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Top 9 Things to Do in Guangzhou

Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton, has been one of the most prosperous cities in China due to the rapidly growing economy each year. What you could experience are not only modern skyscrapers and various ways of entertainment, the long history and beautiful sceneries are also worth your visit. What to do in Guangzhou? Here are the top 9 things to do in Guangzhou recommended for you to explore the best of Guangzhou.


1.Have fun in Chimelong Tourist Resort

Chimelong Tourist Resort will be one of the top choices for you to relax and have fun in Guangzhou. You can enjoy an amazing time in Chimelong Paradise, the largest amusement park in China with the largest number of rides in the park. Or take an adventure in Chimelong Safari Park, which is the largest wild animal theme park in the world. If you have more flexible time, go to Chimelong International Circus for the best circus show, and the Chimelong Water park will be the best place for you and your family during summer.

Chimelong International Circus


2.Explore Shamian Island

Shamian Island is considered to be an open-air museum for you to explore the long history and colorful culture among numerous European architectures. The historical architectures on Shamian Island are mainly new-baroque, pseudo-gothic style and neo-classical style, or with the particular building style combines Chinese and European characteristics. Take a stroll along the tranquil alleys to enjoy a leisure time, many café, restaurants and bars are just along the side.


3.Overlook the beauty of Guangzhou city on Canton Tower

Canton Tower, or Guangzhou TV Tower, has become the new landmark of Guangzhou since 2010. With the total height of about 600 meters, Canton Tower is the tallest tower in China and ranks the second in the world. When the night falls, Canton Tower starts to show its charm from all aspects in the colorful lights, it’s the best place for you to overlook the beauty of Guangzhou city.


Highlights of Canton Tower:

  • The longest aerial ladder: set on a height of 160 meters surrounded the tower
  • The highest revolving restaurant: on the 424 meters
  • The highest outdoor sightseeing platform: with a height of 450 meters
  • The highest lateral observation wheel: enjoy Guangzhou City landscape in a height of 450 meters


4.Take a night cruise along Pearl River

Pearl River is the third largest river in China which is one of the most important features what makes Guangzhou so attractive a place. Take a night cruise along Pearl River is no doubt one of the top things to do in Guangzhou, you may enjoy a wonderful night view among those modern skyscrapers and also the Canton Tower. If you have no ideas of what to do at night in Guangzhou, you should really consider the Pearl River bight cruise.


5.Visit Temple of Chen Family

Temple of Chen Family, finished construction in 1894 by members from Chen Clan, is also known as Chen Clan Academy. It is the largest and the best-preserved ancestral temple in Guangdong Province, with the most magnificent decoration of wood carvings, stone carvings, brick carvings, pottery sculptures and colored paintings, which stand for the splendid folk art of Guangdong. Visit Temple of Chen Family will be one of the top things to do in Guangzhou if you are fan of history and folk culture of Guangzhou.


6.Relax in Yuexiu Park

Yuexiu Park, being the largest park in Guangzhou, is famous for the Five Ram Sculpture inside the park, which is also the symbol of Guangzhou. The luxuriant trees, colorful flowers, kinds of pavilions and green mountains make the park a really comfortable place for you to enjoy a leisure time during your Guangzhou trip. Take a stroll in Yuexiu Park is one of the top free things to do in Guangzhou.


7.Enjoy a great view on Baiyun Mountain

Baiyun Mountain, or White Cloud Mountain, is the most famous mountain in Guangzhou. If you’d like to go hiking in Guangzhou, Baiyun Mountain is no wonder the best choice for you. No matter what the weather is like, Baiyun Mountain will always show its particular charm, you may have a bird-eye view of Guangzhou city on the top of Baiyun Mountain, and what makes Baiyun Mountain so famous is the scenery after rain while the clouds floating around all the peaks.

Night view of Guangzhou on Baiyun Mountain


8.Take part in the Canton Fair

Canton Fair, or the China Import and Export Fair, is the biggest trade fair in China, with the longest history, the highest trading level and the richest varieties of goods. The Canton Fair is held twice a year in Guangzhou, usually from mid of April to beginning of May, and mid of October to beginning of November. If you are planning to have a business tour to China, or just want to take part in the fair, this is your best shot.


9.Don’t miss Canton Morning Tea

Canton Morning Tea, Zao Cha in Chinese, is what Cantonese won’t miss for their daily life. People in Guangdong love to share Morning Tea with family and also friends, taste Canton Morning Tea is one of the top things you should do in Guangzhou. You can try shrimp dumpling, steamed bun and the steamed vermicelli roll, a bowl of porridge may give you a better experience for the food culture in Guangzhou.

Steamed vermicelli roll


Create an unforgettable memory in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is one of the most popular tourist cities in China, which is worth visiting for either its rich culture or natural sceneries. It is also suitable for a family tour since there are so many choices for entertainment. Usually 3-4 days will be enough for only in Guangzhou.

►3 Days Guangzhou Essence Tour: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Qingping Market, Huangcheng Square, Haixinsha Park, Guangzhou Tower

If you have a flexible schedule, you can definitely extend your travel days and connect your Guangzhou tour with Hong Kong and Macau since it’s really convenient to go from Guangzhou.

Feel free to contact us if you have any doubts, we’re pleased to help you with your Guangzhou travel plan and explore the best of Guangzhou. You can also tailor-made your own Guangzhou tour at Free Online Tailor-made Tour to create your unique Guangzhou tour.

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