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Summary

This 3-day itinerary for Guangzhou offers a comprehensive exploration of China's third-largest city, from its historical roots in Yuexiu and Liwan to the modern skyline epitomized by the Canton Tower. It also includes a day dedicated to the southern suburbs, showcasing traditional Cantonese architecture and gardens, providing a well-rounded experience of Guangzhou's rich culture, history, and modern development.

Day 1: Exploring Old Guangzhou

Day 1 is dedicated to exploring the historical heart of Guangzhou, focusing on Yuexiu and Liwan areas, rich in culture and history.

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Yuexiu Park

Yuexiu Park, featuring the Five Rams Sculpture and Zhenhai Tower, is a cultural symbol of Guangzhou.

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Tips

Start early to enjoy the gardens and traditional pavilions. Entrance fee for Guangzhou Museum in Zhenhai Tower is 10 CNY.

Nanyue King Mausoleum

A historical site presenting the ancient Nanyue Kingdom with the unique Jade Burial Costume.

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Tips

Entrance fee is 10 CNY. Allocate at least one hour for exploration.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 20 3618 2920
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Yuexiu District, 解放北路867号 邮政编码 - 510040

Xiguan Antique City

A vibrant area for enjoying a delicious Cantonese dinner and exploring old streets and shops.

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Tips

Perfect for evening walks and experiencing the local atmosphere.

Travel Information
📍   Address: Oriental Landmark Building C1, 4楼66 Wen De Bei Lu, 66, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 510055

🌆 Day 2: Modern Guangzhou & Pearl River

Day 2 shifts focus to the modern aspects of Guangzhou, including a cruise on the Pearl River and visiting the iconic Canton Tower.

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🏛️ Chen Clan Academy

Chen Clan Academy is a real masterpiece of Cantonese Lingnan architecture, originally built by a wealthy Chinese overseas family to serve as an educational center. It now stands as a museum of art and architecture, showcasing the intricate designs and serving as an educational center for fine arts.

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Tips

Entrance fee is 10 CNY. Spend about an hour to appreciate the intricate designs and immerse yourself in the historical significance of this architectural gem.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 20 8181 4559
📍   Address: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Liwan District, 中山七八路恩龙里34号 邮政编码 - 510040

🗼 Canton Tower

Canton Tower, one of the tallest TV towers in the world, offers panoramic views of Guangzhou. Its design, reminiscent of a maiden, gently twisting her waist, is a sight to behold. The panoramic terrace provides breathtaking views, especially at sunset, making it a must-visit for any traveler.

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Tips

Visit the panoramic terrace for an awe-inspiring bird’s eye view of Guangzhou. The entrance fee is 150 CNY, but the experience of witnessing the city from such heights is truly priceless.

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

🛍️ Tee Mall

Tee Mall, located in Tianhe, is one of the biggest malls in China, offering a plethora of shopping and dining options. It's a perfect place for an evening stroll and to indulge in a diverse range of cuisines after exploring the Canton Tower.

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Tips

After a day of sightseeing, unwind with an evening walk through Tee Mall, where you can explore various shops, catch a movie, and savor delectable dishes from both local and international cuisines.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 20 8559 0683
📍   Address: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Tianhe District, Tianhe Rd, 208号天河城3层 邮政编码 - 510620

🌆 Day 3: Southern Suburbs & Traditional Sites

The final day is spent in the southern suburbs, exploring traditional sites like Lingnan Impression Park and Baomo Garden.

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🏞️ Lingnan Impression Park

A preserved village showcasing old Cantonese architecture and culture. The park is a testament to the rich history and heritage of the region, with its traditional buildings and unique oyster shell-covered walls providing a glimpse into the past.

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Tips

Entrance fee is 60 CNY. Allocate around 2 hours for a full experience. Visitors can immerse themselves in the charm of the old Cantonese architecture and explore the ancestral temples, mansion house turned museum, and the Hong Kong-Macau goods area for a unique shopping experience.

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

🌺 Baomo Garden

A stunning garden reflecting the beauty of Cantonese architecture and art. Baomo Garden is a true oasis, boasting exquisite pavilions, temples, halls, ponds, and artificial rock hills that transport visitors to the Qing Dynasty era. The ship-like hall offers a cultural treat with Cantonese opera performances and local tea, while the inscribed story walls are a splendid art masterpiece.

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Tips

Entrance fee is 45 CNY. Spend at least 2 hours to explore the intricate designs and landscapes. Visitors can marvel at the captivating beauty of the garden, taking in the elaborate architecture and serene surroundings while enjoying the cultural experiences offered within the garden.

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