GuangzhouChina

Discover modern architecture and enormous shopping centers amid old temples and beautiful parks in the ancient city of Guangzhou.

Guangzhou is an economic and commercial powerhouse, flourishing particularly in trade, finance and tourism. New skyscrapers are springing up, the streets are packed with shoppers and the good times are rolling for one of China’s largest cities.

Guangzhou is situated on the Pearl River in Southern China. From its founding during the Qin Dynasty (221–206 B.C.), the city has become an important hub for international trade. After substantial reforms in the 1970s, Guangzhou became an economic role model for the rest of the country.

One of the most visible signs of this city’s energy and modern attitude is Canton Tower. Make this colossal building one of your first stops. From its summit not only will you have an incredible bird’s-eye-view of the city, you’ll also have the opportunity to ride the world’s highest Ferris wheel in the form of the tower’s Bubble Tram.

Guangzhou may have its sights set on the future, but it has not severed its links with the past. Local heritage can be seen in the city’s temples, mosques, classical architecture, and traditional arts and crafts.

Discover more than 2,000 years of the city’s history with a visit to The Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum. It houses the tomb of an ancient king and many of the relics that were buried along with him. Visit the lavishly decorated Chen Family Temple, which was once an ancestral shrine but now holds a museum dedicated to the area’s long tradition in arts and crafts.

Take in some of Guangzhou’s many modern attractions. Shop for bargains on Beijing Road Pedestrian Street, and treat the family to a day out at the Chimelong Paradise theme park. For quieter moments surrounded by beauty, head for the hills, lakes and lawns of Yuexiu Park (Yuexiu Gongyuan).

Although Guangzhou still has a reputation for its air pollution, the city has done much in recent years to improve this. There are pollution controls and a vastly improved subway system. Guangzhou’s subway is actually one of the quickest and most efficient ways to get around, and it connects to most of the major attractions.

Where to stay in Guangzhou

Chimelong Paradise showing railway items and rides

Panyu

4/5Very Good!(16 area reviews)

Get to know Panyu and its many features like its mountain views and parks. You might want to explore sights like Chimelong Paradise and Chimelong Water Park, and you can jump on the metro at Panyu Square Station or Shiqiao Station to get around the city.

Panyu
Tianhe

Tianhe

4/5Very Good!(153 area reviews)

Tianhe is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Grandview Mall and Guangzhou Opera House. See more of Guangzhou by jumping on the metro at Gangding Station or Shipaiqiao Station.

Tianhe
Yuexiu Park

Yuexiu

4/5Very Good!(126 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Yuexiu. Spend some time visiting top spots like Beijing Road Pedestrian Street, and catch the metro at Taojin Station or Martyrs Park Station to see more of the area.

Yuexiu
Canton Tower showing night scenes, a high rise building and city views

Haizhu

4/5Very Good!(82 area reviews)

Haizhu is a destination travelers like for its spas, and you might hop aboard the metro at Datang Station or Chigang Station to explore sights like Canton Tower.

Haizhu
The very new, clean and modern Guangzhou airport. Early in the morning the pace was pretty empty. www.benhowe.co.nz

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Huadu

3.5/5Good!(35 area reviews)

Bars and shopping are highlights of Huadu. Make a stop by Ma'anshan Park or Huadu Sports Centre while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Airport South Station to get around town.

Huadu
Baiyun Mountain

Baiyun

3.5/5Good!(24 area reviews)

The mountain views and coffeehouses are just a few things visitors like about Baiyun. Guangzhou Wanda Plaza and Baiyun Mountain are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Longgui Station or Renhe Station to get around the larger area.

Baiyun

Top Hotels in Guangzhou

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Four Seasons Guangzhou
Four Seasons Guangzhou
5 out of 5
5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥21,388 per night

Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Canton Tower and within 6 mi (10 km) of Yuexiu Park and Beijing Road Pedestrian Street. Canton Fair ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (294 reviews)

"It is nice hotel,good service! Just the mattress is a little bit too soft for me."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Four Seasons Guangzhou
Langham Place, Guangzhou
Langham Place, Guangzhou
4 out of 5
No.638 Xingang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥7,940 per night

Located in Haizhu, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Canton Fair Complex and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Canton Tower. Redtory Art and Design Factory and Guangzhou ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (854 reviews)

"Loading is quiet and convenient for city travels. I would recomend people going."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Langham Place, Guangzhou
The Garden Hotel Guangzhou
The Garden Hotel Guangzhou
5 out of 5
368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥8,097 per night

This family-friendly Guangzhou hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Guangzhou Friendship Store and Yuexiu Park. Beijing Road Pedestrian ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"This is the most "western" hotel in the city. Asian luxury is all around, though. It is very nice to stay during a business trip; but it is cool for vacation time, too."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

The Garden Hotel Guangzhou

Popular places to visit in Guangzhou

Chimelong Paradise
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Chimelong Paradise

4/5(37 reviews)

One of the largest theme parks in China offers a mixture of fast-paced fun and relaxation for all the family.

Beijing Road Pedestrian Street
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Beijing Road Pedestrian Street

4/5(112 reviews)

Browse for shopping bargains and explore ancient sites at one of the oldest roads in Guangzhou.

Canton Tower
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Canton Tower

4.5/5(104 reviews)

Journey up one of the tallest buildings in the world, a steel and concrete television tower that rises high above the clouds.

Taikoo Hui
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Taikoo Hui

4.5/5(9 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Taikoo Hui, a favorite shopping spot in Guangzhou. Stroll along the area's riverfront or experience its fascinating museums.

Yuexiu Park
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Yuexiu Park

4/5(78 reviews)

Relaxing moments, cultural landmarks and historic sites are all on offer at downtown Guangzhou’s largest urban park.

Baiyun Mountain
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Baiyun Mountain

4.5/5(17 reviews)

See the delicate shroud of mist encircling White Cloud Mountain from the city and explore its charming summit parklands on foot or via the scenic cable car.

Top things to do in Guangzhou

Guangzhou Day Trip from Hong Kong with Giant Panda Encounter
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Guangzhou Day Trip from Hong Kong with Giant Panda Encounter

¥22,655
Per adult
Library Lounge by Aerotel (Guangzhou)
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Library Lounge by Aerotel (Guangzhou)

¥3,662
Per adult
3-Day Private Tour of Xi'an & Beijing with Flight
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3-Day Private Tour of Xi'an & Beijing with Flight

¥187,814
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bruce Lee Ancestors’ House and Cantonese Folk Tour in Foshan
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Bruce Lee Ancestors’ House and Cantonese Folk Tour in Foshan

¥56,403
Per adult
5 Days Discovery Tour from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie
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5 Days Discovery Tour from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie

¥191,491
Per adult
Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

¥7,448
Per adult

Reviews of Guangzhou

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
164
5 - Excellent 45.17906336088154%
4 - Good
146
4 - Good 40.22038567493113%
3 - Okay
43
3 - Okay 11.845730027548209%
2 - Disappointing
5
2 - Disappointing 1.3774104683195592%
1 - Terrible
5
1 - Terrible 1.3774104683195592%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Good for business

5/5 - Excellent

JC

Dec 22, 2019

A modern city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 21, 2019

I will definitely visit the hotel again whenever I'm in town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 19, 2019

Loved the area. Made friends!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 17, 2019

It’s a really nice city especially the area of the hotel but the construction made the stay kind of terrible

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 14, 2019

There are many close smaller cities around Guangzhou. If not mind to travel by public transportations, can see lot more and will enjoy.

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