About Chaozhou Travel

Introduction:Chaozhou, also widely known by its Postal map spelling Teochew, is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Shantou to the south,..

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Chaozhou Introduction

Chaozhou, also widely known by its Postal map spelling Teochew, is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Shantou to the south, Jieyang to the southwest, Meizhou to the northwest, the province of Fujian to the east, and the South China Sea to the southeast.
In 214 BC, Chaozhou was an undeveloped and named part of Nanhai Commandery of the Qin Dynasty. In 331 during the Eastern Han Dynasty, Haiyang was established as a part of Dongguan Commandery.
Dongguan Commandery was renamed to Yi'an Commanderyin 413. The commandery became a prefecture in 590 in the early Sui Dynasty; first as Xun Prefecture, then as Chao Prefecture in the following year. In 1914, the Republic of China government combined Chao and Xun prefectures into Chaoxun Prefecture or Chaoxun Circuit
For a short while in the Sui and early Tang Dynasties, Haiyang District was called Yi'an District. The name remained Haiyang until 1914, when it was renamed to Chao'an County to avoid ambiguity with the Haiyang County of Shandong Province.
The seat of the 1951 Guangdong People's Government was at Chao'an County, a part of it was created as Chao'an City in 1953 and later that year renamed to Chaozhou City (county-level). In 1955, the provincial seat moved to Shantou. Chaozhou City was abolished five years later, and reestablished again in 1979. In 1983, the situation was reversed, with Chao'an abolished and made a part of Chaozhou City. Chaozhou was made a provincially-administered city in January 1989 and a vice-prefecture-level city in January 1990.
Together, Chaozhou and the nearby cities of Shantou and Jieyang are called Chaoshan. The name was used for the joint political-administrative area which encompassed the three cities from 1958 until 1983. For the next five years, Shantou City was a higher-level city containing Chaozhou and Jieyang within it. Currently, Chaozhou, Shantou and Jieyang are equal in status.

Chaozhou Traffic

Traffic and transportation in Chaozhou have been developing at a rapid speed.It's convenient to travel by, water or land. State high ways, provincial highways and local highways run through the city, forming a convenient transportation net. The Guang—Mei-Shan Railway line runs through the city with three stations in the area. The highway mileage open to traffic stretches to l846 kilometers, the density being 60 km per o­ne hundred square kilometers The Shan-Fen Expressway running through Chaozhou will be open to traffic at the end of 2001. o­n the other hand, Chaozhou Port is l92 sea miles from HongKong and l86 sea miles from Gaoxiong of Taiwan. Now shipping line lead directly to Guangzhou,Xiamen, Shanghai, and the container shipping to HongKong and Korea. As to airport, Shantou airPort is 30 km away ChaoZhou city proper.Now the Railway Passenger Transport Statton,the Highway Passenger Transport center and the Xiaohongshan Harbor in ChaoZhou Port are under construction.

Chaozhou aviation Tel: 0768-2291929, 0768-2399899, 0768-2399352
Chaozhou Railway Station Tel: 0768-6853708
Chaozhou Bus Terminal Tel: 0768-2202452
Chaozhou Simen bus station Tel: 0768-2262450, 0768-2285938

Chaozhou Festivals

Chaozhou has the unique culture. There are regional styles in Chaozhou Dialect, Chaozhou Drama, Chaozhou Music, Chaozhou Cuisine, Chaozhou Kongfu Tea and Chaozhou Housing etc.. Chaozhou Cuisine is very famous throughout the world by its unique flavors. Chaozhou Embroidery is an important o­ne among the four famous embroideries in China. Chaozhou Wood-sculpture is o­ne of two wood-sculpture systems in China. Fenxi, called Ceramics Capital of South Country, is the main ceramics export base throughout the country.

Chaozhou Service Telephones

Chaozhou Tourism Bureau Tel: 0768-2295032
Chaozhou City tourism complaints Tel: 0768-2277123
Chaoan County Tourism Bureau Inquiry Tel: 0768-5815273
Chaoan County tourism quality supervision and management Tel: 0768-5815273
Chaoan County China Travel Agency Tel: 0768-2275995
Xiangqiao Tourism Bureau Inquiry Tel: 0768-2233368 Zip code: 521000 Raoping County Tourism Bureau Inquiry Tel: 0768-7801972

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