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:

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- Last updated on Aug. 01, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by william from SINGAPOPRE | Aug. 21, 2023 00:00Reply
hotel and transport to Gulongxia Glass Bridge
Transport and budget hotel at Qingyuan, Gulongxia Glass Bridge
I will arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
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Answered by Chris | Aug. 21, 2023 19:13

From Baiyun Airport, you can take an airport bus to Qingyuan. The bus departs every 90-120 minutes from 09:20-21:20. Upon arrival, hire a cab to the scenic area.

As for hotel, you may either stay around the scenic area or in Qingyuan downtown. There are more choices in downtown. You can make the decision basedo n your preference.
Asked by Vicky modi from NEPAL | Aug. 20, 2023 07:01Reply
Wher I can find wholesale item for girl wear bra and panty
Answers (1)
Answered by Becky | Aug. 21, 2023 01:51

You can go to Wufu or Jinxiang Wholesale Market to look for them.
Asked by chris from FRANCE | Jul. 31, 2023 19:38Reply
Where is the best place to be dropped off by taxi to walk on Beijing road
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Answered by Vivian | Aug. 01, 2023 02:03

It is a pedestrian street, so the driver can only drop you off at one of the entrances. It also depends on where exactly are you going, so the driver can drop you off to the closest entrance.
Asked by Brian Palmer from UK | Jul. 31, 2023 04:13Reply
Does flight UK to Guangzhou have to be direct
Planning to fly with Egypt Air - UK to Guangzhou but with 3 hour stop over in Cairo. Leaving by train for Hong Kong after 4 days. Is this still valid route for 144hr visa free pass
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Answered by Vivian | Aug. 01, 2023 01:55

Only stops immediately before and after the transit area matters, so your route will be Cairo - Guangzhou - HK. It will be eligible if you travel by ferry from Guangdong (including Guangzhou and Shenzhen) to HK; also, you need to have the ferry ticket in hand when landing in Guangzhou and leave exactly by that ferry to HK.
Asked by Weier Qi from UNITED STATES | Jul. 15, 2023 07:50Reply
Travel from Hong Kong to Guang Zhou
Hi, I am holding an Australian passport and have a 3-month visa exemption in Hong Kong. Do I need a Chinese visa travel between Hong Kong and Guang Zhou within 2 days if I take a cruise?
Weier Qi
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy | Jul. 17, 2023 02:17

I'm afraid yes. You have to apply for a Chinese visa in advance.
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