Canton is a city in southern China. Guangzhou is the traditional Chinese name of Canton. There are 14 million inhabitants in Canton. Canton is known especially for the annual Canton Fair which is the oldest in China.
Guangzhou Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the climate like in Canton?
A. Canton lies south of Tropic of Cancer and it has subtropical climate. Canton is a quite humid city thanks to the East Asian monsoon which passes through Canton regularly. If you visit Canton in the summer, the weather is likely to be hot and humid. This is the time of monsoon in Canton as well. Canton is very pleasant from October to December with a bit of breeze. Canton only rarely experiences snowfall.
Q. How can I reach Canton from Beijing? Where can I get a flight ticket?
A. You can purchase your flight ticket to Canton from Beijing through number of air carriers: there are flight to Canton by China Southern Airlines, China United Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Air China. You will need to search a bit on the online ticket portal to see which airline has the best ticket prices but with each one of them, the ticket is likely to be resonable. The only time the flight ticket to Canton get expensive is right before Christmas. Canton is one of the Chinese hubs so it can be pretty busy during Christmas time.
Q. How can I get from Canton airport to the city?
A. To get downtown Canton from Canton airport, you have a possiblity to buy a ticket on public transportation or use a taxi. There is metro line 3 which connects Canton with its airport as well as five different bus lines for the center of Canton. All of these services are payable and you can buy your ticket to ride to Canton at one of the ticket booths at the airport.