 2017 00:45

Hey, I just know it costs CNY300 or around if hring a local taxi.
Answered by Sukardi from INDONESIA | Nov. 07, 2017 03:32

Thanks Lina
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