Guangzhou

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- Review updated on 21 mars 2019

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Presentation of Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also know as Canton, is the capital of Guangdong Province and the third most visited city in China. Guangzhou is a modern city full of energy. As the economic center of the Pearl River Delta, the city has the advantage of being close to Hong Kong and Macau, gateway to the China Sea. Guangzhou plays an important role in the economic world of China. Many industries of varying sizes have established themselves for this reason.

History buffs will be delighted in Guangzhou as several important dynasties such as those of Qin and the Han have played an important role in the commercial development of the region and have left some very interesting monuments to visit: the temple of the Ming Dynasty, the tomb of the King of Yue, the temple pagoda of the six banyan trees or the memorial of Dr. Sun Yat.

The Ming Dynasty Temple, the Banyan Tree Temple Pagoda and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial are all examples of Guangzhou’s rich history. It reveals an old urban architecture of the most interesting because influenced by different dominations and ethnic relations. The island of Shamian, bordered by the Pearl River, is an oasis in the middle of this all-industrial city. Go there to see the luxurious mansions and take a breath of fresh air.

For shopping aficionados, Guangzhou has gigantic shopping centers. Do not miss the shops of Tee Mall Plaza and Guangzhou International Building, but also Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street. In another area, Guangzhou is also a paradise for gourmands. In addition to the famous Cantonese rice, let yourself be tempted by the sweet and sour pork, the marinated pigeon and the many pastries. The nightlife is usually quite busy.

You have to know that moving to Guangzhou, a very modern city, is easy thanks to the metro and the bus. If you are in a hurry, prefer the metro because you will be sure to avoid traffic jams. Guangzhou is also easily accessible by road and the airport offers many connections to other cities in China as well as international flights.

The Guangzhou airport offers direct flights from some European cities. The city is also very well connected to the interior of China where flights from one point to another are a cheap way to travel but the roads and railways are also easy to use. To organize the best visits in Guangzhou, the metro remains the easy way to get there because it is modern and fast. The buses serve the main tourist sites but there is always the risk of being caught in traffic jams.

3 days tour from Guangzhou to Hong Kong:

From Guangzhou, apart from visits to be made in the heart of the city, we also offer to the day visiting Kaiping, Foshan before your departure to Hong Kong (or vice versa) => Guangzhou in 3 days

When to travel to Guangzhou?

As a gateway to southern China, Guangzhou is a city with a subtropical but pleasant climate with annual average temperatures around 23°C. Between April and August, the rainy season is raging. We recommend visiting Guangzhou in early spring or late fall to avoid excessive heat and heavy showers. October to February is a good time.

Detailed weather information can be found on the following pages: Guangzhou Weather and Hong Kong Weather.

Where to stay in Guangzhou?

Staying in a good hotel is the beginning of a successful holiday. Indeed, a good accommodation can make your vacation even more exceptional … like a bad one can spoil a stay.

A vast port city not far from Hong Kong, Guangzhou is full of places to stay. You’ll have something for every budget, from small B&Bs of incomparable charm to large hotels located in the city center, near the main sites to visit, or in the surrounding countryside. That’s why we have selected for you the best hotels in Guangzhou, combining comfort and quality of services.

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