Welcome to the new Guangzhou city group!
This is the NEW Official Guangzhou CS group. We were surprised by the new "Places Page" and for now we feel that this way of re-creating the old city group to a new Guangzhou CS group is the only way to go. Hopefully the CS team will improve the Places page or revert their changes (if you want to follow the official Place Pages discussion you can do that here).
Regular meetings - Guangzhou has two regular meetings every week, one on Wednesday and one on Friday:
CS GZ Wanderlust Wednesdays
You can find more details about the meetings in the group posts and on the event pages.
Guangzhou for Couchsurfers Google Map:
Check the Guangzhou for Couchsurfers Google Map with places and restaurants to visit as suggested by local Couchsurfers. Contact Balazs or create a group post if you have anything to add to this map.
Getting here and away:
www.prdguide.com - Providing over 1000 train, bus, and boat schedules between Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Dongguan, and other cities in the greater PRD region.
CTrip - Flight tickets, hotel reservation
www.travelchinaguide.com - Train tickets
Guangzhou-Hong Kong train - Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Train
If you looking for luggage storage at the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, read this group post.
Life of Guangzhou - City portal for foreigners who live, work, study in and travel to Guangzhou, sponsored and supervised by the local government.
That's PRD - free downloadable PDF issues of the magazine (currently not working)
Guangzhou 3D Map
Wikipedia - Guangzhou
Wikitravel - basic facts, transportation system, food, accommodation and other practical information about Guangzhou
U.S. Consulate Guangzhou Air Quality Monitor
New package ticket at a low price of RMB 25 - three tourist sites in Guangzhou - SunYat-sen Memorial Hall, The Museum of Nanyue Kingdom Palace and Guangzhou Municipal Museum.
Currently there are eight lines (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, Guangzhou-Foshan and APM) in operation. GZ metro selected to the World's best metro system ("For going from absolute-zero in 1992 to eight lines, 144 stations, 236 kilometers of track and 1.2 billion passengers in 2008, and for the upcoming 48-minute express-trip to Hong Kong (opening in 2015), Guangzhou gets top billing on this list.").
Guangzhou Metro on Wikipedia (Very detailed with more information you ever wanted to know about the metro in Guangzhou. To make your life easier, don't forget to get your Yangchengtong card.)
Guangzhou Metro System Map (It seems someone at the local metro company deleted the map on their website, temporary I keep it linked from here as I hope they will put it back soon. Till then, here is the same downloadable map from Sammie's site.)
Guangzhou events, restaurants, bars, clubs:
That's PRD restaurant listings
Vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurants
Upcoming main events in Guangzhou:
Canton Fair two times each year (April 15-May 5 and Oct 15-Nov 4).
Cheap hostels/hotels in town:
Guangzhou Riverside Youth Hostel (reviews on Tripadvisor)
7 Days Inn
F&H Hotel Apartment (only Chinese)
CTrip hotel booking service
Created: Dec 8, 2012
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