Pocket Guides: Guangzhou Baiyun District
Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou, the modern metropolis and capital of the Guangdong Province, is known as a hub for international commerce, fast-paced finance and fantastic Cantonese cuisine. Many business visitors head to the Baiyun District for the Baiyun International Conference Centre, while leisure visitors come to conquer the stunning peaks of White Cloud Mountain. Expedia offers a wide selection of accommodation in and around the Baiyun District, from cheap hotels to modern apartment lodgings all within easy access of Guangzhou city centre.
Where to Stay near Guangzhou's Open Spaces
Many visitors to the Baiyun District come to explore Baiyun Mountain, known locally as White Cloud Mountain thanks to the fluffy white clouds which often circle its 30 peaks. Take the cable car up to Maoxing Ridge for magnificent and far-reaching views of Guangzhou’s skyscrapers. Or explore the beautiful, tiered Nengren Temple or the Guangzhou Collection of Inscribed Stone Tablets, both of which are in the Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area.
Another major draw to the area is the Guangzhou Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture park in China. Built in 1996 to commemorate the 2210th anniversary of Guangzhou, it covers 113 acres and features artworks from all over the world. Don't miss the works of Tang Daxi, a famous Chinese artist renowned for his historic and patriotic scenes. The park is as pretty as a picture, with a path winding past miniature lakes and waterfalls, rock gardens and ornate pavilions, so it's the perfect place to spend an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of Guangzhou city.
Where to Stay to Be near Guangzhou's Most Famous Landmarks?
You can't miss Guangzhou's most popular visitor attraction. Standing nearly 2,000 feet high, the modern Canton Tower boasts a large open-air observation deck offering fantastic views over Guangzhou. All this exploring will no doubt make you work up quite an appetite, so check out the excellent dumplings and fine Cantonese cuisine tucked away in many of the district’s restaurants.
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