Guangzhou (China)

Guangzhou is a large city in Southern China, and China's third largest city after Beijing and Shanghai. The city's most famous attractions in addition to its recognizable skyline, are numerous skyscrapers, the Chiangang Pagoda, the Haizhu bridge and the five goats statue. Despite the many historical and modern attractions, the tourists come to the city for shoping and dinning. In Guangzhou you can purchase almost anything, from electronics to traditional Chinese tea, and you can do this even with Chinese prices. The city is also home to, what is called Chinese food in the Western world, so you can find all the familiar flavors here. Guangzhou is the city with the most restaurants in the world in relation to its inhabitants. The city also has a surprising amount of fine large parks, which include the more than 1 000 years old lake garden.

Population: 15,000,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Standard Mandarin
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 110 (poliisi), 120 (ambulanssi), 119 (palokunta)
Currency: Renminbi (CNY)
Electric plugs: A, I, C
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: There is no tipping in China.
Time in destination: Dec 9, 2019, 5:33:26 PM

Location map

Weather Forecast

Mon
09.12

Fair

66°F

Tue
10.12

Clear sky

70°F

Wed
11.12

Clear sky

73°F

Thu
12.12

Clear sky

73°F

Fri
13.12

Clear sky

73°F

Sat
14.12

Clear sky

77°F

Sun
15.12

Fair

79°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 55.9 64.9 49.6 4
February 57.7 65.1 52.3 7
March 63.9 70.9 58.8 10
April 71.4 77.9 66.4 11
May 78.1 84.9 72.9 14
June 81.1 88.3 76.1 15
July 83.3 90.9 77.5 12
August 82.9 90.7 77.4 12
September 80.8 88.5 74.8 9
October 75.2 83.5 68.9 5
November 66.9 75.9 60.3 3
December 59.0 68.9 52.0 2

More information: Guangzhou forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Guangzhou is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $31.37, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $77.97, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $27.19
  • Hotel (3 stars): $35.74
  • Hotel (4 stars): $53.15
  • Hotel (5 stars): $114.15
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.52
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $5.18
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.00
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.70
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.56

More information: Guangzhou price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Guangzhou destination map

Safety

Guangzhou has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 59.3 (better than United states average 48.8)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 62.4 (weaker than United states average 68.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 52.0 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Guangzhou safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

More information: Car rental Asia