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 Ling from SINGAPORE | Jul. 14, 2019 01:47Reply
How do I get from Baiyun Airport to Xiaolanzhen by bus or train?
If I were to take a taxi there how?
Asked by Harsh from INDIA | Jul. 13, 2019 05:04Reply
How to reach Foshan from Hong Kong?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carol from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 00:10

It is suggested to take high speed train from West Kowloon Station and transfer at Guangzhou South Railway Station to Foshan. There are dozens of trains in a day and takes around 1.5 hours on the way.
Asked by carmen from CANADA | Jul. 10, 2019 14:02Reply
Hi My son will arrive in Guangzhou at 5 a.m. and from there he has to fly to Harbin at 8.20 a.m.
Does he need to pick up his baggage and to go thru check in and stuff again ?
The ticket we bought is from Moncton Canada to Harbin.It is his first flight and he don't know anything .
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from USA | Jul. 10, 2019 20:57

Yes, he does need to. Don't worry, there are clear signs in the airport. May he has a nice trip!
Asked by sy from M'SIA | Jul. 04, 2019 07:56Reply
Pls guide me how to reach Changping station from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport by train ? and duration.
Answers (1)
Answered by Gael from USA | Jul. 04, 2019 19:57

Firstly, take metro Line 3 from T1 to Yantang Station, and transfer to metro Line 6 to Huangbo Station (Exit B), which costs CNY8 with around 1 hour. Then take taxi to your destination, which costs around CNY20-25 with 20 minutes.
Asked by KS Lee from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 02, 2019 05:55Reply
I will be taking China Southern Airlines from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur transit in Guangzhou.
Wonder is 2 hours 15 minutes enough for the transit?

Is the flight arriving to GZ & departure to Kuala Lumpur will be at the same terminal?

Answers (2)
Answered by Andy from NETHERLANDS | Jul. 03, 2019 00:37

Yes, they are at the same terminal, T2. The time is enough as you don't need to collect your luggage.
Answered by KS LEE from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 03, 2019 05:06

Many thanks Andy.
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