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Guangzhou is the capital and biggest city of the Guangdong territory in the People's Republic of China. Situated to the northwest of Hong Kong and to the north-northeast of the province of Macau, Guangzhou is a key national transportation center and is also a very important commercial and trading port on the Pearl River. Guangzhou is the third biggest Chinese city and is also southern China's biggest city.

The Han Dynasty affixed the Nanyue Kingdom to its empire in 111 BC throughout the realm's development southward. This is when Guangzhou or Panyu as it was then called turned into a common capital and remains so to this day and age. In 226 AD, the city of Panyu turned into the seat of Guang Prefecture. While initially alluding to the prefecture alone, natives in the neighborhood slowly received the custom of utilizing the same name for their city.

Despite the fact that Guangzhou supplanted Panyu as the name of the walled city, Panyu was still the name of the encompassing region until the dissolution of the Qing Dynasty. Today, the ancient lands of Panyu is an area of Guangzhou lying south of Haizhu District differentiated from whatever is left of the city by the Pearl River.

In 1997, the point when the first line of the Guangzhou Metro was opened to the public, Guangzhou was the fourth city in Mainland China to have an underground track framework, behind Tianjin, Beijing, and Shanghai. At present the metro system is made up of eight lines and together they blanket an aggregate length of 236 km. Cantonese is the first dialect for fifty percent of the inhabitants of the capital Guangzhou, while the other half predominantly converse in Mandarin. Guangzhou has a moist, hot sub-tropical climate and autumn is regarded as the best travel time because of the exceptionally cool and breezy weather.

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Facts and Stats for Guangzhou*

  • Pollution Statistics in Guangzhou

    Know the pollution level of Guangzhou before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 78.85 (High)
    • Water Pollution 70.97 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69.7 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.12 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.03 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 61.36 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 67.57 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Guangzhou: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Guangzhou for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Guangzhou.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.33 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.33 (High)
    • Car Stealing 60.62 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.78 (High)
    • Attacks 57.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.96 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.86 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.14 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 52 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.86 (High)
  • Living in Guangzhou - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Guangzhou is 108.04 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40.07 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 80.3 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 81.23 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.06 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.14 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.47 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Guangzhou

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Guangzhou

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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