South China

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Introduction:Guangzhou, the South Gate of China, is a prosperous metropolis full of vigor.Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong, and the center of its political, economic, scientific, educationa..

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South China Introduction

Guangzhou, the South Gate of China, is a prosperous metropolis full of vigor.
Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong, and the center of its political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural life. Sui (Ears of Rice) is short for Guangzhou and the City of Ram (Yang Cheng) is also an alias of Guangzhou. The kapok is the city flower and the kapok tree is the city tree of Guangzhou.
Guangzhou is located in the middle south of Guangdong Province, north of the Pearl River Delta. It lies close to the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Macau. Zhujiang (The Pearl River), the third largest river of China, runs through Guangzhou and is navigable to the South China Sea. Situated in such an excellent geographical region, Guangzhou is called China's South Gate.
Covering an area of 7434.4 square kilometers (2870 square miles), Guangzhou is home to more than 11 million people, including a 3.7 million transitory population. With the opening of China to the outside world, a large number of people from other regions of China swarmed into Guangzhou, o­ne of the first 'open' cities in China. This has accelerated its economic development.
Guangzhou is a famous historical city. In ancient days, Guangzhou was the capital city for three Chinese dynasties: the Nan Yue (South Yue), the Nan Han (South Han) and the Nanming (South Ming). Thus it was put in the list of the 24 most famous historical cultural cities and became a tourist destination. You can not understand most Chinese cities deeply until you know their history. This is true of Guangzhou. Many historic sights: the Western Han Nanyue King's Tomb Museum, the Zhenhai Tower and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall tell us the 2,000-year history of Guangzhou.
Today, Guangzhou retains its ancient customs, but is also a large city full of vigor and current fashions. You can find something worth taking home in Shangxia Jiu Lu, Beijing Lu and Di Shi Fu Lu.
Trying Yue Cai (Cantonese Cuisine), o­ne of eight Chinese famous cuisines, is definitely a must in Guangzhou! Eat delicious food with ingredients you have never heard of.
Hotel facilities and service in Guangzhou are fine. A word of warning: Do make a reservation beforehand if you decide to visit Guangzhou during the Canton Fair. For visitors, especially those plan to attend the Canton Fair, transportation in Guangzhou is more and more convenient. You can choose plane, train, ship or bus.
Guangzhou is famous as a hometown for overseas Chinese. It boasts the largest population of overseas Chinese people. These overseas Chinese do a great deal of good for Guangzhou: opening international markets, bridging Guangzhou and the rest of the world, and establishing many schools, hospitals, nurseries, kindergartens and rest homes in Guangzhou.

South China Traffic

By Air
Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport (CAN) has been in operation since August 5, 2004. The new airport is located between Renhe Town of Baiyun District to the north and Xinhua Town of Huadu District to the east, 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) away from the old airport and 28 kilometers (17.4 miles) away from Haizhu Square, the center of Guangzhou City. Airport Expresses are available. Fares range from CNY 10 to CNY 30 by distance.

There are direct buses heading for Zhuhai at CNY 80 per person, running approximately every two and a half hours. The last bus leaves at about 20:30.

Flights from Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport (CAN) connect Guangzhou with more than 70 domestic cities and over 20 international cities. Direct international flights are to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Osaka and Hong Kong.

Since March 22nd, 2007, passengers who pass directly through the territory of China o­n an international service or stay in Guangzhou less than 24 hours do not need a visa. They must however have a connecting flight and a booked seat.

It is known that starting from July 9th, 2007, a new international service will begin operation to some countries in Southeast Asia. In that case, the passengers can fly to Yangon, Vientiane, Angkor, Phuket without changing plane. Now, the passengers can look up the specific scheduled flights and reserve tickets o­n the computer sales system. Getting the tickets in advance is also feasible.

Airport Inquiry Number: 36066999 (Mandarin, Cantonese and English languages are available.)

By Train
Guangzhou Railway Station located o­n the Huanshi Xi Lu, northwest of Guangzhou, can be reached easily by public buses. Jing-Guang (Beijing-Guangzhou) Railway Line is the main transportation trunk line between south and north China linking Beijing and Shenyang, Beijing and Chengde, Beijing and Baotou, Shijiazhuang and Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang and Dezhou, Lianyungang and Lanzhou, Hunan and Yunnan, Hunan and Guilin. In addition, railway lines Guangzhou-Maoming and Guangzhou to Shantou connect Guangzhou east and west.

Yuehai Railway has been running since December 5, 2004 offering service in addition to planes and buses. A train departs at 22:26 every day from Guangzhou, arriving 12 hours later at Haihou at 10:26 the next morning; ticket prices vary from CNY 138 (hard seat) to CNY 400 (lower soft sleeper).

Railway construction between Guangzhou and Shenzhen is almost complete. Buses run between these two cities at intervals of fifteen to thirty minutes every day. You can take the train either at Guangzhou East Railway Station or Guangzhou Railway Station. The direct bus charges about CNY 75. It takes 1-1.5 hours for the whole journey.

You can take the direct train to Kowloon of Hong Kong from Guangzhou East Railway Station. The ticket fare is about CNY 200. For specific information, please see Kowloon-Canton Railway

Guangzhou Railway Station
Address: No. 159, Huanshi Xi Lu, Guangzhou
Hotline: 020-61357222, 86661789, 86682043

Guangzhou East Railway Station
Address: Linhe Zhong Lu, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-61346222

Located in Zhongcun Village in Panyu, the Guangzhou New Railway Station under construction now is scheduled to be finished in 2007 and put into operation in 2008. At that time, this station will be o­ne of four railway passenger transport hubs in China.

By Road
Expressways have been built linking various cities and in the downtown area of Guangzhou, viaducts, a tunnel under the river, and so o­n, have been constructed. A long-distance bus station provides buses from Guangzhou to neighboring areas and a direct bus from Guangzhou to Hong Kong.

Guangdong Provincial Long-distance Bus Station
Location: No. 145-149, Huanshi Xi Lu, Guangzhou
Buses here are generally bound for Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian and Guangxi and cities in Guangdong Province.

Yuexiu South Bus Station
Location: No. 2, Dong Yuan Heng, Yuexiu South, Guangzhou
Buses run to Guilin in Guangxi, Nanchang in Jiangxi, Nanjing in Jiangsu, and Zhengzhou in Henan Province.

Tianhe Bus Station
Location: No. 633, Yanling Lu, Guangzhou
Buses run between Guangzhou and Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou and Jiangsu.
The first Tourist Bus Line between Guangzhou and Hong Kong Disneyland has been opened. Now tourists can get to Hong Kong Disneyland from Yitai Square, Jiefang Bei Lu of Guangzhou

South China Festivals

Guangdong’s main holiday basic all is our country usual tradition holiday, like Spring Festival, festival of lanterns, Mid-autumn Festival and so o­n, besides traditional holidays, but also has the most famous holiday celebration.
Burns the dragon: Guangdong's festival of lanterns lively exceptionally, the people can gather at the holiday night at the dragon dance field, watches in under the big firecracker bang burns the dragon performance. Lion dance: The lion dance has division of the north and south, south is most famous by Guangdong's lion dance performance, it is Guangdong each festival celebrates in Japan most common performance.
Spring Festival the period winter jasmine flower market and the festival of lanterns
Every year spring, the fall two seasons conducts the decorated vehicle which

South China Service Telephones

Guangzhou traveling consultation telephone: 020-81078291
Guangzhou Travel agency suit telephone: 020-86681163
Dongguan Travel agency suit telephone: 0769-22227160
Dongguan Travel agency consults the telephone: 0769-22226801
Dongguan Travel agency traveling quality suit telephone: 0769-22474881
Shenzhen Travel agency telephone: 0755-82003220
Shenzhen traveling suit telephone: 0755-82003220
Zhanjiang Travel agency telephone: 0759-2262444
Zhanjiang Travel agency suit telephone: 0759-3161921
Zhuhai Travel agency telephone: 0756-3342111
Zhuhai Travel agency consults the telephone: 0756-3346666
Zhuhai traveling suit telephone: 0756-3336061
Zhongshan Travel agency telephone: 0760-8929039
Zhongshan Travel agency advisory service telephone: 0760-8929039
Zhongshan travels the quality monitoring to travel the suit telephone: 0760-8805211
Shantou Travel agency telephone: 0754-8293456th, 8297610
Shantou traveling suit telephone: 0754-8297616
Shantou traveling quality surveillance administration center telephone: 0754-8297614

South China Hotels

  • Xinliyuan Hotel

    Xinliyuan Hotel

    Two-star or Less Shenzhen Luohu Price:-

    The Xinliyuan Hotel is located in downtown Shenzhen, just a 10-minute drive from the railway station. Guests are greeted in the hotel's spacious, luxurious lobby before going up to t..

  • Putianwanghai Hotel
  • Xiamen Bailan Hotel

    Xiamen Bailan Hotel

    Two-star or Less Xiamen Siming Price:-

    Xiamen Bailan Hotel (Yiting Bailan Jiudian) is located at the intersection of Xiahe Lu and Gugong Lu in downtown Xiamen. The railway station is only six-minute drive away eastwards while G..

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