Guangzhou is better known as Canton in western counties. It is the most influential metropolis in Southern China. Although in these days it is overshadowed by neighbouring cities Shenzhen and Hong Kong (both can be reached by car within an hour), Guangzhou has a much larger legacy than those flashy up-and-comers. Its name is patron to both dialect and culture of the whole region – Cantonese. The city features large, green parks and a buzzing city center. Strolling through the lovely colonial district or having a look at the majestic Pearl River will make your stay in Guangzhou worthwile.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are mild and dry, whereas summers are hot with rainfall and high humidity. The best time to travel is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool and therefore very pleasant.
From the Airport to the City
Guangzhou Baiyun Int’l Airport is homebase to China Southern Airlines and one of the busiest in the country. It is well connected to the city center by a metro line. The trip takes 30 minutes to get downtown and costs around €1. Further there are eleven bus lines that connect the airport directly to points of interest like Guangzhou Railway Station, taking about an hour. These are priced around €4. A taxi ride will take 60-90 minutes and costs approx. €15.