Meizhou Travel Guide

Meizhou Travel Guide

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Meizhou Facts

Chinese Name: 梅州 (méi zhōu)
Population: 4,378,800
Area: 15,864.50 square kilometers (6,125 square miles)
Location: in the northeast of Guangdong Province, southern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Meijiang, Meixian); 5 counties (Dapu, Fengshun, Wuhua, Pingyuan, Jiaoling); 1 county-level city (Xingning)
Area Code: 0753
Zip Code: 51400
GDP (2018): CNY 111.02 billion (USD 16.78 billion)

Capital of Hakka in the World

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. Meizhou is one of the main settlements of Hakka people, developing time-honored Hakka traditional culture and buildings. It has more than 20,000 complete preserved Hakka Semi-Circular Round Houses which are called one of the five characteristic buildings of Chinese folk houses. Hakka folk songs and Guangdong Han opera are widely spread here. Visitors can also taste the salt and greasy Hakka delicacies.

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

Weather

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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)

 Food Culture: Hakka food like Salted Baked Chicken, Hakka Stuffed Tofu, Pork Belly with Preserved Mustard Greens, Stuffed Bitter Gourd deserves your try.

See More: In-depth Guide to Top 10 Guangdong Destinations

- Last modified on Mar. 06, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Meizhou Travel
Asked by Ang from MALAYSIA | Feb. 28, 2020 00:30Reply
Weilongwu (encircled dragon houses) in Meizhou
Can someone recommend exactly where in Meizhou I can visit "real" (as in still have residents, not commercialized or showcases) weilongwu? Thank you.
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Answered by Cecilia from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 28, 2020 19:29
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You are suggested to go to Weilongwu. As I know, there are still have residents.
Answered by Ang from MALAYSIA | Feb. 29, 2020 19:54
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Thank you, Cecelia.
Asked by Ang from MALAYSIA | Feb. 21, 2020 22:00Reply
Train from Chaozhou to Meizhou
I understand a high speed train line (Meizhou-Chaoshan) becomes operational in Oct 2019. Can I book it at this website (China Travel Guide).
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Answered by Lisa from SINGAPORE | Feb. 23, 2020 17:01
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Yes, you can. TravelChinaGuide.com provides online train ticket booking service.
Answered by Ang from MALAYSIA | Feb. 23, 2020 18:03
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Thank you, Ms Lisa.
Asked by Cecilia Leow from SINGAPORE | Nov. 03, 2019 17:30Reply
Does anyone know the address of 发圣堂育发馆?
It is located at Meizhou, Guangdong but where is the exact location?
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Answered by Greeley from FRANCE | Nov. 05, 2019 22:30
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Sorry, I didn't find this place on the map.
Asked by Roy Hui from SINGAPORE | Oct. 20, 2019 21:06Reply
visiting Meizhou in Nov. I'll be taking a fast train fr. Guangzhou to there.
May I know how to get to the city?Tq!
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Answered by Tizzy from MALAYSIA | Oct. 23, 2019 18:37
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I assume you will arrive at Meizhou West Railway station, then you can take taxi to the downtown, which is not far away from this train station.
Answered by Roy Hui from SINGAPORE | Oct. 24, 2019 18:44
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I prefer city area,any recommend? other option to Jiangmen, which is better? Tq
Answered by Tizzy from MALAYSIA | Oct. 27, 2019 20:02
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What exactly do you want to ask? Hotel recommendation or tourist attractions?
Asked by sisca from INDONESIA | Oct. 14, 2019 22:48Reply
Meizhou rent a car with chauffer/driver
Hi
We are visiting Meizhou and will stay at white swan hotel. We are (6people) planning to rent a car for city tour and going to our anchestor village.
Anyone can help us with renting a car in Meizhou? and how much will it cost?

Thank you before
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Answered by Joe from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 16, 2019 19:33
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It is suggested to ask for help from your hotel staff to give you recommendation.
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