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Foshan (佛山 Fóshān) is an industrial city near Guangzhou.

Get in

By plane

The closest large airport is the New Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (广州白云国际机场, IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG, [1]). You can fly into that airport and get to Foshan by bus.

By train

There is a train station in Foshan.

By bus

There are coaches that arrive in Foshan from Guangzhou every fifteen minutes. It takes approximately one hour to get there from Guangzhou. It will cost approximately ¥10-20.

Get around

Since Foshan is a very dense and industrial city with very few foreign tourists, getting around can be a challenge. Fortunately, the main part of the city has many shopping centers, stores, attractions and restaurants within a 20 minute walk. However, if you are not familiar with the area the best way to get around the city would be by taxi. Driving a car or riding a motorcycle is not recommended unless you are used to the hectic traffic typical in dense Chinese cities. See Driving in China for details.

By taxi

This is the most convenient way to get around Foshan since they can be found all over. However, most taxis are filled during rush hour or when it is raining meaning you will have to wait a while to find one available. The fares are very inexpensive by Western standards, it starts at ¥7 for the first 2.6 kilometers and increases by ¥1 increments as you go farther. Drivers are supposed to add a ¥1 fuel surcharge to the fare displayed on the meter, but some may forget to do this. Most drivers speak Cantonese, though some only speak Mandarin (but they can usually understand Cantonese). It is very rare to find a taxi driver who can speak or even understand English so it is best to have your destination written or printed out in Chinese characters if you cannot speak Chinese.

By bus

The public bus system is the most inexpensive way to get around the city, the fare is only ¥2 (make sure you have exact change). Most of the busses are modern and air conditioned. However, the bus system is only recommended if you are familiar with the routes and the city or if you know which bus to take and which stop to get off. Most people will not know any English so you will have trouble finding directions if you get lost and cannot speak Chinese.

See

Buy

Baihua Square is one of the tall buildings in Foshan and has a great shopping mall with restaurants offering Japanese and continental cuisine. It is near Foshan Hotel and Zumiao temple.

Drink

The bar areas are scattered in different locations in Foshan. The most famous chill out area is near Jihua Garden called Bar Street (Jiubajie).

A couple of decent clubs include

Sleep

Splurge

Swissotel Foshan 1 Chengmentou West Road, Chancheng +86 757 82362888 http://www.swissotel.com/foshan Tallest building, first international hotel in Foshan. Restaurants and bars.

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