The climate of Dongguan is humid subtropical. It lies south of the Tropic of Cancer. The average temperature is 22.8 degrees celsius (73.0 degrees fahrenheit) throughout the year.
Many foreign travellers to Dongguan fly into Hong Kong, which gives visa on arrival to citizens of over 170 countries. After landing, visitors must apply for a visa to enter mainland China.
Passengers travelling overland must disembark from their transport at the Hong Kong/China border to go through customs and immigration, except for those traveling on the Mass Transit Railway intercity services from Hung Hom Station to Dongguan, Guangzhou and beyond.
One can travel from Hong Kong to Dongguan by bus, ferry, or train.
Depending on the time of day, using the ferry may be the most convenient way to travel from Hong Kong, as it allows one to avoid long queues at the land border checkpoint between Hong Kong and mainland China.
Rail services in and out of the city call at Dongguan railway station where there are direct train services to Guangzhou East railway station in Guangzhou; and Hung Hom Railway station in Hong Kong.
The renminbi (RMB) is the official currency of China). Renminbi is legal tender in mainland China.
RMB is issued both in notes and coins. The denominations of paper notes include 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao; and 5, 2 and 1 fen. The denominations of coins are 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao; and 5, 2 and 1 fen.
No foreign currency is allowed to circulate in China. Bank of China branches in air ports can provide this service for you. Besides, those superior hotels, restaurants and some shops which run the foreign business may also help you to change foreign currency.
The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, Hong Kong is 200V. So when bringing electrical appliances to China, or devices that require recharging, you need to determine what kind of voltage your devices function under, and whether you will be needing a converter.
If your device's electrical plug has a different shape than the one above, you may need an electrical adapter.
Time Zone & Working Time
Time Zone: China Standard Time (UTC+8).
China implements the five-day working system, no work on Saturday and Sunday. The normal business hours are from 08:00 to 18:00.Hospitals, post offices, and banks are always open daily from 08:30-09:30 to 16:00-18:00.
Shops, supermarkets and department stores open every day for long hours from 9:00 to 22:00, including weekends and public holidays.