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The Basic Information about Guangzhou

Welcome to Guangzhou for Canton Fair!  During Canton Fair, could offer:
Free Airport Pick-up to Downtown Hotels
Book Canton Fair Hotel Package, get FREE ticket for Pearl River Night Cruise


All visitors entering in China must ensure that they hold a required visa, as well as a passport with a validity of over 6 months. For inquiries please contact your nearest Chinese Embassy/Consulate. If you do not have an Invitation Letter of Canton Fair, you can contact us to apply for an invitation letter on our website.

Winter is short (January to March) while Summer (May to September) is hot, humid and rainy. Autumn and Spring are the best periods to visit China with temperatures between 20ºC to 25ºC.

Renminbi (RMB).The exchange rate between RMB and US is different from different time. Get latest information from the website. 1:6.2

Language Spoken
Mandarin and Cantonese are widely spoken. Mandarin and Cantonese are widely spoken.

Getting Around
Taxis are abundant and metered. Public transport are available (includes buses and mini-buses), but are often crowded.


The traffic is very convenient in Guangzhou. IF you leave Guangzhou city fro Baiyun Airport, it will take you 50 minutes. If to Hong Kong, it will take 3 hours from Guangzhou city.

After Hours
Excellent Chinese cuisine and lively nightlife. Check out listings in daily newspapers.

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link

The Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL), also known as Guangshen’gang XRL (officially Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Section), is an express railway to be open in phases between 2011 and 2016. It will connect Kowloon, Hong Kong in the south and Panyu, Guangzhou, Guangdong in the north. Welcome to Guangzhou for Guangzhou Fair.

As an important high-speed railway connecting the Mainland China and Hong Kong, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway is a part of the planned Beijing-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway. It could serve rapid transit from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Kowloon West, Hong Kong, passing by Humen Town of Dongguan, Shenzhen North Railway Station and Futian Station. Furthermore, at Guangzhou South Railway Station, passengers could experience the free-transfer system to the high-speed trains to Wuhan and Zhuhai.
In Hong Kong, all trains run from Hung Hom station in Kowloon and arrive at Guangzhou East station in Guangzhou. There is no direct connection between Hong Kong and the Canton Fair in Guangzhou but from the station there are shuttle buses. Read our guide to Hung Hom Station Read out guide to Guangzhou Station East

The train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou is the easiest way to travel between the two cities. Below you’ll find information on where to catch the train timetables and prices for the train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou.

Involved Stations
Guangzhou South Railway Station
Location: Panyu District
Available Railways: Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, Guangzhou-Zhuhai High-Speed Railway, Guangzhou Express Railway to Guiyang and Nanning (under construction)
Guangzhou Train Schedule

Qingsheng Station
Location: Panyu District

Humen Station
Location: Humen Town, Dongguan City
Tips: At this station, passengers could purchase rail tickets to Guangzhou South and Shenzhen North, as well as of Wuhan-Guangzhou High-Speed Train.

Guangmincheng Station
Location: Guangming New Area, Shenzhen City

Shenzhen North Railway Station
Location: Baoan District
Available Railways: Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, Express Railway to Xiamen, Zhanjiang and Maoming (under construction or plan)
Shenzhen Train Schedule

Futian Station (under construction)
Location: Futian District
Available Railways: Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, Shenzhen-Huizhou Inter-City Railway (in plan)

Kowloon West Station
Location: area of Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Available HK MTR: Airport Express, Tung Chung Line, KCR West Rail Line
Hong Kong Train Schedule

Canton Tower (on the left-hand-side), the Tallest TV Tower in China, New Symbol of Guangzhou City. Chigang Pagoda (on the right-hand-side) was built on a red sandstone hill as a geomantic pagoda.

Guangzhou Landmarks

Visiting the landmarks can highlight your exploration in a city, while there are two landmarks you can include on your getaway when you are in Guangzhou.


Five Rams Stone Sculpture

Located in Yuexiu Park, Five Rams Stone Sculpture makes Guangzhou a nickname of Yangcheng (City of Goats). It has been the city symbol and landmark for years. It’s said that in a famine of Zhou Dynasty, five gods descended to the world by five goats which held dropping ears of rice in their mouth. The gods bestowed the people with ears of rice and blessed the city out of starvation forever. And those goats stayed in the city after the gods left and turned into stone as protectors.

Five Rams Stone Sculpture has become the emblem of Guangzhou

Canton Tower

Located in the center of Guangzhou city, Canton Tower, nicknamed Pretty Waist Lady, became a new symbol and landmark of Guangzhou as soon as it’s completed. It’s mainly used for sightseeing with four unique features. From the transverse Ferris wheel on the top by which one can have an overview of Guangzhou city, to the revolving restaurant that can hold 400 people for dinner, to the 4D cinema and gifts & souvenir shop, all of them are sitted on hundreds of meters high.

Canton Tower (on the left-hand-side), the Tallest TV Tower in China, New Symbol of Guangzhou City. Chigang Pagoda (on the right-hand-side) was built on a red sandstone hill as a geomantic pagoda.


No matter which one you prefer, it’s sure that you will have a different sense about Guangzhou after your visit.

Guangzhou Pearl River Skyline

Guangzhou: a Fantastic City in Southern China

Being the capital of Guangdong province, Guangzhou is a senior commercial city, the third metropolitan in mainland China and the stronghold of economy in Southern China. And it still plays an important role in the business area nowadays.


Guangzhou Sourcing Centres

As the host of China Import and Export Fair, Guangzhou is rich in sourcing centers in and nearby the city. For example, Guangzhou Metropolis Shoes City, the largest one-stop footwear wholesale market; Baima Garment Market, fashionable wholesale center of middle and high-class garments; Zhonggang Toy Products Wholesale Center, a large-scale toy products wholesale plaza; and so on.

Guangzhou Cloth Market



Guangzhou Baima clothing wholesale market is the largest market with the best decoration, matching the most complete and the best managed clothes market in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou Fangcun Flower Market is the biggest flower market in Guangzhou which covers over 600,000 square meters and has put on sale 700,000 potted plants.


Guangzhou Diet

As the old saying “Eat in Guangzhou”, wealthy cuisines constitute a class of light Cantonese flavor and make Guangzhou’s name for gourmet’s heaven. As a matter of course, it’s the best choice for those who aren’t catered to the spicy food.

Cantonese Food and Dim Sum. Photo from internet.


Guangzhou Attractions

The wealthy attractions of Guangzhou also cope with its fame. There are varied places to fit different kinds travelers. If you are appealed by modern hotspots, Tianhe District, Canton Tower, Beijing Road and Pearl River Skyline will be in the favorable list. If you long for natural places, Yuexiu Park and Baiyun Mountain could be the best choice. If you yearn for historical and cultural experience, Chen Clan Academy, Liurong Temple, Zhenhai Tower and Cantonese Opera are recommended. If you come with your family, just dip your toe in Xiangjiang Safari Park and Chimelong Paradise. There are so many attractions, just go and explore out!!

Guangzhou Guangxiao Temple. With its typical magnificent architecture features, the academy is honored as the representation of Cantonese architectures and folk arts.

Guangzhou Pearl River Skyline