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Guangzhou

Historically, Guangzhou, known as Canton or Kwangchow is the capital of Guangdong Province and the third biggest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai. Located on the Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong and north-northeast of Macau, Guangzhou is a key national transportation hub and trading port.    

First founded in 214 BC, Guangzhou was, at that time, known as Panyu City and was the capital of the Nanyue Kingdom. The first Europeans to arrive in Guangzhou were the Portuguese and they established a monopoly on trade out of its harbor. Since 1918, the city has been a springboard for trading, cultural exchanges, many revolutions and reforms, making it an unavoidable stopover to understand what shapes the modern China. In 2008 Guangzhou was identified as a Beta World City by the global city index produced by the GaWC, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

Guangzhou is a fantastic city to visit. It is always a mix of new and old. Although a modern city, it is filled with historic relics and fantastic sites and never fail to enthrall visitors. The Chen Clan Academy, Six Banyan Trees Buddhist Temple, Memorial of the Huangpu Military Academy and the Huaisheng Mosque are famed for their aged architecture style.   

It has a unique culture because of its long association with the west. It not only boasts some of the oldest temples in China, a millenarian-old park, an imperial tomb of a southern kingdom and complete preservation of colonial villas and church on Shamian, but it also serves as a showcase of futuristic architectures and autopilot metro on Zhujiang New Town.


Despite its vibrant sight-seeing resources, travelers usually come to Guangzhou to shop. As a shopper paradise, Guangzhou accommodates countless huge markets specializing in almost any made-in-china products, including Chinese tea, herbs, garments, watches, electronics and toys. You will be appalled to see the real prices of those China-made products and the profit your local shops earn by selling them.

Food is the centerpiece of life and Guangzhou has the country's largest number of restaurants per capita, which is the birthplace of what you call 'Chinese food' (Cantonese food) in the west. Here you can grab the authentic taste of sweet & sour pork, wonton soup and dim-sum. Few travelers can leave the city hungry.

Tours
10-day Wonderful Landscape Tour

10-day Wonderful Landscape Tour

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15-day Luxury Epicurean China Gourment Food Tour

15-day Luxury Epicurean China Gourment Food Tour

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This 15 days Luxury Epicurean China Gourment Food Tour for tourist to taste famous Chinese food, Beijing Roast Duck, Cantonese food, Forbidden City Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Chengdu Panda, Sichuan food, Shanghai Dim Sum and more....

18-day Guangzhou Guilin Guiyang Kunming Lijiang Bullet Train Tour

18-day Guangzhou Guilin Guiyang Kunming Lijiang Bullet Train Tour

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7-day Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai Guangzhou Shengzhen Tour

7-day Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai Guangzhou Shengzhen Tour

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7-day Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai Guangzhou Shengzhen Tour packages for tourist vacation to see the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island, Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou city and more...

18-day Shanghai Yangtze Chongqing Yunnan Guilin Guangzhou Tour

18-day Shanghai Yangtze Chongqing Yunnan Guilin Guangzhou Tour

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Attractions
Pearl River Cruise

Pearl River Cruise

A favorite part of all Guangzhou tours is the night Pearl River cruise. This cruise down Guangzhou’s mother river is romantic and offers a view of the city seen no other way. The city lights make for a very romantic atmosphere.

Chen Ancestral Shrine

Chen Ancestral Shrine

Guangzhou Chen Ancestral Temple was built by the Chen clan for people to celebrate festivals, worship the ancestors, and hold meetings. The complex architecture covered with exquisite carvings, is incredibly detailed and beautiful.

Six Banyan Trees Temple

Six Banyan Trees Temple

Guangzhou’s Six Banyan Trees Temple is a spectacular ancient Buddhist pagoda giving birds eye views of the temple and surrounding area. The temple is an oasis of peace in the middle of bustling Guangzhou. It is a very popular site on all Guangzhou Tours.

White Cloud Mountain

White Cloud Mountain

Located just outside of downtown Guangzhou, the White Cloud Mountain has been drawing visitors for centuries. It is a wonderful natural retreat from the hustle of the city. The mountain is dotted with pavilions and is lined with meandering paths.

Bright Filial Piety Temple

Bright Filial Piety Temple

Guangzhou Bright Filial Piety Temple is a jewel of architecture and art. The temple’s atmosphere is incredibly peaceful, making it an oasis in the otherwise bustling city of Guangzhou. It is a very popular site on all Guangzhou Tours.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built to commemorate Dr. Sun Yat-sen - the great forerunner of the Chinese revolution, by the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese. Construction of the Hall began in 1929 and was completed in 1931 at the former location of the Presidential Palace in the city's central Yuexiu district.

Nan Yue King Tomb

Nan Yue King Tomb

Guangzhou Western Han Nan Yue King Tomb, an ancient imperial tomb museum with artifacts that are incredible and displays are beautifully designed and laid out. The tomb was discovered while excavating for a hotel. The tomb’s It is a really nice stop on all Guangzhou Tours.

Yuexiu Park

Yuexiu Park

Guangzhou Yuxiu Park is the city’s largest and most interesting park filled with gardens, ancient cultural relics, tea gardens, ponds, rockeries, and so much more, it is a favorite site with visitors and locals alike.

Former Site of Huangpu Military Academ

Former Site of Huangpu Military Academ

The Huangpu Military Academy site, also called Army Military College, is located on Changzhou Island of Huangpu, over 20 kilometers from the southeast Guangzhou City.

Chimelong Holiday Resort

Chimelong Holiday Resort

Guangzhou Chimelong Holiday Resort is a world-class Tourist Kingdom located in Panyu District, south of the Pearl River and is situated between the Hua Nan Expressway and No.105 Motorway.

Hotels
Guangzhou Hotel

Guangzhou Hotel

First opened in 1968 and renovated in 2006, the historic Guangzhou Hotel stands in the center of Haizhu Plaza. Its convenient location includes easy access to the famous shopping district and two nearby subway lines. This hotel is 4.5 kilometers from the railway station and 36 kilometers from the airport. This hotel contains some 350 guestrooms, many of which offer river views. All guestrooms include complimentary wired broadband Internet access as well as television featuring pay-per-view movies. The private bathrooms feature jetted bathtubs, separate showers, and bathroom telephones. Rooms are also equipped with blackout drapes for the best possible privacy. The Guangzhou Hotel's two restaurants, the Grand Cloud Palace and the Yindeng Restaurant, serve Chinese and Western food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can relax at the professional hair and beauty salon, or enjoy recreational facilities such as the sauna, spa, nightclub, chess and card room and karaoke lounge.

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

Conveniently located in the Tianhe District, the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou opened in 2008. It is the first hotel in Guangzhou to feature a sky lobby, offering views of the city and the Pearl River. Its location gives guests easy access to shopping areas, the railway station and Baiyun International Airport. The Grand Hyatt's 375 guestrooms are all equipped modern amenities. The stylish decor includes parquet and stone floors. Guests can take advantage of free wireless Internet access and iPod docking stations. The bathrooms feature granite baths, while floor-to-ceiling windows in the living areas offer fantastic views of the Pearl River. Guests can dine at any of the five restaurants, offering a wide range of quality local, Western and Italian foods. The hotel includes an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gift shop, fitness center and professional hair and beauty salon. All public areas have central air conditioning and are fully handicap accessible.

Holiday Inn City Centre Guangzhou

Holiday Inn City Centre Guangzhou

Open since 1989 and refurbished as recently as 2009, the Holiday Inn City Centre Guangzhou stands on Huanshi East Road. This convenient location puts guests minutes away from the commercial, shopping and entertainment district. It is less than four kilometers from the railway station and 35 kilometers from the airport. This hotel has nearly 450 modern guestrooms, all equipped with air conditioning, mini-bars and secure safes. Guests can enjoy the satellite television and pay-per-view movies, make local and international calls with direct-dial phone service, and access the Internet for a fee. In-room massages and wake-up calls are available on request. Travelers staying at the Holiday Inn City Centre Guangzhou can take advantage of services such as tour assistance, ticketing and foreign currency exchange. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant or get room service 24 hours a day. Recreational facilities include a sauna, health club, massage center and outdoor pool.

Four Points By Sheraton, Dongpu

Four Points By Sheraton, Dongpu

Situated in Guangzhou, Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu is close to Guangdong Olympic Stadium and Redtory Art and Design Factory. Additional area attractions include Pazhou Complex and Tianhe Park. Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness facility. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Business amenities at this 4-star property include a 24-hour business center, secretarial services, and audiovisual equipment. The hotel offers 2 restaurants along with a bar/lounge. The staff can provide tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and event catering. Additional amenities include spa services, multilingual staff, and 24-hour room service. Complimentary valet parking and self parking are available onsite for guests. The 300 air-conditioned guestrooms at Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu include minibars and safes. Beds have signature bedding and down comforters. Pillow menus are available. For a surcharge, guests can use the in-room wired high-speed Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen TVs are equipped with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks, ergonomic chairs, and direct-dial phones with voice mail. Bathrooms offer bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. Additional amenities include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. In addition, a turndown service is provided nightly and amenities available on request include wake-up calls.

Grand Royal Hotel

Grand Royal Hotel

Opened in 2006, the Grand Royal Hotel Guangzhou is located in the rapidly developing Tianhe District. It is designed in European architectural style and covers an area of 11700 square meters. The hotel is 11km away from the Guangzhou Railway Station, 15km away from the city center and 50km away from the New Baiyun Airport. The Grand Royal Hotel Guangzhou offers a total of 262 guest rooms of various types. All rooms are provided with free broadband internet access, hair dryer and IDD/DDD phone and other service amenities. As for dining service, the Chinese restaurant, western restaurant and Japanese restaurant in the hotel provide guests with a variety of dishes and snacks. For recreation and relaxation, fitness center, KTV, foot massage and tea house are avaialble. Other facilities in the hotel include business center, meeting room and parking lot, etc. Apart from these, the Grand Royal Hotel Guangzhou also provides service such as foreign currency exchange service and laundry service and so on.

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

Open in 2009, Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City is located in the Guangzhou New and High Tech Development Zone (Guangzhou Science City), to the east of urban Guangzhou. It is only 25 minutes drive to Tianhe Central Business District, 45 minutes drive to the Baiyun International Airport. Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel management group. Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City has 406 deluxe rooms and 21 spacious residences suitable for every accommodation requirement. All rooms are uniquely designed with the business person in mind. Inside every room, spacious work areas include ample lighting and adequate stationeries, high-speed wireless internet access (Wi-Fi), 4-in-1 machines (printer/fax/copier/scanner) in preferred rooms are only some of the amenities offered to assist guests with their busy lifestyle. For that added comfort in the room, LCD television with satellite channels and in-house movies, electronic safe, coffee and tea making facilities, cozy beds, specialty pillows, special rain shower baths and private balconies are available to all guests. There is also ticket booking service, business center, beauty salon, tourism service, morning call service, international conference hall, children playing center, fitness centre and so on.

Dongfang Hotel

Dongfang Hotel

First opened in 1961 and renovated in 2006, the Dongfang Hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Guangzhou. It stands between Liuhua Lake and Yuexiu Hill, conveniently close to the Chinese Import and Export Commodities Fair and Jinhan Exhibition Center. The hotel is 34 kilometers from Baiyun International Airport. The Dongfang Hotel contains 699 guestrooms, including standard and deluxe accommodations and a range of luxurious suites. All rooms include premium bedding and deep-soak bathtubs, as well as modern conveniences such as CD players and iPod docking stations. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access, both wired and wireless. Guests can dine at the hotel restaurants, which serve both Chinese and Western fare, and relax at quality recreational facilities such as the swimming pool, reading room, hair and beauty salon and karaoke lounge. The hotel also contains event facilities including an international exhibition center and over 20 conference rooms.

Baiyun Hotel, Guangzhou(former Best Western Baiyun Hotel)

Baiyun Hotel, Guangzhou(former Best Western Baiyun Hotel)

The luxurious Baiyun Hotel first opened in 1976. It is located on Huanshi Dong Road, surrounded by Guganzhou's thriving business district. In addition to the plethora of nearby dining and shopping options, the hotel is 3.5 kilometers from the railway station and 36 kilometers from Baiyun International Airport. With its green-covered buildings and large garden, the Baiyun Hotel is a green island in the middle of the city. The hotel includes 700 comfortable guestrooms, each with free wired broadband Internet access. Other amenities include mini-bars, secure in-room safes and satellite television including a wide range of international channels. Guests can dine at the hotel's Chinese and Western restaurants featuring a variety of high-quality cuisine. The hotel also offers a modern fitness center, billiards room, business center and professional beauty and hair salon, all of which are open to guests. The multilingual staff are available all day and night.

Grand Palace Hotel Guangzhou

Grand Palace Hotel Guangzhou

The Grand Palace Hotel (Guangzhou Jiayi Haoting Jiudian) is located close to the East Railway Station in the Tianhe district of Guangzhou. Nearby attractions include the Guangzhou Zoo, Art Museum, Tianhe Sports Center, Wealth Square and South China University of Technology. It is 41 kilometers from New Baiyun International Airport. Remodeled in 2008, the 13-story hotel features 145 guest rooms and suites, equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet, cable televisions, climate control, international direct-dial telephones, electric kettles, writing desks and free toiletries. Room service and wake-up calls are also available. The hotel property features an exercise facility, health club, sauna and massage center, miniature golf course, game room, Chinese and western restaurants, a coffee shop, lobby lounge, concierge service, currency exchange, safe-deposit boxes, limousine rental service, shoe shining service and parking lot. Conference facilities include four meeting rooms and a business center.

Parkview Square Hotel

Parkview Square Hotel

Open in 1989, decorated in 2001, Parkview Square Hotel is located close to the famous Yuexiu Park just 40 km from the Guangzhou Airport and 2 km from the Guangzhou Railway Station. The nearest metro station Gong Yuan Qian is a 15-minute walk from the hotel which can be used to access the far off corners of the city with ease. The central business district where markets, banks and other business establishments lined along the street is easily accessible to the hotel.

Holiday Inn Shifu

Holiday Inn Shifu

First opened in 2006, the Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou is the historic Liwan cultural district's only international hotel. Its location provides easy access to local attractions such as the Qingping Market, Chen Family Temple, Guangdong Folk Art Museum, and Huaisheng Mosque. This hotel is 40 kilometers from Baiyun International Airport. This hotel's 280 comfortable guestrooms are fully equipped with modern guest amenities. All guestrooms include multi-line international and domestic direct-dial telephone service with voice mail and fax machines. Guests can watch the complimentary satellite television or use the wired broadband Internet access for a fee. Rooms have windows that open. The Holiday Inn Shifu features a beautiful rooftop swimming pool. Guests can enjoy Chinese and Western food in the hotel restaurant, relax at the sauna or exercise at the health club. The business center includes secretarial services as well as computer rental. The hotel's conference facilities feature updated audio-visual equipment.

Guangdong Victory Hotel

Guangdong Victory Hotel

With its location on beautiful Shamian Island, the Guangdong Victory Hotel is a tranquil oasis in the midst of a busy city. Its design is based on Greek and Baroque architecture, and it is classified as a State Cultural and Historical Protectorate. Shopping, banking and other services are all nearby. This hotel contains more than 300 comfortable rooms, designed and decorated in French, Chinese and Japanese styles. Many offer views of the Pearl River. All guestrooms include remote-controlled lighting and drapery, satellite television with premium channels and complimentary wired broadband Internet access. Guestrooms also include laptop-compatible safes for secure storage. The Guangdong Victory Hotel has several restaurants serving a variety of foods, especially Cantonese cuisine. Outdoor recreational facilities include a swimming pool, a garden and a barbecue grill area. There is also plenty of on-site shopping, and there are indoor recreational areas such as a billiards room and coffee shop.

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre

The Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre opened in 2011, making it one of Guangzhou's newest hotels. This hotel rises above the surrounding buildings and is well-lit at night, making it an impressive sight. Guests of this accommodation will find the Metro Station and Guangdong TV Station within walking distance. Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre offers 460 beautifully decorated guest rooms. Room amenities include free broadband Internet access, an oversized bathtub, several television channels and air conditioning. Guests who prefer a non-smoking room can request one from the English-speaking staff. Relaxation and entertainment can be found at the hotel's beauty salon, gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and table tennis room. People who are traveling for work will appreciate the copying, e-mail and fax services provided in Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre's business center.

Lido Hotel Guangzhou

Lido Hotel Guangzhou

First opened in 1991 and renovated in 2002, the Lido Hotel is in the heart of Guangzhou. Standing on Beijing Road by the famous shopping center, it is quite close to the Pearl River. The hotel is 4.5 kilometers from the railway station and 36 kilometers from Baiyun International Airport. The Lido Hotel includes 300 guestrooms, including standard, superior, business and triple rooms as well as sweets. All guestrooms include international and domestic direct-dial phone service as well as complimentary broadband Internet access. The rooms also include central air conditioning, secure in-room safes, mini-bars, 24-hour hot water and satellite television. The Junhao Seafood Restaurant serves a range of high-quality Chinese food in a comfortable atmosphere, while the Lido Cafe includes delicious Eastern and Western foods along with a fantastic view. Guests can also use the on-site business center, visit the shopping arcade or take advantage of the professional beauty salon.

China Hotel Marriott

China Hotel Marriott

The China Hotel Marriott first opened in 1984 and was renovated in 1998. It is situated in downtown Guangzhou, conveniently close to the railway station and directly opposite the China Trade Exhibition Center. This five-star property offers a complete package of hospitality services, with easy access to many local attractions. With over 1000 rooms and suites, the China Hotel Marriott can accommodate any traveler. All rooms include cable television with 26 complimentary channels, including CNN, HBO, BBC, CNBC and others, plus in-house movies. Guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in the jetted bathtub with the convenience of a bathroom phone. The hotel includes a well-equipped fitness center, sauna and outdoor swimming pool. The hotel's beautiful garden features a children's playground, ideal for travelling families. Guests can dine at the restaurant or order room service at any time. Broadband Internet access is available in rooms and public areas for a fee.

New Century Hotel

New Century Hotel

Open in 1996, decorated in 2002, The New Century Hotel is located in the centre of Huadu District of Guangzhou, and it only takes 15 minutes form the Baiyun Airport. The hotel adjoins Guangzhou downtown and the Pazhou Convention Centre with convenient traffic is located in the centre of Huadu District of Guangzhou. New Century Hotel has 480 rooms, all of which are equipped with domestic and international direct-dial telephones, color television and central air-conditioning. The conference hall is perfect for large meetings, while the business center provides standard services such as word-processing, photocopying, fax and internet services. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, beauty salon, bowling alley, tennis court and shopping arcade. Here are also over 10 restaurants here, serving both Chinese and Western food, as well as a banquet hall that will accommodate up to 60 tables. Other amenities include Meeting Facilities, Business Center, Currency Exchange, Gift Shop, Beauty Salon, Disco, Karaoke, TV In-door Swimming Pool and so on.

Tips

Guangzhou Weather

Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate. The summers are hot and humid and winters are mild and dry. Guangzhou’s monsoon season is from April through September.

Transportation in Guangzhou

Guangzhou's main airport is the Baiyun International Airport in Huadu District opened on August 5, 2004. This airport is also the 2nd busiest airport in terms of traffic movements in China.

Guangzhou Shopping

A Shopping paradise, Chongqing offers many unique and traditional items to visitors. Chongqing is famous for its traditional Chinese medicine and medicine ingredients.

Food & Cuisine in Guangdong

Cantonese (Yue) cuisine comes from Guangdong in southern China. Of all the regional varieties of Chinese cuisine, Cantonese is renowned both inside and outside China. Its prominence outside China is due to its palatability to Westerners and to the great numbers of early emigrants from Guangdong.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is an exciting and vibrant city which offers so much diversity to visitors. It is filled with incredible ancient and beautiful sites as well as incredible cuisine, shopping and a jumping night life. It is a fabulous stop on any China tour

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