City of Guangzhou | 广州市.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Guangzhou (map) is the capital of Guangdong Province in southern China. Formerly known as Canton to the West, the city of Guangzhou has a history dating back roughly 2,200 years.

Like many Chinese cities, Guangzhou municipality includes a vast rural area in addition to the urban core. There are 11 districts in Guangzhou. Among them, *Liwan, *Yuexiu, *Tianhe and *Haizhu are the city’s core, of most interest to tourists.

While in modern times it is mostly known for its skyscrapers and shopping malls, the city is not bereft of culture, and Guangzhou boasts a large number of cultural and religious sites.

*Liwan (荔湾 Lìwān or 西關 SaiKwan, map). Canton’s historical sites are concentrated here, including the colonial *Shamian Island (map), *Saikwan Old Houses.

*Yuexiu (越秀 Yuèxiù, map). The political and cultural centre of Canton, inclunding 東山 TungShan (the heart of the Old local Political and Military areas). Highlights include Yuexiu Park (map), Peiking road (old times known as 雙門底 Saung Mun Dei) Shopping District, and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.

*Tianhe (天河 Tiānhé/TinHo, map). The new city center and business district, full of skyscrapers and shopping malls. It is also home to most expat communities. Highlights include Guangdong Museum (map), *Central Library (map), Opera House (map) and Shipai village (map).

The popular pedestrian streets are:

Baiyun Mountain (map), located just north of the city center, is a large mountain park with forests, streams, and long hiking paths, as well as a cable car to the top for the less adventurous.

Authentic Cantonese cuisine is also famous throughout China for another reason — Cantonese people tend to eat absolutely anything. A well-known Chinese joke is that they eat anything that has four legs other than a table, anything that flies other than an airplane, and anything that swims other than a submarine.

Qingping Market (清平市场, map) (North from Shamian Island. Metro 1 Huangsha Exit D). Cantonese are known to eat just about any animal, and the market is world famous for its wild animal trades, although it has been tamer since the SARS outbreak. It is still a great place to go for exotic goods.

Visitors will find the best weather between October and November, and April and May are also good months.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Guangzhou Metro (*List of Guangzhou Metro stations)

If you intend to stay in Guangzhou for a long time, buy a multi-purpose Lingnan Pass – Yang Cheng Tong (岭南通-羊城通) stored value card, similar to the Octopus Card in Hong Kong.

BAOLAU.com – transportation network in Asia includes flights, trains, buses and ferries.

The most common direction-finding app used by the Chinese themselves is Baidu Maps, though it is only available in Chinese. Amap is effectively the Citymapper for the whole of China.

Also сheck оut мore info: TransportationTips for Your China Train Trip (chinahighlights.com)

BUS: Guangzhou Bus/Coach Travel (chinahighlights.com)

A coach or bus in rural China is a different experience. City buses vary from city to city. However, if you can understand the bus routes then they are cheap and go almost everywhere.

TRAIN: Guangzhou Railway Station has mostly normal-speed trains in service to Beijing, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’an, Lhasa, and some other cities in China. There are also intercity trains to Shenzhen.

Guangzhou South Railway Station has bullet trains and high-speed trains in service to Chinese cities including Hong Kong, Guilin, and Chengdu, among others. There are also intercity rail lines to Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

Train travel is the main method of long-distance transportation for the Chinese, with an extensive network of routes covering most of the country. >> seat61.com  (*Rail travel in China)

AIRPORT: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is about 6 km (about 4 miles) from the Guangzhou urban area. The main international gateways to mainland China are Beijing (Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport), Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) and Guangzhou (Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport).

WATERWAYS: Guangzhou is located beside the Pearl River, and it is one of the most famous port cities in China. The Pearl River is the second largest navigable river in China. Passengers can take ships to Hong Kong, Macau and Haikou.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

The documents you are to prepare before submission of visa application. Guidelines for Visa Applications. Visa Service Center.

chinahighlights.com

China Highlights is one of the best China tour companies. The website has a lot of useful information about China.

Baidu Maps.

It is one of the most popular digital mapping services in China. Public transportation directions for major cities in China.

China Culture is an official website of the Chinese government that provides information on Chinese culture and arts. It offers articles, videos, and images on topics such as history, literature, calligraphy, painting, and folk customs.

chinahighlights.com – is one of the best China tour companies that specializes in customized and creative China tours.

China Daily is an English-language newspaper that provides news and information about China, including cultural events, tourism, and travel advice.

Food

China Sichuan Food: This website is dedicated to Sichuan cuisine.

The Woks of Life is a food blog run by a family of Chinese-American foodies. They share recipes and stories about Chinese cuisine, as well as tips on cooking and entertaining.

Omnivore’s Cookbook is a food blog that offers a mix of Chinese and other Asian recipes.

China Daily is an English-language newspaper that offers coverage of Chinese food culture. Its food section features articles on regional cuisine, restaurant reviews, and culinary events.

Migrationology is a travel and food blog run by food blogger and YouTuber, Mark Wiens. He has a section on his website dedicated to Chinese food and street food, where he shares his experiences and recommendations.

Eating Asia is a blog run by food and travel writers, Robyn Eckhardt and David Hagerman. They specialize in documenting food and culture throughout Asia, including China.