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  • Haiyin Bridge, Guangzhou
    Haiyin Bridge, Guangzhou
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    Haiyin Bridge, Guangzhou
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    Xianghai Concert Hall

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 17, 2013

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    Favorite thing: In Peasant New Village, you can see those pretty old and expensive houses. And also, you can walk along the pearl river and it has a nice river walk . The Xianghai Concert Hall and Guangdong Museum of Art are around the area. The local enjoys seeing local performances at the Xianghai Concert Hall.

    In Chinese: 星海音乐厅, xing hai yin yue ting

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    Guangzhou Bridge

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 17, 2013

    Favorite thing: Guangzhou Bridge is not the most beautiful bridge in Guangzhou, but the most centralist bridge that link the Zhujiang New Town or Pearl River New Town, Peasant New Village and the Canton Tower. It was completed in 1985. It has colorful lightings, blue, red, green and etc. The color changes in every minute.

    In Chinese: 广州桥, guang zhou qiao

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    Jiangwan Bridge

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 17, 2013

    Favorite thing: My favorite thing to do in Guangzhou is walking along the Pearl River in the evening. The buildings by the rivers and bridges were brightened up around 19:30 to 20:00. You can either join one of the local river cruises or walk by the river to enjoy the night scenery of the Pearl River. The unique part of the view is the light reflections from the bridges to the river.

    Jiangwan Bridge is a simple bridge which is part of the Inner Ring Road. It has colorful lights from green to blue to rainbow.

    I continued walking and saw the Haiyin Bridge.

    In Chinese: 江湾桥, jiang wan bridge.

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    Haiyin Bridge

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 17, 2013

    Favorite thing: Haiyin Bridge was completed in 1988. It has a modern bridge that link Dongxiao Road on the South and Inner Ring Road on the North. The local love to walk on this bridge because it has the beautiful scenic bridge walk.

    In Chinese: 海印桥, hai yin qiao

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  • Hotels in Guangzhou

    by flowerrystar Written Oct 5, 2012

    Favorite thing: i recommend staying in Pearl River New Town. Its the city center, and you can start your trip there. The hotels there include Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons, W, Hilton, Sheraton, Ramada, and Ritz Carlton. Grand Hyatt is near a line 3 metro stop.

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    Shipping personal things home

    by jackiesg Written Feb 26, 2010

    Favorite thing: If you are considering shipping your purchase in GZ out to your e.g home country, here's what I know.

    One of the option is to mail them out through their China Post, by Air or by Sea.

    Not sure the Air freight rates but things involved in Sea Freight through China Post are:

    1) You need to buy their specific boxes for the packing. Comes in small and large sizes. Large size is $11 RMB per box.
    2) You must pack in front of the Post Office staff, under their camera. If you have packed nicely and sealed your box at home, they will have to open the box up to examine the contents.
    3) A list of "not approved" items that you cannot post is being listed in the Post Office. Generally involves any fragile, breakable materials, chemicals etc. Of course, no pets! :D
    4) Shipping cost charged by weight. Rates differs depending on which country you're shipping to.
    5) There is a maximum number of boxes you can ship each day.

    That's all I know. Hope it helps!

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    China Fairs

    by simplytaj Updated Oct 25, 2007

    Favorite thing: My China Experience....What I remember about the place is the busy central area, my broken stilletos, my bag full of handouts, the stinky restos, the ever-boring menu we always have, interesting busy people and the oh sooo many different things you can buy along the streets both day and night!

    Fondest memory: My night market shopping time! Its only during this time I can shop coz my sched during daytime is full of meetings with people, suppliers, manufacturers etc etc. During all these endless walks everyday and every night, I end up with broken stilletos. Guys, for biz trips like this, better bring your snickers and another pair of flat shoes. You can huggle half or even 70 percent off on prices given to you by any of those vendors around. They will in the end give in anyway....My Boss hated this when I ask for better prices but later he'd ask me if he could take them. Uh oh, what a strategy!I have to search for pics later....will try to reopen my wooden chest of pictures.

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    Medical examination for visa making

    by jackiesg Updated Aug 10, 2007

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    Favorite thing: As a foreigner, if you are applying for residence, employment or study visa in GZ, you need to take a medical examination first and submit in your medical certificates for your visa making.

    The place for medical examination is : Health Care Center of Guangdong International Travel (east area). No. 207 Long Kou Xi Rd, Tienhe District. No booking of appointm.

    Opening hrs: Mon to Fri, 8am - 12pm, 2 - 5pm (Registratn ends at 4pm)
    Contact no: 020-87537322, 87548300 or http://www.gdwbzx.com

    You would need to bring with you, your passport or other travel docs, one copy of your passport or travel docs and 5 color photos. It takes usually 5 working days before you can collect your health certs.

    The health examination includes: Taking your weight and height, urine test, blood test, general examination by a doctor, ECG, X-Ray, Ultrasound and Ear Nose Eye test.

    For more details, check out their website. Remember, when you collect the certs, sealed in envelopes, please don't open them. Once the envelopes were opened, the certs inside would be considered invalid for submission for visa making.

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    Directions in Chinese

    by Emile72 Written Jul 31, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Make your plan where you want to go before you leave the hotel. Go to the reception and tell them where you want to go, what you would like to see. They will write the things down in Chinese and you can give them to the taxi driver. Otherwise you will have quite an interesting time to make the driver understand where you want to go :)

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    Local Ophthalmic (eye) hospital

    by jackiesg Written Jun 18, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The only local hospital specialized in ophthalmology would be the Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science- Affiliated ophthalmic hospital. Of course I believe some international hospitals or clinics have eye department, but for local hospitals, this would be the hospital that provides the most comprehensive eye related services.

    Accordingly to the taxi driver who drove me there, this hospital is the most prestigious one in GZ. People from Huadu and Dong Guan come to this hospital too, which is why, there are ever so many people in the hospital.

    Although not exactly very new or well maintained, it seems to have all the facilities necessary, for at least in my case, a check up on my floaters.

    For my case, I paid RMB$8 upon registration ($7 for consultation and $1 for the medical blooklet). Then I proceed to a small room to have my first round of eye testing: reading of the "alphabets" on the chart. The interesting thing about the "alphabet" chart is that there is only one alphabet "E" in the chart, but many "E"s rotated in all directions. So inorder to show to the nurse if you can see the "E" she's pointing, you will point your finger in the direction the E is rotated. Ha Ha!

    Then, I proceed with the doctor consult where I'm given the eye drops that facilitate her in checking my retinal later. Then I proceed to make payment again. RMB$154 this time for all the eye test. Then I proceed to another room for my eye pressure testing before I go back to the doctor's room for my retinal checking.

    All in all, I've paid RMB$350 plus for this medical check up because the doctor gave me $190+ worth of prescription for my floaters!

    Address of the hospital: Xian Lie Nan Lu No.54
    Tel : 87333827 (General enquiry)
    87330542 (Night emergency)
    87331373 (Specialisation appointm making)

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    Useful contact numbers in Guangzhou

    by jackiesg Written May 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing: First thing about staying in Guangzhou - Get these useful contact nos ready when in need:
    Emergency no (free): 110 or 120 for medical emergency
    Local directory inquiry: 114
    Fire station: 83330377
    Police station: 83331060
    Foreign affairs office: 83125410
    GZ East station: 87146222
    Baiyun airport: 036066999
    China Construction Bank: 95533
    Bank of China: 95566
    Industrial & Commercial Bank of China: 95588

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    Cigarettes on display

    by l_joo Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Cigarettes on display, the red ones on top are best selling brand in Guangzhou (probably in China too), cost RMB6.80 per pack, the name is Double-Happiness.

    If you are a man, you gotta do it, especially here.

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    24 hour shops

    by l_joo Written Nov 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: 24 hour shops, there are many such shops in Guangzhou that open 24 hour, they have chairs and tables inside and customers are welcome to sit there to eat the instant noodles cost RMB3.80 per bowl which is very convenience for midnight.

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    Jade workshops

    by l_joo Updated Nov 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Jade workshops and jode shops, these kind of shops are so many, they sell jades and stones. Some sell stones at extreme high price, a stone about 2 feet selling at RMB180,000.00 but don't worry, you can bargain to RMB1000 and they still sell to you.

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    God materials shop near 6 Banyan temple

    by l_joo Written Nov 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: God materials shop near 6 Banyan temple, obviously these kind of shops are abundant when you visit the 6 Banyan temple. In front of the temple, you can see a galaxy of beggars following you for money, they follow everywhere you go. There are also monks, I heard a visitor yell "...he is a fake monk..." and then I heard the monk replied angrily "...@#$%^!&....you dare call me fake !!!...."

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