7 Best Places to Visit in Guangzhou


1. Chimelong Paradise 长隆欢乐世界



One of the largest theme parks in China offers a mixture of fast-paced fun and relaxation for all the family. Kids will love exploring the Happy Amusement Park, a massive indoor playground for children up to 13 years of age. There are more than 40 attractions under one roof.

Situated in the Panyu District, Chimelong Paradise is approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) from downtown Guangzhou. The simplest way to get there is by metro, as the station is just a few minutes’ walks away. Shuttle buses also run to the park from the metro station.



2. Lotus Mountain 莲花山



The Lotus Mountain sitting in the Panyu District of Guangzhou, 20 kilometers away from the city center, is one of the new Eight Sights of the Goat City. In the mountain area, there is a well-preserved ancient quarry dating back over 2000 years, a pagoda built during the Wanli reign of the Ming Dynasty (AD1573—1620), an old castle constructed during the Kangxi reign of the Qing Dynasty (AD1662—1723) and a newly set-up Guanyin Statue which is the tallest of its kinds in the world.



3. Canton Tower 广州塔



Canton Tower is the new landmark of Guangzhou. Formerly known as Guangzhou TV and Sightseeing Tower, is an observation tower near Chigang Pagoda, in Haizhu Area of Guangzhou. The Tower has 1,968-foot (600-meter) high, is one of the world’s tallest buildings.

For a somewhat calmer experience, enjoy tea and light refreshments in the tower’s cafés or make a lunch or dinner reservation at one of the two revolving sky restaurants.

Admission prices to Canton Tower vary depending on how far up you want to go. For more information on prices, visit the tower’s official website.



4. Chimelong Safari Park 长隆野生动物世界



Chimelong Safari Park is part of the Chimelong Tourist Resort. Located in Guangzhou’s Panyu, it is China’s first and Guangzhou’s only “AAAAA” grade scenic area.

The park features a huge collection of roaming wildlife which can be observed in the comfort of self-driven vehicles. It is an integrated park for conservation, research, education as well as tourism encompassing both flora and fauna.



5. Chen Clan Ancestral Hall 陈家祠



The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is an academic temple in Guangzhou, China, built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors’ accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 in Qing Dynasty. Later it was changed to be the Chen Clan’s Industry College, and then middle schools afterward. Now it houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum.



6. Chimelong Water Park 长隆水上乐园



Chimelong Water Park in Guangzhou is a world famous water park. The park covers an area of 450 mu. The park uses the most advanced ozone water filtration system to provide tourists with a clean, safe and exciting water experience. Most importantly, as the largest and most advanced water park in the world, all water rides in the park are imported, and most of them are award-winning.



7. Beijing Road Pedestrian Street 北京路步行街



Beijing Road is a busy commercial street in central Guangzhou. In this car-free area, there are dozens of shops to explore, including designer boutiques, jewelers, bookstores, supermarkets and stores that sell locally produced goods such as embroidery, sculptures and herbal teas.

Beijing Road isn’t just a destination for shopping; there are numerous historic sights to see as well. For example, the Site of Nanyue Kingdom Palace and the Site of the Dockyard of Qin Dynasty.

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