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Guangzhou: the city's best neighborhoods

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About Guangzhou

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China’s third-largest city, Guangzhou offers a distinct blend of tradition and modernity, with ancient temples and futuristic buildings taking centre stage alike. Strategically located on the Pearl River, it has served as one of the country’s major ports and transportation hubs for centuries.

Over the years, people of several faiths have called Guangzhou home – including Taoists, Buddhists, Christians and Muslims – and they’ve each left their mark on the city’s fabric. The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees boasts a nine-storey Flower Pagoda, while the Sacred Heart Cathedral is a stunning example of Gothic architecture. Alternatively, the Huaisheng Mosque features a unique mix of Chinese and Islamic design elements.

An evening cruise along the Pearl River offers views of Guangzhou's modern structures lit up at night, including the neon-washed Canton Tower and the gleaming Guangzhou Opera House. Nature lovers can hike the Baiyun Mountain for breathtaking panoramas of the city from the top. If you’re travelling with kids, you can head to Chimelong Paradise – an amusement park that offers myriad activities and adventurous rides, alongside neighbouring water and safari parks.

Also known as Canton, Guangzhou is the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine, the most emblematic of Chinese cuisines around the world. When sampling the local food, expect delicate, fresh flavours and dishes such as dim sum, white-cut chicken and Cantonese roasted goose.


From $26 per night

This weekend

From $63 per night

Next weekend

From $63 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency CNY 10 = $1.38
Language Mandarin
Average weekend price $128 per night
Average weekday price $125 per night
Average stay 2 nights

Points of interest in Guangzhou

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Guangzhou reviews

What other travelers say about Guangzhou


Good food a plenty.

June 5, 2024

Good food a plenty. Beijing Lu pedestrian walk is good to shop, eat and learn some history. Visited their zoo and spent long time admiring their giant panda Xing Yi and Ya Yi with admission ticket at RMB20 only. Rainy season and hamper some travel plans. Road to Fashion Tienhe was terribly jammed due to 6.1 and rain. Fashion Tienhe was huge, funny but packed with people! Best mode of transport is metro lines, or hire a DiDi if you travel in a group of 4 (which could be cheaper per pax compared to taking the metro line).

Ng Malaysia

Guangzhou was my city for 14 years, and it still feels like...

June 1, 2024

Guangzhou was my city for 14 years, and it still feels like home to me. Returning is always a pleasure, so I might be a bit biased when writing a review. However, Guangzhou is a city that truly deserves a visit, whether for tourism or business, which is often the main reason people go there. Its rich culture, vibrant food scene, and dynamic business environment make it an excellent destination for any traveler.

julietaidf Italy

Good place to shop and eat if you know where to find.

May 31, 2024

Good place to shop and eat if you know where to find. This is my first trip after COVID and i realised people are not as friendly as before, consumer goods prices are no longer cheap. Food is still good and affordable.

Serene Kwok
Serene Kwok Singapore

Very clean toilets at tourist attractions.

May 28, 2024

Very clean toilets at tourist attractions. Interestings and well taken care off public gardens. Food wise can find diimsums and dumplings easily. Language barriers high possibilities. 5D4N is more than sufficient to cover all areas.


Beautiful city full of restaurants at every street corner ,...

May 23, 2024

Beautiful city full of restaurants at every street corner , the people are on the move and everyone is hustling. Language is a barrier since everyone speaks only Mandarin, you always have to have the translator app. The food is nice but the cakes are nicer - they make the most amazing cakes.


It's been 5 years since last there and the City has...

May 19, 2024

It's been 5 years since last there and the City has turned green with gardens and mature trees everywhere. Even the overbridges have plantings. Traffic was better than expected. English translations everywhere making it easy to get around. Food and food availability unbelievably good. I travel into Guangzhou by ferry direct from HK airport. Its a stunning way to see the place. Cheaper too.

Pete New Zealand

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