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Q: What is living in Guangdong like?

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I have a really good job offer in Guangdong. Since I've lived mostly in North China, I'd love to hear the pros and cons of S China/ Guangdong. I heard the climate is very good!

2 years 30 weeks ago in  General  - Guangzhou

 
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Summer is unbearable, 5 mins outside and most people start sweating even the locals. Which is why the streets are near empty during summer after 9am and before 6pm, people stay indoors.

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Guangdong is very big, which part are you thinking about working? I'm in Shenzhen GuangDong and it great here, never felt the need to change cities. I & others can tell you more if you tell us where you're planning on moving to in Guangdong.

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What is Zhuhai like? Anyone live there or been there for a holiday?

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Summer is unbearable, 5 mins outside and most people start sweating even the locals. Which is why the streets are near empty during summer after 9am and before 6pm, people stay indoors.

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What is Zhuhai like? Anyone live there or been there for a holiday?

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everything is great except the weird weather condition. but if you were coming from the north. that will not be a problem here.

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Zhuhai is a great city. The most famous attraction is the Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Park which is the biggest over the world

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I am not a doomsayer like the others.  I think Guangdong is great.  Guangzhou is certainly cosmopolitan enough and there is more than enough to do to be able to really enjoy China.  Zhuhai is charming if not provincial and Shenzhen is huge, artificial and somewhat overwhelming.  Yes, it can be humid during the rainy season but compared to the Dong Bei, it is just great.  And particularly in Guangzhou, a foreigner will not be subject to the incessant "laowai, laowai".  I am thinking about buying an apartment in Guanghou.

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I lived in Guangzhou a while. It gets very hot in Summer, and the humidity was almost unbearable at times. It seemed even more humid than Bangkok (which is the World's hottest city). It's a good weather for frogs and trees, less so for human beings.

 

Guangzhou is very populous and when my friend visited from Shenzhen she thought it was too busy.

 

Guangzhou's airport is really big and has direct flights to loads of places.

 

I found Shenzhen a bit boring as there aren't so many tourist sites/quirky things than there are in Guangzhou. Shenzhen was also more expensive... stuff in 7/11 was about 20% more, over the course of a year this would really add up.

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