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 Ct from SINGAPORE | Dec. 05, 2019 04:18Reply
Is it expensive to get a taxi to the city area from Guangzhou airport?
Is it safe to take taxi there?
Asked by Leap from CAMBODIA | Dec. 05, 2019 00:47Reply
as Cambodian passenger do i need visa while layover 3 hour in Gunagzhou Airport?
Asked by Heather from NETHERLANDS | Dec. 04, 2019 22:59Reply
Who is answering these question?
I received an answer to my question about visas for my stopover flights and received a very helpful answer from Chloe in France. Is this an official answer that I can show at the airport if I am questioned about visas? (I ask because this just feels like a friendly blog amongst tourists). Who are the people answering the questions?
Asked by Heather Willson from NETHERLANDS | Dec. 03, 2019 06:02Reply
I have valid Australian AND Dutch passports - do I need a vis for the following flights?:

To Australia (as a tourist)
DEP 27 Dec 14.10 Amsterdam
ARR 28 Dec 06.55 Beijing CZ346

DEP 28 Dec 10.30 Beijing -
ARR 28 Dec 13.45 GZ (Baiyan Term. 2) CZ3112 - wait in G. for 8 hours
DEP 28 Dec 22.15 GZ -
ARR 29 Dec 09.55 Adelaide CZ663

Return to the Netherlands
DEP 13 Jan 11.30 Adelaide -
ARR 13 Jan 18.15 GZ (Baiyan Term.2) CZ664 (all night in G.)
DEP 14 Jan 08.40 GZ -
ARR 14 Jan 16.05 Wenen -

DEP 15 Jan 06.55 Wenen
ARR 15 Jan 09.00 Ams CZ 7925
Answers (1)
Answered by Chloe from FRANCE | Dec. 03, 2019 23:36

For your first trip (Amsterdam - Beijing - GZ - Adelaide - Australia), you can enjoy the 24 hours visa free policy.

For the second trip (Adelaide - GZ - Wenen - Amsterdam), you are eligible for the 144 hours visa free policy.
Asked by Jay from INDIA | Dec. 03, 2019 03:59Reply
Is Guangzhou airport heated during winter?
I felt it was very cold inside the airport in January this year.. is this normal or why was not it is heated for the comforts of the passengers?
Answers (1)
Answered by Charlotte from DENMARK | Dec. 03, 2019 23:28

Well, as I know, the airport will turn on the air conditioner when the weather is cold.
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