Guangzhou traditionally known as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China. Located on the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub.

Guangzhou is currently, the third most-populous city in mainland China, behind Beijing and Shanghai; holds sub-provincialadministrative status and is one of China’s five National Central Cities. In 2015 the city’s administrative area was estimated to have a population of 13,501,100 and forms part of one of the most populous metropolitan agglomerations on Earth. Some estimates place the population of the built-up area of the Pearl River Delta Mega City as high as 44 million without the Hong KongSAR and 54 million including it. Guangzhou is identified as a Beta+ Global city. In recent years, there has been a rapidly increasing number of foreign residents and illegal immigrants from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia, as well asfrom Africa. This has led to it being dubbed the “Capital of the Third World”. The migrant population from other provinces of China in Guangzhou was 40 percent of the city’s total population in 2008. Most of them are rural migrants, and they speak only Mandarin. Guangzhou was long the only Chinese port permitted for most foreign traders. The city proper fell to the British and was opened by the First Opium War. It lost trade to other ports such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, but continued to serve as a major entrepôt. In modern commerce, Guangzhou is best known for its annual Canton Fair, the oldest and largest trade fair in China. For the three consecutive years 2013–2015, Forbes ranked Guangzhou as the best commercial city on the Chinese mainland.

CELEBRATE  TAMIL  NEW  YEAR  WITH  US

SANGAMAM 2017

All Indians are cordially invited to attend the exhilarating arts & cultural program of Tamil New Year, on 16th April 2017 Morning 9:30AM at Guangdong, Panyu Nanfeng Hotel. Event is organised by Guangdong Tamil Community (China). Featuring famous Tamil playback singer Mr.Vel Murugam and fame actor Mr. Amuthavanan (Vijay Tv). We welcome all the members of Indian community in China to join our Tamil brothers and sisters for the celebration of Tamil New Year.

For more information please contact:
1. 13802802314
2. 13600289767
3. 15800017051

ROAD NAME READING TIP FOR BEIGINERS

Road Names: In order to help you find your destinations easily, we have had the road names spelled in Chinese, Pinyin, and English. Details can be found in the following table:

Chinese Pinyin English
lu Road
大道 dadao Avenue
zhen Town
jie Street
大街 dajie Street
dong East
nan South
西 xi West
bei North
zhong Middle
yi one/1st
er two/2nd
san three/3rd
si four/4th
wu five/5th
liu six/6th
qi seven/7th
ba eight/8th
jiu nine/9th
shi ten/10th

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Tourist Information

24-hour tourist information hotline 86666666: A 24-hour integrated service platform where tourists and residents can receive tourism information, file complaints, request assistance, and obtain tourism tips. Services are available in mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and English.

Tourist maps and guidebooks are available at all major hotels.

The Tourist Information Center responds to tourist information requests in English, German, mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and so on. It also provides individual domestic and overseas tourists with information service, commercial tourism service, tourism resource development, ticketing service, hotel booking service, and production and distribution of tourist brochures, souvenirs and gifts. On the basis of these services, pertinent special services will be provided for tourists visiting neighboring areas.

Nine Major Tourist Information Centers

Zhongshan Liu Road Tourist Information Center

Location: Intersection of Zhongshan Liu Road and Renmin Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Highlight: Close to multiple major tourist attractions, including the Chen Clan Academy, Guangxiao Temple, Wuxian Monastery, Shangxiajiu Pedestrianized Street, Xiguang Jade Street, and Shamian Continental-style Architecture Area

Aether Square Tourist Information Center

Add: 1/F Eather Square (Yitai Guangchang) (Entrance A or B1 at Yuexiu Park Metro Station), No 986. Jiefang Bei Lu, Guangzhou, PRC.
Location: North Jiefang Road, the south-north thoroughfare in the city’s center
Tel: 86662325

Highlight: This center provides a range of services in collaboration with two leading travel agencies-CCNTO and Nanhu Travel Agency. It provides not only the latest information on the tourism market and but also swift and convenient services for tourists.

Changzhou Island Tourist Information Center

Location: The first floor of the Ling’s TTX Plaza by Jinzhou Avenue at Shenjing on Changzhou Island

Highlight: Bicycle rental; sales of native products and tourist commodities; provision of tourist information and guide services for tourists in Huangpu and Changzhou; ticketing service for air, road and waterway transportation; accommodation, medical and emergency assistance services.

Airport Tourist Information Center

Location: Area A at the arrivals hall of the Guangzhou New Baiyun Airport

Highlight: A comprehensive range of information on food, accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, shopping, and recreation for visitors to Guangzhou

Fangcun Coach Station Tourist Information Center

Location: Inside Fangcun Coach Station

Highlight: This center takes advantage of the Fangcun Coach Station’s road network to provide services for tourists in the western part of the Pearl River Delta.

Nansha Port Passenger Wharf Tourist Information Center

Location: Nansha Port Passenger Wharf

Highlight: Providing services for people from across the world who have arrived on Hong Kong cruisers for sightseeing, leisure, recreation, residence, work, business, research, and studies in Nansha.

Conghua East Huanshi Road Tourist Information Center

Location: East Huanshi Road, Conghua

Highlights: Promotion of Conghua’s tourism resources

Conghua Bus Station Tourist Information Center

Location: Inside Conghua Bus Station

Highlight: Distributing promotion brochures on food, accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, shopping, and recreation to passengers, effectively improving the quality of Conghua’s tourism information service.

Zengcheng Tourist Information Center

Location: Lixiang Road in the center of Zengcheng City’s new urban district

Highlight: Using advanced network resources and an information hotline to provide a comprehensive range of tourism information and superb services.

All materials marked with “source: English.gz.gov.cn” on this website (including but not limited to text, photographs, audio and video materials) are the copyrighted property of Guangzhou International (the official website of Guangzhou Municipality). Without prior authorization from Guangzhou International, any media, website, organization or individual shall not transmit, interlink, distribute or republish such materials in any form. Any media and website authorized to republish such materials shall mark them with “source: Guangzhou International (English.gz.gov.cn)”. Infringement of these copyrights will result in legal action.