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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15 Important Cities in China for Business Travel

Gourmet Paradise: 10 Tourist Cities in China for Food Lovers

- Last modified on Jul. 04, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Travel
Asked by M from CHINA | Jul. 01, 2021 23:34Reply
How to reach Guangzhou airport (baiyun) from north railway station
if you have taken a slow train
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Answered by Hudson | Jul. 04, 2021 20:40

It is suggested to take metro line 9 from North Railway Station to Gaozeng Station. Then transfer to metro line 3 to Airport South directly. The whole way takes around half an hour. And the ticket fare is CNY 5 per person.
Asked by Becca from USA | Jun. 12, 2021 15:22Reply
Postal code
NO.88,Shangnan Industrial Area,Taihe Town, Baiyun District,, China
Looking for a postal code for this address NO.8n Industrial Area,Taihe Town, Baiyun District,, China
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Answered by Keira | Jun. 14, 2021 19:30

Asked by Rabbe from CAMBODIA | Mar. 20, 2021 19:55Reply
Can you write in English for me, please?
白云区石门街道石井大道中北白云湖仓储园B区07-10号仓 (会员编号)
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Answered by Amelia | Mar. 21, 2021 20:01

No. 07-10 Warehouse, Zone B, Baiyunhu Warehousing Park, Zhongbei, Shimen Street Shijing Avenue, Baiyun District.
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