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    Tourists Guide To Guangzhou & General Information

    Guangzhou is the largest City in the Guangdong Province of South China. It is also called (And known as), Canton and Kwangchow. It is approximately 120 kilometers north of Hong Kong and is an important transportation and trading port.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Guangzhou

    Guangzhou is situated on the Pearl River Delta, and has one of the most attractive skylines in the World.

    What You Need To Know About Guangzhou

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Guangzhou.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Guangzhou?

    The Guangzhou weather is quite unpredictable, and to be on the safe side it is best to plan your trip to the City between August and October.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Guangzhou?

    You require a Visa before you are allowed to enter China.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Guangzhou?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Guangzhou will influence what you need to pack. If you are visiting Guangzhou in the advised time, it is best to pack warmer clothes, and a few t-shirts in case there are some hot spells. Take a camera with; you will need it!

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Guangzhou?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Guangzhou. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Guangzhou?

    Guangzhou has an extremely well developed railway and train transport system and the Baiyun International Airport is the second busiest airport in China. The public transportation in the City is well developed, and one can also rent a car to travel around Guangzhou. Ferries and buses also form part of the public transportation system.

    Attractions and Places to visit in Guangzhou

    The city has been a springboard for trading, cultural exchanges, many revolutions and reforms. A sprawling port city, considered the birthplace of dim sum, a thriving food scene and markets specializing in wares ranging for eyeglasses to electronics. Guangzhou is an unavoidable stopover to understand what shapes the Modern China.

    Where to go when visiting Guangzhou

    From mountains, museums, bicycle tours, ancient festivals and magnificent markets Guangzhou’s rich cultural diversity caters for anything the imagination can conjure up.

    Visit Baiyun and Lianhua Shan the most prominent mountains in the area, both offering unique memorable experiences. With lush rolling hills, great views and lovely nature to an impressive quarry and Buddhist Temple at Lianhua Shun. To gain a deeper understanding of the city you could visit one of the many Museums, the pick of the lot being Guandong New Museum.

    Despite its reputation for business and busy trading Guangzhou have many historic parks. From 1000-year-old lake garden to a vast wetland, dedicated to migrant birds.

    Although it is still a building cornucopia and to experience panoramic views of the whole city, the cities tallest building, Canton Towers, is the place to go. If it’s a passion for food and trade you have then the Street Markets are unmissable. Most goods categories are concentrated in a specific area or along a main street. Qingping Market is world famous for its animal trades and a great place to find exotic goods. The modern exterior is built onto a series of old historical narrow alleyway with herb selling shops. Other sections to name a few are the Flower Street, Toy Street and Global Shoe trade centre.

    Bicycle is definitely the way to fully explore the city and you can also indulge in their many food eating adventure tours or if you prefer to cook those tours are also readily available. When planning your trip make sure it falls over the 15 day extravaganza that is The Chinese New year. The festivals are one of a kind and not to miss.

    How old is the city of Guangzhou

    Its recorded history begins with China's conquest of the area during the Qin dynasty.

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