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China Food Tours by High-Speed Trains

Written by Fabio Updated Jun. 15, 2021

Chinese cuisine has a long history and is an important part of Chinese culture. Influenced by the natural geography, climatic conditions and local resource products, different regions of China have different cuisines and food cultures. China's extensive high-speed railway network has covered numerous cities and towns. You can sample the cuisine of different cities in one day by taking high-speed trains from one city to another. Check the popular high-speed train routes to plan your trip.

Beijing–Xi'an High-Speed Railway

  • Length: 1,216 kilometers (756 miles)
  • Terminals: Beijing West Railway Station, Xi'an North Railway Station
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Frequency: 28 high-speed trains per day (departing from 06:35 to 19:00)
  • Main stops: Beijing West, Baoding East, Shijiazhuang, Xingtai East, Zhengzhou East, Longyang Longmen, Huashan North, Xi'an North

Beijing food is famous for its diversity, style, the wide range of materials and varieties. Beijing cuisine is unique in China culture because foods from all parts of China can be found there. In Beijing, you can taste specialties all over the country. The most well-known food in Beijing includes Beijing Roast Duck and instant-boiled mutton.

Beijing Roast DuckBeijing Roast Duck

Xi'an–Chengdu High-Speed Railway

  • Length: 700 kilometers (434 miles)
  • Terminals: Xi'an North Railway Station, Chengdu East Railway Station
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Frequency: 53 high-speed trains per day (departing from 07:11 to 19:50)
  • Main stops: Xi'an North, Huyi, Hanzhong, Guangyuan, Mianyang, Xindu East, Chengdu East

Being a city with a history as long as 3,100 years and an ancient capital for 13 dynasties, Xi'an is not only famous for its rich cultural heritages but also a city with amazing foods. The most popular local food and snack in Xi'an include lamb meat soup, cold rice noodles, Chinese hamburger, and dumpling feast, etc.

Chengdu–Guiyang High-Speed Railway

Besides pandas and ancient relics, Chengdu is also famed with its cuisine. Unlike food in eastern and northern regions in China, Sichuan food are flavorful and spicy. Chengdu is regarded as one of the best places for food travelers. Sichuan cuisine has won fame home and abroad. Specialties like Mapo Tofu, Kung Pao Chicken and Yuxiang shredded pork (sauteed in spicy garlic sauce)are features in Chengdu, local snacks are also famed in the country.

Guiyang–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway

  • Length: 857 kilometers (532 miles)
  • Terminals: Guiyang North Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Frequency: 49 high-speed trains per day (departing from 07:30 to 17:41)
  • Main stops: Guiyang North/Guiyang East, Duyun East, Guilin West, Gongcheng, Hezhou, Guangzhou South

Guiyang is the capital city of Guizhou Province. Food in Guiyang mainly includes Qian cuisine and local snacks. Qian Cuisine or Guizhou Food tastes sour and spicy, delicious and appetizing. Some dishes and snacks have the authentic flavor that can be only found in Guiyang. The most popular Guiyang dishes include Sour Soup Fish, Beef Rice Noodles, Chang Wang Noodles and Bean Hot Pot, etc.

See more information about Guizhou Food.

Sour Soup FishSour Soup Fish

Guangzhou–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway

Food is an important part of Guangzhou in its living style. Guangzhou has variety of delicacies and the most famous are Cantonese cuisine. Cantonese food is perhaps the most famous Chinese food around the world. The cooking method of Cantonese food keeps the original taste of the food as much as possible. Must try food in Guangzhou include Dim Sum, White Cut Chicken, Steamed Vermicelli Rolls, Wonton Noodle and seafood.

See more information about Guangzhou Food.

Hong Kong–Xiamen High-Speed Railway

  • Length: 550 kilometers (342 miles)
  • Terminals: Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, Xiamen Railway Station
  • Duration: approx. 4 hours
  • Frequency: Please note that the high-speed trains between Hong Kong and Xiamen have been paused due to the Covid-19. However, as the Covid-19 situation in China is becoming better, this train service will resume soon, we will keep you updated.
  • Main stops: Hong Kong West Kowloon, Shenzhen North, Huizhou South, Shanwei, Chaoyang, Chaoshan, Zhangpu, Zhangzhou, Xiamen

Hong Kong cuisine is mainly influenced by Cantonese cuisine and non-Cantonese Chinese cuisines (especially Hakka, Teochew and Shanghainese), as well as European, Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisines. Thus Hong Kong Hong Kong is known as the "World's Food Fair". From roadside stalls to world-class restaurants, Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices of food.

See more information about Hong Kong Food.

Hong Kong–Shanghai High-Speed Railway

  • Length: 1,991 kilometers (1,237 miles)
  • Terminals: Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
  • Duration: approx. 8 hours
  • Frequency: Please note that the high-speed trains between Hong Kong and Shanghai have been paused due to the Covid-19. However, as the Covid-19 situation in China is becoming better, this train service will resume soon, we will keep you updated.
  • Main stops: Hong Kong West Kowloon, Shenzhen North, Guangzhou South, Shaoguan, Changsha South, Nanchang West, Shangrao, Jinhua, Hangzhou East, Shanghai Hongqiao

Shanghai, the most developed metropolis of China, not only has dazzling modern city with its magnificent landmarks, Shanghai cuisine is a popular style of Chinese food. it always has a great flavor and a bright color derived from the oil and soybean sauce. More sugar is used in Shanghai's signature dishes than in any other part of China. Dishes like Flash Fried River Shrimp and Steamed Crab, snacks like Soup Dumplings and Fried Pork Buns are must-tries when you travel to Shanghai.

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