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.

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 Nov. 15, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by Lilly from TONGA | Nov. 15, 2018 08:48Reply
how much by taxi from guangzhou airport to dong fang hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vicos from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 15, 2018 19:23

The taxi fee is about CNY 90 - 100.
Asked by Sasa from THAILAND | Nov. 13, 2018 04:08Reply
How to get from Baiyun Airport to Yicheng Apartment PaZhou Poly World Center by shuttle bus?
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Answered by Samantha from SPAIN | Nov. 13, 2018 19:41

You can first take the airport shuttle bus line 1 at the Gate of A4 of arrivals lounge. Then get off at Airport Road Flyover. Then take the bus No,801 to Guangzhou East Railway Station. Then walk forwards northwest about 170 meters. The you will see your hotel.
Asked by Aaron Zimba Tamang from UNITED STATES | Nov. 08, 2018 12:20Reply
24 transit free visa in Guangzhou, China
I hold Nepalese Passport travelling with my wife n daughter who are Russian PP holders.... flying from USA thru Guangzhou, china ... onward to kathmandu,Nepal.. layover in china Guangzhou for 15 hours... would we be able to go out of the airport with 24 transit free visa????
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Answered by Sadie from USA | Nov. 08, 2018 22:03

Yes, you can use the 24 hours free visa.
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