Guangzhou Travel Guide

Guangzhou Travel Guide

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Guangzhou (Canton), a prosperous metropolis full of vigor, is the capital city of Guangdong Province located along the south coastline of China. Being an excellent port on the Pearl River navigable to the South China Sea, and with fast accessibility to Hong Kong and Macau, the city serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center in Guangdong area. Being the first cities benefited from the Reform and Opening Up policy since 1978, the city acts as the pioneer of the economic development of the country, with numerous enterprises, which offer many job opportunities and make the city a heavily populated area. Guangzhou is especially prosperous in commerce, tourism, dining, finance and real estate. For travelers, the city shows much attraction through its famous sights such as the Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park, Pearl River and White Cloud Mountain.
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Guangzhou Transportation
Guangzhou, the south gate of China, has a satisfying transport system radiating to the whole country and even the world. It has direct flights with Los Angeles of US, Vancouver of Canada, London of UK, Paris of France, Amsterdam of the Netherlands, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia, Bangkok of Thailand, and many other Asian destinations. If you are already within China, a wide range of vehicles can facilitate your trip to and from the city, including the planes, trains, long-distance buses and ships. The urban transportation is generally good due to the orderly planning roads and the developed city-buses, taxis and subways.
Guangzhou Food
Guangzhou is considered as the paradise for gourmands in south China. Its dish represents well the Cantonese Cuisine, which is one among the most famous eight Chinese cuisines. A large amount of time-honored restaurants and quality new restaurants serve various authentic local dishes, snacks and drinks. The most popular restaurants gather around the old city area, including the Dongshan District, Yuexiu District and Liwan District. Panfu Road, West Jiangnan Road and East Huifu Road are recommended food streets for tourists to feel the local eating customs such as Yam Cha (Drinking Tea), having various kinds of soup or delicious Sampan Porridge.
Guangzhou Shopping
With the fame of the shoppers' heaven with ton of quality goods at affordable prices, the city is prosperous with various kinds of commercial streets. Shangxiajiu Road, Beijing Road and Shifu Road commercial area, full of time-honored brands and modern shopping malls, is the most traditional and popular among the locals. Yide Road is the best choice for seafood and dried food. Wende Road is the right place for curios and tourist souvenirs. For those seeking for clothes and current fashions, Baima Clothes Market, World Trade Mall and Teemall should not be missed.

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Guangzhou Nightlife
The city offers wide choices of nightlife hangouts. For visitors fond of lively parties, the three bar streets are recommended, namely the Huanshi Road which is favored by foreigners and white collars, Yanjiang Road located along the Pearl River and popular among the young, and Baietan area which is developed from a village and today more like a night fair. For tourists who want to have a tranquil nighttime, to enjoy a cruise on the Pearl River or watching the enchanting night scene from the White Cloud Mountain are wonderful.

Guangzhou Travel Tips
To make your visit to this city easy and pleasant, we offer practical travel tips for your reference. You may be interested in the following topics:

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- Last modified on May. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by Worldexplorer from JAMAICA | May. 22, 2019 15:58Reply
how do I get from CAN Baiyun Airport to Guangzhou beauty exchange?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from MALAYSIA | May. 22, 2019 18:51

Take Metro line 3 (north extension) to Jiahewanggang and then transfer to Metro Line 2 to Sanyuanli. Get out of the Exit D and walk southwest about 800m to there.
Asked by Daniel S from INDONESIA | May. 22, 2019 07:57Reply
We reach Guangzhou Baiyun Airport at 4:00 AM
And we stay at Hee Fun Apartment Hotel Poly D Plaza.
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Answered by Kevin from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 22, 2019 18:01

The first metro departs at 6:02. You can take Metro line 3 (north extension) from the airport to West Tiyu Road and transfer to Metro Line 3 to Zhujiang New Town. After that, transfer to Metro Line 5 to Liede. Get out of the A exit and walk south about 800m to your hotel.

You can also take a taxi and it takes about CNY120.
Asked by Anna from AUSTRALIA | May. 18, 2019 18:36Reply
Sydney to Guangzhou on 144 Visa
I am currently living in GZ. My son and his wife wants to visit for max 5 days. What route should they take from Sydney? Ie. should it be Syd-HK-GZ-Syd? Also would it be possible for us to go to Sanya Bay for 2 nights during their visit? Thank you
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Answered by Rose from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 20, 2019 02:24

Syd-HK-GZ-Syd is eligible. However, they cannot go to Sanya Bay since the visa is only valid in Guangdong Province.
Asked by Tan Saw Pin from MALAYSIAN | May. 18, 2019 15:16Reply
Are Malaysians eligible for the free visa for Guangzhou 144 hours transit?
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Answered by Alice from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 20, 2019 02:08

No, they are not.
Asked by Cipto from INDONESIA | May. 18, 2019 09:54Reply
Where to buy woman wholesale fashion clothes in Guangzhou?
Any detail guide on the min qty considered whoesale, shipping?
Which hotel near the wholesale market to stay?
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Answered by Nelly from AUSTRALIA | May. 20, 2019 01:55

The Baima Wholesale Market is located at No.16 Zhannan Road, Yuexiu District and it is near the Guangzhou Railway Station.

The Baiyun City Hotel located at No.179, Huanshi West Road, Yuexiu District is recommended and it takes about CNY240 per night.
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