Grand View Hotel

No.1 Yingbin Avenue, Hongmei Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, 523160, China | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dongguan

China: take two

A travel blog entry by benthackeray

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... wasn’t, there always seems to be loud pop music playing everywhere here, and something flashing.

The people in China are very different to other Asian countries in that they take no great interest in foreigners. That is not to say that they are rude, it’s just that they don’t give you special treatment (kindness, adoration, or hatred) because you are a foreigner. This is actually quite refreshing as I was not really that keen ...

Back home...

A travel blog entry by deborah.young

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Today I had hoped to spend some more time looking around Zhuhai, but as it was STILL raining quite a lot that didn't happen.

I made my way back to GongBei which is also where the train station is, and felt quite pleased with myself for getting a train ticket to come back at 4 pm AND ask for a window seat!

There was nowhere to leave bags at the station, so I went to the Vanguard ...

Step away from the window and take cover

A travel blog entry by g7s22

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... to see a giant panda. So when we arrived back to the hotel and found a break in the weather, we decided to make a break for the zoo. We again hailed two taxis and it was a quick trip (and only $3 bucks!) to the Guangzhou Zoo. It is one of three biggest zoos in all of China, which originally sounded pretty good...

What we didn't realize is that there are two entrances to the zoo! The girls arrived at ...

Shamian Island Tour

A travel blog entry by g7s22

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... at a later date. The panda chopsticks prevailed!

Wanting an authentic Chinese experience we stopped by Starbucks for a little snack where our oldest enjoyed her first coffee drink (we're breaking all kinds of rules on this trip) and then proceeded out into a torrential downpour to find a cab back to the hotel. By this time we had circled the entire island and were displeased that we could not find that many shops.

Leaving the island was a little ...

Two Boo Boos and 6 Cookies Later...

A travel blog entry by g7s22

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... expect, but I was looking forward to some Portuguese food or some facsimile. When we arrived we found out that our meals were family style and already chosen for each table. I have learned a lot of new things on this trip, but the most shocking was that the Portuguese are well known for their beef terryaki and fried rice. Seriously....not one dish was ordered that was remotely Portuguese. Why take everyone to an ...

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This 5 star hotel is located in the Hongmei Town area of Dongguan.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Grand View Hotel Dongguan

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent