Guangzhou

Travel Guide
Guangzhou
Discover modern architecture and enormous shopping centers amid old temples and beautiful parks in the ancient city of Guangzhou.

Guangzhou is an economic and commercial powerhouse, flourishing particularly in trade, finance and tourism. New skyscrapers are springing up, the streets are packed with shoppers and the good times are rolling for one of China’s largest cities.Guangzhou is situated on the Pearl River in Southern China. From its founding during the Qin Dynasty (221–206 B.C.), the city has become an important hub for international trade. After substantial reforms in the 1970s, Guangzhou became an economic role model for the rest of the country.One of the most visible signs of this city’s energy and modern attitude is Canton Tower. Make this colossal building one of your first stops. From its summit not only will you have an incredible bird’s-eye-view of the city, you’ll also have the opportunity to ride the world’s highest Ferris wheel in the form of the tower’s Bubble Tram.Guangzhou may have its sights set on the future, but it has not severed its links with the past. Local heritage can be seen in the city’s temples, mosques, classical architecture, and traditional arts and crafts. Discover more than 2,000 years of the city’s history with a visit to The Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum. It houses the tomb of an ancient king and many of the relics that were buried along with him. Visit the lavishly decorated Chen Family Temple, which was once an ancestral shrine but now holds a museum dedicated to the area’s long tradition in arts and crafts.Take in some of Guangzhou’s many modern attractions. Shop for bargains on Beijing Road Pedestrian Street, and treat the family to a day out at the Chimelong Paradise theme park. For quieter moments surrounded by beauty, head for the hills, lakes and lawns of Yuexiu Park (Yuexiu Gongyuan).Although Guangzhou still has a reputation for its air pollution, the city has done much in recent years to improve this. There are pollution controls and a vastly improved subway system. Guangzhou’s subway is actually one of the quickest and most efficient ways to get around, and it connects to most of the major attractions.

Where to stay in Guangzhou

Langham Place, Guangzhou
Langham Place, Guangzhou
4 out of 5
No.638 Xingang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510335
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$607 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Guangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (863 reviews)
Perfect as usual
"Really nice stay, amazing staff in the lounge, always happy to go there!"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2021

Intercontinental Dongguan, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Dongguan, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
T4 Guo Mao Center, No.1 East Hong Fu Road, Dongguan, Guangdong, 523000
The price is HK$662 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Dongguan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Qifeng Park and Dongguan Stadium ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Nice and friendly staff, great location next to a big shopping mall"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2021

Four Seasons Guangzhou
Four Seasons Guangzhou
5 out of 5
5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,655 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Guangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (313 reviews)
"The attitude of one of receptionists is very bad, whose name is Richard. He was always using Wechat during check in. I’ve been waiting for a while in front of desk, but he was playing mobile phone till I say I’m here for check in. Other staff are excellent."

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2021

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Ascott ICC Guangzhou
Ascott ICC Guangzhou
4 out of 5
No. 239, Tianhebei Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Guangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Tianhe Stadium and CITIC ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Staycation with friends
"For a group of friends an apartments was a great option and the Ascott ICC apartment was well equipped and designed."

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2021

Ascott IFC Guangzhou
Ascott IFC Guangzhou
4.5 out of 5
No. 5 Zhujiang Xi Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510623
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Guangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (111 reviews)
"property size was superb!"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2020

Ascott Guangzhou
Ascott Guangzhou
4 out of 5
No.73 Tianhedong Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510630
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Guangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (96 reviews)
Not the best staff try hard
"The room stunk like smoke soon as we walked in. Nothing like the photo on Hotel.com. Warn down and old looking. One advantage not to be totally negative was the location was great. Besides a good shopping centre for all Mahony brands Oh don’t get the breakfast package you better off eating from the ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

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