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 Josie Ching from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 15, 2019 20:08Reply
How to go from Guangzhou Baiyu Airport to China Hotel?
Asked by Maxime from FRANCE | Mar. 15, 2019 03:14Reply
From Paris to Guangzhou arriving at 6 am, leaving to Indonesia the same day at 10pm.
I am French. I guess I am eligible for the 72 hours free transit.
1) Do I need to make a request before leaving from Paris or will I get the free visa when arriving at the airport (Do I need specific papers, except my 6 months valid passport?)
2) If i want to go to HK during the day, then come back, I need to have a tourist visa with multiple entries?
Thanks in advance
Asked by Lin from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 15:03Reply
Planning to travel from Sydney to Guangzhou then Taiwan is my route ok for 72 hours free transit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Banner from CANADA | Mar. 11, 2019 20:38

Yes, there is no problem.
Asked by Ruth from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 11, 2019 14:58Reply
Arriving from London I have 1 hour transit from Guangzhou to Bail is this enough time to transit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin from CANADA | Mar. 11, 2019 20:41

The time is tight. If your flights are connecting flights and in the same terminal, it may be possible. Otherwise, it is better to change your schedule. Generally speaking, you should prepare at least 1.5 hours to make this transfer.
Asked by ROZHENA BINTI IBRAHIM from MALAYSIA | Mar. 04, 2019 00:58Reply
Muslim restaurant nearby Yu Ting hotel (Dongcheng Hotel Branch, Guangzhou)
Hi, I would like to know is there halal restaurant nearby Yu Ting Hotel? prefer walking distance from hotel since i'm pregnant. TQ
Answers (1)
Answered by Muhammad from CANADA | Mar. 04, 2019 17:57

Is the hotel located at No.421, East Yanjiang Road? If yes, you can find one named Muslim Lanzhou Beef Noodles Restaurant. The exact address is No.191, West Donghua Road, Yuexiu District. Hope you like.
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