The trip for drivers from Shenzhen to Meizhou in northeastern Guangdong Province will be cut by 30 minutes beginning today with the opening of Xinghua Expressway.

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The expressway, which links Xingning County and Wuhua County, is a key project of Guangdong’s 12th Five-Year Plan. The 84-km expressway, which has seven tollgates, is a major expressway linking Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway, Jinan-Guangzhou Expressway and Shantou-Zhanjiang Expressway, according to a report by the Information Times, quoting sources from Guangdong Provincial Transport Department.

Drivers from Shenzhen to Meizhou can take Boluo-Shenzhen Expressway and Huizhou-Heyuan Expressway before turning to Shantou-Zhanjiang Expressway and Xinghua Expressway. The trip to Meizhou will be cut by 30 to 40 minutes.



Drivers from Shenzhen to Chaozhou can save one hour by choosing Chaohui Expressway, linking Chaozhou and Huizhou.

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Police said traffic on the roads to the city’s eastern tourist destinations will be heavy during the holiday week in the event of good weather. The Shenzhen-Yantian No. 2 Passage, the Meisha section and Kuichong section of Yanba Expressway, could all get congested.

To ensure traffic runs smoothly during the holiday, Shenzhen’s transportation commission will open 13 holiday routes to Dapeng from different parts of the city including Shenzhen North Railway Station, Futian Station, and Shenzhen East Railway Station.

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Police said roads to the city’s eastern tourist destinations will be heavy during the holiday week in the case of fine weather. The Shenzhen-Yantian No. 2 Passage, the Meisha section and Kuichong section of Yanba Expressway, could easily get congested.

To ensure traffic runs smoothly during the holiday, Shenzhen’s transportation commission will open 13 holiday routes to Dapeng from different parts of the city including Shenzhen North Railway Station, Futian Station, and Shenzhen East Railway Station.

Popular Hakka Dishes

Hakka stuffed tofu (yong tau foo)

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Hakka stuffed tofu (yong tao foo) is a traditional dish for the Hakka people of the Han nationality. It falls into the Hakka-style Guangdong cuisine. As one representative of Hakka food, Hakka stuffed tofu is famous for the thickened soup and a tender and umami taste. In daily life of Hakka people, if there is a banquet, there must be this dish. Local people in Meizhou city often entertain the guests with the dish on festivals or banquets. It is said that Hakka stuffed tofu in Wuhua county is the best in China.


The Steamed pork with preserved vegetable 

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Steam pickled Chinese cabbage and marbled meat for ten minutes, and the meat becomes soft and sticky. A mixture of pickled Chinese cabbages and oil from the meat will provide you with a wonderful experience when you enjoy this dish.

Salty-baked chicken

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Salty-baked chicken is a famous traditional Guangdong dish that originated in the Hakka area of Guangdong Province. This kind of chicken meat is fresh, delicious and had a distinctive flavor. Later, as the salt industry became prosperous in Hakka area, local restaurants tried to serve their guests their best dishes. Because of this, freshly-slaughtered chickens were baked in salt to make a fresher dish. The cooking method of salty-baked chicken is unique. The chicken’s skin is crisp and meat tender with rich fragrance.

Sautéed Red-Cooked Pork

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Using a porcelain pot to braise marble meat with soya sauce, the meat becomes soft enough to melt in your mouth. And the mixture of pork juices and rice will give you a distinctive experience.


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