The two main resources for tourism in China are both operated by the same government ministry. The China Travel Service (CTS) is comprised of offices scattered throughout the country that offer local information, such as sightseeing advice, directions, maps, and transportation options. The more regional China International Travel Services (CITS) can make arrangements for international flights. In Guangzhou , turn to CTS at 10 Qiaoguang Lu, or CITS at 179 Huanshi Lu. Another resource is Guangdong International Travel at the Guangzhou ’s Dong Fang Hotel.  
If you want to start gathering information before you leave home, the China National Tourist Office can offers the lowdown on safety, insurance, tour information, and much more. The two main United States offices are located in New York and in California . On the East Coast, check 350 5 th Avenue, Suite 6413 , New York , NY 10118 , 212-760-9700. On the West Coast, it’s 333 West Broadway, Suite 201 , Glendale , CA 91204, 818-545-7504. In the United Kingdom , go to 4 Glentworth Street , London NW1, 020-7935-9427.
Once in Guangzhou , you can pick up several free magazines that feature information (mostly ads, actually) for bars, clubs, and restaurants. Check your hotel lobby for South China City Talk, Guangzhou Today, or That’s Guangzhou .