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 Guangzhou Nightlife

Guangzhou Nightlife

Written by Candice SongUpdated Feb. 3, 2021
Night view of Guangzhou cityNight view of Guangzhou city

What do you do at night in Guangzhou? Guangzhou is an international trading and financial hub, and you will never fail to find some popular shopping places or a bar. However, besides shops and bars, there are more things to do in this active city.

Here, we have listed some activities to do at night in Guangzhou. No matter whether you are seeking somewhere to go for a rest after a trading conference or just want to experience the local culture, you will find a good destination for the night in Guangzhou.

1. Relax in Pubs and Bars

Enjoy this view while having a drinkEnjoy this view while having a drink

There are three famous bar streets in Guangzhou:

  • Binjiang Road
  • Huanshi Road
  • Bai'e Tan

There are a great number of popular pubs and bars along these streets, the most recommended of which is Binjiang Road. It is located alongside the Pearl River so you can have a drink while admiring the romantic nighttime riverside view.

2. Night Cruise on the Pearl River

Zhujiang Cruise BoatZhujiang cruise boat

A night cruise on the Pearl River is one of the tourist highlights in Guangzhou. After night falls, Guangzhou’s riverside buildings are lit up by colorful neon lights. It will be a romantic and relaxing journey to spend the night on a luxury cruise boat.

The most popular piers in Guangzhou:

  • Dashatou Pier
  • Tianzi Pier

If you are staying in a star-rated hotel, ask the staff for assistance with cruise information and ticketing.

3. Enjoy a Circus Show in Chimelong Paradise Park

Chimelong Circus ShowChimelong circus show

Chimelong is the most popular theme park in Guangzhou, including a safari park, a water park, and a circus. This is a popular and exciting attraction if you are traveling with your kids. Many families with kids will enjoy the activities and rides in the morning, and watch the circus show in the evening.

The circus shows in Chimelong feature over 300 performers from around the world and use high-technology stage machinery and lighting to create a magical atmosphere, and there are thrilling acrobatic performances.

4. Shopping in a Pedestrian Street

Beijing Road and Shangxiajiu are two pedestrian streets that are also liked by local people.

Beijing Road is a modern shopping street with famous brand stores and trendy snack restaurants. In Shangxiajiu, however, you may find more traditional local food and more bargains.

5. Admire Ancient Architectural Structures in Shamian Island

Classical building in Shamian IslandClassical building in Shamian Island

Shamian is a small island on the Pearl River, which used to be a colony of the UK and France. The colonial history brought a series of European architectural styles there. Today, Shamian is a famous attraction in Guangzhou.

At night, after the bustling tour groups have left, Shamian Island becomes a quaint and romantic place. Walk around the nostalgic streets and classical buildings, and you will find yourself back to the old times of a European township.

6. Listen to a Concert in Xinghai Concert Hall

If you like classical music or symphonies, enjoying a concert in Xinghai Concert Hall is just for you. The symphony concert hall is equipped with world-class devices including a huge pipe organ. There are also chamber concert halls and music studios.

Every week, there will be one to four concerts by world famous orchestras, bands, and performers. You can check the homepage of Xinghai Concert Hall for the latest performance information.

7. Watch a Cantonese Opera Show

Guangzhou Opera HouseGuangzhou Opera House

This style of opera is popular in southern China, with the dialogue and singing being in Cantonese. The voices rise and fall in ever-changing rhymes, and the melodies are harmonious and graceful.

Professional performances can be seen in Guangzhou Opera House. Although it will be hard for you to understand the words and story, it is still a great experience of local art and culture.

Enjoy Your Guangzhou Visit with Us

We provide customizable Guangzhou experiences for both the day and night. After sightseeing in the daytime, your guide can introduce some interesting places or events to you in the nighttime. We also help you to book your tickets for the performances and shows.

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