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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 Further Reading:
Top 10 China Destinations for First Time Travelers

In-depth Guide to Top 10 Guangdong Destinations

- Last modified on May. 18, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by Jooles from AUSTRALIA | May. 15, 2020 03:51Reply
Checking an address
Could you please tell me if this is the correct address. Thank you
No. 265 Xinshi Market Baiyun District Guangzhou Guangdong China
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Answered by Gaia from FRANCE | May. 18, 2020 01:49

Sorry, I didn't find Xinshi Market. Would you mind providing the road name?
Asked by chloe from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 13, 2020 03:19Reply
hourly passenger lounge at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
if you arrive on an international flight do you have to go thru immigration to get to the hourly passenger lounge if you are not leaving the airport
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Answered by Peter from POLAND | Feb. 15, 2020 16:59

As I know, there are several rest area inside the international transfer area. Upon landing, you can contact the airport staff. :)
Asked by ROWENA M RIVERA from UNITED STATES | Feb. 04, 2020 09:43Reply
9 hour 45 min stopover in Guangzhou arrival in Guangzhou at 10:45PM
I have a stopover in Guangzhou at 10:45 PM with my 2 children and fiance. I purchased our tickets through a 3rd party "Justfly". Do you offer free hotel stay?
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Answered by Shirley from POLAND | Feb. 06, 2020 18:19

As I know, it doesn't provide the free hotel. Upon landing, you can easily find the hourly lounge based on the detailed English signs at the airport.
Asked by Scarlet from U.K. | Jan. 24, 2020 07:57Reply
Hello, we are staying in Tianhe district and want to get a bus to HK (Kowloon area)
Where is the nearest bus station/ stop in Guangzhou and how much will it cost?
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Answered by Leonard from FINLAND | Feb. 01, 2020 19:40

You can take the direct coach from Tee Mall (天河城), which is located at No.208, Tianhe Road. The buses depart at 07:30, 08:05, 13:15, 14:15, 15:45 and 17:15.
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