Guangzhou is a sprawling urban city where tradition meets modernity. Its towering skyscrapers, intricately-designed pagodas and museums, and nature parks make a visit here unforgettable.
The largest park in Guangzhou, Yuexiu Park, is a significant landmark as it houses a few ancient sites. During your stroll, you will encounter the Five Rams Statue, a monument steeped in legend, and the 5-tiered Zhenhai Tower, which houses the Guangzhou Museum. When looking for places to stay in Guangzhou, find lodgings close to your chosen attractions.
Once the tallest building in the world, Canton Tower is a 600m-high television tower. Identified by its twisted, braid-like design, it is located nearby many hotels and serviced residences in the area, including Somerset Haizhu Centre Guangzhou. For breathtaking views of the city, go up to the observation deck on the 108th floor or tour the tower’s pinnacle via cable car.
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
This monumental 8-storey Buddhist temple was initially built in 537 AD. The flower-shaped pagoda that stands today was built in 1373. Inside, you will find halls filled with intricate cultural relics.
Guangzhou Opera House
Guangzhou Opera House is a state-of-the-art performing arts centre, earning many international design awards for its quirky yet spectacular design. It has hosted many top-notch operas.
Shamian Island is a journey into Guangzhou’s colonial past, featuring a maze of French and British colonial buildings.