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Canton redirects here. For other places with the same name, see Canton (disambiguation) Guangzhou or Canton (广 州) , the capital of Guangdong Province, is the third biggest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai with a population of more than 12 million. Founded in 214 BC, the city has been a springboard for trading, cultural exchanges, many revolutions and reforms, making it an unavoidable stopover to understand what shapes the modern China.

The new Guangzhou skyline with the Canton Tower and Zhujiang New Town

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Mention you are traveling to Guangzhou to most northerners, you will almost expect a remark calling the place 'cultureless'. Fair or not, its isolation from the rest of 'typical China' by mountainous topography and early exposure to the outside world has resulted in its unique way of lifestyle, liberal ideas, distinctive cuisine and tremendous wealth. It is no surprise that Guangzhou is a cradle of many reforms and revolutions that changed the fate of China forever. Today Guangzhou still unveils many republic-era sights that help travelers understand modern Chinese history. Founded in 214 BC, this capital of the richest province is always a mix of new and old. It not only boasts some of the oldest temples in China, a millenarian-old park, an imperial tomb of a southern kingdom and complete preservation of colonial villas and church on Shamian, but it also serves as a showcase of futuristic architectures and autopilot metro on Zhujiang New Town. Despite its vibrant sight-seeing resources, travelers usually come to Guangzhou to shop. Guangzhou accommodates countless huge markets specializing in almost any made-in-china products, including Chinese tea, herbs, garments, watches, electronics and toys. You will be appalled to see the real prices of those China-made products and the profit your local shops earn by selling them. As busy as it sounds, you can easily escape the crowd. Just head to surrounding villages, in which some of them date back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279AD). Bird watching in Nansha Wetland, a 200-hectare stopover for migrant birds from as far as Seriba, can easily make you a peaceful day. Food is the centerpiece of life and Guangzhou has the country's largest number of restaurants per capita, which is the birthplace of what you call 'Chinese food' (Cantonese food) in the west. Here you can grab the authentic taste of sweet & sour pork, wonton soup and dim-sum. Few travelers can leave the city hungry.

Guangzhou is divided into ten districts. Among them, Yuexiu and Liwan, the cradle for the Cantonese culture, has been the city center since the imperial era. Tianhe, which was a farming village decades ago, has been constructed into a new business center with some biggest shopping malls and highest skyscrapers in the city. For travelers, the most useful road is Zhongshan Road, a 9 KM long highway horizontally cutting through the downtown of Guangzhou. The highway is divided into 8 sections. From Zhongshan 6 Road (中山六路)to Zhongshan 8 Road (中山八 路) it covers around 80% tourist attractions and all famous restaurants. This area is well connected by Metro Line 1 from Changshou Lu (長壽路), Chen Clan Academy (陈家祠), Ximenkou(西门口) to Gongyuanqian (公园前).

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City Center Liwan (荔湾 Lìwān) — On the north of the pearl river makes up the old Guangzhou area and home to the standard Cantonese accent (Xiguan Accent, literally West Gate Accent). Tourist highlights include the colonial Shamian Island, Xiguan Old Houses, Xiangxiajiu shopping Street, Liziwan Lake Park and Chen's Clan Academy. Yuexiu (越秀 Layout of Guangzhou Yuèxiù) — The Zhongshan 6 Road area, which covers the original area of Yuexiu before its expansion in the 2005, has been the very core since 214 AD. Highlights include Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou Museum located at Zhanhai Tower, Orchid Garden, Mausoleum of Nanyue King, Guangxiao Temple, Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Beijing Lu Shopping District, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Shishi Cathedral. Tianhe (天河 Tiānhé) is the business district, Western central Guangzhou thriving with many skyscrapers and shopping in detail (Liwan and west malls. The newly developed Zhujiang New Yuexiu) Town (珠江新城) is a showcase of futuristic urban planning and avant-garde archiecture. It is also home to the oldest messy urban village Shipai as well as most expat communities. The district serves as a transportation hub for trains to Hong Kong. Highlights include Guangdong Museum, Central Library, Opera House and Shipai village. Around the Center Haizhu (海珠'Hǎizhū') — At the south of the

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Traders come here often for the Canton Fair in Pazhou. the rams turned into stone. Suicheng (穗城. the former industrial district has Eastern central Guangzhou in detail (east Yuexiu and transformed into more residential and business Tianhe) today.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. it keeps the survival of the Nansha Wetland. Guangzhou is often referred to as Huacheng (花城. Baiyun (白云 Báiyún) — This district is where the old airport is located. Conghua (从化 Cónghuà) is popular among tourists for its hot springs and Tianhe (Heavenly Lake) Recreation area. Luogang (萝岗 Luógǎng) is famous for its plum forest and Tianlu Lake Forest Park. According to historical records. City of Five Rams). History Formerly known as Canton in the West. a stopover for migrant birds. A legend tells of five celestial beings riding into the area that is now Guangzhou on five rams carrying sheaves of rice.Guangzhou travel guide . In addition. and Guangzhou quickly developed into an affluent and influential city. The High-Speed Railway Station (South Station) is built here.000 blooming lotus flower and sits a huge Bodhisattva Guanyin statue. City of Flowers). the city was built in 214BC and was known as 5 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . The area is covered by many historic villages and towns that give you a peek into the life of traditional Southern Chinese. City of Rams). Nansha (南沙 Nánshā) is a newly developed area at the southern tip of the city. which are picked in June and July. Its Lianhua Mountain boosts 100. After the celestials left. Guangzhou has gained several popular nicknames: Yangcheng (羊城. Sheaves of Rice City) and Wuyangcheng (五羊城. Huadu (花都 Huādū) is where the New Baiyun International Airport is located. Rural as it may sound. Panyu (番禺 Pānyú) is an area getting more popular among local tourists. Outskirt Huangpu (黄埔 Huángpǔ) is home to Huangpu Military Pearl River. the city of Guangzhou has a history dating back roughly 2. Various theme parks have attracted thousands of tourists. due to the abundance of flowers along the city's main thoroughfares. The celestials bestowed blessings on the land and offered the sheaves to the people of the city as a symbol of prosperity and abundance.200 years. which is a well-preserved historic building complex of the 1920s. It is home to the city's latest landmark Canton Tower and the South Campus of Sun Yat-Sen University. The Baiyun Mountain is a major attraction. County-Level Cities Zengcheng (增城 Zēngchéng) is famous for its lychee fruit. Due to this legend. Many Chinese worshipers also like to visit the Palace of Heavenly Queen (天后宮).

Robert Morrison. In 786 the city was sacked by the Persians and in 1711 the British East India Company established a trading post here. Temperature can reach almost 40 degrees Celsius. Please note that the Canton Fair takes place annually during the Weeks from Mid-April to Early May and Mid-October to Early November. Guangzhou has retained a strong connection with this school of Buddhism. Alternatively. the name Guangzhou was adopted for the city itself. and a small Muslim community continues to live in Guangzhou to this day. entered Guangzhou in 1807. This continued until 1842. The airport is the base for China Southern Airlines 6 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . When to visit In terms of climate. the Middle East. The name Guangzhou actually referred to the prefecture in which Panyu was ) is a major hub in Southern China. when four other ports were added. The first Protestant missionary in China. second only to Hong Kong. As a result. In 1757. South-East Asia. ICAO: ZGGG. See the information section under Sleep.baiyunairport. and the monastery where the sixth patriarch studied is considered a local treasure.the five Rams Guangzhou was also part of the so called "Maritime Silk Road" that linked southern China with India. so finding accommodation at those times can be difficult and expensive. a mosque was established in the city in 627. [1] (http://www. April and May are also good months. As the city grew. Typhoon season is from June to September. Guangzhou's history is full of color. Losing the exclusive privilege pushed Guangzhou to become more industrialized later. Guangzhou has a sub-tropical climate with humidity levels at their highest in the summer. IATA: Panyu (番禺). This started the spread of Christianity in the country. the best time to visit Guangzhou is between October and November. Additionally. The symbol of Guangzhou -. the government designated the city as the only port allowed business transactions with foreign nations.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. the sixth patriarch of Zen Buddhism was born in Guangzhou and taught the famous Platform Sutra in the city. Get in By plane Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (广州白云国际机场. As a result of its links with the Middle East. As a major sea port. the signing of the Treaty of Nanking. and Africa.Guangzhou travel guide .

If you arrive after midnight when the metro has stopped running. The lower level of the airport terminal leads to the Airport South Metro station. there is no direct bus to Macau or Hong Kong. Paris. Tianjin. not because of the lack of taxis.Guangzhou travel guide . 7 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . A taxi ride to central Guangzhou will cost about ¥120. while lines 7-11 go to outer districts. Waiting times can start from 45 mins. some parts it's 4. Airport Express buses operate just outside the arrival terminal. Yichang. Nanjing. Tokyo and Vancouver. Brisbane. Taxis are also available and take about the same time as the Metro. Chicago.csair. Shenzhen. Wuhan. Dalian. Lines 1 to 6 are traveling within the metropolitan area. Busan. The most convenient way into the city is by Metro Line 3. Frankfurt. Direct international routes include Amsterdam.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. and Zhuhai. Shenyang. Fukuoka. Qatar. Ho Chi Minh. and towards the front it can spread out to 8 in a row. every 10-15 minutes from 7AM until the last flight and takes 45 minutes to reach the Guangzhou Railway Station and Central Hotel. Haikou. People will attempt to out squeeze you to the back at every opportunity possible. Moscow. Seoul. However. Taizhou. Singapore. Daxian. Nanchang. Xi'an. Shijiazhuang. Bangkok. Yibin. Harbin. but are a distant second to the metro in reliability and comfort. Shantou. Taxi stations are available outside Arrival Hall Section A Gate 5 and Arrival Hall Section B Gate 6. Some parts it's 2 people. such as Zhuhai and Foshan. Jakarta. this may be your top choice. Changsha. Perth. Macau. Nairobi. Zhengzhou. or to Tiyu Xilu Metro station (both ¥12) takes about 50 minutes. There are also direct Airport Express buses to some cities in the Pearl River Delta region. Hong Kong. Los Angeles. A journey to the East Railway [2] (http://www. Sanya. Guilin. Hohhot. Taipei. Yuncheng. Melbourne. Istanbul. which is quintessentially chinese. Luzhou. and has an extensive range of domestic flights including: Beijing. Trains run every seven minutes. Hefei. If you have more than one piece of luggage or if a line has a stop at your hotel. Changchun. Jinan. The airport is 28 km (17 mi) north from central Guangzhou. with the first train leaving the airport at 6AM and the last train from and to the airport departing at 11PM. Kuala Lumpur. be prepared for a real long wait in line for taxis. The ticket prices range from ¥10-55. Dubai. Hangzhou. Urumqi. Guiyang. Mumbai. Chongqing. Also. Sydney. Yiwu. Shanghai. Line 1 (¥16) departs Seeing rural Guangzhou from an Airport Express bus. Irkutsk. Jiuzhaigou. but because of the sheer number of arrivees. Chengdu. Wuxi. Nanning. inclusive of a ¥15 toll fee. Auckland. Qingdao. Kuwait. You may find yourself 10 spaces behind the person who started right behind you. Kunming. Hanoi. do not be surprised that the queue is not really an orderly queue.

mtr. Fares range from HK$220-250 one way.it3. Tickets can be bought at the Shenzhen Rail Station in Luohu. Guangzhou–Shenzhen (a different railway.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. (departure) (arrival) T812* 7:25AM 9:20AM T824* 8:18AM 10:09AM T820* 9:24AM 11:19AM T804* 10:42AM 12:37PM T808 11:28AM 1:23PM T814 12:14PM 2:09PM T826* 1:10PM 3:01PM T818* 2:47PM 4:42PM T810* 4:35PM 6:29PM T828* 5:50PM 7:41PM T816* 6:35PM 8:30PM T802* 7:24PM 9:19PM Current as of Sep 2011 * denotes a stop-over in Dongguan (Changping station) ( The one-way journey price starts from ¥80. It is cheaper to take the Guangshen intercity train service (广深城际列车) from Shenzhen to Guangzhou East Railway Station. It takes 7h59m to 9h38m for a journey to Beijing. and the journey takes just 57 minutes and 35 minutes respectively. people will stand at the arrival area and ask if you need a taxi. These are illegally operated and use unmarked Do not accept solicitations for rides to the city. Trans-Island Chinalink and Eternal East. or charge you a fee. you can take cross-boundary coach to Guangzhou and other cities in Guangdong. The Guangzhou–Zhuhai (near Macau). than the Guangshen intercity train mentioned above) have opened in 2011. offer you a phony receipt.asp?strLang=Eng) . Shenzhen is right across the border from Hong Kong and thousands of people walk over the bridge between the two every day through Luohu (罗湖). Flying to Hong Kong is another option. A new long distance line from Guangzhou to Beijing will open on 26 December 2012. They usually cost a lot more than licensed taxis since many travelers do not know the cost of airport transportation. Some trips also stop at Guangzhou Railway Station. Sometimes.Guangzhou travel guide . The one-way journey price starts from Through train services are operated by Hong Kong MTR. From the Hong Kong International Airport.Guangzhou through train timetable Hung Hom GZ East Train no. originated from Shenzhen North Station. [3] Hong Kong . A project is underway to link the entire Pearl River Delta area with high speed rail network. and then arrange a taxi that will still charge you. It travels through major cities such as Changsha. including a stop at Dongguan. Zhengzhou and Shijiazhuang. Service providers include China Travel Service. Wuhan. By train Trains cover the 182 kilometers from Hong Kong in about two hours. Through Trains to Guangzhou East Railway Station depart from Hong Kong at Hung Hom railway station in Kowloon and arrive in Guangzhou at the East station. over 8 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM .

Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) serves the high-speed rail network. A sleeper costs ¥869 and 2. Guangzhou East Railway Station (广州东站) services routes to Hong Kong and some mainland cities. It is possible to take a direct train from Guangzhou to Lhasa in Tibet.980 km journey takes 55 hours and runs every other day from Guangzhou Station (广州站). The 4. Be sure to use official names to avoid confusion. reaching as far as the Gansu Province. Bring a phrasebook or a Chinese friend if you're planning on traveling deeper into China. H2) The station serves mostly long distance lines outside the Guangdong Province. 9 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . price from ¥816. One of the Stations is at Austin Road and Canton Road near Kowloon Park. There are also many options from nearby provinces like Guangxi. One way trip from Guangzhou South Station to Xi'an North is between 7h40m and 9h09m. Here are some of the main stations in the city: Provincial Station (省汽车客运站) (145-149 Huanshi West Road 环市西路 145-149号) (Metro 2 & 5 Guangzhou Railway Station Exit F1. The trip takes about 3+ hours and costs 250 HKD. Although some signs are available in English.000 km away. which is specified on the ticket. For discussion see Overland to Tibet.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. A one way ticket costs about 100 HKD. H1. Guangzhou Railway Station (广州站) is one of the biggest in the country and services routes that go all the way to Harbin. Guangzhou also has several other stations such as the North Station and West Station. Bear in mind there are now three major train stations in Guangzhou. Among the destinations are recognizable landmarks like Jinan University (暨南大学) on Huangpu Avenue (黄埔大道). it mostly serves nearby cities in the province. Garden Hotel (花园酒店) and China Hotel (中国大酒店) (see hotel section). Countless travellers have gone to the wrong station and missed their scheduled trips. F2. Some high-speed train also go to Luoyang and Xi'an. There are also many routes to cities in Guangdong. Liuhua Station (流花站) (Metro 2 & 5 Guangzhou Railway Station Exit D4) Across from Provincial Station.Guangzhou travel guide . Tianhe Station (天河客运站) (633 Yanling Road 燕岭路633号) (Metro 3) The station services Southern and central China. Metro line 1 ends here. One way ticket is ¥865. Hubei and Fujian. Metro lines 2 and 5 have a connection stop here. By bus Coach services are available to bring passengers from Hong Kong International Airport to several locations in Guangzhou. except at the Guangzhou-Kowloon counter. There are also cross border bus terminals throughout Hong Kong. staff may not understand English well enough. it is possible to hop on a bus from any corner of Guangdong province and get to Guangzhou. Domestically. There are also name variations for each of the stations. so be sure of your departing station. This is part of a nationwide high-speed network that is under construction.

Macau . It may be worth simply keeping the card as a souvenir. Be aware that the different names may be referring to the same station. The port is 1. On foot 10 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Fangcun Station (芳村客运站) (51 Huadi Middle Avenue) (Metro 1 Kengkou Exit B) The station serves similar routes as the Haizhu Station. Haizhu Station (海珠客运站) (182 Nanzhou Road 南洲路182号) (Metro 2 Nanzhou Station Exit A) The station is located in the southern part of Haizhu. bus and ferries and used for many convenience stores. By boat There is a frequent ferry and hovercraft service from Hong Kong. (Exit HJ). to return the card at the end of the trip. Macau. coach station. bus station. There is a bus to Lo Wu. Macau.Guangzhou travel guide . If you stay in Guangzhou for long time.Yang Cheng Tong (岭南通 -羊城通) stored value card. a commonly used border crossing between Hong Kong and mainland China. Note that Nansha is very far from the city center. which can be used to pay fares in metro. although there are various bus pickup points from the city center and Panyu. and East Railway Station. There are boats from other mainland cities. such as Xiamen. New Nansha Port(南沙港客运) is operating 4 lines traveling from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. and Haikou (Hainan Island) at the Zhoutouzui Ferry Pier (洲头咀码头). Yuexiu Nan Station (越秀南汽车站) (越秀南东园横2号) Other than desintations in the province and other provinces. purchase a multi-purpose Ling Nan Tong . passenger terminal or passenger station. it also has lines to Macau and Hong Kong. HKIA – Nansha 16:00 ¥265-¥350 Get around Guangzhou has an efficient public transportation system.6km south of Humen Bridge in Nansha. Guangzhou South (广州南汽车客运站) The station mainly services nearby cities. However. Schedule: Nansha to Hong Kong: 08:00 . public phones and vending machines. bus terminal. The fare is ¥65 and it runs every hour. and Qingdao at the Dashatou Pier (大沙头码头). and the Hong Kong International Airport. Please note that English and Chinese names of bus stations vary from one sign to another -. The trip takes 75 minutes to Hong Kong.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. including Hainan.Nansha 10:45 (Sat) 16:15 (Sun) ¥180-280 Nansha to Hong Kong Airport: Nansha – HKIA 9:30. servicing major cities in the province and other Southern China provinces. you need to go Gongyuanqian (Exit J) and Tiyu Xi Exit terminal.18:00 (5 separate lines) ¥155-250 Nansha to Macau (weekend only): Nansha – Macau 9:00 (Sat) 14:30 (Sun).

The rental fee is by the hour and up to ¥30 a day. Other dedicated bike lanes are slowly appearing in the city center. but non-folders are not permitted on any form of public transport other than the cross-river ferries. but are permitted to go on the public ferries for ¥1 (see below). Over 100 rental outlets are now available along many BRT lines and subway stations. the ever-growing Guangzhou Metro system[4] (http://www. Guangxiao Temple. This area is also well connected by Metro Line 1 and Trolleybus 104. High-end bicycles are also available to affluent customers in this rich city. To give you some sense of direction whenever you get lost. One popular bike route is along the Pearl River on the Haizhu District side. Huaisheng Mosque and many huge markets. By subway Opened in covers much of the city center. Card holders can get 40% off on any rides since the 16th uses in every month. Zhongshan Liulu) which covers most tourist attractions including Liurong Temple. think of getting a Yang Cheng Tong transportation cards (see details above). including Tianhe District. Ximenkou. Most of the signs and announcements are in Chinese and English. Beijing Lu and Shang-xia-jiu for shopping mania. The easy tour is to walk through Zhongshan 6 Road (中 山六路. Gongyuanqian cover up to 80% tourist Despite the sheer size of the city. It also has the two most popular pedestrian streets . Giant and Merida are the two most common international brands. There are currently 8 lines in operation:Central Lines Line 1 is the most useful for tourists. If you stay in Guangzhou for extended period.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Folding bikes are permitted on the subway (sometimes not on buses) and tax. The fare ranges from ¥2 to ¥12. By bicycle Bicycles are promoted as low-carbon mode of transportation. walking is a great way of exploring the traditional Liwan and Yuexiu districts. Changshuo Lu. Yangchengtong Card is accepted in many public rental outlets. Bicycles are not permitted to cross the river via the Zhujiang Tunnel or Zhujiang suspension bridge. 11 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . head back to Zhongshan Road and figure out where the Pearl River (Zhu Jiang) is and you will easily tell every direction. Five major stations Huangsha. horizontally cutting through the center of Guangzhou. New bikes are available in major hypermarkets from ¥500 for a reasonable cheap single-speed to around ¥2000-3000 for a 21-speed mountain bike. Chen Clan's Academy.gzmtr.Guangzhou travel guide . 107. 109 and 78(Night Bus) which is the only trackless tram system in South China.

By far. Transfers from GZ metro lines and Yangchengtong cards are accepted. This line is most useful for reaching the Olympic Sport Centre and the University Town. Guangfo Line is China's first intercity railway.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Useful for reaching Sun Yat-sen University and Pazhou Exhibition Centre.Guangzhou travel guide . Central Foshan can be reached in approximately 45-60 minutes from central Guangzhou. where you can transfer to Line 1. Line 8 was formed out of the remnants of Line 2 following it's southward extension and runs east-west through Haizhu District from Fenghuang Xincun to Line 2 runs horizontally through Guangzhou South Station and Yuexiu Park. You need a separate 2yuan ticket to get a ride. whilst the 'branch line' splits off at Tiyu Xilu and heads towards Airport South. Others Line 4 serves Guangzhou's eastern outer suburbs and runs from Huangcun in Huangpu District down to Jinzhou in Nansha. it is the cheapest way to move around. Zhujiang New Town APM is an experimental autopilot metro system which takes you to the Canton Tower. Bus fares are ¥1 for the older 12 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Useful for reaching Guangzhou Railway Station. Guangzhou Metro Line 5 runs east-west from Jiaokou (Liwan District) to Wenchong (Huangpu District) and follows the inner ring road through the city. Line 3 is a Y-shaped eastern Guangzhou. the Garden Hotel and Zhujiang New Town. connecting downtown Foshan with Xilang. By bus There is also a comprehensive public bus service that covers Guangzhou from end to end. The 'main line' runs from Panyu Square to the Tianhe Intercity Coach Station.

after which there are night buses with the prefix Ye (夜. though some without 13 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM .). You can find these in most major stations in the city that would take you to University Town. Guangzhou has over 30 commuter express bus lines (高峰快线) run mostly during peak hours from major bus and subway interchanges to congested areas and outlying districts. although the older buses have been mostly retired. but other intersections have traffic lights and therefore traffic jams. shuttle buses for many different residential complexes such as Favourview Palace and Star River. The fare is usually ¥3. taking a taxi at night is a better idea. It is essentially a long segregated bus lane (not an elevated busway like in Xiamen) running along the Tianhe Road and Zhongshan Avenue corridor towards the eastern suburbs. The stops are usually all on the same side of the road. All buses that use the BRT start with a B prefix (B1. Virtually all night buses stop running around 1 or 2am. By BRT The Bus Rapid Transit system went into service in early 2010. Heavy traffic can lead to a slow. On-board announcements are made in Mandarin. There are also four special lines for University Town (大学城专线). Information at bus stops is mostly written in Chinese. which cuts journey times considerably. Exact fare or a Yang Cheng Tong card is needed when boarding. Buses are only handy for traveling within one district or for reaching suburban districts that are not served by the subway. There are also 2 tourist bus lines (旅游 专线) passing through many scenic spots in the city. Cantonese and sometimes English. one after another. Most bus routes run from around 6am to 10 or 11pm. Fares are from ¥2-4. The night route numbers are not related to the normal route numbers. and crowds can be as dense as in Metro stations but with fewer doors and a narrower standing area compared to Metro trains." Bus stops served by many routes are usually divided into multiple sections. Trolley bus lines (Routes 101-109) are handy for exploring Liwan and Yuexiu districts. B22 etc. Fares are from ¥1-4.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. it is advisable to signal to the driver that you wish to get off when approaching your stop by pressing the red buzzer next to the exit door or by saying "xia yi zhan you xia (pinyin:xià yī zhàn yǒu xià).Guangzhou travel guide . In most cases. Other special lines are: Lines to some commercial districts. each one with a different number." meaning "I'm getting off at the next stop" or simply "you xia (有下. the stops are found all over the place. night). uncomfortable journey although they can be handy for a cheap but slow sightseeing tour. and some start again around 5am. which is handy if you are lost. but in some cases (such as Haizhu Square)." In Cantonese "you xia" is "yau lok(有落). although the current stop's name is also written in either pinyin or English (not always consistent with the recorded announcement in English) and stops close to subway stations are (usually) marked with the Guangzhou Metro buses and ¥2 for the air-conditioned ones. Some intersections are traversed by bridges and tunnels. If traveling on a quiet bus. pinyin:yǒu xià). and even complementary shuttle buses for some shopping center. The driver of a shuttle bus may ask for your receipts.

Most taxi drivers do not speak English or any other foreign languages. Many are from the poorer northern provinces and do not even speak Cantonese. insert ¥2 (coins only) into the entry turnstile to enter the platform area. 14 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . As with normal bus routes. The starting charge is ¥10 for the first 2. This comes in handy if you forget your valuables in a taxi. and it is very affordable. and after that ¥2. "across from the Garden Hotel. so have the name and address of your destination written in Chinese to show the driver. Good drivers will show you the toll receipts. but other B routes use any number of BRT stations (sometimes just one) and use normal roads the rest of the time. Overall it isn't much use to tourists. and you can board at the rear. there are an increasing number of 'London taxis' on the streets of Guangzhou (which comes as no surprise as the latest generation of London black cabs are built by Geely Motors in China). A few of them also accepts Yang Cheng Tong as payment. there is almost no English at BRT stations. Most people find taxi drivers in Guangzhou to be honest.Guangzhou travel guide . the normal fare of ¥2 applies. provided you transfer at a BRT stop. However. like the GZ Metro logo above bus stops that are near Metro stations. The taxi hotline is 96900. Only add the toll amount to what is displayed in the meter. have a nearby landmark included in the the "B" stop nearby.g. no payment is required when boarding the bus. and only the current station name is in pinyin. Pay close attention as to what they pay when passing toll booths. If boarding at a BRT stop.6 for each kilometre. Save your receipt because it contains the taxi's identification number. but a 50% surcharge is automatically added when the trip reaches 35 kilometres. e.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. A trip between the airport to the East Railway Station cost around ¥120-130. If boarding a BRT bus at a normal (non BRT) bus stop. however you can transfer to other BRT routes for free. The B1 stops at every BRT station. It is also difficult to find a taxi available elsewhere in the city. When reading a bus route (in Chinese) you can see the BRT logo above each BRT station name. If your destination is not well known. they will also try to pass counterfeit notes. during the Canton Fair near the Pazhou Complex. it is common to see drivers violate rules.6 kilometres." Whilst the majority of taxis are the regular VWs and Hyundais found in almost all Chinese cities. They are wheelchair accessible and can carry up to 6 passengers. in addition to going around the block one too many times. By taxi This is the most popular way for foreigners to get around. but it is not preferred by the drivers. Beware of taxi driver as sometimes. Many people recommend using the yellow taxis as that company only employs local Guangzhou drivers who know the city well .other taxi companies usually hire migrant workers from other provinces who may not know where they are going. No fuel surcharge is added. such as refusal of service and pre-negotiating a price rather than using the meter.

motorcycles are banned in the city center.Guangzhou travel guide . It departs every 10 minutes from 6AM to 10PM. it is common in Guangzhou to rent a car that comes with a driver. bus) to cross the river. The river narrows while going through the city center (a bit wider than the Thames in central London).cn/) ] 89 Linhe West Most taxi shift changes take place between 15:00-17:00.hertz. However. Finding a taxi at night is usually not a problem. Taxi can be also hard to come by during commuter peak hours of 19:30-09:00 and 17:00-19:00. In addition to the central motorcycle ban. first floor of Jingxing Hotel + 86 20 8755-1608 See also Driving in China. and riding a motorcycle into these prohibited areas can lead to fines and possible confiscation of the bike. One ferry route that still remains popular is between the Huangsha Pier by the seafood market next to Shamian Island and the pier on Bai-e-tan Bar Street (Changdi Road) in Fangcun.5 for a foot passenger or ¥1 if you bring a bicycle. it is hard to find a taxi as many drivers stop working by displaying the "out of service (暂停服 务)" sign before the end of the shift. By car While driving in Guangzhou is an option. Car rental companies in Guangzhou: Avis (安飞士汽车租凭) 9 Huali Road + 86 20 3829-6279 Hours 8:30AM 5:30PM Hertz (赫兹国际汽车出租) [[5] (http://www. drivers unfamiliar with the driving conditions in China's large and densely populated cities should be aware that the experience can be extremely daunting and potentially dangerous. electric bicycles are banned from the city roads. Nowadays its popularity declines greatly. unless you are going in their direction. By ferry The ferries are the cheapest way of crossing the Pearl River (Zhujiang). Talk 15 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . It is usually faster and more convenient to use the bridges or public transport(metro. During this time. mostly because of the construction of many bridges along the Pearl River and the availability of other public transportation. By motorcycle Although a convenient way to navigate the city's back alleys and lanes. There are separate boarding gates for cyclists and pedestrians. carrying tens of thousands of people across the river each day. The fare is ¥0.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. rather than wait for the ferries. The fare can be paid in cash (no change given) or by using Yangchengtong Card. and you pay at the boarding gate. They were very popular in the 1980s and early 90s.

Longjin West Road (龙津 西路) and Shangxiajiu Road (上下九路). One of the most famous ones is located at 18 Baoyuan North Street (宝源北街18号). Admission is ¥5.Guangzhou travel guide . They were occupied by the upper class in Sun Yat Sen Memorial the old days. Local people take the preservation of their dialect so seriously that they even marched to the government office to protest against a plan to limit the use of Cantonese in TV and radio broadcasting. on eight-sided Hua Ta. These houses can be found in Duobao Road (多宝路). They make great photo spots. (Admission ¥10) 16 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . This is very well preserved architecture from the 19th century. Chen Clan Academy (陈家祠 chén-jiā-cí) [6] (http://wikitravel. so it is a good idea to carry your hotel's business card with you. while the pagoda predates it by about 300 years. but still not by the majority. Guangzhou Traditional Buildings (骑楼) are slowly disappearing due to the rapid growth in the city. Remaining buildings can be found near Yide Road. Renmin Nan Road and Zhongshan Road. which includes the 17 /Image:Gaungzhou-ChenJiaCi. See Landmarks Xiguan Residence (西关大屋 xī-guāndà-wū) (Metro 1 Changshou Lu) See the traditional Cantonese architectures from the Qing Dynasty. or Flowering Pagoda. have names of your destinations clearly written down in Chinese by the hotel staff before venturing out. English is spoken by more people than in the rest of China (save for Beijing and Shanghai). Flower Pagoda ¥10. It used to belong to a wealthy family by the name of Chen and now houses many articles including ivory sculptures and artistic statues. many educated younger people will have a basic knowledge of English and staff at hotels as well as bars and restaurants widely visited by foreigners generally speak an acceptable level of English.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. That said. The temple dates back to the 6th century. Liurong Temple (六榕寺 liù-róng-sì) 87 Liurong Road (六榕路) (Metro 1 Gongyuanqian Exit I)– The Temple of Six Banyan Trees.Exit D).jpg) Zhongshan 7th Road (中山七路) (Metro 1 Chan Clan Academy .org/en/Guangzhou Mandarin is the universal speech but Cantonese is prevalent. To save yourself the hassle and agony when asking for directions. Baohua Road (宝华路). Shamian Island is one of the most popular attractions in Guangzhou. Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral.

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall (中山纪念堂 zhōng-shān-jì-niàn-táng) (Metro 2 Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall . Huaisheng Mosque (怀圣寺 huái-shèng-sì) 56 Guangta Road (光塔路) (Metro 1 Ximenkou Exit C). It was constructed in 1931 and built on the original site of Sun Yat-sen's presidential office on Yuexiu Hill. free if you eat at the temple's vegetarian restaurant (菩提甘露坊). Open 8AM-6PM.It is one of the oldest church structures in the city. Xiao Bei / Siu Bak (小北) So basically. Canton Tower (广州塔) (Metro 3. weekends 8:30AM-5PM. trained at this temple in the 7th Century. The architecture reflects the colonial era of 19th Century.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. This is one of the oldest Muslim mosques in China. Sun Yat-Sen. Admission is free for the park and ¥10 to go inside the hall. Shamian Island (沙面岛) (Metro 1 Huangsha Exit D) The buildings and streets of the former British and French concession have been beautifully renovated. creating an oasis of tranquility in an otherwise bustling and hectic metropolis. You can also apply your admission toward your meal.Exit C) located on Dongfeng Middle Road. Visiting hours are weekdays 8:30-11:30AM and 2:30-5:30PM. Wu Xian Guan Temple (五仙观 wǔ-xiān-guān) Huifu West Road (惠福西路). while Yuanxuan Taoist Temple has carvings of divine beings. this is Guangzhou's chocolate ville. Yuanxuan Taoist Temple (圆玄道观) is located in the Huadu District. One of the old structures is Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel. This is the largest and oldest Taoist temple in the city. It includes three Taoist buildings in one complex: Sanqing Hall. The temple has been destroyed several times by fire. You can take the No. and it has a unique atmosphere. located at 14 Shamian Street. a 4-D theater and other entertainment venues. Free admission. Taihe Hall and Yuanchen Hall. banners here are written in at least 4 languages: Chinese. The central hall is covered by yellow glazed tiles and decorated with the bright images of Yuqing. 9 bus from Huadu Downtown. Admission is ¥10. The temple is located near Bi Village in southwest Xinhua Town. The mosque is open to Muslims only and not open to the general public.Guangzhou travel guide . Hualin Temple (华林寺 huá-lín-sì) (Metro 1 Changshou Lu) Free admission. Sanyuan Temple (三元宫 sān-yuán-gōng) Yingyuan Road (Metro 2 Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Exit C). the three authoritative deities in Taoism. APM Chigang Pagoda) is the tallest structure in China. Hui Neng. and the largest of its kind of Southern China. French and Arabic. This is probably one of Guangzhou's most diverse neighborhood! You'll find delicious middle eastern restaurants before you meander into the side 17 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Temple) (光孝寺 guāng-xiào-sì) 109 Guangxiao Road (光孝路) (Metro 1 Ximenkou Exit C) – As the sixth patriarch of Zen Buddhism. Shangqing and Taiqing. and the current buildings date back to the mid-19th century. but you can take a peek outside. is dedicated to the founder of the Republic of China and local hero Dr. In additions to the observation deck. Admission is ¥10. Admission is ¥150. It is currently in use for Shishi Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral (石室圣心大教堂 shí-shì-shèngxīn-jiào-táng) 56 Yide Road (一德路旧部前)(Metro 2 Haizhu Square Exit B1). built in 627. the tower features various restaurants. (Metro 1 Ximenkou Exit C) Admission is ¥5. Sanqing Hall is the most architecturally important of the three structures. English. it is a popular pilgrimage site for Zen Buddhists.

Address:广州市花都区新华街道大布村 官禄布(Guǎngzhōushì huādūqū xīnhuá jiēdào dàbùcūnguān lùbù). Unfortunately the other exhibition halls. You may feel like you're in Africa. take GZ Metro Line 5. Shortly after failing the imperial examinations on multiple occasions. take 431 bus to the Ferry to Changzhou Pier. Museums and galleries Note that most museums and libraries are closed on Monday. do not have English translations. The site is far from the city center. The original Military Academy was founded in 1924 by Sun Yat-sen. Xiaobei Station. Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆) [8] (http://www. The mission of the Academy was to create an officer corps for the new Chinese Republic. making it a must on any itinerary. with support from the Chinese Communist Party and the Soviet Union. Admission: ¥10. in recent years. Outskirt Xiaozhou Village (小洲村) The village is a short taxi ride from University City. +86 20 3618-2920. fruit orchards and canals and relate that. Major display is the King's burial suit made of thousands of jade tiles.5 Zhujiiang New Town Exit B1. Free . it is located in an ancient Zhenhai Tower overseeing the traditional Guangzhou regions. Tue-Sun. Some travelers describe this district as full of historical buildings.). Many famous Chinese war heroes were trained here. Two exhibition halls on the Campus of the Academy cover the History of the Academy with English translations. Hong Xiuquan became delusional and claimed to have received visions in his dreams that he was the younger brother of Jesus Christ destined to overthrow the Qing Dynasty and establish the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom in Nanjing as its captial. 9AM-5:30PM /en/main. Even the chinese salespeople here have thich African accent when they speak English. such as Heroes of the Academy. Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (西汉南越王博物馆) [7] (http://www. +8602086832232. but this is streets full of Africans. APM Opera House Exit C) Open 9AM-5PM. The new 18 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . To get there.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. (Metro 2 Yuexiu Park Exit E) Discovered accidentally in 1983 during the construction of proposed shopping mall. Yuzhu Exit D. Zhenhai Tower in Yuexiu Park. The former home of the quasi-Christian leader of the Taiping Rebellion that resulted in the death of about 20 million people during the late Qing dynasty. Former Residence of Hong Xiuquan (洪秀全故居:Hóngxiùquán gùjū). The museum vividly displays the history of South China. Guangdong Museum (广东省博物馆新馆) (Metro 3. 867 Jiefang North Road (解放北路878号). The original site was destroyed by the Japanese in 1938. Memorial of the Huangpu Military Academy (黄埔军校旧址 huángpǔ-jūn-xiào-jiù-zhǐ) is on Changzhou Island (Metro 5. +8602036861225.gznywmuseum. this impressive mausoleum proves to be the most important historic discovery in South China. Among the first museums in republic era of China. Others report that recent development has obliterated all traces of the village and that the district is a typical industrial suburb adjoining a huge field used as an outdoor latrine. this has become artists' haven.Guangzhou travel guide .asp) . Admission is ¥12.

10AM-4:30PM Sat-Sun.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Guangdong Museum of Art (广东美术馆) [9] (http://www. Now it is a museum covering recent China revolutionary history. Free Admission. Fangzhi Road (纺织路东沙街18号). Guangzhou Uprising Museum (广州起义旧址纪念馆) 200 Qiyi Road (起义 路200号)(Metro 1. (Metro 2 Yue Xiu Park Station Exit B1)[12] ( museum is located in Zhujiang New Town. entertainment.dyshf.931 square feet) and has more than 200 kinds of fish and many other rare ocean creatures. science and nature. This is the biggest museum in the city. It is a high-tech exhibition hall serving sightseeing.000 square meters (about 139. Redtory (红专厂) [11] (http://www. The Museum is at the site of the first Communist government building. research and education The museum tells stories from the Opium War to the founding of the new China. Tue-Sun. Free admission. +86 20 guǎng-dōng-měi-shù-guǎn. Peasant Movement Institute (农民运动讲习所 nóng-jiǎng-suǒ) 42 Zhongshan 4th Road (中山四路42号).Guangzhou travel guide . Arrive early as admission is limited to 5.redtory.gdmoa. Free Admission. (Located in the martyrs memorial park. Free Admission. 8 Yanyu Road (烟雨路8号) on Ersha Island (二沙 島).com/ecompany. Personal ID is required to obtain free tickets at ticket office. Guangdong Revolutions History Museum (广东革命历史博物馆) 2 Lingyuan West Road (陵园西路2号大院). ranging from a 1000-year-old lake garden. +86 20 8557-4346. The Memorial Museum Of Generalissimo Sun Yat-Sen's Mansion (孙中山 大元帅府纪念馆) [10] (http://www. this old can-packing factory is transformed into galleries for contemporary 128 Yuancun 4th Cross Road (员村四横路128号) Once a can food factory. Guangzhou Ocean World covers an area of 13. Guangzhou Ocean(广州海洋馆) Situated within Guangzhou Zoo. It includes the Ming Dynasty Zhenhai Tower (镇海楼) 19 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Personal ID is sometimes required. Open 9AM-4:30PM Tue-Sun. Open 9AM-4:30PM Tue-Sun. culture. 2 Gongyuanqian Exit J). It covers Guangzhou's history.000 per day. Guangzhou has many historic parks everywhere. and sometimes ultra controversy Chinese art. green mausoleum for martyrs to a vast wetland dedicating for migrant birds from Serbia and Mongolia. Free Admission. Yuexiu Park (越秀公园) yuè-xiù-gōng-yuán. It shows contemporary. There are also restaurants and shops. Open 9AM—12PM and 1:30PM4:30PM Tue–Fri. which blend in well with artistic surroundings. This is the original site of Communist training center founded by Mao Tse-tung in the 1920s. Metro 1 Martyrs' Park Exit D). Guangzhou Sculpture Park (广州雕塑公园) guǎng-zhōu-diāo-sù-gōng-yuán Tongxin Road at the foot of Baiyun Mountain. not to be confused with the old Guangdong Museum near Metro 1 Peasant Movement Institute Station. Open 9AM-5PM.htm) is the largest urban park in China and is a lush green area that flows over acres of hills and includes several lakes. Parks Despite its reputation for business and busy trading. Sun Yat-Sen was sworn in here in 1921 as the president of Republic of China. Peasant Movement Institute Exit C).com/) 18 Dongsha St.(Metro 1.yuexiupark-gz.

Admission is ¥ Yuntai Garden zhèn-hǎi-lóu.72martyrs. Admission is ¥45. The main attraction is the monument built to commemorate the 72 martyrs who died during the 1911 uprising.000 years ago and an up-to-date miniature of modern This park is dedicated to those who fought and died in the Communist Uprising in 1927.17:00.gzlsly. 1. Hours 8:30AM-6:00PM. Hours 9:00 . Xiangjiang Wild Animal Safari Park (香江野生动物世界) [18] 20 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Higher Education Mega Center South Exit B) [14] (http://www. Huanghua Gang Commemoration Park (黄花岗公园).Wikitravel http://wikitravel.(Metro 1 Martyrs' Park Station Exit D) [16] (http://www. Open 6AM-9PM. now home to the Guangzhou Museum [13] (http://www. rebuilt in the 1990s from a destroyed ancient garden. Yuntai Garden (云台花园)(Tour Bus No.11:30.htm) 79 Xianlie Middle Road (先烈中路79号) +86 20 3758-8321. Guangzhou Martyrs' Memorial Garden (广州起义烈士陵园) guǎngzhōu-qǐ-yì-liè-shì-líng-yuán) Zhongshan 2nd Road (中山二路). Free admission. Hours 6:00AM-10:00PM. [15] (http://www. Free Admission.html) yún-tái-huā-yuán is situated at the foot of Baiyun (White Cloud) Mountain and is famous for its wide variety of rare flowers and /ythy/201003/4921. 13:00 .asp) with relics on five floors dating back This is a place to see the city's past before the economic boom. This is a park that will set you in a poignant mood. Baomo Garden (宝墨园) is located in Panyu /en/main. huáng-huā-gǎnggōng-yuán. Lingnan Impression(岭南印象园) (Metro 4.guangzhoumuseum. Free admission. Free shuttle is available on the weekend. Also check out the Stone Statue of the Five Rams (五羊石 Communist monument in Martyrs' Memorial Garden 像). the symbol of Guangzhou (See Understand). The park is 15 minute walk from the subway station. Admission is ¥10. Admission is ¥10.Guangzhou travel guide . Open 6AM-8:30PM. There are also seasonal exhibits (additional admission). 3) [17] (http://www.baiyunshan. Park entrance ¥5. at the side of the Buddhist temple is also not to be missed. Huijiang Station. take pictures of crocodiles and even eat and buy stuff made of them! Guangzhou Metro Line is a great place to relax and enjoy a day among lush. Hour: 9:30AM-10:00PM. Guangzhou CrocoPark (广州鳄鱼公园) You can see. There are ferry services from Guangzhou at 21 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Guangzhou Metro Line 3. Chimelong International Circus (长隆国际大马戏) The closest China gets to Cirque du Soleil. Green Walk(东濠涌)(Metro 1.baiyunshan. There are many bus routes to and from different parts of the city. become the first in the country house.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Theme Parks Chimelong Paradise (长隆欢乐世界) The theme park has many thrill rides and shows. From Guangzhou. such as shuttlecock.Guangzhou travel guide . free ranging animals. April to Mid-October. free shuttle. Open 24 hours. Guangzhou Wanqingsha town. To get to the top lookout point. There are many places to rest and refreshments are available along the way. The obligatory statue of Guanyin. Hour: 9:30-18:00 (18:30 weekend). under the Donghaoyong Elevated Road. Mountains Baiyun Mountain (White Cloud Mountain) (白云山 bái-yún-shān)[20] (http://www. Chimelong Water Park (长隆水上世界) [19] ( (http://www. packages available from ¥ 125/child or senior.000 square meters. Hanxi Changlong. located in Panyu.chimelong. covers an area of 260. and a barrack from 1664. other attractions ¥5-¥10. tram from ¥20. as well as taxis usually available near the park gate. Million Sunflower Garden(百万葵园) Sunflower Garden million theme park. Guangzhou Xiangjiang Safari Park (广州香江野生动物世界) Day safaris and night safaris offered. you can use the main roads or trails. Cable car round trip ¥ /enpark/waterparty.aspx) xiāng-jiāng-yě-shēngdòng-wù-shì-jiè is in Panyu district. It is a great place to see people enjoying nature and playing games. planting one million sunflower.000 years ago. badminton. Admission is ¥180. 250/adult. there are scheduled free shuttles to all the Chimelong parks. Lianhua Shan (Lotus Mountain) (莲花山 lián-huā-shān) features an impressive quarry from which red sand stones were mined about 2. the Buddhist Goddess of compassion. take Metro line 4 and exchange bus at Shiji Station.shtml) This is a western style water park with great water rides. It also offers great views over the city. exit E. all imported seeds (mainly Japan) ornamental sunflower park. rolling hills. a pagoda from 1612. play. Admission is ¥200. Peasant Movement Institute) This is in Yuexiu District. The road to the top in most of the daytime is restricted to park trams and pedestrians.chimelong. Hours 9:30-18:00. Taoist temple Five fairy Taoist temple is located in Hui Fu Xi Lu of the center of Guangzhou. Admission is ¥140 (fall) . is the historical markers of that Guangzhou has been founded 2000 years. take exit E. mini jungle train.¥198 (summer). Hanxi Changlong Station. football and even bungee jumping.

html) (国际鞋城步云天地) Address: 26 Zhan Xi Road 广州市站西路26号步云天地 Xiguan Antique Street (西关古玩城) near Liwan Park (荔湾湖公园). which are littered with offers intensive & business courses to HSK preparation to all levels. Cantonese are known to eat just about any animal.(Metro 1 Huangsha Exit D) It is located North from Shamian Island. The real charm here lies just behind the modern exterior.Trade. walking is perhaps the best way to see the city as the back alleys. It is still a great place to go for exotic Buy Street markets If time and weather permit. The modern exterior is built onto a series of old historical narrow alleyways with shops selling herbs. Admission is ¥40. wholesale market directory [22] ( Tianzi Pier (天字码头)(¥20) and Xidi Pier (西堤码头)(¥25). Guangzhou District. and the market is world famous for its wild animal trades. Find all kinds of professional wholesale markets in Guangzhou Qingping Market (清平市场) Qingping Road (清平路).mandarinhouse. Program is located in the beautiful and historic south campus in Haizhu /shoes/Global.Guangzhou travel guide .Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Attracts students from all around Asia and the world.Centre. The boat leaves at 8:15AM and returns at 3:15PM. In the background is the 80-story CITIC Plaza. Locals on the run outside the Grandview Plaza in Tianhe 22 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Most trades and goods categories are concentrated in a specific area or along one main street. Learn Mandarin House Guangzhou School (广州美和汉语学校 Guǎngzhōu Měihé Hànyǔ School) [21] (http://www. Global International Shoes Trade Centre [23] (http://www. although it has been tamer since the SARS outbreak. are not accessible by motorized vehicles. Sun Yat-sen University (中山大学 Zhongsan Daxue) Founded by Republican China's (and Guangdong's own) revolutionary . Offers full-time Manadarin language program to foreigners at various levels. The modern front of the market has quite a few stalls selling dried herbs used in Chinese Medicine.

(Metro 1.(Metro 1 Peasant Movement Institute). China Plaza (中华广场 zhōng-huá-guǎng-chǎng).Guangzhou travel guide . Malls and shopping centers Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street (北 京路步行街 běi-jīng-lù) (Metro 1. fabrics. Avoid individuals who solicit pirated DVDs and imitation goods. Taikoo Hui (太古汇) [25] (http://www. 33 Zhongshan 3rd Road. 23 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . It is particularly pretty at night when lights are lit up. at the northern end of the Pedestrian Street. Don't follow anyone into the small dark alleys in between buildings to see their goods. The street has become a shopping center selling everyday goods. D) This is the main shopping thoroughfare. This is a place where young people hang out and ] 68 Zhongshan 5th Road (中山五路68号). Haiyin Shopping District (海印专业购物区) is located at the northwest side of the Haiyin Bridge (海印大桥). (Metro 2 Haizhu Square) Bridal Street (婚纱专卖街) Jiangnan North Road (江南大道北) (Metro 2 The 2nd Workers' Cultural Palace). (Metro 1 Changshou Lu) Ivory and Sea products (象牙雕刻海味街) Daxin Road (大新路). located at 9 Dexing Road (德星路9号). (中山三路33号). camera accessories and electronics. but prepare to bargain. cloth.mayflowerplaza. Aquatic and Lightings Street Danan Road (大南街) near Beijing Road (北京路). sporting goods. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九商业步行街 shàng-xià-jiǔ) (Metro 1 Changshou Lu Exits D1. Jade Street (玉器工艺街/玉器街) Changshou Road (长寿路) and Wenchang Road (文昌路).) This shopping area is also a showcase of traditional Cantonese architecture Qilou(骑楼). clothing stores.(Metro 1 Martrs' Park) Located on top of a metro station. D2. Toy Street (玩具街) and Dried goods and snacks Street (干果海味食品专业 街) Yide Road (一德路). This is a good place to look for antiques and traditional Chinese artistic (Metro Line 3. You will find a good selection of crystal there. Remember to visit Shangxiajiu pedestrian street Mayflower Plaza (五月花广场 wǔ-yuè-huā-guǎng-chǎng)[[24] (http://www. near Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Flower Street (花卉水族街) Baohua Road (宝华路). 2 Gong Yuan Qian Exits C.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Remember to visit Liwan Plaza (荔湾广场 lì-wān-guǎngchǎng). electronics stores and restaurants. 2 Gongyuanqian) Household Merchandise Street (日用百货街) Gaodi Street(高第街). Prices here are generally lower than Beijing Road's. this is another large shopping mall with brand name department stores. selling appliances. the east end of the street. Cultural Street (古玩字画街 / 文化商业街) Wende Road(文德路). a pedestrian street where most stores are open from 9AM-10PM. Flowers.

(中山三路33号). Tickets for the deluxe dinner cruise can be bought from most high-end hotels. and Pearl River Night Cruise Xidi Pier (西堤码头) – This is a one to two hour cruise in the evening and a great way to see the Guangzhou skyline along the Pearl River. is one of the fanciest bookshop of its kind in China. This is the largest mall in Guangzhou. which has a fair collection of English books as well. Located on top of a metro station. Hop on to any one of the public buses.(Metro 1. (天河路228号). it also has a huge food court which serves anything from Sichuanese spicy food to Japanese Sushi. everyone is very helpful on these buses. Tee Mall (天河城 tiān-hé-chéng) [27] (http://www. So long as you have sufficient small change for the journey. he (sometimes she) will tell 208 Tianhe Road (天河路208号)(Metro 1 Tiyu Xilu).teemall. It includes famous fashion stores and several department 228 Tianhe Road. and some cheesy music fountains. +86 20 3833-0098. Cheap and safe. Do Pearl River Night Cruise (珠 江夜游) Dashatou Pier (大沙 头码头). The electric trams are even cheaper at flat rate of ¥2. located in the heart of Tianhe District. L3 has several western cafes and bistros which are popular among expats and local bourgeoisies. Fangshuo. tell the driver you are in just for a joyride. Being paranoid about scams and perceived crimes takes the joy out of what would otherwise be a marvellous holiday. Ride the public buses. 24 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . this is one of the most popular shopping mall. Drivers are generally very friendly and helpful. China Plaza (中华广场 zhōng-huá-guǎng-chǎng). Tianzi Pier (天字码 头).Guangzhou travel guide .com. So long as you sit not too far away. The bookshop in L1. (In cantonese Yau Cheh Hor literally meaning just for the ride or just for fun. Prices from ¥50-¥200 per person. Grandview Mall (Zhengjia Plaza) (正佳广场 zhèng-jiā-guǎng-chǎng) [26] (http://www. 3 Tianhe Sports Center Exit D3).zhengjia. Don't worry. including a light show at Bai-E-Tan. Located right above the metro Tiyu Xilu station. Higher end cruises usually include dinner Shipaiqiao) A fancy latest shopping mall that targets affluent customers. 33 Zhongshan 3rd Road.(Metro 1 Martrs' Park) The mall is extremely popular among young locals and displays what they think "fashionable". Where the journey terminates. ask anyone what buses will take you back and request the driver to let you know when to get off.

This is a 15 day celebration and some districts can be quite deserted as many migrant workers return to their home provinces. The highlights are dragon boat racing along the Pearl River. Involves visits to the family tombs for cleaning and making offerings. usually in August or September. The flower fair is popular during the days before New can get off on the other side of the river at the heart of the commercial district. a famous poet who drowned himself in the river by way of making a statement against government corruption Flower Street in Tianhe during Chinese New Year during the Warring States Period. Kids' favorites are paper lanterns. Qi Xi. Lian Xiang Lou and Taotao Ju's moon cakes are especially famous (see "Eat" section). many have adopted the Western Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Many locals also enjoy riding ferries and watching the full moon on the Pearl *Daytime River "Cruise" As cheap as ¥5. usually in January or February. Tomb Sweeping Day (清明节 qīng-míng-jié) is around the spring just want a joyride. it will cost you only ¥1 to cross back to the Riverside Hostel Festivals Chinese New Year/Spring Festival (春节 chūn-jié) occurs on first day of first lunar month. This is also the fall version of the Tomb Sweeping Day in April. a heavenly fairy Zhinu (织女) fell in love with a mortal farm boy Niulang (牛郎). as punishment. in front of Riverside Hostel. which literally means the Coming of 25 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . This was forbidden. you get a ride down to the last terminal at ZhongSan University and back. According to legend. Cantonese has the tradition of hiking up Baiyun Mountain. they were only allowed to meet once a year on this day. This is the Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. usually in May or June. Dragon Boat Festival (端 午节 duān-wǔ-jié) on fifth day of fifth lunar month. After spending a couple of hours walking around or even dinner. 过冬 dōng-zhì). Double Ninth Festival (重阳节) is on the 9th day of 9th lunar month. and eating rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves (粽子). usually on April 5th. Mid-autumn Festival (中秋节 zhōng-qiū-jié) is on the 15th day of 8th lunar month. Winter Solstice (冬至. usually in September or October. but it is steadily losing its appeal among the locals. On your way back. Cantonese moon cakes are enjoyed during this holiday. Just tell the ticket seller at the jetty. There are usually parades and carnivals in the city celebrating the holiday. usually in October.Guangzhou travel guide . This festival commemorates the sacrifice of Qu Yuan (屈 原). or Chinese Valentine's Day (七夕 qī-xī) is on 7th day of 7th lunar month.

Hotels tend to be booked and expensive during the Fair. Traditionally. is famous for being simple yet delicious. such as the Wenchang Chicken from Guangzhou Restaurant. especially westerners. and anything that swims other than a submarine. various internal organs of animals are regularly eaten. and the largest number of business deals made at the fair. to be cautious. have played a major role in the development and diversity of Cantonese cuisine. It has the largest assortment of products. This is how Guangzhou earned the distinct name of "Eating in Guangzhou (食在广州).org. anything that flies other than an airplane. It is lightly flavored to allow one to taste the true chicken meat. which often includes preserved duck and sausages. Cantonese people observe the day with a family feast. the largest attendance. and their extremely broad definition of what is considered edible. Real Taste Chicken from Bingsheng Restaurant and Qingping Chicken from various restaurants.Guangzhou travel guide . Chinese food served in Western countries is usually Cantonese food. Canton Fair is held in the Pazhou Complex at 380 Yuejiang Middle Road (阅江中路380号) (Metro Line 8 Xingangdong or Pazhou station).cn/en/index. Many Cantonese restaurants have their signature dish based on this. such as the liver. and it is often said that Cantonese people eat anything that has four legs other than a table. taste and presentation. That being said. In addition to that. a delicate pastry. authentic Cantonese cuisine is also famous throughout China for another reason . if not the most adventurous in China due to their expansive use of exotic ingredients. book a hotel well in advance. you might see the head and feet of the chicken Yum Cha / Dim Sum (饮茶) "A pot of tea with two pieces (一盅两件)" is 26 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM .org/en/Guangzhou Winter is on December 22nd. meaning that most Western visitors from large cities will be familiar with Cantonese food to a certain extent. while many hotels provide free shuttle services.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. However. The Canton Fair Canton Fair [28] (http://www. Metro is the best transportation option to go to the fair ground. dim sum. Eat Cantonese cuisine is well-known for its blend of color. kidneys. heart and even brain. If you are going to the fair. albeit slightly adapted to Western tastes.Cantonese people eat absolutely anything. However. the highlight of the day's festive dishes is hot soup served with flour dumplings (汤丸). as well as a long history of contact with the West compared to other regions in China.cantonfair. This means that Cantonese cuisine is one of." What to Eat White Cut Chicken (白切鸡) This is one of the most popular Cantonese cuisine. fragrance. since the chicken is completely steam without any cut off. In particular. Local customs. and it is ranked among the top four in the country.asp) (China Import and Export Commodities Fair) held twice a year in Guangzhou since 1957 and is the largest trade fair in China.

com. this Cantonese Restaurant serves dim sum next to trickling streams and stunning architecture. Try one of their famous dumplings shaped like a rabbit's head. 63 Yanjiang Road (沿江路63号). black sesame paste (芝麻 糊) and sago (西米露). Located in the heart of the Old Guangzhou. Specialty includes moon cakes and other traditional Cantonese pastries. Dim sum hours are still busy. 2 Wenchang South Road (文昌南路2号) (Metro 1 Changshou Lu). Other popular choices include tofu pudding (豆腐花). 20 Dishifu Road (第十甫路20号) (Metro 1 Changshou Lu.gzr. Get up early and try it's Yum Cha (Cantonese dim sum).Guangzhou travel guide . ☎ +86 20 8188-8988. Other locations include 20 Binjiang West Road (滨江西 路20号) and 112 Tiyu East Road (体育东路112号). edit Four Seasons Restaurant (中国大酒店四季厅). green bean paste (綠豆沙). edit Taotao Ju Restaurant (陶陶居). edit Pan Xi Restaurant (泮溪酒家). Two distinct Guangzhou favorites are double layered milk (双皮奶) and ginger milk curd (姜撞奶). Many locals stay for hours chatting and reading newspaper with just a small order of food. The place has been around for a long time and is a favorite among locals. red bean paste (紅豆 沙). From picking live fish or lobsters in front of your eyes to eating the sea creatures with their heads attached. 122 Liuhua Road (流花路 27 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . edit Datong Restaurant (大同酒家). ☎ +86 20 8138-9632. overlooking the Pearl River. this is a great advanture for any visitors. Soupy or custard desserts are common. 151 Longjin West Road (龙津西路151号). Dessert (甜品. ☎ +86 20 8138-0388. ☎ +86 20 8181-5718. so reservation is recommended. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street). Seafood (海 鲜) Eating fresh seafood the Cantonese way is a good way to explore Cantonese culture. Some Varieties include barbecued pork (叉烧). The bite-size quantity of each dish allows one to venture out and try new things that will satisfy one's taste bud. roast goose (烧鹅) and roast pig (烧 肉). This time-honored restaurant spans all 8 floors of the old building. their food not up to standard as their chef left for high end restaurant in Hong Guangzhou's dim sum culture. This is the oldest traditional dim sum restaurant in the city but nowadays. [29] (http://www. The varieties of dim sum dishes in many restaurants are easily over a hundred. Food Guangzhou Restaurant (广州酒家).糖水) A Cantonese meal is not complete without Cantonese .Wikitravel http://wikitravel. It has several branches in the city. Siu mei is a staple item in Cantonese restaurants. guilinggao (龟苓膏). This Cantonese family restaurant is famous for its signature dishes Wenchang Chicken and special baby pig. Siu Mei / Shao Wei (烧味 ) Cantonese barbecue is famous around the world where many have seen the image of roasted ducks and chicken hanging in front of a store.

Great buffet around noon. Founded in 1889. 7AM-9PM. ☎ +86 20 8125-0428. One of the most famous Vegetarian Indian restaurants in Guangzhou. ☎ +86 20 8107-2463. ☎ +86 20 8668-0108. ☎ +86 20 8424-3590. 5PM-9PM. edit Fo World Sushishe (佛世界素食社). Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street). Local gourmets may disdain its dishes but its bakery is still popular among tourists edit Vegetarian Cai Gen Xiang (菜根香). edit Liuhua Congee House (流花粥城). No meat or alcohol served. 38-42 Jinghui Road (净慧路38-42号首层) (next to the Guangxiao Temple. edit Shui Yun Tian (水云天). Part of the profits is given to the neighboring temple. 10 Boahua Road (荔湾区宝华路旋源桥10 号) (Metro 1 Changshou Lu. . quality ingredients. Excellent dim sum and Cantonese porridge in beautiful surroundings. As the place was established by the former chefs from Qingping Restaurant. Xinfu Xincun (幸福 新村) (Metro 1 Chan Clan Acadamy Exit D). edit Southeast Asian 28 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . ☎ +86 20 8666-6888. Metro 1 Ximenkou). 4:30PM-9:30PM.fooyauyuan. 167 Zhongshan 6th Road (中山六路167号) (Metro 1 Ximenkou). [32] (http://www. this place is especially crowded on the 1st and 15th of each month (lunar calendar). it serves vegetarian Indian buffet only. edit Wenji Restaurant (文记壹心鸡). near the Dong Yue Hotel. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street). [30] (http://www. Open 24 hours. Founded in . edit Foo Yau Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant (佛有缘素食馆). ☎ +86 20 8334-4363. edit Lian Xiang Lou (莲香楼). Sa-Su 6:30AM-11PM. M-F 6:30AM-10PM. 5PM-10PM. 6:30AM2:30PM. ¥200 per person. 11AM-2. 2-8 Niunaichang St. 6:30AM-2:30PM. ☎ +8615915727374. edit Sharmaji Vegetarian Indian Restaurant. located in the Indian ghetto in Guangzhou. Dim sum is serve during lunch hours. Located on the 4th floor of the Gitic Hotel. ☎ +86 20 8181-1638. Renowned for its Roasted Suckling Pig and Peking Duck.30PM. [31] (http://www.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. ☎ +86 20 8172-8887. Lian Xiang Lou is a famed Cantonese restaurant across China. This place serves creative vegetarian dishes with dim sum served in the morning.Guangzhou travel guide .org/en/Guangzhou 122号中国大酒店) (Metro 2 Yuexiu Park Exit D2).com) . Classic Cantonese cuisine using fresh. they have the original Qingping Chicken on the menu. Tongfu Middle Road (同福中路牛奶厂街二圣宫前2-8号) (Metro 2 The 2nd Workers' Cultural Palace).sharmaji. The restaurant is hidden in a small street. Metro 2 Yuexiu Park). 6PM-10PM. (Metro 1 Changshou Lu. Renmin North Road (人民北路903号流 花湖公园) (In Liuhua Park.

Guangzhou travel guide . it serves vegetarian Indian buffet only. 181 Tianhe North Road (天河北路181号祥龙花园二楼) (Metro 3 Linhexi). 7F Tower North East. edit Oggi Trattoria.sharmaji. The Thai restaurant offers many varieties of Thai dishes with great curry and noodle dishes. [34] (http://www. 1 Tiyu East Road (天河区体育东路1号). edit Indian Vaastu (雅仕度印度餐厅).com). edit 29 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . 28 Tianhe North Road (天河北路28号时代广场2楼) (Metro 3 Linhexi. edit Tai Man Guan (泰满贯). 5 Shamian South St (沙面南街5号) (Metro 1 Huangsha). located in the Indian ghetto in Guangzhou. edit World Trade Center. edit . No meat or alcohol served. [36] (http://oggirestaurant. edit Banana Leaf (蕉叶西餐厅). ☎ /01about. Located on the 4th floor of the Gitic Hotel. This is a favorite for adoption families who stays on the . 3 Shamian South St (沙面南街3号) (Metro 2 Huangsha). Ask for the more fiery version of your meal. edit GZTV Hotel.vaastucuisine. Xiang Long Garden. G/F. 5/F. This is a established traditional Thai restaurant chain in Guangzhou. This is located in the Tee Mall in Tianhe. This high end restaurant opened its door in 2008. edit Western Lucy's Cafe & Restaurant. 11am-12am. as the dishes are somewhat localized. ☎ +86 20 8121-6523. 2/F. This tourist friendly restaurant offers good curries and polite service on the quite Shamian Island. ☎ +86 20 3825-8181. ☎ +86 20 8751-5882. Times Square). and portions are large. They serve everything from burgers to pasta to . Located near the White Swan hotel. Oggi serves traditional Italian food in central Guangzhou. if you're used to Thai cuisine. near the Dong Yue Hotel. edit Lan Kwai Fong (兰桂坊). [33] (http://www. [35] (http://www. Founded in 2001. 2/F. One of the most famous Vegetarian Indian restaurants in Guangzhou. 371-375 Huanshi East Road. edit Oggi Restaurants.asp) . ☎ +86 20 8525-0821. ☎ +86 20 3891-0728. edit Sharmaji Vegetarian Indian Restaurant. ☎ +86 20 8121-5106.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. 8 Luhu Road. (oggitrattogz@gmail.bananaleaf. Come and enjoy their great pizza and pasta with choice Italian wine. 208 Tianhe Road (天 河路208号天河东北塔7楼) (Metro 3 Tiyu Xilu).org/en/Guangzhou Cow and Bridge Thai Restaurant (牛桥泰菜). It serves traditional Indian food with vegetarian dishes available. Lucy's Cafe & Restaurant is an established American restaurant on Shamian Island. This famous Thai restaurant offers many varieties of Thai dishes.

edit Cafe Veranda. jambalaya. The portions are large. but French. with authentic gumbo. Bosphorus Premium Located in ex Tang Club . seafood. 11AM-11PM. 24/7. edit Prime Steakhouse. pasta and beer. 360 Huanshi East Road (环市东路360号珠江大厦东座3楼) (Metro 5 Taojin). Chinese dishes are also available. serving pizza. 4F Home Garden Mall. Delivery is also available. Despite the unimaginative name. pasta and desserts. This is a favorite for eating doner (one of famous Turkish food) and kebabs especially Iskender. [38] (http://www. Spanish and Italian dishes are also served. having lunch and dinner at 2. meat and fish dishes. Menu has a heavy American Southern influence.30pm. smoke and coffee at 3. price are acceptable according to food quality. This is one of Guangzhou's finest steakhouse serving Australian and Japanese prime cuts. 3F Yian Plaza. ☎ +86 20 8386-3840. 33 Qingbo Road (二沙岛晴 30 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . 6. G/F Tianlun Garden. edit Buongiorno Italian Restaurant (Buongiorno 意大利餐厅). The third location in Yiwu city . edit La Seine Restaurant Franca (塞纳河法国餐厅). pasta. this place offers good pizzas. 11AM-12AM. Buffet is available. ☎ +86 20 8376-7644. 6pm-11pm. 7 Tianhe North Street (体育西路天河北街七号) (Metro 3 Linhexi exit B). The authentic Italian restaurant is Italian managed and prepared.30am-10pm. it has delicious and halal foods. edit 13 Factories (十三行). [37] (http://www. floor. ☎ +86 20 . There are two location in . All Western and Asian delights can be found here and the breakfast buffet is simply excellent. the restaurant serves Italian and American dishes including pasta and pizza along with other western food. Jianshe 4th Road (建设四马路). 3F Zhujiang Building East Tower. ☎ +86 20 8356-1196. floor. 1 Jianshe 6th Road (Metro 5 Xiaobei Exit A). edit Danny's Italian American Restaurant.Guangzhou travel guide . 10AM-11PM. [39] (http://www. 33 Jianshe 6th Road (越秀区建设六马路33号宜安广场3楼304/310). ☎ +86 20 8756-1993. ☎ +86 20 3884 9230. This place serves a lavish international buffet and also has a la carte menu.buongiorno. Established in Guangzhou since 1997. 10:30AM-2AM. It is a favor of both expats and locals. ☎ +86 20 83633587. The European theme style cafe and bar serves great pizzas and traditional Italian home dishes with wine carte and draught . The Bosphorus premium has two floor. edit The Italian Restaurant (小街风情意大利餐厅). 122 Liuhua Road (流花路122号中国大酒店).dannysbagel. ☎ +86 20 8666-6888. edit Bosphorus Turkish Restaurants.bosphorus-china.Wikitravel Oggi Pizzeria. po' boys and pulled pork all on offer. and Bosphours Xiaobei located in Zhaoqing Building . 122 Liuhua Road (流花路122号中国大酒店). 188 Huangpu West Avenue (黄埔大道西188号维家思广场四楼) (Metro APM Huangpu Dadao).

edit Gail's Place. Free delivery within 2 km of the location. take-out and catering are available. It is a bit out of the way (down some narrow stairs and under a concrete overpass).com. 172 Huasui Road (珠江新城华穗路172号. gravy and cranberry sauce. Dine-in. Dairy Queen (冰雪皇后). Tao Jin Jia . This Nigerian restaurant serves cuisine cooked Igbo style (try the semo and egusi soup). edit BOCA Restaurant and Cafe. ice cream and coffee chains are well established in . managed and prepared by Westerners. Papa John's Pizza (棒约翰). Rice Delights. The restaurant serves appetizers. edit Tekila Mexican Restaurant and Bar. No. The upscale restaurant has an elegant French decor.boca-cafe. [44] (http://www. 1/F Stars Building. Tianhe North Road (天河北路614号2号铺). Zinghai Concert Hall). Pastas and other Main Courses. 10AM-2AM. but the ambiance is cozy inside with Nigerian music playing. The family owned restaurant has a huge western food menu with an accent on American and fusion style dishes. ☎ +86 20 8759-1558. Check their website for other locations. ☎ +86 13533377784. ☎ +86 20 6114-7501. Salad. edit Foreign chains Foreign fast food.Wikitravel http://wikitravel.ksbakery. edit Pizza2Pizza. They serve Western-style homemade kosher sandwiches. Salads. ☎ +86 20 8381-6996.星 辰大厦首层02铺). 003 1/F Jindu Bldg. Gail's offers a fully cooked turkey with stuffing. This place serves appetizer. Convenience Stores 31 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Kids' meal is available. Pizza Hut (必胜客).com/index. 75 Tianhe East Road #107(天河东路75号首层 107). This place serves authentic Mexican food.vivatekila. ☎ +86 20 8735-2222. Saizeriya (Japanese Italian Food Chain).pizza2pizza. It has great . [41] (http://www. For those who celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Burger King (汉堡王). Starbucks (星巴克) and Häagen-Dazs (哈根达斯). [40] (http://www. .php /home/?lang=en) . ☎ +86 20 8350-1667. overlooking the Pearl River skyline. Most of these can be found in the Zhengjia Plaza (See "Shop"). These include Subway (赛百味). Delivery service is available. (info@pizza2pizza. edit K's Western Delights (K’S西方佳肴). edit African Best-Way African Restaurant. Entertainment includes salsa dancing. 11 Jianshe 6th Road (建设六马路 11号二楼) (Metro 5 Taojin). KFC (肯德基). Pizza and Pasta.gailsplace2000. 2F. 99 Guangyuan West Road (opposite Canaan Market). Soup. McDonald's (麦当劳). [43] (http://www. ¥200 and up.Guangzhou travel guide .org/en/Guangzhou 波路33号) (Ground floor. [42] (http://www.

Circle-K and C-Store. particularly at 7-Eleven. Major convenience store chains include 7-Eleven.Guangzhou travel guide . Carrefour (家乐福) This French hypermarket has four stores in Guangzhou. One of the locations is at unit 6. It is cheap and has a good selection of products. Wal-Mart has been upgrading the stores. Backstreet. Both are fairly standard light lagers. With a relatively large population of foreigners here. It is a little more expensive but has a good selection of imported groceries. Park 'n' Shop (百佳) This Hong Kong chain has several locations ranging from convenience stores to hypermarkets. It is often crowded on the weekends. CITIC Plaza. The largest stores are in the shopping mall above Metro Changshou Lu Station and at Tianhe North Road close to the Longkouxi bus stop. but C-store does. This chain has a large stock of non-food items but the grocery selection is Convenience stores are on almost every street corner and most are open 24 hours. 32 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Trust-Mart (好又多) The lower-end market has numerous locations in Guangzhou and it is recent acquired by Wal-Mart (沃尔玛). and the prices while they are at it. One of them is at Kangwang Road (康王中路656号) near Chenjiaci station.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. FamilyMart. Prices are a little higher than in local shops or supermarkets. which explains the reasonably large amount of Carlsberg taps in the bars. This Japanese chain has a good selection of imported groceries. There are over 20 stores in Guangzhou. It will be soon re-branded to Wal-Mart. Vanguard (华润万家) This is the flagship operating supermarket chains of China Resources. Corner's Deli is a specialty food chain store with several locations in the city with a good selection of imported foods. Tsing Tao and Zhu Jiang are the two major Chinese beer brands that are sold almost everywhere. Guangzhou is one of the best cities in China to knock back a few. It is the third largest supermarket chain in Hong Kong. the city offers a wide variety of nightspots that cater to all tastes. Drink When it comes to drinks. Supermarket Chains TESCO (乐购) The British hypermarket is located on Zhongshan 6th Road above the Metro Ximenkou Station and it is the largest supermarket in Guangzhou on a single premise. Jusco (吉之岛)There are several locations including Tee Mall at Tiyu West Road and Linhe Middle Road near the East Train Station. It operates approximately 450 stores in China. Some FamilyMarts and Circle-K's do not sell cigarettes. Carlsberg is also brewed in Guangzhou.

Prices are reasonable for the area. Reasonable price for drinks and live band performances nightly.hooleyspub. Shows live sports on big screen TVs. edit Tavern Sports Bar (Metro APM Guangzhou Opera House). Large selection of cocktails and whiskeys with pints of Tiger Beer from ¥25 during happy hour. ¥35 pints.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Range of draught beers and cocktails. pub-grub and international food. especially during Happy Hour. Happy Hour pints from ¥20. 10AM to 3AM. Italian and fusion dishes. (Behind Garden Hotel).com/) . [45] (http://www. ☎ +86 20 8550-3038.Guangzhou travel guide . British style pub Nightlife at Shangxiajiu in Liwan District. poly 108/ 2 huajiu Road. Zhujiang New Town (Metro 5 Liede exit D).taverngz. Hooley's is an Irish themed pub with a focus on live music performances (rock. ☎ +86 20 3886-2675. 广州珠江新城华 强路2号富力盈丰大厦首层 (Located on the small road across from Ocean Palace on Jinsui Road). edit Hill Bar. 11:30AM to 2AM. 22. Serves Irish. Happy Hour from 4-8pm and all day Monday. serving Kilkenny. British pub in the Zhujiang New Town. Pool tables 33 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . 4PM-8:30PM. [46] ( Pubs Covent Garden. edit Bar Street at Bai-E-Tan Elephant and Castle. Guinness and a variety of bottled and draft beers. Zhujiang New Town (珠江新城华就路2号). Tavern Bar is an English-style pub serving appetizers. Music Friday to Saturday with open mic sessions on Wednesdays and Ladies Night on Thursdays. ☎ +86 20 38065757. pop. (next door to Hill Bar opposite the Garden Hotel). edit Hooley's Irish Pub and Restaurant. folk and jazz). Recently won the best new pub in Guangzhou at the PRD awards. Bakes its own bread. Xing Sheng Lu. (Outside Baiyun Hotel and across from Garden Hotel). edit Paddy Field Irish Pub and .

edit The Brew. ¥25-¥50 beer. ¥25-¥30. Haizhu District. 2nd floor of No. MLB. Rugby and more). Early on the bar is populated mostly by locals. Sapphire Lounge serves an extensive selection of classic and contemporary martinis. opened until late night (at least 4AM) edit Wine cellars Oh Marco Wine Cellar. 3:00PM to late. Bar has both an indoor section consisting of a dance floor and couches and an outdoor section with patio seating and recently-added new basement. Serves western food and all kinds of alcoholic drinks. edit The Cave (墨西哥餐厅酒吧). edit Sapphire Lounge. There you can drink a glass or buy a bottle of wine. edit Dance clubs C:Union (喜窝). is a Canadian owned and operated bar with three locations in Guangzhou. 122 Liuhua Road (流花路122号中国大酒店). There is usually at least one English speaking bartender at each station. 360 Huanshi East Road (环市东路360号珠江 大厦东侧) (basement on the end of the Zhujiang Tower (珠江大厦) near 34 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . One-for-one pint-sized Tsing Tao draft beer during happy hour. Perfect for after-work drinks. Wide beer selection and bartenders measure all drinks out in plain view. Although hidden. Hongmei Lu. Drinks from ¥18. 9 Yiyuan Road 4-5. [47] (http://www. however as the night progresses the bar quickly fills with expats. It offers full range of wines. Oh Marco is a retail wine chain shop. Cozy restaurant pub next to the Holiday Inn with friendly English speaking staff. directly imported from France. It's menu has a strong Canadian/ American influence and boasts the best burgers in the city. the newly opened cafe is ideal for overseas students or foreign friends in the community. make sure you have the address written down in chinese). 61. (Happy hour before 8PM). Offers European dishes.Guangzhou travel guide .com/) . NFL. edit Perry's Café.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. liquor and more in a chic and upbeat atmosphere. 115 Shuiyin Road (水荫路115号天溢大厦副大堂1楼). Perfect for after-work drinks or a night out. Patrons tend to be very friendly open to meeting new people. Located in Dadao of Haizhu District. Jianshe Liu Ma Road (Metro 5 Taojin exit B). 9AM-9PM. formally known as The Strange Brew. 2nd location along Pearl River. Good place to and private rooms are available. ☎ +86 20 3448-2809 (cellar-guangzhou@ohmarco. Panyu. ☎ +86 20 8666-6888. is Perry's Café. especially in the open area. ¥15 shots. Zhujiang New Town. Located on the 4th floor of China Hotel. Great place to hear atypical live music like reggae or classic rock.. edit Sleeping Wood Cafe. It is the ideal place to have a drink and catch the game (NHL. There are specials every day of the week which differ from location to location. cocktails. Haizhu District (海珠区红梅 路61号2楼) (taxi would be easiest way. wines.thebrew-china. The Brew.

while group performances start on the main dance floor at Garden Hotel). Good crowd. edit Chun Ya Yuan Teahouse (春雅源茶艺馆). The resident DJ spins a wide range of music. blend of locals and foreigners. Tianhe (1/F. 276 Yanjiang Zhong Lu ((200m east of the Tianzi Matou).Guangzhou travel guide . High class bar with dance floor. #102. Changcheng Hotel). ☎ +86 20 8386-3660. including live-python dance. edit Penthouse. After all. a secret costume party. 26 Jianshe 4th Road (建设4马路26号天伦花园) (up the street from Oggi's Pizza). ¥30 standard drink. ☎ +86 20 8387-5177. 94 Tianhe South Road (Down from the south gate of TeeMall). edit Gipsy King Bar (大篷车酒吧). Yuexiu District (8373 5858)). This is a favorite expat hangout. and live hip-hop shows.6488. Club has dozens of tables on the floor for groups to drink and play local dice games. the shaking switches from dice to dancing and it becomes a mix of East and West. well-known throughout Guangzhou for its wild parties. 6 Longkou East Road. Begins as a largely Chinese club but around 11:30PM. The DJs blast the hottest music. ☎ +86 20 8759-6988 ext. edit Club NaNa. runs deep in Guangzhou. The DJ booth overlooks the floor and between it and the massive windows runs a strip that can rise up for live performances and for models to runway walk. 19 Siyou New Road (4/F. Taojin Road.67. Tianlun Garden. Yuexiu District. 1 Zhengping Middle Street. edit 35 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Packs a variety of music. the city was at the center of the massive tea trade that existed between China and Europe during the 19th century. Simple Love Tea Shop (十月红奶茶 ). Many local "working" girls sashay around. edit True Colors (本色). ¥30 standard drink.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. 10AM-2AM. Good music though a little pricy. also known as Yum Cha (饮茶). The owners may be seen handing out free drinks. The Cave features exotic dance performances. 7PM-1AM. edit Tea houses The culture of tea drinking. ☎ +86 20 8358-1627. This is a Taiwanese style tea and coffee shop. There are individual dance performances at one corner of the bar. 3PM-2AM. There's a dance floor that's maybe 25 square meters where locals and expats dance. 2 Qiaoguang Road. ☎ +86 20 8761-2888 ext. DJs come from all over the world and play their own mix of house occasionally punctuated with hip-hop. It was reported that pickpocketing is rampant here. Yuan Yang Hotel).. 360 Huanshi East Road (环市东路360号珠江 大厦西地下) (opposite end of the Zhujiang Building from the Cave). including a singles lock and key party. Variety of sparkling wine ensures you can live it up with standards. There are about five other locations in the city. edit Tian Chang Di Jiu. Beware of the tequila shots. edit Crystal Tea House. Underground bar similar to the Cave. edit Heihei Club.

36 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . It takes a 15-20 minute walk to the metro station.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. [48] (http://www. edit Yuexiu. This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room: Under ¥200 Mid-range ¥200-500 Over Splurge ¥500 Budget Guangzhou Riverside Youth Hostel (广州江畔国 际青年旅舍). ☎ +86 20 8376-6677. Prices vary every year and you are advised to secure your bed before going to Guangzhou in those two seasons Budget Guangzhou has two HI-affiliated youth hostels. across the street from the Garden Hotel. edit Starbucks. Enjoy cakes and coffee at this Western coffee shop run by Koreans. The traditional herbal tea chain has over a dozen branches in the city. ☎ +86 20 8348-8085. 17 Jianshe 6th Road (建设六马路17号102房). and many 109 Huagui Road. Doubles ¥178. 98 Taojin South Road. Check out some local fusion items including a wide selection of Chinese tea. dorm bed ¥65. #102. Most other hostels. with more than 25 locations in Guangzhou alone. Huanshi East Road in the Peace World Plaza. edit Taojin.starbucks. 51 Dishifu Road. The Seattle chain has been in china for over 10 years. The benefit to many travelers is the free Wi-Fi. An HI-affiliated hostel is located on the outskirt of Guangzhou. one in the outskirt Yangcun and a new one in Yangji. 504 Xihua Road. edit Guangzhou Journey House Youth Hostel (广州征途青年旅舍). 15 Changdi Street (长堤路15号) (Metro 1 Fangcun Exit B1). are illegally operated and subject to the frequent police crackdown. Popular locations include Taojin Road by the Guangzhou Friendship ☎ +86 20 2239-2500. Free lockers are provided in some rooms. also accessible by river ferry (until 10pm). Room 27F. Green Tea Tiramisu and Shredded Ginger Pork Panini. Check their website for complete listing. and Shamian Island.Guangzhou travel guide . usually located in a residential apartment building. edit Sleep NOTE: From April 15th to May 5th and October 15th to November 5th are the annual Guangzhou International Trade Fairs in which room rates in hotels and hostels will usually be hiked up. including 17 Wenchang South Road.html) . edit People's Cakes & Coffee. ¥96 Canton Wong Chun Loong Herbal Tea.

edit Dongyue Fashion Hotel (东岳时尚酒店).dyinns. [51] ( ☎ +86 20 3805-1035 (huifengapartment@gmail. [55] (http://www. Haizhu Square (海珠 广场起义路2号) (Metro 2 Haizhu Square Exit B3).com) . ☎ +86 20 3878-2888. 445 Tianhe North Road (天河北路445号嘉怡苑 1栋27F房). edit Huifeng Apartment Guangzhou (广州汇峰国际公寓). ☎ +86 20 2886-4999. 8 Qiaoguang Road (海珠广场侨光路8号) (Metro 2 Haizhu Square Exit A).cn) .com). ☎ +86 208750-2888. 2 Tianhe North Road (天河北路2号). edit Bostan Hotel (广东博斯坦宾馆). edit Mid-range Guangdong Victory Hotel (广东胜利宾馆).Jiayiyuan Garden. it is located just North of the Beijing Lu Pedestrian . 103 Chigang Road (赤岗路103 号). 10 Tangdong East Road (天河区棠 东东路10号).com/) . [54] (http://www. ☎ +86 20 checkout: 12:00PM. The hotel is located at the gateway to Tianhe.hotelcanton. Check their website for other locations in the chain. The hotel is close to Pazhou Trade Center where Canton Fair is held. ¥298. 2 Guangzhou Qiyi Road. 8 Xingsheng Road. [49] (http://site. ¥178. The hotel has multifunction halls and meeting rooms for business or personal building 1. [50] (http://www. use pedestrian bridge to Shamian Island). ☎ +86 20 6276-4628. a beauty salon. It has very clean rooms and western-style buffet breakfast. [52] ( . Dorm room ¥50.guangzhou-apartment. Zhujiang New Town. The area is residential and may be difficult to find for non-Chinese speaking foreigners. ☎ +86 20 8335-5988. 76 Tianhe North Road (天河北路76号).Guangzhou travel guide . It consists of the East building and West building.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. ☎ +86 20 3880-4573 (liliwen6@hotmail. Each of the 198 serviced apartments has a kitchens and free cable internet access. as well as KTV rooms. singles with ¥140 (¥180 Canton Fair).gzhotel. However. edit Hotel Canton (广州大厦). edit Zhong Qiao Hotel Guangzhou (中桥宾馆). ¥328. 53 Shamian North Street (沙面 北街53号) (Metro 1 Huangsha Station Exit D. ☎ +86 20 8333-8168. ¥390. The hotel is located on Shamian Island.douban. checkin: 1:00PM. but it is now a bit outdated. 374 Beijing Road (广州市北京路374号) (Metro 1/2 Gongyuanqian). edit Guangzhou Hotel (广州宾馆). ☎ +86 20 8121-6688. [53] ( /zhong_qiao_hotel) . ¥ . and restaurants that serve Xinjiang Muslim cuisines.vhotel. edit Hotel Landmark (华厦大酒店). It offers clean and comfortable rooms that are furnished with all the essentials for a restful stay. Hooley's Irish Pub and Restaurant is on the ground floor. [56] 37 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . This was once a glorious hotel. The apartment-converted hostel is popular with Chinese job-seekers. edit Binghua Hotel (冰花酒店).

The hotel is a 3-minute walk to the departure terminal.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. lobby bar. ¥500. [63] (http://www. Daily rates starts from ¥480. Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport offers a relaxing haven for the busy traveler with easy . In the heart of central Guangzhou and Beijing Road Shopping Street. [59] (http://www. Guangzhou Railway Station and Guangdong Bus Station. The residence offers ☎ +86 20 8666-8800. edit Nanyang King's Gate Hotel (南洋长胜酒店).com/en/china/guangzhou /springdale_serviced_residence. Guangzhou. edit Oriental Resort (广州鸣泉居). broadband Internet . Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Baiyun . one. edit Lido Hotel (丽都大酒店). Jinzhou Business Hotel Guangzhou(Jinzhou Shangwu Jiudian) is very close to the metro station. ☎ +86 20 6136-8888. ☎ +86 20 8332-1988. Guangzhou Hotel enjoys superb location with easy access to the city. [58] (http://www. ¥350. 2 Qiyi Road. Tianhe district. [61] (http://www. edit Liuhua Hotel (流花宾馆). or three-bedroom apartments that are furnished with a comfortable living and dining area. Yuexiu district liberation road no. 1068 Baiyun South Avenue (白云大道南 1068号) (On Baiyun Mountain). edit Jinzhou Business Hotel Guangzhou (广州锦洲国际酒店).org/en/Guangzhou (http://www. conference hall. No 105 Tiyuxi Road. [62] (http://jinzhouhotel. ¥458. edit Guangzhou Hotel Guangzhou (广州宾馆). 182 Beijing Road (北京路182号).com.somerset. 95 Chepi Road (车陂路95号) (Metro 4/5 Chebeinan).com/) . ¥468. health club and KTV. 38 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . Quiet and away from the city.nanyanghotel.Guangzhou travel guide . with the Pearl River to the south and Yuexiu Mountain to the north. [57] (http://www. edit Springdale Serviced Residence Guangzhou (广州盛雅服务公寓).html) . ¥480. 38 Xinghua Road (兴华路38 号) (near Baiyun Mountain in Tianhe District). ☎ +86 20 .hotel-landmark. Tower . ☎ +86 20 8396-6088 ( . two. Accommodation includes a bathroom with steam area and massage tub. 4-star hotel offers free broadband Internet apart from furnished rooms and conference suites. 30-minute metro ride to city centre. 899. Located in the Guangzhou International Airport Complex.lh. edit Pullman Baiyun Airport Hotel Guangzhou (广州白云机场铂尔曼大酒店). Ideally located in the heart of Guangzhou. [60] (http://www. No.guangzhou@the-ascott. 194 Huanshi West Road (环市西路194号) (Metro 2/5 Guangzhou Railway Station). edit Raystar Hotel (瑞星大酒店). China. and a kitchen. Hotel facilities include and Western restaurants. This is a 5-star hotel with 468 guest rooms.guangzhouhotelguangzhou. fax: +86 20 8360-0466). overlooking the beautiful Baiyun Mountain.

edit Baiyun Hotel (白云宾馆). Surrounding the hotel are blocks of little shops run by locals willing to The hotel has standard hotel rooms as well as apartments and offices for rent. [64] (http://marriott. The 5-Star Luxury Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of central Guangzhou.Guangzhou travel guide . ☎ +86 20 /ascott_guangzhou. On the banks of the Pearl River on the quiet Shamian Island. [66] (http://www. fax: +86 20 8513-0366).org/en/Guangzhou edit Splurge China Hotel. Tianhe district. This landmark hotel is now closed for renovations and is expected to reopen in 2013.html) . [67] ( /property/propertypage/canmc) .cn) . It features 850 /english/en_index.html) . kitchens and broadband internet access. 122 Liuhua Road (流花路100 号) (Metro 2 Yuexiu Park). Executive Lounge and Shopping Arcade. ☎ +86 20 6128-8888. No 73 Tianhe Dong . Internet access is free but slow. Deluxe rooms are clean but basic. edit Garden Hotel (花园酒店). One of a handful of hotels that feature separate bath and shower areas in a standard room. The hotel also has various Shops. complimented by a charming park nearby where locals can be found doing tai chi. edit Asia International Hotel (亚洲国际大酒店). Member of Best Western hotel chain. edit Ascott Guangzhou (广州雅诗阁服务公寓). HSBC and Bank of China branches and a bus station serving express buses to the Guangzhou airport. ¥650. ☎ +86 20 8188-6968. 189 Tianhe North Road (天河北路189 39 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . ☎ +86 20 8333-8989. 1 Shamian South St (沙面南街1号) (Metro 1 Huangsha) . edit China Mayors Plaza (广州市长大厦).guangzhou@the-ascott. 326 Huangshi East Road. Daily rates starts from ¥700. 368 Huanshi East Road (环市东路368号). 8 Food and Beverage outlets. [68] (http://www. Sec 1 (环市东路326号). 367 Huanshi East Road (环市东路367号) (across from Garden Hotel) . The residence offers 208 apartments that comes with a separate living space equipped with modern An entrance to the Metro is just outside. It also features Guangzhou's highest revolving restaurant on the top level. [70] (http://www. [65] (http://www.aihotel. [69] (http://www. edit Dong Fang Hotel (东方宾馆).Wikitravel http://wikitravel. A Marriott Hotel (中国大酒店). 120 Liuhua Road (流花路120号) (Metro 2 Yuexiu Park). ☎ +86 20 8666-6888. the Hong Kong airport and nearby cities such as Zhuhai. ☎ +86 20 8666-9900. elite rooms are newly renovated and attractive. The Carousel Restaurant offers excellent dinner buffet with panoramic views of Guangzhou on the top level. edit White Swan Hotel (白天鹅宾馆).hoteldongfang. ☎ +86 20 8513-0388 (enquiry.

Wi-Fi and iPod docking station. [74] (http://www. edit Nanyang Royal Hotel (南洋冠盛酒店). [73] (http://www. 339 Huanshi East Road (环市东路339号). indoor pool. edit Guangdong International Hotel (广东国际大酒店). 11 Tianfu Road (天府路11号).com. boutique shops. but does offer a convenient location. [72] (http://guangzhou. Some of its amenities include Pattaya Spa Center. Internet access is stable and costs ¥80 a day. and a good selection of TV /index. The 5-star hotel has 350 rooms and suites with panoramic views of the Pearl River. edit Donlord International Hotel (鼎龙国际大酒店). Leisure and dining facilities are also . biggest or cheapest hotel around.S. ☎ +86 20 8755-3838. safe. edit Grand Hyatt Guangzhou.chinamayorsplaza. have comfortable beds and pillows. [71] (http://www. satellite 号). 3 Shanqian Avenue.Wikitravel . ☎ 40 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . edit The Westin Guangzhou (天誉威斯汀酒店). Not exactly the newest.php) . ¥600.gitic. It is also a short walk to the East Rail Station. edit Dragon Lake Princess Hotel (九龙湖公主酒店). Hyatt Grand Club lounge offers free continental breakfast and canapés. Rooms are clean. and night health club. 5-star hotel offering 268 Victorian-inspired rooms with contemporary amenities. ☎ +86 20 6128-6868. 288 (Metro 3 Panyu Square Exit A). There's also another Holiday Inn at 188 Dishifu Road. The luxury chain has 448 rooms and suites. 6 Linhe Middle Road (林和中路 6号) (Metro 3 Linhexi). Huadong Town. ¥1200. ☎ +86 20 3462-8888. The Dragon & Phoenix Restaurant offers top-grade Cantonese and Chaozhou dishes while Four Seasons Café specializes in French style food. It is located next to the U. Offers air-conditioned rooms all equipped with a private toilet and bath.Guangzhou travel guide . 12 Zhujiang West Road (珠江西路12号) (Metro APM Zhujiang New Town). 63 Guangzhou Ave North (广州大道北63号). ☎ +86 20 Huadu District (花都区花东镇山前大道3号九龙湖社区). [75] (http://www.html?propertyID=1706) . ☎ + 86 20 8396-1234 (guangzhou. ☎ +86 20 . The hotel has 288 guest /home. An airline ticketing office and a Hertz car rental counter are available. edit Holiday Inn City Center Guangzhou (文化假日酒店). Priority Club platinum members get automatic upgrades to executive rooms (subject to availability) and access to the executive lounge. ¥528. and refrigerator. ☎ +86 20 8331-1888. 28 Guangming Road (环市东华侨新村光明路28号) (Metro 5 Taojin). Amenities include walk-in shower. Consulate.holidayinn. edit Royal Marina Plaza (科尔海悦酒店).

Tourism Administration of Guangzhou Municipality (广州市旅游局) [77] (http://www. cars do not yield to pedestrians and zebra crossings are for display only. . public parks. libraries. The hotel is currently closed for renovations. including the Baiyun International Airport. who are not exempted from death penalty for drug trafficking. The hotel has bus route from and to Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Phone numbers are 8 digits.relatively. It offers accommodation. River Main in the village. Designed and built in the style of a European town. Fire: 119. Traffic accident: 122. is known for its liberalism and general tolerance of cultural differences. dining. The facility is beautiful and relaxing. Crimes that target foreigners are rarely heard but pickpockets could happen in shopping areas and transportation hubs. the hotel is located in the Dragon Lake Traffic conditions in Guangzhou have drastically improved in recent years and rules are practiced . 140 Dongfeng West Road. Many western chain restaurants such as McDonald' The hotel offers free broadband Internet with generously furnished rooms and conference suites. Internet is prevalent in Guangzhou. have not been reported in Guangzhou. one of the first open port in China. Subway.htm) 13-15/ +86 20 3690-8888 (hotel@dragonlake.dragonlakeprincesshotel. ¥750. meeting. +86 20 8107-8200.and Englishspeaking forces to deal with the rising drug trade involved with foreigners. As the wealthiest province of China. edit Pullman Baiyun Airport Guangzhou (广州铂尔曼白云机场大酒店).Guangzhou travel guide . 6 Tianhe North Road (天河 北路6号). The local police has Arabic. which is a serious problem in Beijing and Shanghai. Many major public places are now covered with free wifi (ssid: wireless_GZ). Teahouse dial +86 20 XXXX-XXXX. Contact The area dialing code for Guangzhou is 020. Medical: 120. Mobile numbers are 11 digits and city code is not required. it has attracted enormous immigrant workers both from other provinces and overseas. In the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport complex. [76] ( ¥750. edit Stay safe Guangzhou. sports and leisure facilities. Emergency numbers are: Police: 110. From overseas. Police: The Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration Division is 41 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . like everywhere else in China. offer an easy access to Internet. (东风西路140号13-15楼). railway stations and several shopping centers. but it is 35 minutes away from the city center.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Starbucks. hospitals. amusement. edit Hanfeng International Hotel (汉风国际大酒店).

edit Denmark. Units 1401-1404 14F Skyfame Tower. 1912-1918 CITIC Plaza. 1578 China Hotel Office Tower Liuhua Road (流花路中国 大酒店商业大厦1578室). edit Malaysia. Rm. ☎ +86 20 3877-0757. edit Cambodia. 233 Tianhe North Road (天河北路233 号中信广场5207-5208室).it/) . Room 2105 Skyfame Tower. Development Center. edit Germany. Guangzhou 510623. ☎ +86 20 8330-6533. 8 Linhe Middle Road. ☎ +86 20 2238-2603. 3 Linjiang Avenue (珠江新城临江大 道3号发展中心12楼).510623. 5207-5208 CITIC Plaza.Zhujiang New City. Ste. edit France. 803 Guangdong International Hotel Main Tower.Chancery:19th floor. 368 Huanshi East Road (环市东 路368号花园大厦804-807室). Rm. edit Belgium. 8 Linhe Middle Road (林和中路8号 天誉三期14楼1401-1404单元). 2:30PM-5PM. edit Cuba. Cope Embassies and consulates Australia. 120 Liuhua Road (流花路120号东方宾馆西座2楼1201-1223室). Rm. Rm. ☎ +86 20 8666-0795. Rm. 339 Huanshi East Road (广东国际大酒店主楼801-803室). edit Mexico. 3 Linjiang Da Dao. (珠江新城华明路13号华普广场东塔10/D室). [78] (http://www. 1402-03 183 Tianhe North Road (天河北路183号大都会广 42 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM .Wikitravel http://wikitravel.) You can get your visa extension done here. edit Isreal以色列国驻广州总领事馆Consulate General of Israel in Guangzhou办 公处:广州市珠江新城临江大道3号发展中心19楼. 339 Huanshi East Road (环市东路339号广东国际大酒店19楼). TEL: 020-85130509 Italy. Rm. edit Indonesia. Ste. ☎ +86 20 8334-3090. edit Japan. Rm. 1201-1223 West Building Dongfang Hotel. 804-807 Garden Hotel. 1601-1602A CITIC Plaza. edit Canada. ☎ +86 20 3877-2351. ☎ +86 20 3887-0555.esteri. 233 Tianhe North Road (天河北 路233号中信广场1601-1602A室). ☎ +86 20 3814-0111. Rm. 19F Guangdong International Hotel. 18F Guangzhou International Commercial Centre West Tower. ☎ +86 20 8550-1124. Garden Tower 368 Huanshi East Road (环市东路368号花园酒店1 楼). ☎ +86 20 located at 155 Jiefang South Road (解放南路155号) +86 20 8311-5808 (M-F 8:50AM-11:30AM. ☎ +86 20 8550-1501. ☎ +86 20 8601-8772.conscanton. 233 Tianhe North Road (天河北 路233号中信广场 1915-18室). edit Greece. ☎ +86 20 2829-2000. ☎ +86 20 8384-9937. edit Korea. 122 Tiyu East Road (体育东路羊城国际商贸中心西塔18楼). 801 China Hotel Office Tower Liuhua Road (流花路中国大 酒店商业大厦801).Guangzhou travel guide . ☎ +86 20 3877-0556. 12F Development Center. edit India (印度驻广州总领事馆).

☎ +86 20 3891-2345. edit Netherlands. ☎ +86 20 2222-0980. Rm. ☎ +86 20 . 7F Guangdong International Hotel 339 Huanshi East Road (环市东路339号广东国际大酒店二楼). Most banks in the city center also accept exchanges from your local currencies to ¥. 368 Huan Shi Dong Lu +86 20 8313 1888. Rm. ☎ +86 20 8330-5911. 5th Floor Tianyu Garden (Phase II) 136-142 Linhe Middle Road (林和中路136-146号天御花园二期5楼). 1160 China Hotel Office Tower Liuhua Road (流花路 中国大酒店商业大厦1160室).org/en/Guangzhou 场1401室). edit Vietnam. 368 Huanshi East Road (环市东路368号花 园酒店2楼M07室). Rm. ☎ +86 20 8550-5679. Consulate in China that processes adoption visas. 43 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . 118 Tiyu East Road. edit United Kingdom.usembassy-china. edit New Zealand.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Withdrawal is available in Chinese currency ☎ +86 20 8384-9937. 233 Tianhe North Road ( 天河北路233号中信广场18楼1802室). edit Norway (挪威驻广州总领馆). ☎ +86 20 8121-9993. 705-06 Grand Tower No. edit Banking ATMs that accept foreign credit or debit cards are common in shopping malls and tourist areas. 709-711 Guangdong International Hotel 339 Huanshi East Road (环市东路339号广东国际大酒店710室). edit Philippines. edit Unit 101. ☎ +86 20 8331-1461.A. ☎ +86 20 3833-0450. No. G/ There is a branch inside Garden 2. Fortune Plaza. edit Singapore. Bank of China (中国银行) [80] (http://www. ☎ +86 20 8667-0253. edit Thailand. Rm. 1802 CITIC This bank has a full service branch with currency exchange services and 24-hour ATMs. 63 Shamian Street (沙面大街63号). Rm. M07 Garden Hotel. 233 Tianhe North Road (广州市 天河北路233号中信广场1002B-1003室). edit Poland. ☎ +86 20 2418 CITIC Plaza. 228 Tianhe Road. ☎ +86 20 3811-3188. Some banks allow you to change back to your local currency with the original exchange memo. edit 27F Grand Tower 228 Tianhe Road (天河区天河路228号广 晟大厦27层). Rm. This is the only U. Garden Hotel.S. edit Switzerland.S. ☎ +86 20 8314-3000. (美国驻广州总领事馆). Landmark Canton Hotel. 905 Guangdong International Hotel 339 Huanshi East Road (环市东路339号广东国际大酒店主楼905室). Citi [82] (http://www. ATM is available on the ground floor of White Swan Hotel and over 100 locations in Guangzhou. [79] (http://guangzhou. HSBC [81] (http://www. 8 Qiaoguang Road (侨光路8号华厦大酒店B座2楼). 1002B-1003 CITIC Plaza.boc. 233 Tianhe North Road (天河北路233 号中信广场2418室). Their ATMs are the best bet for using foreign cards. ☎ +86 20 8121-8000. edit Pakistan. Rm. 2F Building B North. Your passport is required for this service. +86-20 3898-1688.Guangzhou travel guide .

Wikitravel http://wikitravel. including Hong Kong. Television Guangzhou Television (GZTV) [85] (http://news. Laundry Few lower end hotels and hostels have coin-operated self-service laundry holds weekly service on Sundays at 10:00AM-11:30AM for expats in Bank of America [83] (http://www. 555 Renmin Middle Road +86 20 8130-0888. Newspapers and Magazines The China Daily and/or Global Times are the two only English language newspapers available in Guangzhou (unless you go to a library). Hong Kong’s international /index118. although dry clean and laundry stores are available to clean your clothes. Places of worship All the religious sites listed in the See section are open to worshippers.Guangzhou travel guide . they should charge no more then ¥10 for a Unit 101. the service is exclusively open to foreign passport holders. In accordance with government regulations. Address: Westin Hotel (威斯汀酒店). and both can be found on newsstands throughout the city. One laundry chain is Tiantian (天天洗衣). This bank has a full service branch with currency exchange services and 24-hour ATMs. 118 Tiyu East Road. Citi [84] (http://www. The South China Morning Post from Hong Kong is also available by subscription only. In other parts of the city.gicf. Self-service laundromats are not available on the Rm 2506. An average load of laundry costs about ¥100. +86-20 3898-1688. The bank has alliance with China Construction Bank. Dry-cleaning a sweater is about ¥8. If you are doing sheets and blankets. Macau and Taiwan nationals. There are several bookstores throughout the city that sell current English and Foreign periodicals. have a great selection of programs from the UK and An average load should cost no more than ¥40. available in most hotels. which is conveniently located in most Metro stations. TVB Pearl and ATV World. ¥30 for a quilt. South China TALK is a monthly English-language magazine based in Guangzhou. Fortune Plaza. mostly dubbed in Mandarin and subtitled in plus news at 7:30pm and late (11pm or later) every day. 6 Lin He Zhong 44 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . offering entertainment and cultural programs from around the world. Normally you can drop your clothes off and pick them up the next day.shtml) has an "English" channel. there are laundry and dry clean shops sprinkled throughout neighborhoods. Christian: Guangzhou International Christian Fellowship (GICF) [86] (http://www.gztv. now called Guangzhou I Channel (but still "English" according to the Chinese name). There are many stores on Shamian Island that have laundry service.

Health Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital is near the Garden has around 15 branches which are usually close to metro stations.html) There is a branch in Garden Hotel +86 20 8384-9210. Ask your hotel for the nearest shipping locations. Post Office (China Post) .com) Ice Flower Hotel. Membership costs about ¥2000-4000 a year. Taojin Post: 5 Taojin North Road (淘金北路正平中街5号) +86 20 8357-1583 DHL [89] (http://www. China Hotel. Address: Shishi Church (石室教堂)No. Catholic: An English mass is held at Shishi Church at 3:30PM every Sunday. EMS service is available through the post office. Yide Zhong Road.totalfitness. Kaiyi International Dental Care [88] (http://www. The following are locations close to tourist Road. +86-20 8666-2696. the official post office.Guangzhou travel guide . closed on Sunday. Jumu'ah (‫ص ة‬ ‫ )الجمعة‬is held every Friday just after noon. 56 # 8. is your best bet for regular letters and UPS 1121 Guangyuan Middle Road. Gym Most public parks offer free gym +86 20 3387-4278. 45 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . (越秀区一德中路旧部前56号之8) Muslim: Huaisheng Mosque (怀圣寺 huái-shèng-sì) at 56 Guangta Road (光 塔路) (Metro 1 Ximenkou) is exclusively open to Muslims. Guangzhou. TNT and EMS. There are usually shipping counters at higher-end hotels. For packages. Liuhua Post: 151 Huanshixi Road (广州市环市西151号) between Guangzhou Railway Station and the Provincial Coach Terminal. 2 Tianhe North Road +86 20 3886-4821. Yuexiu District. Total Fitness [87] (http://www.gzdentist. +86 20 +86 20 English Bible study is also available on Wednesday at 7:30pm-9:00pm. For serious bodybuilders. Jiu Bu Qian. 106 Zhongshan 2nd Road +86 20 8382-7812. (天河区林和中路6号) +86 20 28266868. depending on your bargaining power. Mail China Post.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. TeeMall +86 20 8230-4008. UPS. FedEx. other than the post office. Shamian Post: Shamian 3rd Street (沙面三街) 9AM-5PM.Post Office is usually slow and little English is spoken. there are many shipping centers around the city who are agents for DHL.

Check out theme parks such as Windows of the Get out The dwellings of overseas Chinese from the early 20th century in Kaiping (开 平). Hong Kong (香港) is 2-3 hours away. Tickets cost around ¥60 . the China Folk Culture Villages and Splendid China. Zhuhai (珠海) is another special economic zone to the south bordering Macau. Plunge forward and help us make it a star! 46 of 47 6/4/2013 6:13 PM . It is one of the first special economic zones in China. restaurants. Routes through Guangzhou Changsha ← Shaoguan ← N S → END This is a guide article. it is also the home to legendary martial art master Wong Fei Hong. Shenzhen (深圳) is located on the border with Hong Kong. Foshan (佛山) is only an hour away from Guangzhou. depending on the modes of transportation. Take a 2-hour bus form Fengcun Bus Station (芳村汽车站) (Metro 1 Kengkou Exit B) ¥60. The trip will take 1 to 2 hours. attractions. It has a variety of good. Bus and train services are run frequently. Famous for its Ancestry Temple (祖庙). Most trains going to Shenzhen or Hong Kong stop at Dongguang. Take the Foshan Metro at the Xilang Station of Guangzhou Metro Line 1. You can also take a high speed train at the South Station (Metro 2 Guangzhou South Railway Station) and it only takes about 45 minutes (¥44).Guangzhou travel guide . It is a bridge away from the Nansha District.¥80. quality information including hotels. arrival and departure info. You can get a bus ride from any of the major bus stations in the city. Humen (虎门) in Dongguan (东莞) is famous for its Opium War era relics (虎 门销烟).Wikitravel http://wikitravel.

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