Guangzhou Tourism

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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 87.93 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 73.81 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 79.35 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.48 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.7 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.48 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75.93 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (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 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.83 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.23 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.85 (High)
    • Car Stealing 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.84 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50.94 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.81 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.42 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.98 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.72 (Moderate)
  • Living in Guangzhou - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Guangzhou is 96.38 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 48.67 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 80.39 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 89.56 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.71 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.46 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.48 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.33 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 62.62 (Low)
    • 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 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.74 USD

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

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