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.

 See also Meizhou to Guangzhou Train


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 Aug. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Meizhou Travel
Asked by Peggy Chin from MALAYSIA | Aug. 25, 2019 06:50Reply
Meizhou to Baihouzhen
Does anyone know if there's any transport from Meizhou to Baihouzhen to a village call Wen Fung Village.Will be visiting relatives there in Nov and we still have no idea how to get there. Thanks in advance🙏
Answers (2)
Answered by Sonia from USA | Aug. 28, 2019 19:36

Maybe you can take bus from Meizhou Coach Station to Baihou, which departs at 9:00 with CNY36. As for to the village, you need to take a car. Why don't you ask your relative about the transportation.
Answered by Peggy Chin from MALAYSIA | Aug. 30, 2019 04:30

Thank you so much and will try find out from my relatives
Asked by Edwin Low from SINGAPORE | May. 09, 2019 01:35Reply
Any nice courtyard hotel in meizhou close to city centre
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from USA | May. 09, 2019 18:12

Hi, there is no courtyard hotel near the city center. The Howard Johnson Changsheng Plaza Meizhou located at No. 8 Fuqian Avenue, across the People's Square is recommended to stay. It takes around CNY450 per night.
Asked by Mr.HARRYLAW from NZ | Jan. 20, 2019 07:29Reply
We are visiting Meizhou, Chaozhou and Shantou
Are there any places/cities that we visit as well?
How to get from Shantou to Chaozhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Benjamin from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 21, 2019 01:08

You can also go to Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
From Shantou to Chaozhou, take a coach from Shantou Bus Station directly. There are many schedules every day.
Asked by Haryanto K from INDONESIA | Dec. 10, 2018 02:32Reply
We are a family of 8 and will arrive in Meizhou from Shantou for 3/4 day-visit.
Is there any local/private tour that can take us to visit tourist spots in the city and surroundings ? Please also advise the approx.cost ? Tks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alan from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 10, 2018 23:58

In general, you can find the travel agency counter at the railway station. The fee may be about CNY1200 - 1500 for an adult and CNY600 - 800 for an children.
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