XiaJiu Lu (Shang Xia Jiu) Go Shopping!
XiaJiu Lu (Shang Xia Jiu) Go Shopping! Yes this is the place where youngsters in trendy look hang around and also tourists. Trillions of shops, there are about 5 McDonald's and about 4 KFC here, and then many shops with semi-exotic names such as Walentino or Volentino. It is overall a very good place for endurance-shopping.
You can take the train or bus...
You can take the train or bus from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. That's the best way if you want to transit from Hong Kong. Otherwise you can travel by air, the airport is very close to the city, in fact you can say the airport is inside the city.
Take the taxi from airport to your destination(hotel or hostel etc.), because it's cheap and safe. Taxi fee from the airport to hotel: China Hotel US$ 2.5, Garden Hotel US$ 4, White Swan Hotel US$ 4 too. The above hotels are five star, and famous in guangzhou.
You can take the taxi to get around the city, it is cheap, of course for saving, you can choose bus, RMB 1 to 2(about US$0.1 to US$0.2) each time, or Subway RMB2 to RMB6, from eastern train station to Salang station, accorss the downtown, tiyu zhongxin station and gongyuanqian station, and have English boardcast in the train.
Toothache - Cheap Dental Here
The Dentist Surgery has a shop size window facing the street and the dentures (recyled) on display streetside. The second photo is of the dentist's chair and looks reasonably modern.
However, I doubt if I would ever venture inside for some dental work. If you did then every passer-by would have a good view of you receiving your treatment.
OTHER NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
This will be a random kind of place that extra thoughts which occur, or pictures that are more or less pertinent may be placed. For now, it is my storage cabinet.
Chaozhou is the name of a coastal region around the Shantou district of eastern Guangdong province. Naturally, as a fishing area, seafood features prominently in the hearty cuisine, which is often enhanced by piquant sauces, such as tangerine jam for steamed lobsters and broad-bean paste for fish. Duck and goose are other Chaozhou favourites; the region's famed spicy goose is served with garlic and vinegar sauce.
Such richly flavoured dishes reflect the culinary influence of the Chaozhou people's northeastern neighbours, the Fukienese. Yet Chaozhou cuisine has also been greatly influenced by its southwestern neighbours, the Cantonese.
Many Chaozhou classic dishes are light and tasty, with an abundant use of vegetables. The crisp delicacy of deep-fried leaf vegetables in Chuenjew dishes adds a gleaming green, very edible garnish to many dishes.
Chaozhou chefs pride themselves on their skill in vegetable carving. Magnificent designs - flowers, birds, dragons and phoenixes - made from carrots and ginger adorn the Chaozhou banquet table and cold dishes.
The region's chefs are also acknowledged masters in the preparation and cooking of two de luxe delicacies, shark's fin and bird's nest. Chaozhou cuisine is famous, too, for its shellfish dishes and wide variety of sweet dishes (with pumpkin and taro).
A very pungent regional speciality is the strong Tiet Kwun Yum oolong tea, served in tiny cups before and after a meal as a digestive aid. The Chaozhou people's penchant for it may explain why their restaurants usually stay open until dawn!
Of course this is not in Guangzhou but it's a pretty picture anyway. And it is surely off the beaten path. Besides, I told you I was just going to drop things off here.