Things to do in Guangzhou

Even though Guangzhou is a populous modern metropolis, it has a history of more than 2000 years. Guangzhou offers travelers many experiences.

Guangzhou has many historical relic sites and cultural attractions where you can learn a brienf understanding about Guangzhou's history, such as the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Yue Xiu Park, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, etc.

If you want to have some fun after sightseeing in attractions, you have many choices. You can take a Pearl River Night Cruise to see the skyline of Guangzhou City. You can also enjoy an excellent and lovely performance by the famous Changlong International Circus.

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Guangzhou Travel Guide

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

No.1: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Type: Monuments/ Statues, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails

Recommended Lenth of visiting: 2 hours

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is situated on the No.259, Dongfeng Zhong Lu, Guangzhou. It is one of the city symbols of Guangzhou, also the most used place for gathering or performance. It was built during 1929~1931 in memory of the great revolutionist Sun Yat-sen. Inside of the hall, you will learn about Mr. Sun’s lifelong story and some big events about China’s modern time history. Here you will also explore the great changes happed in Guangzhou.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall itself is a traditional Chinese building- significant outlooks and delicate interior designs. At every corner, you will find the spectacular style of Chinese architecture.

Yue Xiu Park

No.2: Yue Xiu Park

Type: Park

Recommended Lenth of visiting: 2~3 hours

Yue Xiu Park, or Yue Xiu Mountain, is a mountainous park as well as the largest park in downtown Guangzhou. It features in stunning mountain view, beautiful lakes and well equipped entertaining facilities and service. There are many places to go in the park. Among of all attractions, the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, Ming Dynasty City Wall and Square Cannon Site are the most popular ones. The Five-Ram Sculpture is the emblem of the city. Zhenhai Tower is a five-story building built in Ming Dynasty which has become a famous landmark in Guangzhou.

Yue Xiu Park is not only an attractive place for outbound travelers, but also a great place for relaxing and entertainment for locals.

Six Banyan Trees

No.3: Six Banyan Trees

Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Six Banyan Trees, in Chinese Liu Rong Si, is a Buddhism temple of more than 1400 years old which was built in Ming Dynasty. It got its present name from the famous poet of Song Dynasty – Su Dong Po. It is nice to see a quiet place in a city with a lot of noise and people everywhere. Six Banyan Trees has a 57-meter high pagoda, called Flower Pagoda, several lovely Buddhist shrines and statues.

Shamian Island

No.4: Shamian Island

Type: Islands, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites

Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours

Shamian Island is located along the beautiful Pearl River. It used to be home to foreign merchants in Guangzhou. If you're a Westerner, Shamian is a very cool place to check out Western architecture from the late 1800s/early 1900s. Compared to other rumbustious area in Guangzhou, Shanmian attracts people due to its tranquility, elegant buildings, diverse western countries’ remnants. Shanmian is a laid-back area ideal for strolling or stopping for a meal or cup of tea. In addition there's a number of nice restaurants serving Western food and drinks.

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family

No.5: Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family

Type: History Museums

Recommended Length of Visit: More than 3 hours

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, in Chinese Chen Jia Ci, is a serious of temples which has been well preserved. It is regarded as the typical Qing Dynasty architecture. It is a great place to spend time enjoying traditional Chinese architecture. Every angle is a lovely photograph and its beautifully maintained and has lovely trees and miniature trees. The temple is divided into large rooms and corridors and acts as a museum as well with Chinese arts and crafts. The place is really large and didn't feel overcrowded even though on weekends.

Changlong Safari Park

No.6: Changlong Safari Parks

Type: Zoos

Recommended Length of Visit: More than 3 hours

Changlong Safari Park is regarded as the largest safari park which houses largest number kinds of species in the world. Among of all animals, there are many “super stars”, including Chinese Giant Panda, Australian Koala, Thai Asian Elephant, etc. you can feed the giraffes and elephants. The animals appear to be well taken care of. Its animal performance is world famous. Make sure to take the safari train ride to tour through the safari park areas. You and your kids are going to love it.

Recommended Guangzhou Tours

Top 3 Guangzhou tours chosen by most customers to explore Guangzhou in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

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Changlong Safari Park
4 Days Guangzhou Family with Kids Tour

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Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family
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