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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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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Guangzhou

  • Save 7% Guangzhou Night Tour
    Guangzhou Night Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    This night tour will let you explore Lychee Bay, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Beijing Road, and Canton Tower. Moreover, the cruise...

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  • Save 7% 4-hour Walking Tour To Explore The Old Guangzhou
    4-hour Walking Tour To Explore The Old Guangzhou New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Guangzhou is a bustling city with an old area preserving traditional Cantonese culture, this 4-hour tour will let you explore...

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  • Explore the best views of Shenzhen bay and experience the night
    Explore the best views of Shenzhen bay and experience the night New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    Shenzhen bay park is the biggest seaside park in China. Here you can enjoy the nature and some beautiful sea views. After we ...

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  • Shenzhen Metropolis One Day Tour From Guangzhou
    Shenzhen Metropolis One Day Tour From Guangzhou New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Discover the vibrant city of Shenzhen on your full-day trip from Guangzhou. With your group guide, wander in Splendid China &...

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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 82.64 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 72.32 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 73.33 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.33 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59.48 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 64.17 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 69.85 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (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 59.06 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.23 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55.8 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.57 (High)
    • Car Stealing 61.57 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.54 (High)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.71 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.14 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 52.17 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.13 (High)
  • Living in Guangzhou - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Guangzhou is 104.37 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 39.71 (Low)
    • Climate Index 80.39 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 84.66 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.36 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.86 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.34 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 80.48 (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 7.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.54 USD

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

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