Shenzhen to Guangzhou by High speed Rail
Shenzhen Zhan & Guangzhou Zhan / DongZhan, Guangzhou, China
Shenzhen to Guangzhou by High speed Rail Reviews
Shenzhen to Guangzhou by High Speed Rail May 30, 2009
For fast travels between Shenzhen and Guangzhou (around 1 hour) i advice u the High Speed Trains, which are afordable, fast and run more or less every 30mins.
U have to know, that the HighSpeed trains have their own station-part, not the same as for regular trains. In shenzhen it's pretty hard to find it, since nobody speaks foreign languages and signs lead u to nowhere. We were searching around 30mis for the correct part of the station. So if u go there in shenzhen, the correct entrance isnt the main entrance , u have to exit the station and proceed few meters, then u will find it. The tickets are sold only at the machines 9it's good if u learn the chinese characters for ur destination. Hopefully u will be able to buy the correct ticket. Then u just do what the locals do, they proceed for the special waiting area, on the walls there are screens with the next trains, u are allowed to enter the platform onle when ur train is ready to go (the info at the train indicator in the waiting area should match with the one on ur ticket, then u pass the gates and follow the lolacs. They will lead u straight to ur train, but be aware and check the platform number and destination. Again: it's very usefull to learn chinese characters coz:
1. it's funny and they look cool
2. it might save ur ass!
Ur seat is marked on the ticket, as the carriage too, so dont freak out and follow the crowd! U will be fine.
The new fast trains are very comfortable and ur journey will be pleanant. Enjoy the trip with chinese HSR! They learnt their lesson and build it faster than in Europe or anywhere!
Part of the Azja / Asia 2009 travel blog
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