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Guangzhou

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A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan. Guangzhou's economic importance dates back to its role as a trading outlet along the Silk Road, and has led to a steady influx of foreign and colonial influence and an accompanying diversity of population, architecture, culture, and cuisines. The city fills up twice a year, in the spring and autumn, for the semiannual, government-sponsored international trade fair. Any Guangzhou itinerary should have space for plenty of shopping and eating: stock up on Chinese exports like tea and herbs, and dine on the delicious Cantonese food that originates in the region. Plan your holiday in Guangzhou and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our China vacation planning site.
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Canton Tower ©
Landmark
Canton Tower
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Shamian Island ©
Island
Shamian Island
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Chimelong Safari Park ©
Zoo
Chimelong Safari Park
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Guangzhou

Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruin
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Food Tour
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Victoria Harbour ©
Marina
Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Largo do Senado (Senado Square) ©
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Largo do Senado (Senado Square) Macau
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Guangzhou

Baiyun Mountain ©
Mountain
Baiyun Mountain
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Chimelong Paradise ©
Theme Park
Chimelong Paradise
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Spa
Spas
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Guangzhou

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Beijing Road Raw Material For Medicine Shopping Mall ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Beijing Road Raw Material For Medicine Shopping Mall
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Parc Central
Shopping Mall
Parc Central
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Happy Valley
Shopping Mall
Happy Valley
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Canton Fair Complex ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Canton Fair Complex
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Guangzhou

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Former Residence of Chen Fang
Historic Site
Former Residence of Chen Fang
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Church
Sacred Heart Cathedral
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Baomo Scenery
Historic Walking Area
Baomo Scenery
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Muslim Hero Tomb
Cemetery
Muslim Hero Tomb
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Guangzhou

Yuyin Hill House
Garden
Yuyin Hill House
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
South China Botanical Garden ©
Park
South China Botanical Garden
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Yuntai Garden ©
Garden
Yuntai Garden
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Zhujiang Park
Park
Zhujiang Park
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Guangzhou

Guangzhou's commercial industries make it well-equipped to host visitors, though do book well ahead of time if traveling during the peak fall and spring trade fair rushes. The city's gleaming skyscrapers contain a number of the best four- and five-star hotels in Guangzhou, while others lie tucked away in historical European-style buildings. For budget-friendlier options, a number of youth hostels welcome a steady stream of international visitors, though most are located outside of the city center.
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