Guangzhou is located in the south-central Guangdong province, with the north edge of the pearl river delta, near the south China sea, near Hong Kong, Macao, and is China’s south gate to the world. It is the core city of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and pan-pearl river delta economic zone, and the hub city of One Belt And One Road.
Guangzhou is a historical and cultural city. Since the Qin dynasty, Guangzhou has been the administrative center of the county, state, and government. It has been the political, military, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center of south China and the birthplace and flourishing place of Lingnan culture. Guangzhou has been the main port of the maritime Silk Road since the 1930s. During the Tang and Song dynasties, it became the first port in China and was a world-famous oriental port city. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was the only major port of foreign trade in China and the only big port in the world with a long history of more than 2,000 years.
Nowadays, because of its developed economy and convenient transportation, many foreign tourists choose to visit China from Guangzhou. And it is very easy to fly from Guangzhou to Lhasa. Now more and more people want to travel to Tibet and explore the pure land of Tibet. Having seen the prosperity of Guangzhou and then stepping on the pure land of Tibet, this is definitely a fantastic journey. This tour from Guangzhou to Tibet will surely impress you.
At present, Guangzhou has an airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, which was beginning to build in the 1930s. It is one of China’s three major international aviation hub airports and is also an important international aviation hub of China’s “One Belt And One Road” strategy and the “air silk road”. If you fly to Tibet, you will go from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport. Both China Southern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines have direct flights to Tibet, which take about 6 hours (including stopover time in Chongqing). Of course, you can also fly from Guangzhou to Chongqing, Kunming, Zhengzhou, and Xi’an to transfer to Lhasa. If you choose to transfer to Lhasa, there will be many more flights to you. You can check the flight information on the Internet and buy tickets by yourself. You can also find a reliable travel agency in Tibet or other places to help you book your tickets.
If you are not a Chinese, your Tibet Travel Permit will be checked before boarding your flight to Lhasa. If you don’t have it, you will be refused to board the flight.
The flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa is greatly affected by the change of the weather and season. Please pay attention to your flight after buying the ticket.
Guangzhou is 26meters above sea level and Lhasa is 3658 meters above sea level. The altitude span from Guangzhou to Lhasa is very large. You must pay attention to acute altitude sickness.