Top Things to Do in Guangzhou
Guangzhou is the largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center in south China. Many tourists travel to Guangzhou to do business or transit to other Chinese cities. However, you can find various options for things to do here. Although a modern metropolis, much of its history is well retained. You can also check out recommended top things to do, attractions and destinations to visit in China.
It is the biggest sightseeing park of Guangzhou City, containing the statue of the Five Goats, the city’s symbol. The verve of Yuexiu Park as one of the new Eight Attractions of Guangzhou is completely presented by verdant trees, thriving bamboos, and blooming flowers.
It was built as a collective effort by members from the Chen Family who lived in 72 different counties in Guangdong Province, to honor and worship their ancestors. Now it has been transformed into Guangdong Folk Craftwork Museum.
The cruise section from the White Goose Pool to Guangzhou Bridge is the highlight of the Pearl River cruise. Scenery along this part is so fascinating, with jade-colored water and colored lights on shore.
The mountain range is full grandeur with majestic peaks and crisscrossed valleys. Travelers can appreciate the overall splendid landscape of Guangzhou and especially the beautiful jade-belt-liked Zhoujiang River at the top of the mountain.
It is one of the major categories of Chinese opera. This traditional art form involves singing, acting, martial arts and acrobatics. Most of the plots are based on famous Chinese historical tales, classics and myths.
Guangzhou cuisine, also known as Cantonese cuisine, is one of the Eight Major Regional Cuisines in China, and it enjoys very high prestige. It is best served in no other places than its place of origin, Guangzhou. You would also love to have a dim sum breakfast at a local restaurant.
We have selected some tourist-class hotels in Guangzhou with low prices and accessible locations. Most of these category hotels accept payment at the hotel when you are checking in.
Guangzhou's advantageous location makes Hong Kong and Macau conveniently accessible. It is a great idea to extend your trip to experience some cultures that are different from other cities in Mainland China.
Questions and Answers About Top Things to Do in Guangzhou
Thank you for your tour inquiry, there is no direct line from airport to Shamian Island, it is more convenient to take taxi. it will be no problem for your family(4pax) and one 29inch suitcase in one taxi.
you can take line No.1 from Huangsha station D gate to Metro Tiyu Xi lu station, then take Line.No.3 to Panyu station Shamian Island to Chimelong resort), it takes about 1 hour, it is about 1 hour by tax, the cost is about 80 to 100RMB
wish the information is helpful.
Lily Guo replied on 2013-09-07
Hi Bernard, yes, there are direct trains from from GZ to Hongkong . You can check details via here: http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/transportation/guangzhou-to-hong-kong.htm
Private car or taxi would be very expensive. There are also direct buses, please see in the link above.Whitney Liao replied on 2013-04-14
Hi Shanny, for shopping in Guangzhou, please check here: http://www.chinahighlights.com/guangzhou/shopping.htmWhitney Liao replied on 2013-03-27
I updated this article on February 20, 2014
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