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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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18-day Guangzhou Guilin Guiyang Kunming Lijiang Bullet Train Tour covers the highlighted tourist attractions of Guangdong, Guangxi Guizhou and Yunnan in Southwest China.

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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This 18-day Shanghai Yangtze Chongqing Yunnan Guilin Guangzhou Tour is featured by unique landscape of mountains and peaks, rivers and lakes, ethnic culture and buildings, Southern China always enjoy great popularity among travelers worldwide.

Attractions
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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