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 Sep. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by Lalit Goyal from INDIA | Sep. 19, 2019 00:51Reply
My flight at 7:40 from Hong Kong to New Delhi.Is there any way to reach Hong Kong airport directly ?
Asked by Yock Lai Chong from MALAYSIA | Sep. 18, 2019 06:27Reply
I'm going to Guangzhou from Shenzhen on 23/9/2019
If I were to take a train ,how would I do and how much is the tickets for 2adults. How long it takes to reach xiwan road, the Vadim Apartment where I booked for 2 nights stay.?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mateo from CANADA | Sep. 18, 2019 19:07

You are suggested to take a bullet train from Shenzhen Railway Station to GZ Railway Station. For one adult, the ticket fare of 1st Class Seat is CNY99.5 and 2nd Class Seat is CNY79.5.
After arriving, take subway line 5 to Xicun Station, Exit D. Then walk north around 1km to find your hotel.
Asked by j.r.bopitiya from SRILANKA | Sep. 12, 2019 09:33Reply
how to go to shenfang railway station from Guangzhou china?
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Answered by Ryder from CANADA | Sep. 15, 2019 18:36

Is this Shenfang railway station in Yueqing city? Then you can take train from Guangzhou Railway station to Wenzhou Railway station first, then take bus B1 to Wenzhou South Railway station and take high speed train from there to Shenfang Railway station.
Asked by Roland Henkel from GERMANY | Sep. 10, 2019 19:03Reply
Which exit should I take at Metro Guangzhou Railway Station

I will arrive Main Railway Station by Metro line 2. I booked a room in Baiyun City Hotel nearby (179, HuaShi West Rd. , short way to walk)

Which is the best Metro Exit for that destination?
Thanks in advance.
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Answered by Weston from USA | Sep. 11, 2019 20:22

You should get out from Exit A.
Asked by Sami from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 07, 2019 04:05Reply
i have wechat and will be visiting Guangzhou for 3 weeks as a tourist.
Any change to wechat payment for foreigners? I heard I could have a 红包 transferred to my wallet, provided my wechat is in Chinese (it is) and use it for payments.
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Answered by Sam from USA | Sep. 09, 2019 00:18

Nowadays, the law is strict about wechat money transactions. You must have a real-name certified Chinese bank card so you can accept money from others.
Answered by Sami from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 11, 2019 23:26

Many thanks Sam for taking the time to reply. Much appreciated. Oh well, will just have to make do with cash I guess. Cheers!
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