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.

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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:

Suburban Districts

Further Reading

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- Last updated on Nov. 23, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by Noz from SOUTH AFRICA | Nov. 27, 2023 09:32Reply
Where in Guangzhou can I buy sportswear for adults i.e. Nike, Puma, Adidas etc
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Nov. 28, 2023 17:29

Guangzhou Wanguo Outlets is recommended. It is located at No. 40 Qianjin Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
Asked by James from SINGAPORE | Nov. 26, 2023 00:22Reply
Hongkong to Guangzhou via High Speed Railway
Hi all,

Singaporean traveling to Hongkong and will be going for a day trip in Guangzhou. Have a few doubts in mind. Hoping someone could answer in detail.

1. How long does it take to clear the immigration from Hongkong to Guangzhou via HSR?
2. Is there any immigration counter/ custom at Guangzhou South Railway Station, if so how long does it to clear?

Thank in advance!
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Nov. 27, 2023 18:22

1. Generally, it is about 10-30 minutes.

2. No, you only need to clear the immigration in HK West Kowloon Station and there is no procedure in Guangzhou.
Asked by calvin from BRUNEI | Nov. 19, 2023 19:32Reply
Dear sirs/madam,can anyone tell me any bus available from Guangzhou North railway station direct to Guangzhou Baiyun international airport?Thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Andrew | Nov. 19, 2023 23:24

No direct bus available but it is convenient to travel by metro. Take Metro Line 9 from the railway station to Gaozeng Station and then transfer to Metro Line 3 to the airport. It takes about 35 minutes and costs CNY 5 per person.
Answered by calvin | Nov. 20, 2023 23:27

Thank you Andrew for your info
Asked by anton from INDONESIA | Nov. 19, 2023 18:06Reply
I saw a video of the Chang Yun Fashion City shopping center where the address of the shopping center
I saw a video of the Chang Yun Fashion City shopping center where the address of the shopping center is
Answers (1)
Answered by Anne | Nov. 20, 2023 23:10

It is located at No.15, Shahe Lianquan Street, Tianhe District.
Asked by Hung Phung from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 18, 2023 17:00Reply
Boarding ticket
I already booked on line successfully, I received a notice about my booking, can I just use this notice as my boarding ticket.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily | Nov. 20, 2023 21:44

Do you mean train tickets? If yes, you just need to board the train by showing your passport.
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