Guangzhou Useful Contact InformationCommunication access in Guangzhou is similar to that of Beijing. Internet cafes are scattered across the city, costing only about RMB 2-3 per hour. There are many banks & ATM's that make it very easy to get money. Below is some useful information to know when visiting and living in the city.
Following are some useful contact information and telephone numbers in Guangzhou.
There are many hospitals in the city that are available to foreigners. International SOS clinic is run by foreign doctors who have overseas training and experience.Anyone who needs emergency medical service can telephone the Guangzhou Emergency Center (Dial 120), which will arrange an ambulance and a medical team to the patient's home as soon as possible.
Guangzhou Huaqiao Hospital
Zhongshan Yike University Affiliated
No. 1 Hospital
Guangdong Prince People's Hospital
Chinese banks in the downtown areas of Guangzhou are often open on Saturdays and Sundays making it convenient for travelers to convert foreign currency on weekends.
General Banking Hours in Guangzhou
Foreign Banking Corporations
The following Foreign Banks are found in Guangzhou: ABN AMRO Bank, Banque Nationale de Paris, Credit Agricole Indosuez, The Bank of East Asia Ltd., Deutsche Bank, Nanyang Commercial Bank Ltd., Banco Commercial Portuguese, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, Standard Chartered Bank, The Sanwa Bank Ltd., Sakura Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Jenerale Bank, ING Bank, Cr谷dit Agricole Indosuez, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Dresdner Bank, Citibank, The Bank of Nova Scotia, United Overseas Bank Ltd., Mizuho Bank Ltd., The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., Fortis Bank, Soci谷t谷 G谷n谷rale.
ABN AMRO Bank
Bank of East Asia Ltd.
Nanyang Commercial Bank Ltd.
Bank of America
Bank of Montreal
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Cr谷dit Agricole Indosuez
The Bank of Tokyo
Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.
The Bank of Nova Scotia
United Overseas Bank Ltd.
Mizuho Bank Ltd.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd.
Domestic Banking Corporations
Bank of China
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
CITIC Industrial Bank
The Agricultural Bank of China
Bank of Communication
China Minsheng Bank Co. Ltd.
There are public phone booths available around Guangzhou require either coins, or sometimes calling cards. Calling cards are available from the post office, hotels, newsstands and convenience stores. The phones take all coins and the phone cards (IC cards) come in RMB 30, RMB 50 and RMB 100 denominations.
There are several options with using mobile phones
1. The easiest, but most expensive way is to bring your phone to China and keep it on your home network with roaming enabled. This will enable you to receive and make phone calls using your phone number. However this option is expensive due to roaming charges. Additionally, people within China will be charged more because they will have to ring internationally.
2. The second most popular option is to buy a local SIM card. The SIM cards are available for a one-time fee of approximately RMB 100 (US$12) and work by buying recharge cards for RMB 50, RMB 100, RMB 300 and RMB 500 respectively. With this option, there are a couple of options when choosing your local SIM network.
China Mobile SIM Cards
This works throughout China and the SIM card is available
at many outlets throughout China, including the airport. The
price to make a local call on this network is about RMB 0.60
per minute. However the downside to China Mobile is that they
also charge a small fee for receiving phone calls. International
calls vary dependant on the country you are calling.
Long Distance Calling Cards
Calling cards are one of the cheapest ways to make international calls. The cards are used with landlines or mobiles and are easy to use; they usually have English instructions on the back of the card. The cards can be obtained from mobile phone shops, some convenience stores and newsstands. There are also a variety of different companies offering cards and the charges vary dependant of time of call and the country you are calling. Another inexpensive option is to make international calls over the Internet, using programs such as Skype, and internet cafes with high-speed internet access are abundant in Guangzhou.
DHL-Sinotrans (Southern Area Office) Guangdong
FedEx Guangzhou Rep
UPS Sinotrans (Guangzhou Agent)
NOTE: Although this information is correct at the time of our web publication, it is still advised that you call the phone number and confirm the address before going to the venue because some venues may have changed their telephone numbers or address locations.