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Summary

This 5-day itinerary in Guangzhou offers a blend of cultural, natural, and modern attractions, from the towering Canton Tower to the serene Baishuizhai Scenic Area. Experience the city's rich history, lush gardens, and luxurious accommodations.

Day 1: Exploring Guangzhou

Begin your Guangzhou adventure with a visit to the iconic Canton Tower, followed by an afternoon at the Chimelong Safari Park, and conclude with a luxurious stay at Chateau Star River.

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Canton Tower

Canton Tower, also known as Guangzhou Tower, is a marvel of modern architecture and engineering, standing as one of the tallest towers in China. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Guangzhou skyline, it is a must-visit for any traveler. The tower is not only a visual spectacle but also a hub for extreme sports and houses a variety of attractions, including restaurants and souvenir shops.

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Tips

To fully experience the beauty of the city, it is recommended to visit the Canton Tower during the evening to witness the stunning night view. Allocate 2-4 hours for your visit to explore the various attractions and enjoy the panoramic vistas.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 20 8933 8222
🌐   Website: http://www.cantontower.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Yuejiang W Rd, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 510308

Chimelong Safari Park

Chimelong Safari Park is a sprawling eco-zoo that provides a home to a diverse range of wild animals from around the world, set within the lush Southeast China subtropical rainforest. It's not just a zoo; it's an immersive experience for the whole family, with captivating animal performances and a dedicated children's zone. The park's vast expanse and rare species make it a unique and enriching destination.

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Tips

Plan your visit in advance to catch the animal performances and make the most of your time at the park. Ensure to check the show times and allocate the afternoon for your visit to fully explore the extensive grounds.

Travel Information
📍   Address: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Panyu District, 105国道 邮政编码 - 511445

Chateau Star River Guangzhou

The Chateau Star River Hotel is a luxurious five-star retreat nestled in Guangzhou's Panyu District, offering a serene escape from the bustling city. With opulent amenities and stunning views of the Pearl River, it provides a perfect blend of comfort and elegance for a memorable stay.

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Tips

Secure your booking in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to indulge in the hotel's range of recreational options and savor the picturesque views of the Pearl River.

🌐 Day 2: Science and Luxury

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🏛️ Guangdong Science Center

The Guangdong Science Center, located in Guangzhou University City, is a massive complex dedicated to science education. Its unique architectural structure, resembling a "scientific aircraft carrier," houses 12 permanent exhibition pavilions, 4 science and technology theaters, an outdoor science exploration park, and numerous outdoor exhibitions. The center seeks to popularize science and technology, making it an ideal destination for families and science enthusiasts.

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Tips

Ideal for families and science enthusiasts, allocate at least half a day to explore the various exhibits and theaters, and engage in hands-on science activities.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 20 3934 8080
🌐   Website: http://www.gdsc.cn/
📍   Address: Panyu District, Guangzhou, China, 510006

🏨 Chateau Star River Peninsula

The Chateau Star River Peninsula is a boutique hotel located on Shajiao Island, offering stunning views of the Pearl River. The hotel boasts spacious Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites equipped with standard amenities, a mini bar, and broadband Internet access. Guests can savor authentic Cantonese cuisine at the on-site restaurant, enjoy international cuisine at the poolside restaurant, and indulge in aromatic coffee or tea at the lobby bar. The hotel also features a 660 sq. m Grand Ballroom and three variously-sized meeting rooms with natural light and garden views, making it an ideal accommodation choice for both leisure and business travelers.

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Tips

Enjoy a delightful dinner at the hotel's Cantonese restaurant, and take advantage of the outdoor garden-view swimming pool, indoor heated swimming pool, fitness room, tennis courts, and badminton courts for a relaxing evening.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +862039983333
🌐   Website: http://www.chateaustarriver.com/
📍   Address: 29M2+2PF, Shaxi Blvd, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 511446

🌆 Day 3: Culture and Nature

Experience traditional Lingnan culture at Lingnan Impression Park, then explore the natural beauty of Baiyun Mountain.

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🏞️ Lingnan Impression Park

Lingnan Impression Park is a captivating theme park that showcases the traditional Lingnan architecture and culture. The park features civilian houses of a typical Lingnan water town, offering a glimpse into the region's rich heritage. Visitors can partake in various traditional activities, such as lion dances, sugar person sculpting, and nostalgic games, providing an immersive experience of Lingnan folk customs and culture.

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Tips

To fully immerse yourself in the traditional Lingnan experience, be sure to participate in the various activities offered at the park. From trying your hand at crafting sugar and flour figures to enjoying the vibrant performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Lingnan Impression Park.

Travel Information
📍   Address: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Panyu District, Univ Town Waihuan W Rd, 新造镇 邮政编码 - 511436

⛰️ Baiyun Mountain

Baiyun Mountain, also known as White Cloud Mountain, is a picturesque scenic area that offers panoramic views of Guangzhou. With over 30 mountain peaks, the mountain provides an ideal setting for nature enthusiasts and hikers. The main peak, Moxing Peak, offers breathtaking vistas of the entire city, while Yuntai Garden, a Western-style garden, boasts year-round blooming flowers, creating a serene and enchanting atmosphere.

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Tips

For an unforgettable experience, plan your visit to Baiyun Mountain in the morning or late afternoon to witness the stunning views during sunrise or sunset. Additionally, wearing comfortable shoes is recommended for those interested in exploring the various trails and natural attractions within the mountainous terrain.

🌿 Day 4: Botanical Beauty

Spend the day at the Huanan Botanical Garden, exploring its vast collection of plants, followed by an afternoon at Baomo Garden.

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🌳 Huanan Botanical Garden

The Chinese Academy of Sciences Huanan Botanical Garden is a sprawling oasis, one of China's largest botanical gardens, boasting a diverse range of plant species. The garden covers a huge area and is home to several rare and ancient plant species, some of which have existed on Earth for over 100 million years. The air within the garden is remarkably clean and pure due to the abundance of plant life.

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Tips

Arrive early to relish the cooler morning temperatures and to fully immerse yourself in the serene and tranquil atmosphere. Don't miss exploring the ten viewing areas, including the Azalea Garden, Ginger Park, Bamboo Park, and Aquatic Park, each offering a unique and enchanting experience.

🌺 Baomo Garden

Baomo Garden, located in Panyu District, is a captivating showcase of Lingnan architecture and art. The garden features intricate brick sculptures, porcelain carvings, and the Zhao Tailai Art Palace and Zhao Tailai Collection Hall. It also boasts a large number of Lingnan special bonsai and is home to koi, symbolizing good fortune.

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Tips

Take your time to admire the exquisite brick sculptures and porcelain carvings, which are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Lingnan region. Don't rush through the garden; instead, savor the beauty and tranquility that surrounds you.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 20 8474 6666
📍   Address: 10 Sha Mian Nan Jie, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 511487

🌄 Day 5: Scenic Finale

Conclude your trip with a visit to the Baishuizhai Scenic Area, enjoying its lush landscapes and waterfalls.

🏞️ Baishuizhai Scenic Area

Baishuizhai Scenic Area, located in Zengcheng, is a popular summer resort known for its lush greenery, fresh air, and a hiking path with 9,999 stone steps. The area is famous for its waterfalls, offering numerous waterfall platforms to appreciate the Baishuixian Waterfall up close and experience the force of the cascading water.

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Tips

Wear comfortable shoes for the hike and ensure to bring an ample supply of water and snacks, as the shops in the area may not always be open.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 20 3679 9580
📍   Address: HQVW+598, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 511388