Dongguan is located in the central and southern part of Guangdong Province and the northeastern part of the Pearl River Delta. The city is home to a large number of residents from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, as well as many Chinese people from overseas. There are also ancient battlefields from when the region was at war with England, such as the Shajiao and Weiyuan Fortresses, as well as patriotic education bases such as the Opium War Museum and the Naval War Museum. There are also many cultural buildings and parks, including the Jin'aozhou and Liuhua Towers, one of Guangdong's four famous gardens, Keyuan Garden, the Huangqi Ancient Temple, as well as Xian’e Lake, Shipai Yanling, Green World, and Qingxi Shanshui Tiandi Forest Park and more.
September and October are the best months to visit Dongguan. The annual average temperature in Dongguan is 22.1°C. Winter is warm and has adequate sunshine and few cold days. There is more rainfall in the spring and summer and sunny weather in the autumn, making all three ideal seasons for travel. Heavy rains and typhoons affect the city’s climate from June to October each year. At this time, visitors to Dongguan should pay attention to the heavy rain and typhoon warnings.
Hongmei lanterns have a long history, and they are one of the most popular folk arts and crafts in the city. The Lantern Festival held each year in Hongmei, and in addition to the display of a variety of different styles of lanterns, there are also Cantonese opera and other exciting programs. The way in which locals in Dongguan celebrate the Lantern Festival is quite unique. The festival takes place during the Lunar New Year in Dongguan’s Hongmei Town.
The hotel industry in Dongguan is very developed. The city is full of hotels and inns that are both large and small. Tourists prefer to choose hotels in Dongguan that are more prosperous in downtown or hotels in an attraction-concentrated area. Since there is no airport in Dongguan, tourists in need can choose to stay in areas close to Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway.