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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (former)

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport or Pai Yuen Airport was the main airport in Guangzhou, China, until August 5, 2004, when it was replaced by the identically newly opened airport of the same name, some 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the north. Opened in 1932, "Baiyun" means "white clouds" in Chinese, while the airport took its name from the adjacent Baiyun Mountain.

Guangzhou Baiyun
International Airport
Airport typePublic, Defunct
OperatorGuangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co. Ltd.
LocationBaiyun District
Elevation AMSL m / 2 ft
Coordinates23°11′14″N 113°16′5″E / 23.18722°N 113.26806°E / 23.18722; 113.26806Coordinates: 23°11′14″N 113°16′5″E / 23.18722°N 113.26806°E / 23.18722; 113.26806
CAN is located in Guangdong
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,380 11,089 Paved (Closed)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Simplified Chinese广州白云国际机场
Traditional Chinese廣州白雲國際機場

Aerial views of the old airport show redevelopment is complete with fully covered with parks, residential (Baiyun New Town) and commercial developments. The terminal building is being converted as G5 Mall.[1]



The old airport opened in 1932. Due to the expansion of Guangzhou, the airport could not expand to meet passengers needs. On August 5, 2004, the new Baiyun airport opened and the old airport was closed.


The former terminal of the airport is being converted into a large shopping mall. Other plans are converting the northern portion of the former airport into a provincial-and city-level functional area integrating conference services. The southern portion will be converted into Guangzhou's secondary center integrating retail business, Cultural, sports, business, and commercial activities.

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  1. ^ "Baiyun New Town: G5 Mall & Largest Graffiti in Asia GDNews". Retrieved 31 October 2015.