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There is, in fact, a direct flight from Melbourne to Guangzhou with China Southern Airlines. (They have two websites - the global one, which I've linked to, can accept payments from international credit cards while the Chinese one doesn't. Of course, you can book via third parties like Expedia et al too.) This seems to be the easiest option. If you want to ...


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The area next to Hong Kong-China Boundary in Hong Kong is Frontier Closed Area. Only permitted people can access it. If you want to cross the boundary, the cheapest way is Huangbus (皇巴士) from Huanggang Port to San Tin Public Transport Interchange. It costs $9 HKD, paid by cash or Octopus card. Dont expect to hitchhike in GuangDong. Each year many drivers ...


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I had a similar question about Wifi in Astana Airport, and my solution in the end was to check Foursquare. It's popular among travellers, and people leave tips, so often they'll comment on the wifi (or lack thereof). In this case, I looked up Guangzhou on foursquare and it appears that several people have reported using free wifi at the Oak Tree Cafe in ...


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Assume you mean the Panda Research Base there? You can take Bus 902 to the end of the route from the city, or take a taxi from downtown for ¥30. The best time to visit is in the morning, when pandas are most active. Feeding time is 9:30am. And if you're feeling touristy, you can take a photo holding a baby/young panda for ¥1000.


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Well there is definitely free Wi-Fi at Guangzhou International Airport, including in locations that transit passengers can use. When I was in transit for four hours a few days ago I'd say about every second departure gate had an Internet point which included I think two electric sockets on either side. These were of course a bit crowded with people using ...


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From my friend that just flew back from France for studies, she is Chinese, using the Wi-Fi is easy and most coffee shops have it. The international side will likely have better coverage than the Chinese side. Just search for Wi-Fi, and the only thing you need to do is just ask for the Wi-Fi password. It is very easy, just say Wi-Fi or show them your ...


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You can search Chinese train schedules in English at http://trains.china.org.cn/. However, for Guangzhou-Shenzhen, I wouldn't even bother: there are trains every 10 minutes or so, and the travel time is just over an hour. Just catch the subway (Line 3) from the airport direct to Guangzhou East station and take the next train from there. The only catch is ...


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"a bit of a trip" is an understatement! It's over 1400 miles and 30 hours on a train to get to Chengdu from Guangzhou. The time by bus will be much longer [I don't know if there is a direct bus]. The train is reasonably comfortable if you go soft sleeper, but for that price you will be in the same price range as a flight. If you are in Chengdu, and don't ...


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Hong Kong consists of a number of islands, and also a sizeable chunk of mainland, called the New Territories. The New Territories are the larger part of Hong Kong, but also the least densely populated, least interesting and least visited. Kowloon is a more populated and residential area, also part of the mainland, surrounded by the New Territories. Shenzhen ...


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I have been transiting once in Guangzhou (Canton) airport, and actually got to get out and see the city, because I missed my connection. In China, depending on the time of the year (for me this was summer), flights can easily be delayed because of the weather and you can lose way more than just a couple hours because of that. I was supposed to transit to ...


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There is advertising for free Wi-Fi at Guangzhou airport but.......... You have to buy a local sim card from a 'ripoff' seller (CNY 100 = AUD $22.) with virtually no credit on it. But it gives you the local number you have to enter to receive a Wi-Fi passcode. Any attempt to access the Wi-Fi will direct you to the official Wi-Fi webpage for registering. As ...


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From what I understand of the laws is this: Visas are not required for aliens in immediate transit on connected international flights who hold passenger tickets and stay for no more than 24 hours in China entirely within airport boundaries. Anyone desiring to leave the airport temporarily must obtain permission from the frontier inspection office. If you ...


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It is unlikely you will be able to do much in your stopover. Not only is it very busy, as described by @Vince, it is also enormous. If you are coming from domestic to international terminals you need to reckon on a half hour walk, using all walking aids available, to make the switch. Ticket desks and interchange desks are also extremely distantly located. ...


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You've probably already visited in July and now its 6 months later but in case anyone is wondering... Guangzhou East to Shenzhen (Luohu - the border) 广州东-深圳罗湖is a little over an hour at the DongChe 动车 speed Guangzhou South, really far down there but on a subway line, connects to Shenzhen North in a little over 30 mins. 广州南-深圳北. One of these is right ...


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Dianping is a food and restaurant guide website in China. It lists out most of the vegetarian restaurant in Guangzhou. The website is written in Chinese only. Use baidu translate and baidu map to find out more information about the restaurant. In addition, although they claim they are vegetarian restaurants but no certification is done. And not every ...



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