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 Richard Tang from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 20, 2019 15:18Reply
I am flying from UK to Guangzhou but change flight in Hong Kong airport on the way to GZ .
on return i am flying from GZ to hong kong stop over for a few days then back to UK
just want to know am i still qualify for the free transit to GZ?

thank you
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Answered by Michael from CANADA | Jan. 20, 2019 22:16

No, you aren't qualify for the free transit. You need to apply for the visa in advance in your country.
Asked by PORTNOY58 | Jan. 17, 2019 00:41Reply
What area is best to stay in for a short break during the New Year in Guangzhou?
Going to spend a few days in GZ over the Chinese New Year holiday and would welcome some recommendations on a good area to stay. Firstly of all looking for a good neighborhood and preferably somewhere which has good links to public transport and easy access to the main sites; second we like an area where there will be New Year activities. Any recommendations gratefully received. FYI we are a couple travelling with two kids, aged 9 and 7. Many thanks
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Answered by Olivia from SINGAPORE | Jan. 17, 2019 21:57

You are advised to find a hotel nearby the Haizhu Square. The surrounding transportation is quite convenient. And you can easily find several nice local restaurants. During the holiday, most scenic areas will still open. You can go to the zoo, Chimelong Tourist Resort, Pearl River and Canton Tower. Have a nice journey!
Asked by Doris from SINGAPORE | Jan. 13, 2019 05:25Reply
From Guangzhou Baiyun airport, where do I take high speed train to Chaoshan?
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Answered by Betty from CANADA | Jan. 13, 2019 19:22

From the airport, take metro line 3 to East Railway Station. Then take the high speed train to Chaoshan Railway Station. The train takes around 3 hours on the way. The ticket fare is CNY249.5 for 1st Class Seat and CNY179.5 for 2nd Class Seat.
Asked by Betty from KENYA | Jan. 07, 2019 20:50Reply
How to travel to Baiyun Airport from Landmark International Hotel at Science City?
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Answered by Estelle from FRANCE | Jan. 10, 2019 00:22

From your hotel, walk to Luogang Huaxia International Hotel first. Take airport shuttle bus line 8A to the airport directly.
Asked by Josephine Ching from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 07, 2019 06:45Reply
How to use metro from Guangzhou international airport to CIFF venue? Thank you
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Answered by Jackson from FRANCE | Jan. 07, 2019 17:37

Upon landing, take metro line 3 to West Tiyu Road Station and change to metro line 3 to Dashi Station, Exit A. Then take bus Special line 8 to Tangbudong Bus Stop. After arriving, walk south around 400 meters to find the destination.
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