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.

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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 updated on May. 22, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by Daniel from KENYA | Jun. 07, 2023 04:02Reply
can i get a train from Guangzhou airport after 2200hrs?
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda | Jun. 07, 2023 19:47

Yes, the last metro from the airport departs at 23:17.
Asked by Williams from USA | May. 28, 2023 05:25Reply
Tracking Number
How can I find out when my product will arrive in the US? It has not moved since 04/27/23 CP330602360CN
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | May. 29, 2023 18:48

I'm not very sure. The tracking website says it is being transited. Since it doesn't move for a long time, it may be impounded by customs.
Asked by Chipo from ZIMBABWE | May. 21, 2023 15:41Reply
Directions to Zhongda Fabric market
How do i get to Zhongda Fabric Market from Lavande Tianhe Park Subway Guangzhou Hotel
Answers (1)
Answered by Anne | May. 22, 2023 19:05

Lavande Hotel Guangzhou Financial City Tianhe Park Metro Station? If yes, you can walk north about 700m to take Bus Line 53 from Sheng Rong Jun Hospital Station to Yuancun Station and then walk west about 300m to reach the market. It takes about 1 hour by bus.
Asked by Vickie from USA | May. 21, 2023 12:54Reply
high speed rail station
Hello, I am planning to take the train from HongKong to Guangzhou. Which station does the high speed train stop at in Guangzhou, Guangzhou East or Guangzhou South station? And which station is closer to Guangzhou Hotel located by Haizhu Square? Thank you!!
Answers (1)
Answered by James | May. 22, 2023 18:56

There are bullet trains from HK arriving at both of the two stations, so it depends on your specific train number. Generally, more trains will stop at Guangzhou South Station. Both of the two stations are not very far from your hotel and easy to reach by metro for about 0.5 hour. So you can choose according to your timetable and convenience.
Asked by Irene from ZIMBABWE | May. 19, 2023 04:29Reply
How can i get to baiyun world leather centre from Tianhe Park Metro Station
How can i get to baiyun world leather centre from Tianhe
Answers (1)
Answered by Alan | May. 22, 2023 18:49

You can take Metro Line 21 to Yuancun Station and then transfer to Metro Line 5 to Guangzhou Railway Station. Get out of Exit A and then walk northeast about 1 km to reach the leather center. It takes about 45 min and costs CNY 5 per person.
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