Shantou Overview

Chinese Name: 汕头市 English IPA: Location: Population (city): Language: Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Shantou, formerly romanized as Swatow and sometimes known as Santow,[3] is a prefecture-level city on the eastern coast of Guangdong, China, with a total population of 5,391,028 as of 2010 and an administrative area of 2,064 square kilometres (797 sq mi).

Shantou, a city significant in 19th-century Chinese history as one of the treaty ports established for Western trade and contact, was one of the original special economic zones of China established in the 1980s, but did not blossom in the manner that cities such as Shenzhen, Xiamen and Zhuhai did. However, it remains eastern Guangdong’s economic centre, and is home to Shantou University, which is under the provincial Project 211 program in Guangdong.

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Shantou Attractions

Shantou (Guangdong) Attractions include a list of top things to do and must-see attractions in Shantou. All attractions picked by our seasoned travel advisors and rated by our customers. Following is the list of Top 10 Attractions in Shantou by TripAdvisor. [...]

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Shantou Tours

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Climate & When to Go

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Festivals and Activities

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Travel Tips

Shantou (Guangdong) Travel FAQs and Tips introduce the city and zip codes, post offices, useful numbers, hospitals, banks for foreign exchange, Government and famous universities. When plan your trip to Shantou, view our answers to questions about Shantou travel to get better understanding of Shantou. [...]

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Useful Maps

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Shantou Accommodation

Shantou (Guangdong) Accommodation and Hotels Booking introduces Where to stay in Shantou and the recommended Shantou 5-star luxury hotels, Comfortable 4-star, Economic 3-star and Cheap Hostels recommended by TripAdvisor. [...]

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