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"Capital of the Third World "

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Capital and the largest city of the Guangdong Province

Formerly known as Canton, this city lies on the Pearl River and is located to the north of Macau. It is the third largest city of China. It used to be a major terminus on the Silk Route.

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Currency in Guangzhou

The bills are of the following denominations - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. The units are known as yuan.They are however commonly called kwai.

Shopping in Guangzhou

Being the most flourishing and largest industrial centre, there are plenty of shopping malls like - Tianhe Teemall. This is an international mall and sports stores like Lacoste, Zara, Versace. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street has mostly bargainable rates on clothes and jade articles at the Huanlin Jade Street.

Nightlife in Guangzhou

Guangzhou has a thriving nightlife including bars and clubs like - SUNS bar lounge, Revolucion Cocktail, Kama Club, Club Catwalk.

History of Guangzhou

Guangzhou's history can be traced back to 1100 BC - the Nanwucheng settlement. Called Panyu during the Qin empire, it was later made part of the Han Empire. This place was also the hotbed for a series of failed revolts between 1895-1911. From the 1980s Guangzhou began to expand and has now become one of the most important cities of China.

Language of Guangzhou

Although Mandarin is the official language, the locals mostly speak Cantonese.

Guangzhou Customs

Guangzhou has no special customs that need to be observed

Religion of Guangzhou

Taoism is the major religion but Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism and Islam

Daily Budget for Guangzhou

Daily budget depends on the kind of food and entertainment tourists indulge in but an average expense of 200 -210 RMB can be expected.

Exchanging Money in Guangzhou

One RMB equals 10.01 INR. It is advisable to carry some local currency beforehand.

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What is the best time to visit Guangzhou?

Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit as the weather is most comfortable and slightly cooler during this time. The Spring season is a rainy season though.
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What are the places near Guangzhou?

The top places near to Guangzhou are Macau which is 107 km from Guangzhou, Shenzhen which is located 104 km from Guangzhou, Hong kong which is located 118 km from Guangzhou, Beijing which is located 1889 km from Guangzhou, Shanghai which is located 1212 km from Guangzhou

What are the things to do in Guangzhou?

The top things to do in Guangzhou are Chimelong Safari Park, Canton Tower, Shamian Island, Chen Clan Academy , Yuexiu Park, Baiyun Mountain Park . You can see all the places to visit in Guangzhou here

What are the top hotels in Guangzhou?

There are 1492 in Guangzhou which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Guangzhou are Bodun International Serviced Apartment Guangzhou Branch, Vienna Hotel Guangzhou Tonghe, Xi'n Garden, LOVE Theme Apart Hotel, Radish Youth Hostel, Guangzhou Chenggong Youth Homestay. You can see all the hotels in Guangzhou here

What is the local food in Guangzhou?

The cuisine of this place is Cantonese and the most famous foods are - Roast Suckling Pig (Kao Ru Zhu), Taiye Chicken (Taiye Ji),Dragon Fighting against the Tiger (Long Hu Dou) which is basically a stewed snake and a wild cat, and Stewed Wild Dog Meat. Herbal tea is also something worth trying.
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