Things to do in Guangzhou

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1. Canton Tower

Guangzhou is a prosperous city and the 1,968-foot (600-meter) tall Canton Tower is a symbol of its growing power and ambition. The tower is one of the world’s tallest buildings, made up of a 1,476-foot (450-meter) main body and a 492-foot (150-meter) TV antenna.
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Journey up one of the tallest buildings in the world, a steel and concrete television tower that rises high above the clouds.

2. Beijing Road Pedestrian Street

Lively, crowded and fast-paced, Beijing Road is a busy commercial street in central Guangzhou. It has been the city’s main thoroughfare throughout much of its history.
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Browse for shopping bargains and explore ancient sites at one of the oldest roads in Guangzhou.

3. Chimelong Paradise

Brace yourself for the exhilarating free-falls, dives and twists on the advanced thrill rides of Chimelong Paradise. This theme park has more than 70 rides and attractions, including a 10-loop roller coaster, high-speed water slides, a few tamer amusements and even a theme park designed for younger children.
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One of the largest theme parks in China offers a mixture of fast-paced fun and relaxation for all the family.

4. Baiyun Mountain

Baiyun Mountain is a green oasis in Guangzhou and one of the city’s most revered natural landmarks. Translating to “white cloud” in Mandarin, Baiyun Mountain consists of several peaks in a range, which takes on a mystical quality when the sun shines after the rain and a fluffy white collar of clouds encircle the mountain peaks. Explore a series of separate parklands within the Baiyun Mountain area and check out delicate gardens, pretty ponds and sculpture parks.
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See the delicate shroud of mist encircling White Cloud Mountain from the city and explore its charming summit parklands on foot or via the scenic cable car.

5. Yuexiu Park

You could spend most of the day relaxing and exploring the sights of Yeuxiu Park (Yuexiu Gongyuan). This vast green space covers an area of 213 acres (86 hectares) and encompasses seven hills and three manmade lakes along with a number of monuments, cultural sights and museums.
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Relaxing moments, cultural landmarks and historic sites are all on offer at downtown Guangzhou’s largest urban park.

6. Sacred Heart Cathedral

The Sacred Heart Cathedral stands on the site of the original residence of the Viceroy of Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces. That building was destroyed during the Second Opium War, and the land was eventually ceded to a group of French Catholics.
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Tour one of the largest Roman Catholic buildings in China, a Gothic-style cathedral built in the late 19th century.

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