Guangzhou Overview

Chinese Name: 广州 English IPA: Guangzhou Location: South Central Guangdong Province Population (city): 14,904,400(2018) Language: Yue dialect(Cantonese), Hakka dialect Zip code: 510000 Tel code: (+86)020 Time zone: UTC+8

Located at the northern edge of the Pearl River Delta and adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao, Guangzhou is regarded as the “Southern Gate to China”, one of the three megacities in China and other two are Beijing and Shanghai. Facing the sea and leaning back against the mountains, Guangzhou belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate with the feature of warm and rainy summer, adequate light and heat and long frost-free period. Being the most important part of Lingnan culture, Guangzhou, who wears his own unique historical but fashionable suits, bows and welcomes global friends.

Highlights of Guangzhou

  • Combination of Modernity and Tradition: Guangzhou, a place with a history of over 2,200 years, also influenced by western cultures, forms its unique Lingnan culture, which has a significant effect on many aspects of modern Guangzhou, such as architecture, gardens, Cantonese opera, Cantonese language and so on. When you come to Guangzhou, you not only experience the mixture of modernity and tradition, but also the new and old.
  • Paradise for Food Lovers-Amazing Cantonese Cuisine: Guangzhou is the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine, and there’s no shortage of fantastic dim sum spots, high-end venues and casual snack stalls around the downtown to satiate your craving. Come to Bingsheng Taste, which serves White Cut ChickenWhite Boiled Shrimp, etc. exquisite dishes, taste the delicious Cantonese cuisine.
  • Popular Gateway City: What makes Guangzhou more tourists friendly is that Guangzhou applies to 144 Hours Transit Visa Free, which means you can enjoy a visa-free tour in Guangzhou up to 6 days! Starting from May 1st, 2019, people from 53 countries can enjoy a 144-hour visa-free period when transiting through southern China’s Guangdong Province. They can enter Guangdong via its three airports, namely Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport, and exit via Guangdong Province’s 32 ports.
  • China’s Most Liveable City: With its internationally acclaimed dining scene, rich cultural life and serene natural beauty, the southern provincial capital has much to offer. As one of the Chinese mainland’s four top-tier cities, Guangzhou is at the forefront of modern living, yet simultaneously has the most convenient transportation. Here, you can enjoy the delicious food, visit the top attractions, experience the happiness of shopping, learn the profound culture.

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