meizhou was recently upgraded from meixian. so it plays a more important role in the guangdong province.
it's only a 5 hour bus ride from guangzhou. the local delicacies are unique and delicious but as a fair warning, may not suit to everyone's taste. there are lots of places you can visit such as temples and mountains. i recommend going to lingguang temple and wuzhifeng montain. walk around the city centre and you may come across a square where the locals spend their evening doing different activities. i could sit there for hours just observing and relaxing.