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| I think it is better to understand visa requirements by going through China Southern website and giving yourself time to complete formalities 1) download WeChat to communicate with whoever you need, ask your friends or relatives overseas too so you can be in touch. WeChat facilities your registration for free airport WiFi. You can use Microsoft services such as bing without issues. Smoking area is located at A60 gate transit area. No other smoking area. standby a bottle to avail yourself cold/hot water from dispensers, change RMB at your home country as fees at money changers at airport is ridiculous. To facilitate emergency use or food and drinks during transit for those who understand Chinese - download ctrip China app (not trip.com app) - you can book airport lounges, expedite immigration, airport pickup, train tickets, hotels, sightseeing tours. Transfer accomodation counter is located at gate 50 at the arrival hall. Exit to arrival hall and it's on your right. You might be able to book seats, transit accommodation, meals, or even online check in. And all information for your flights or airline can be found there. Having a skypearl membership ( China Southern frequent flyer) when you book your flight facilitates your experience with the app - that's why I said MIGHT previously download an app for translation outside of Google to help your communication with the Chinese. Some transit hotels are worth booking. It depends on what do you want. I personally like holiday Inn express (baiyun). All within walking distance. Tried jingyi hotel and orange crystal so far. OC still ok with food and marts nearby. Didn't explore around jingyi but seems on map, not much available. Charging facilities plenty So far for me, transiting in CAN are pleasant for me so far. No rude shocks and speciality China Southern special assistant counters are pleasant and well versed in English (I seen them attending to foreigners without any trouble). Those counters are not your normal check in counter and can be found at one end of all check in row. I find them even more helpful than world acclaimed HKIA counter staff. If you need help in making urgent flight connections work, approach your China Southern flight crew for assistance, they might be able to assist in getting a ground crew waiting for you at arrival gate to help you speed up the process. Their minimum connection time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. So you have to take note for time allowance between connection. I tried 45 minutes before with assistance from ground staff but still failed to get on the next flight.