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3 Days Guangzhou Short Stay with All Highlights

Comprehensive Exploration in Classic Way

Guangzhou, nestled on the hub of the Pearl River Delta, is the third-largest city in China as well as one of the most prosperous cities in China. Someone says there is no exciting sites to explore in this commercial city and transportation hub, BUT, I should put a new answer here "once you slow down your steps in Guangzhou, you will meet a charming Guangzhou beyond your imagination".

Guangzhou is a compatible city holding over 2200 years’ history, acting as the frontier of Chinese Reform and Opening, well-blended with Chinese and Western culture, as well as combining inland and marine culture...No matter which site you visit and what you feel should be "innovation", "practicability", "openness", and "pioneering spirit"! This tour is best designed for travelers who have 3 days to get a comprehensive exploration about every aspect of Guangzhou - from history to culture, from Cantonese food to daily life, from traditional architecture art to the modern side of Guangzhou! You are here more than for sightseeing, but for seeking for roots and eating! Why not go with China Discovery in the most classic way to "taste" Guangzhou?

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-GZT-03
  • Price : from request
  • Trip Length : 3D/2N
  • Theme : Architecture / Culture/ History

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Witness historical change and cultural absorbing of Guangzhou from Western Han dynasty 2,000 years ago, Qing Dynasty and colonial period in 19th century, to Republic of China decades and modern 21st century.
  • Ascend 600-meter Canton Tower for a panoramic view of the whole Guangzhou city stretching along Pearl River and feel the vibrant power of development and praisable insistence on its original tradition.
  • Open your mind and imagination to feel the charm of Lingnan architecture by visiting Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and with a close appreciation of the outstanding and exquisite architectural decorations.
  • Catch the chance to taste Cantonese food at its home at the most typical restaurants around Beijing Road or Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, be impressed by the traditional dishes and leave your tongue the true flavor...
Itinerary Day by Day (Can Be Customized)
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Day 1 Guangzhou Arrival

Flight / Train to Guangzhou

Ni Hao! Welcome to Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide at the arrival hall of the airport or train station. Then, be escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable car. The rest of today is on your own to explore this modern metropolis. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Arrival Ideas: Guangzhou is a large international city with great transportation connections including many international and domestic flights to and from. Furthermore, high speed trains are quite convenient from most domestic cities including Hong Kong (about 1 hour), Shenzhen (0.5-1.5 hours), Guilin (2.5-3.5 hours), Guiyang (4-6.5 hours), Beijing (8-10 hours), Shanghai (7-8.5 hours), Chengdu (9-10 hours), Xian (8-9 hours), Hangzhou (6-7.5 hours), and so on. 

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Day 2 Guangzhou (B, L)

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall - Temple of the Six Banyan Trees - Yuexiu Park - Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall - Beijing Road

After breakfast, your local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, visit the must-see Chen Clan Ancestral Hall which is regarded as the largest, most beautifully decorated and best preserved traditional ancestral temple in Guangdong Province. Roam among the tranquil houses and courtyards built during 1888-1894 to discover its architectural origin and find out whether it was an ancestral hall or an academy for the Chen Family in Guangdong initially. Since it is famous as the “Pearl of Lingnan Architectural Art”, you will taste the super exquisite colorful decorations of vivid patterns of various flora and fauna, figures and immortals to feel the highly skillful construction and decoration of Lingnan people and know their typical folk culture and best wishes of harvest and prosperity in ancient China.

Later, pay a short visit to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. With a history about 1500 years, this temple is one of the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism where you can have a simple understanding about Chinese Buddhism. Walk leisurely and admire the 57.6-meter octangular brick-wood Flower Pagoda and see some exquisite Buddha statues.

Afterwards, be transferred to Yuexiu Park - the largest city park in Guangzhou. Stroll leisurely in the verdant park to see the Five Rams Statue from which you will savor the interesting legendary story of the five rams and know why Guangzhou is called the “City of Rams”. Then, continue to appreciate a five-storey ancient structure in red - Zhenhai Tower which was changed as Guangzhou Museum. Have a brief learning about Guangzhou’s over 2000 years’ history and if you like, climb up the tower to get a bird’s-eye view of Guangzhou city. Then, move your steps to the nearby Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which was built in memory of the great revolutionist Sun Yat-sen. Enjoy the Chinese and Western combining styled octagon-shaped main building in bright red and blue from outside. Enter the hall to know Dr. Sun deeper with excellent exhibitions of his biography and contribution to the country and people, and get a simple learning about the contemporary history of China in the 18th - 19th centuries. Before leaving, admire the 5.5-meter tall bronze statue of Dr. Sun outside in the yard and show your respect to this world famous great Father of the Nation in China.

The last stop is taking a simple walk along Beijing Road with hundreds of years’ history. This bustling commercial street is packed with shops, malls and restaurants and you can feel the prosperity of old Guangzhou by visiting some ancient sites and if you like, try some local snacks here.

Evening Optional Experience: Enjoy the 70-minute fascinating Pearl River night cruise and soak in the wonderful sightseeing of lights and neon of historical architectures and new modern towering buildings to feel the pulse of this developed city. You won’t miss the Canton Tower during the cruise.

  • Yuexiu Park Five Rams Statue Yuexiu Park Five Rams Statue
  • Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Guangzhou
  • Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family
  • Temple of the Six Banyan Trees Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

Day 3 Guangzhou & Guangzhou Departure (B, L)

Canton Tower - Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King - Shamian Island - Guangzhou Departure

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Firstly, you will be transferred to the landmark of Guangzhou - Canton Tower, the third tallest TV tower in the world with a height of 600 meters. Have an observation of the “Slim Waist” in close distance and get atop for a panoramic view of the whole city if weather permits.

Your next stop is Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King which was built at the real tomb site of Zhao Mo, the second King of Western Han Dynasty 2000 years ago. The tomb is the largest and the best preserved color-painted stone chamber found to date in the Lingnan region in South China. Discover the burial chamber and appreciate the precious historical relics found there in the exhibition halls to learn the culture, history, economy, etc. of Lingnan area. Among all the 1,000 pieces of cultural artifacts, you won’t miss the spotlight “Jade Burial Garment” which is made up of 2291 pieces of jade, and also a collection of over 400 delicate ceramic pillows.

After that, have a break and enjoy the specially arranged Cantonese lunch and dim sum in one of the best reputed local restaurants along Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street area to know why Cantonese food is so famous and popular around the world. (Note of Today’s Lunch: Cantonese food is arranged as lunch of Day 3, and it can be adjusted on Day 2 of this tour according your needs. If you are interested in other kinds of food, please tell your needs to your guide directly.)

Later, be transferred to see the quite different Shamian Island where over 150 European styled old buildings from the colonial period from 19th century are well preserved for a nice savory. Take a relaxing walk in the strongly exotic street block in emerald and imagine the past life and changes of Guangzhou told by those historical remains.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport / train station to catch the flight / train to your next destination or home. Service ends!

  • Jade Burial Garment at Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King Jade Burial Garment at Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King
  • View Canton Tower in Daytime View Canton Tower in Daytime
  • European Styled Historical Architecture at Shamian Island European Styled Historical Architecture at Shamian Island
  • Various Kinds of Cantonese Dim Sum Various Kinds of Cantonese Dim Sum

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Guilin, the darling of tourists!

Guilin is famous for having the best landscape under Heaven which can be seen in three most popular places - Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng. Only 3 days are needed to get them all in a single trip. You will visit the essential sites in the city, enjoy a relaxing cruise along Li River, and have a pleasant time of countryside exploration in Yangshuo Town. Another highlight is the unique trip to Longji Terrace which is an ideal place for experiencing ethnic culture, hiking and photography.

Panoramic View of Yangshuo Town
+3 more days to explore the imperial city of China - Beijing

Beijing, the 'forbidden' city, now is open to the world!

As the capital city of China for more than eight-hundred years, Beijing possesses rich cultural deposits of China. You will need at least 3 days to explore its best highlights. Here is the plan - Day 1 is for you to visit the imperial historical sites, including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace; Day 2 is to hike the magnificent Great Wall while Day 3 is for you to have a half-day visiting of the Temple of Heaven,local Hutongs, and depart from the city.

the Forbidden City Overall View

The quotation for this trip is from Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.45. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Domestic flights (economy class) and high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;
  • Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

Check What our Customers Say...

Hi Wonder

Tour guide Selina was really great, she was enthusiastic and friendly. Very knowledgable about HuangShan. Car was spacious, but we had to change vans frequently.

Hotel was okay, a little small on the mountain, but overall not bad. Understandable that it’s small. It was a lot of hard work for the people to bring hotels things up to the mountain.

We would suggest to add 宏村 to schedules next time. We thought it was really nice.

We were lucky because weather is nice. Restaurants Selina brought us to were all good. A lot of stairs on the mountains, but great trip overall.

Jenny - 2020.11.11‚ Vietnam, November 11, 2020

Good evening Wonder!

The trip to Chongqing were great. The driver was good and the car clean and tidy. Perfect. Diana was also very good. Knowledgeable and willing to adapt to my wishes or needs. Very well experienced.

For further trip around China I will use your services for sure.

Celine - 2020.11.11‚ France, November 11, 2020

Hello! The trip was wonderful, both our Mr. Li and Cindy were very nice and welcoming.

Ellena - 2020.11.11‚ China, November 11, 2020

1. Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions?

Yes, everything was taken care of promptly, and Johnson was very flexible to meet my needs as I looked to modify plans.   I appreciate the great job he did in making this a successful trip.

2.    How do you comment your tour arrangements?

Jingdezhen

-       Tour guide Peter was excellent, very enthusiastic and informative.  He also helped to get all of my train tickets for the trip which was very helpful.

-       Driver very good- no issues.

-       Hotel was very good- new , modern hotel, with good facilities and very good breakfast.  Location in the entertainment district was perfect for walking around at night.    Highly recommend to keep this one.

-       Tour arrangements were good.   Morning touring the kilns and the museum was nice to see.  The afternoon was perhaps a bit less organized without specific stops- would have been better to see specific galleries where shopping could be done, or going to the factory area downtown (which we eventually did because I asked to do so).

-       Lunch was very good- good to go to an authentic local place for food.

-       Transition to Huangshan was smooth , without issue.

Huangshan/Villages

-       Tour guide Xia (Jerry) was excellent, very strategic in his approach to ensure a great experience.

-       Driver was very good- no issues.

-       Huangshan International Hotel was ok- I would say average, could be better.   Location was good near the downtown.  Breakfast was not very good – pretty low quality.

-       Trip to Huangshan was well handled by Jerry, getting to the top of the mountain in reasonable time despite the crowds and he led me well around the mountain.  We covered what I wanted to see-  he encouraged us to see everything on day 1 with the weather getting worse – a very good call.

-       Xihai Hotel had very nice rooms and a nice bar area. The only downside is there is only a buffet for dinner and it is not very good, but guess we had little choice.  I did not eat breakfast there.

-       Trip to Hongcun and Bishan the next day was very good. We left Huangshan early as the mountain was fogged over. Hongcun was crazy busy due to holidays but we saw the main sights, and then I had some time to walk around.  I felt a little rushed with the schedule but still saw enough.  Lunch was ok, not great.  Bishan was very nice, with a chance to bike around the village areas and quiet. Xia guided me around the town on bike and then left me to bike on my own.

-       Accommodation in Bishan was excellent- Pig’s Inn is perfect, and these type of atmospheric farm stays are much preferred by me and would be for other travelers.   The dinner and breakfast were probably the best food I had on the trip, and having the Dog’s Bistro around the corner for drinks was an ideal setup. 

-       The next day was good as well.  As we were running ahead on the agenda, we added Nanping, which was a quiet beautiful village to walk around, and then we went to Xidi, which was really nice and large.   We spent a full morning in these two villages and then stopped for lunch outside Xidi.   Lunch was ok- better than the day before, but not exceptional.    Then we stopped in the Old Street in Huangshan to buy some Shaobing, and then we finished the day a little early at 230 pm.  I feel maybe we could have added one more thing to see, but this was fine.

Train trip to Zhangjiajie

-       No issues, very smooth transition in Changsha.  Driver moved me across the city efficiently.

Zhangjiajie

-       Tour guide Derrick was very good, he had a few moments where we was a bit pessimistic about the weather and crowds, but he managed the situation professionally and did a great job despite the bad weather. 

-       Our main driver was very good, he handled everything well.  The drivers we had for short pickups were less reliable- the one picking me up to go to Tianmen Mountain was late, and generally they were less friendly and reliable, requiring effort by Derrick to fix. 

-       Hotel (Santo Domingo) was below standard and I would strongly advise you to change to Crowne Plaza or Pullman which are much more appropriate hotels for international travelers.  The breakfast looked very questionable in quality so I went to Starbucks. 

-       The tour to the glass bridge was very good and I got to see everything, despite not great weather.  Then, we went to Zhangjiajie where weather was not great at the top but Derrick found good trails on the bottom where we could see some scenery.  We then went to late lunch/early dinner which was an excellent restaurant with very good food.

-       The next day at Avatar mountain was good for weather – Derrick timed the visit to be a bit later to ensure we would see something at the best part of the day.   We missed out the 3rd viewpoint due to fog, but again, he found another trail for us to hike at the bottom.  Again we went to a late lunch/early dinner at a very good restaurant.   

-       The Best Western hotel in Zhangjiajie had good rooms but common areas and food were below standard.  My advice here would be for travelers to spend the night up in Wulingyuan at either Crowne or Pullman and then go into town the next morning early.

-       Tianmen Mountain was totally fogged over, so I got unlucky.  We did the trip anyway which was fine and I saw the glass bridge.  After seeing this, we stopped for a small lunch at a wonton stand (very good) and then we went to a lake for a quick visit.   Then we traveled to Fenghuang.   We checked into the hotel and then Derrick arranged a dinner at a local restaurant.     This food was not great to be honest, it was a bit low quality but this was the only miss.    I was able to walk around the town and enjoy the scenery.

-       The hostel I chose- Yunji Inn- was very nice with great views and comfortable beds and showers.  Just to note cleanliness in the corners was not great so some would be turned off by this, but I didn’t mind honestly.  

-       After a morning to myself , which I appreciated,  Derrick toured me around the town and then we headed back to ZJJ.   As we got back, Derrick chose a restaurant with a view of Tianmen from a distance, which was clearly visible- much appreciated as he was thinking of me, and the food was good.  Then he dropped me at the airport.

3.    Are you willing to recommend our service to your people who also have an interest to visit China?

  Yes, also for those within China

4.  Your general opinion on us?
Very professional, well organized and flexible.   This is the 2nd trip I’ve taken with you and both were successful.

5.    Do you have any suggestions on improving our services?

-       Guides – keep them , they are great.

-       Itinerary-   looks good overall, you may be able to add more villages or sights to the Huangshan/villages tour as there is enough time in the schedule.   Beef up the Jingdezhen afternoon itinerary with clear visits to galleries for shopping. 

-       Transportation-  Drivers all good except for the short trip drivers in ZJJ,  train trips were well arranged.

-       Hotels-  As mentioned, smaller atmospheric stays like Pig’s Inn or Yunji Inn would be preferred.   I think you can offer two choices to visitors- either standard international hotel or rustic stays and they can decide.   In Wulingyuan,  switch to Pullman or Crowne Plaza and avoid Santo Domingo, and then consider to stay there before Tianmen as the Best Western is a little beat down.    Continue with the hotel in Jingdezhen, that was perfect.

6.    Can we use your comments of our service, the photos or other images that you took on the tour for our websites, brochures, marketing and publicity? If yes, could you please send us some of your photos by E-mail?

Yes, this is fine.   I can forward some images on wechat – this will be easier.  Let me know if this is ok- just ping me- and also let me know what you might like pictures of – as I have them from all places.

7. If you had a nice tour experience, may I know whether you could write us a review on Trip Advisor? It’s very important to our company and my own career! If so, please let me know and I will send you the our homepage link on Trip Advisor.

I will try to do so when I have time.

Mark - 2020.11.09‚ USA, November 9, 2020

Hi, Vivien,

Thank you very much, it’s very nice. the nature here is breathtaking, we just came back from cycling, wonderful

everything went perfect again, thanks, and you provided perfect weather as well

Mona - 2020.11.09‚ Germany, November 9, 2020
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In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!

The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices.

If you have already got an ideal hotel, please feel free to tell our travel consultants and they'll book the hotel for you.

Have good sleep in our well-selected hotels in all the destinations of China.

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We can satisfy all the dietary requirements no matter you want Chinese local food, western food, vegetarian food or muslin food.

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to taste like Beijing Roast Duck, Xian Dumpling Dinner, Sichuan Hotpot, etc., if you are interested in local food tasting.

All the dining options will satisfy your stomach!

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  • Yuexiu Park Five Rams Statue Yuexiu Park Five Rams Statue
  • Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Guangzhou
  • Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family
  • Temple of the Six Banyan Trees Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
  • Jade Burial Garment at Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King Jade Burial Garment at Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King
  • View Canton Tower in Daytime View Canton Tower in Daytime
  • European Styled Historical Architecture at Shamian Island European Styled Historical Architecture at Shamian Island
  • Various Kinds of Cantonese Dim Sum Various Kinds of Cantonese Dim Sum

Most Important Guangzhou Travel Notes

1. Convenient Guangdong 144-Hour Visa Free Transit

Guangzhou City and the whole Guangdong Province has implemented the 144 hour visa free transit policy, which enables visitors from the specific 53 countries with valid travel document & connecting (flight, ship, trains) tickets to a third country/region to enter and via Guangdong Province no more than 6 days without applying for Chinese Visa. The 32 valid ports include 5 airports (Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport…), 4 railway stations (Guangzhou East Railway Station…), 8 highway / road ports (Luohu Port in Shenzhen…) and 15 harbor / sea ports (Guangzhou Port, Nansha Port, LianHuaShan Port…). And the countries include 25 European Schengen Visa Agreement countries (Austria, Germany, Italy…), 14 Other European countries (Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland…), 6 America countries (United States, Canada, Brazil…), 2 Oceania countries (Australia and New Zealand) and 6 Asian countries (South Korea, Japan, Singapore…)

2. How to Get to Guangzhou

As one of the busiest transportation hub cities in China, Guangzhou is connected with the world with many international flights to and from countries including America, Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, India, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, etc. Besides, high speed bullet trains are well served to and from most domestic cities like Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Shenzhen, Guilin, Guiyang, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xiamen, Wuhan, Changsha, etc.

3. Best Time to Visit Guangzhou

Guangzhou situated in southern China is suitable to visit all around the year. The best time for tourists is from March to early May and from September to December when sunny days appear most and comfortable temperature around 24℃ can be easily enjoyed. Also, lots of flowers are blooming to beautify this city for a better traveling mood. However, It changes some cold with humid during January and February. And high temperature and reason period occur more during June and August. Umbrella and sunblock are advised anytime to Guangzhou.

4. Accommodation in Guangzhou

Since Guangzhou is a super modern and prosperous city, countless hotels, hostels and homestays from extremely luxury, like Sheraton, Shanri-La, Crown Plaza, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, etc. to real budget can be easily found. Top international brands gather most in Tianhe District where you can also savor the very modern cityscape of Guangzhou. Yuexiu District and Liwan District have most tourist attractions, and various kinds of accommodations are offered with relatively better prices. If you visit Guangzhou for Canton Fair, Pazhou and Haizhu District is a wise choice with a lot of high standard 4-5 star hotels and comfort ones. Besides, a series of good and cozy hotels are arranged around Baiyun International Airport in Huadu District for your convenient early flight catching.

5. Meals of Cantonese Food or Other Types are Flexibly Arranged

Eating in Guangzhou! There are quite diverse kinds of food, such as traditional Cantonese cuisines, morning tea with delicate dim sum, Cantonese old fire soups, sea food, snacks along the streets… All the meals of this tour can be arranged flexibly according to your likes and needs. Besides, if you want to enjoy other kinds of food like American food, French food, Italian food, Japanese Sushi, Southeast Asian food, Sichuan food, etc. Just tell your guide directly!

6. Tailor Make Your Guangzhou Trip Based on Your Interests and Budget

The itinerary of your Guangzhou trip can be tailor-made according to what you like and how much budget you are planning. For most visitors, Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is the top one to admire excellent architectural arts and culture of Guangzhou and whole Lingnan area, Yuexiu Park tells you how Guangzhou changes to a city and about her nickname, Shamian Island keeps the look of Guangzhou during the period of war, and Huacheng Square as well as Canton Tower show the nowadays brand-new prosperity of this trading city. If you like, you can choose to ascend Canton Tower to have a bird’s eye view of Guangzhou. No matter you are businesspersons, family with kids, culture lovers, foodies, you can be fully satisfied in Guangzhou.

7. Do Side Trips from Guangzhou

Guangzhou is served the first gateway city in Guangdong Province that most travelers would arrive in Guangzhou first and then make a trip to its surrounding destinations. To extend you tour longer to explore stunning cultural highlights, it is a good idea to spend 1 day in Foshan (the center of Lingnan Culture, Lion Dancing, Kung Fu Martial Arts), 1 day in Shunde (the origin of Cantonese Cuisine), 1 day in Jiangmen (Kaiping Diaolous & Villages), or 1 day in Shenzhen (fast development with incredible Shenzhen speed), etc. Tell us which destinations you like and we can arrange the trip for you.

8. Canton Fair Held in Guangzhou

Canton Fair, also known as China Import and Export Fair, is world famous trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons every year. During the opening period, the fair will be open from 9:30 to 18:00 and will go on the weekends.

/Spring SessionAutumn Session
Phase 1 April 15th - 19th October 15th - 19th
Phase 2 April 23rd - 27th October 23rd - 27th
Phase 3 May 1st - 5th  October 31st - November 4th

If you wan to some help or want to enjoy day break to see some highlights of Guangzhou during the Canton Fair, just feel free to tell us your ideas.

9. Customizable Extension to Other Chinese Destinations from Guangzhou

As there are quite a lot of popular tourist destinations in China and Guangzhou has really convenient transportation by air, railway and road with them, you can totally consider traveling beyond Guangzhou to catch more beauty, culture, history and other highlights of this vast country, such as the imperial constructions and great wall in Beijing, amazing and remote Terracotta Warriors in Xian, subtle Karst landform view in Guilin, world-class fascinating skyline and shopping paradise in Hong Kong, to name but a few. Please feel free to tell us any idea you are thinking about, and our professional travel expert from China Discovery will help you plan your Guangzhou China trip with sincerity and rich experience and knowledge!

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