Guangzhou (also known as Canton) is the largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center of Guangdong province in south China. Located on the Pearl River, northwest of Hong Kong and north of Macau, Guangzhou serves an important trading port.
Guangzhou is often termed ‘the City of Flowers’ as the superb geographic and humid climate ensure flowers bloom all year round.
Guangzhou has a reputation of great eminence in the modern history of China. The historical sites of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Huanghuagang 72 Martyr Cemetery, Guangzhou Luxun Memorial Hall, Peasant Movemnet Institute and the former site of Huangpu Military Academy are the witnesses of the modern history of China, and together with the Baiyun Mountain, Yuexiu Park, Liuhuahu Park and Lu Lake, constitute a colourful landscape.
Attractions in Guangzhou
Yuexiu Park contains the statue of the Five Goats, the city’s symbol. The verve of Yuexiu Park as one of the new Eight Attractions of Guangzhou is completely presented by verdant trees, thriving bamboos, and blooming flowers.
Chen Family Ancestral Temple
It was built as a collective effort by members from the Chen Family who lived in 72 different counties in Guangdong Province, to honor and worship their ancestors. Now it has been transformed into Guangdong Folk Craftwork Museum.
Temple of Six Banyan Trees
It is one of the four Buddhism temple complexes in Guangzhou. There are majestic towers, dense trees, plenty of antiques and valuable heritage from those famous people in the history.
Pearl River Cruise
The cruise section from the White Goose Pool to Guangzhou Bridge is the highlight of the Pearl River cruise. Scenery along this part is so fascinating, with jade-colored water and colored lights on shore.
White Clouds Mountain
The mountain range is full grandeur with majestic peaks and crisscrossed valleys. Travelers can appreciate the overall splendid landscape of Guangzhou and especially the beautiful Zhoujiang River at the top of the mountain.
This traditional art form involves singing, acting, martial arts and acrobatics. Most of the plots are based on famous Chinese historical tales, classics and myths.
Relish Local Cuisine
Guangzhou cuisine, also known as Cantonese cuisine, is one of the Eight Major Regional Cuisines in China, and it enjoys very high prestige. It is best served in no other places than its place of origin, Guangzhou. Dim sum breakfast at a local restaurant is not to be missed.