Postal Authority Site

Postal Authority Site, Guangzhou: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Postal Authority Site Reviews: 4/5

Postal Authority Site
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10 reviews
Very good

Ana L
Hong Kong, China1,051 contributions
Must visit site for philatelists ...
Jul 2019
This imperial period building is superb albeit not being fully functional, the great hall on the first level is open and used as a retail and exhibition space with a postal service counter, good to visit and walk around the Xidi district in old Guangzhou ...
Written July 27, 2019
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Singapore, Singapore4,776 contributions
A little Underwhelming
Feb 2019 • Solo
The Postal Authority Site was a bit underwhelming experience. We quite liked the outdoor part versus the interior. Though there are some interesting items on display. Not much of a tourist attraction though.
Written April 15, 2019
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
A Bit of a Disappointment
Aug 2018 • Couples
When SWMBO suggested we visit The Post Office Museum I wasn’t overly enthusiastic but remembered my many years ago I’d taken my daughter to see The Postman Pat Show which I’d enjoyed despite my initial foreboding, so why not venture there. Besides the Site is in one of my favourite parts of GuangZhou, the old trading area and still bustling area on the north bank of the Pearl River and just to the east of ShaMian Island.

I packed my usual camera and spare tee-shirt as it was still baking hot while SWMBO packed umbrellas, slices of hami melon and chop-sticks in case we ate out. Then we walked across the hardly used rail track to the bus stop in JingTai Straight Street (JingTai ShangYe BuXing Jie TA review) from where we caught the #186 bus.

I noticed the fare was not the usual 2 Yuan but had decreased to all of 1.2 Yuan (about 15 pence)! I gather that you get the 40% discount when you use your bus and metro travel card often in the previous 30 days.

We sat in our usual seats high up near the back of the bus so I can get a good view of the passing city streets. I can also open the window for decent photographs. This, in my humble opinion, is the best way to see a place. The nearer we got to the Pearl River the slower the journey became, our progress slowed by the narrow streets, cars and vans, chaps and the occasionally chapesses, pulling trolleys laden with parcels and sacks, and the throng of people looking for ‘stuff’ to buy. This area is heaving with trade in mainly clothing and electronic devices.

Finally, the bus swung onto the river-front and we alighted at the NanFang Building stop. We’d passed the early 20th Century British designed Postal Authority Building so we back-tracked and crossed the street. There are signposts to the Postal Museum but they’re in Chinese. It’s a lovely magnificent old stone building overlooking the river.

According to SWMBO it was originally the customs building, then the Japanese tried to burn it down but gave-up because it was stone, before finally becoming the post office’s offices. They’ve long departed and now the building is, well a bit of everything!

Up the steps and in we went. There are lots of display cases with old and new stamps, sheets of new stamps and stamp albums. Looking closely, I saw many of the new ‘exhibits’ had price tags, not cheap either. These cases aren’t unusual in Chinese post offices. There was also the usual ‘presents’ of tins of cakes and biscuits for sale. You choose, and China Post will pack and deliver them.

We wandered amongst the cases for 10 minutes or so. SWMBO enquired with a sleepy security guard was there any more, what about the second floor? He just shook his head, shrugged his shoulders and nodded-off and with that we left.

Outside we turned left and walked down the side of the building past sacks, parcels and boxes on the pavement as there’s a UPS, DHL and Fedex drop-off point in the building.

We were heading for the GuangZhou Cultural Park (TA reviewed) which is only a short walk away. On the way, we diverted through one of the many electronic markets for bargain priced ear-phones for SWMBO’s mobile.

By the way, this site is no where near the Canton Tower!
Written August 21, 2018
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Inez S
Jakarta, Indonesia12 contributions
canton tower
Oct 2016
Very very nice view especially at night.
take underground train APM line and stop at Guangzhou Opera House station.
you'll get better view from there. also you can see other magnificent beautiful building such as Guangzhou public library, opera house, etc.
Written October 27, 2016
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GUAGNZHOU3 contributions
Oct 2016
The tower is so beautiful and with different colors in night. In the tower you can see the great view of whole Guangzhou. At the top of the tower has The eye of Guangzhou and can take a trip on it and go around at the top of tower to see 360 degree view of Guangzhou. Remember, if it's raining it doesn't open.
Written October 18, 2016
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