Yangjiang is a coastal city in Western Guangdong. The local dialect is the Gaoyang dialect, a branch of Cantonese.
Best thing to do is take a long distance bus at the Guangzhou bus station. This bus station is located near the train station. When leaving the train station (or standing on the square in front, with your back turned to the station), turn right. Follow the street and you'll see some steps taking the pavement to an elevated footpath. Continue until you reach the footbridge over the street on the left and turn right. The entrance to the bus station is opposite the bridge.
The buses run frequently, are clean and provide a decent service. It costs 100 Yuan (price October 2013) for a single fare.
Local public transport is quite messy and not that well organised. A taxi is advised but be careful as not all taxi drivers are as helpful/correct as some others (specially if you don't speak their language).
There is a kite festival on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month.
The city is moderately famous for making knives, scissors, swords — anything that cuts. There is quite a range, everything from basic cutlery to highly ornamental swords. It is the base of Yangjiang Shibazi, a knife manufacturer.
Kites are also a local specialty.