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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Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by Peter from GERMANY | Jan. 17, 2020 03:01Reply
We‘ll (family with two kids) have a stopover for about 11hr and would like to visit Canton tower.
Is it possible to buy tickets in advance ? If yes, where ?
Thanks a lot.
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Answered by Yuri from THAILAND | Jan. 18, 2020 17:56

You can buy ticket online at official website of Canton tower.
Asked by Josephine Lee from SINGAPORE | Jan. 16, 2020 08:08Reply
Is there shower facility at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Guangzhou terminal 2?
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Answered by Liliana from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 16, 2020 22:06

As I know, you can find shower facilities in hourly lounge or hotels inside the terminal building. After arriving, you can easily find the hotel based on the detailed English signs at the airport.
Asked by Jenny from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 13, 2020 09:22Reply
Is there a shuttle bus going to china import and export complex from Guangzhou hotel?
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Answered by Sean from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 15, 2020 16:53

Well, it is convenient to take subway to there: Take metro line 2 from Haizhu Square station to Changgang station, then transfer to metro line 8 to get off at Pazhou station (Exit B), and walk north around 800m to the destination. It costs CNY5 with 40 mins.
Asked by Hildy from USA | Jan. 11, 2020 14:03Reply
Is a Visa required for staying 4 - 5 days visiting Hong Kong and Macau?
We will disembark off the cruise in Hong Kong. We want to stay in Hong Kong to tour Canton and Macau before we fly home to Los Angeles. Will we need a visa for staying 4 - 5 days?
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Answered by Alex from USA | Jan. 13, 2020 01:31

If your itinerary is Hong Kong-Guangzhou-Macau, and you will be eligible for 144 hour visa free transit provided you FLY to Guangzhou.
Asked by Mariah from MALTA | Jan. 03, 2020 04:50Reply
I am travelling from Malta to Hong Kong for just 5days and I’m using Guangzhou Baiyun Airport.
I dont need any visa right? I can apply for the 144hr Transit.
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Answered by Rita from SINGAPORE | Jan. 05, 2020 22:34

Yes, you are eligible for 144 hour visa free transit.
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