City Features

  • Foods

    Eating fresh seafood the Cantonese way is a good way to explore Cantonese culture. From pi ...

  • Shopping

    Ivory and Sea products Daxin Road.

  • Art&Entertainment

    (Happy hour before 8PM). Cozy restaurant pub next to the Holiday Inn with friendly English ...

  • Hotel

    on Changjiang street 17, Really difficult to spot since it's on the 14th floor but this ho ...

  • Travel

    (Wenge Bowuguan). A surprisingly candid and straightforward representation of events. This ...

  • Geography

    Shantou was a fishing village part of Tuojiang City, Jieyang District during the Song Dynasty. It came to be Xialing during the Yuan Dynasty. In 1563, Shantou was a part of Chenghai Districtin Chao Prefecture (Chaozhou). As early as 1574, Shantou had been called Shashan Ping . In the seventeenth cen ...

  • History

    The city came to prominence during the 19th-century when it was established as one of the treaty ports for trading with the West, and in the 1980s it was also designated as one of the original Special Economic Zones of the People's Republic of China. Shantou has a population of around 1,500,000.


The private car has matured as a transport option for Shantou residents. However, more still travel by autobikes. Public transportation is provided by bus, ferry and taxi.

Administrative Districts

Shantou is a prefecture-level city. It has direct jurisdiction over six districts and one county.

Information and Service

Emergency Police:tel.110 Fire:tel.119. Ambulance:tel.120 Utilities The main post office in the old city center Shantou's electricity is provided entirely by China Southern Power Grid, postal service operated by China Post. Health The public hospitals in the Shantou metropolitan area are operated by the Government of Shantou. Management of these hospitals and other specialist health facilities are coordinated by Shantou Board of Health.

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