Guangzhou Travel Guide

Guangzhou is the largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center in south China. A China Export Commodities Fair is held in Guangzhou in the spring and autumn every year.

Guangzhou has a humid climate, and flowers bloom there all year round; hence its name as the City of Flowers.

Guangzhou is a famous historical city. It is said that in ancient times, five immortals wearing colorful clothes and riding colorful immortal sheep who hold rice stalk in their mouths arrived in Guangzhou.

Canton Fair

It is China's largest trade fair with the most complete variety of goods with the largest attendance and business turnover. The Fair is a comprehensive multi - functional event of international importance.

115th Session in Spring 2014:

  • Phase 1: Apr. 15 - 19, 2014 9:30 - 18:00
  • Phase 2: Apr. 23 - 27, 2014 9:30 - 18:00
  • Phase 3: May. 1 - 5, 2014 9:30 - 18:00

116th Session in Autumn 2014:

  • Phase 1: Oct. 15 - 19, 2014 9:30 - 18:00
  • Phase 2: Oct. 23 - 27, 2014 9:30 - 18:00
  • Phase 3: Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2014 9:30 - 18:00

Accommodations in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is one of the most important traffic nodes for business men from other countries, and a top financial city. We have selected over 500 hotels in Guangzhou for different customers with high customer ratings. We have recommended hotels near exhibition centers and business areas in Guangzhou.

Top Things to Do in Guangzhou

  • Visit Temple of Six Banyan Trees: One of the four Buddhism temple complexes in Guangzhou. The ancient temple features a towering colorful pagoda, luxuriant trees and historic and cultural relics.
  • Relish Local Cuisine: Guangzhou cuisine is one of the Eight Major Regional Cuisines in China. You would also love to have a dim sum breakfast at a local restaurant.
  • More Top Things to Do in Guangzhou

They handed out the rice stalks to the mass here and wished that there would never have famine. Afterwards, Guangzhou was renowned as Goat City or Sui Cheng and hence Wu Yang (five sheep) became the symbol of Guangzhou.

As recorded in historical documents, there established city walls since the year of 214 B.C., and it has a history of 2210 years as a city and has many cultural sites, which vividly reflect the development of Guangzhou in different times.

The city has flourished economically since China opened its door to the outside world in 1978. Guangzhou's location near Hong Kong makes it an important stop for foreign visitors and the Canton Fair held twice yearly, has made the city as one of the most popular destinations for business travelers.

Sights in around Guangzhou include Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Chen Family Ancestral Temple, and the Temple of Six Banyan Trees.

Guangzhou Walking Tours

Although Guangzhou may not be a good walking places in terns of its traffic conditions, the city has a few nice walking routes. which travelers can follow and experience the real Guangzhou first hand. Read more

Guangzhou Cuisine

Cantonese Cuisine is one of China's Eight Most Famous Cusine, and Guangzhou is the city gathers the most tasty Cantonese Cuisine in China. read more

Shopping in Guangzhou

When traveling to this modern and prosperous city, why don't you go shopping around, the city provides a great number of shopping items for you, such as clothing, cosmetics, furniture, electrical appliance and digital products. And you don't have to worry about not being able to find a supper market, because there are shopping places around every street corner. read more

Nightlife in Guangzhou

Guangzhou provides tourists, no matter old and young, with wonderful and interesting nightlife activities, such as taking a night cruise on the Pearl River and enjoying a show of Cantonese opera. Bars and clubs are available all over the city, you will find a favorite one. read more

Guangzhou Travel Tips

China Highlights provides you information on how to plan a trip to Guangzhou, what you should be aware of in Guangzhou, and some famous festivals and celebrations like Canton Fair. read more

Guangzhou Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 will take place on September 13. People in Guangzhou usually celebrate the festival by eating mooncakes, hanging lanterns and watching the moon. Read more on how the festival is celebrated in Guangzhou, and the best places in Guangzhou to watch the festival moon with our Guangzhou Mid-Autumn Festival 2013.

Questions and Answers About Guangzhou Travel Guide

Narinder 2014-02-18
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hi this is narinder from india .i want to know about industrial area .were we can buy Bopp adhesive tape manufatcherer
Hi Narinder, sorry, we don't have those information. We are a travel agency. If you need any tour service, please feel free to contact me. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-02-18
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Am a businessman,Am looking for a supplier/dealer of TECNO mobile phones as I have not managed to get any to the moment.Am planning a trip to CHINA at soonest possible time.Please assist!!!!
Hi ISHMAEL, sorry, as a travel agency, we are not able to provide you the information on mobile phones suppliers/dealers. But we can tailor make a China tour for you. Please kindly let me know your places of interest, number of people, class of hotel, duration in China. Then I will work out a detailed itinerary for your information, okay? Whitney Liao replied on 2014-01-27
Desire 2013-06-14
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hi. i''m planning a trip to Canton Fair in Oct. please recommend 4star (maybe 5 if not too expensive)(with wifi access) in the Guangzhou city centre area. thanks.
Dear You could choose Ocean Hotel Guangzhou, Hotel Canton Guangzhou, or Yihe Hotel Ouzhuang Guangzhou. Please check their information on our website. Please click: As you will come to Guangzhou during Canton Fair, the rate of the hotel is very too expensive, especially 4 star and 5 star hotels which are located in down town. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-06-14
Patrick 2013-04-07
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Hi,My Name is Patrick. I am usa based business man planning to attend the Canton Fair in october. How do I get a business letter of invitation to visit and buy many products in the dozens. I appreciate your help, thanks!
Hi Patrick, As my previous experience, just take your passport to the Canton Fair registration counter, pay for the registration fee, about 300 RMB. Then you are good to go. I am an experienced tour guide in GZ. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me @ Thanks, Fiona guest replied on 2013-04-11
Dear Patrick, I am not sure the details about the process, I suggest you ask the staff directly. Here is the official website. You could get more information on it. Please click: Lussie Lu replied on 2013-04-07
Omid Waleed Hamid 2013-04-06
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Hi i will be in Guangzhou city on 14-4-2013 i need tour guide for tow day''sthank you Omid Hamid

Hi Omid, we can arrange the tour guide for you. The price is CNY600/DAY(8hrs), meals and transportation are not included.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-04-10
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