Guangzhou today is having a hard time to conquer its image as Hong Kong’s little sibling. A financial powerhouse in southern China, Guangzhou delights in relative wealth compared with lots of other parts of China and is a dynamic and dynamic city.
Eastern main Guangzhou in detail (east Yuexiu and Tianhe).
Guangzhou is divided into 10 districts. Amongst them, Yuexiu and Liwan, the cradle for the Cantonese culture, has actually been the town hall because of the royal period. Tianhe, which was a farming village year back, has actually been built into a brand-new company centre with some greatest mall and the greatest high-rise buildings in the city.
For tourists, the most worthwhile roadway is Zhongshan Road, a 9 KM long highway horizontally cutting through the downtown of Guangzhou. From Zhongshan 6 Road (中山六路 ） to Zhongshan 8 Road (中山八路) it covers around 80% traveller destinations and all well-known restaurants.
Yuexiu (越秀 Yuèxiù) The Zhongshan 6 Road location, which covers the initial location of Yuexiu prior to its growth in 2005, has actually been the real core given that 214 advertisements. Emphasizes consist of Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou Museum situated at Shanghai Tower, Orchid Garden, Mausoleum of Nanyue King, Guangxiao Temple, Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Huangsheng Mosque, Beijing Lu Shopping District, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Temple of Five Rams, Shishi Cathedral. It also has numerous popular wholesales markets consisting of Yide Road Market and Baima Market.
Liwan (荔湾 Lìwān) On the north of the pearl river comprises the old Guangzhou location and house to the basic Cantonese accent (Xiguan Accent, actually West Gate Accent). Traveller highlights consist of the colonial Shamian Island, Xiguan Old Houses, Xiangxiajiu shopping Street, Liziwan Lake Park, and Chen’s Clan Academy.
Tianhe (天河 Tiānhé) is the company district, growing with numerous high-rise buildings and shopping malls. The district serves as a transport centre for trains to Hong Kong.
Around the City
Haizhu (海珠’ Hǎizhū’)– At the south of the Pearl River, the previous commercial district has actually changed into more domestic and organization today. It is house to the city’s newest landmark Canton Tower and the South Campus of Sun Yat-Sen University, which is an unspoiled historical structure complex of the 1920s. Traders come here typically for the Canton Fair in Pazhou.
Panyu (番禺 Pānyú) is a location getting more popular amongst local travellers. The location is covered by numerous historical villages and towns that provide you with a peek into the life of conventional Southern Chinese.
Baiyun (白云 Báiyún)– This district is where the old airport lies. The Baiyun Mountain is a significant destination.
How To Get Into Guangzhou?
1. By Plane.
Foreign nationals from 51 nations who transit through Guangzhou Airport when flying in between 2 various nations (for example, London-Guangzhou-Auckland) certify for a 72-hour visa-free stopover. The name of the policy is a bit of a misnomer, as the 72-hour duration, in fact, starts at 00:01 after the day of arrival (for example, if you show up in Guangzhou Airport at 09:00 on 1 January, you can remain up until 23:59 on 4 January).
2. By Train.
Trains cover the 182 kilometres from Hong Kong in about 2 hours, consisting of a stop at Dongguan. Trains to Guangzhou East Railway Station leave from Hong Kong at Hung Hom train station in Kowloon and get here in Guangzhou at the East station. Through train services are run by Hong Kong MTR.
3. By Bus.
Coach services are offered to bring travellers from Hong Kong International Airport to a number of areas in Guangzhou. There are also cross border bus terminals throughout Hong Kong. One of the Stations is at Austin Road and Canton Road near Kowloon Park.
4. By Boat.
There used to be regular ferryboat services from other cities in the Pearl River Delta, as well as some cities in Guangxi and along the coast, for example, Xiamen, Haikou, or Shanghai. The 2 significant ferryboat terminals are Lianhuashan Port Ferry Terminal (莲花山客运港) in Panyu District and Nansha Port Ferry Terminal (南沙客运港) in Nansha District.