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Guangdong Province is located in the south of China. Guangzhou, its capital city, serves as the transportation hub for south China. As one of the most prosperous provinces in China, Guangdong Province is conveniently accessible by air, railway, highway and waterway. It is also the major gateway adjoining Hong Kong and Macau.


Guangzhou Baiyun International AirportGuangzhou Baiyun International Airport

There are five civil airports within Guangdong Province, respectively located in Guangzhou,Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhanjiang. Among them, international airports are Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, via which tourists can get to almost all the major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Qingdao and Guilin. There are also some international flights, such as Guangzhou-Melbourne, Guangzhou-Kuala Lumpur, Shenzhen-Singapore, Shenzhen-Bangkok, and so on.


There is a developed highway system in Guangdong. It has established a land way traffic network system which connects major towns, cities, airports and harbors. There are highway coaches to and from many major southern cities in the country.

Guangzhou Provincial Passenger Bus Station is the largest bus station in Guangdong province. Buses depart here daily to the neighboring Guangxi, Hunan, Fujian and Jiangxi Provinces. There are also deluxe buses to Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau. The easiest way from Guangzhou to Hong Kong is by the deluxe bus following along the Guangzhou-Shenzhen freeway in 2.5 hours. In Zhuhai, tourists can get to Macau by simply taking a bus to Gongbei Port and pass through the customs.


Located at the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong has abundant waterways within the province. It is also the major southern gateway connecting Hong Kong and Macau.

Guangzhou is located by the Pearl River. Boats sailing along the river can take visitors to Hong Kong, Macau, Haikou and Sanya. From Shenzhen, visitors can get to Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Macau,Hong Kong and Kowloon by boat.