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This area of Pearl River Delta is home to about 11,100,000 residents.
It is situated about 1,150 mile south of Beijing, the national capital. It's also approximately 45 miles north of Zhongshan.
Chimelong Water Park and Chimelong Paradise are nice places to enjoy some time with the children. For more fun with the family, head on to Gold Coast Water Park and Big Hippo Water World.
You can take loads of photos with the mild-mannered mammals at the Guangzhou Zoo and the Guangzhou Crocodile Park. When you add in the Australia Zoo, you and the family are sure to have an amazing zoological encounter.
At the Southern China Botanical Garden, you can admire a range of local and exotic botanical displays.
When it's time for a break, grab some lunch and make your way over to one of the area's leafy urban parks, such as Yuexiu Park or Riverside Park. There's also plenty of room for a game or two on the grass at People's Park and Tianhe Park.
If you can get to a high lookout, the view over Litai Waterfall and Baishui Village Waterfall of Zengcheng is impressive.
Skim some stones across the glassy water, discover the local birdlife and have a bite to eat at Baie Pond.
Need a break from the noise of the city? Make your way over to Xiangjiang Safari Park and Lotus Hill. Nature lovers will also have a wonderful time at Xiqiao Mountain National Forest Park and Wangzishan Forest Park.
See the world in a new light with some time at one of the area's well-curated cultural spaces. The Guangdong Provincial Museum and the Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History offer a range of collections that are sure to capture your interest. Another two worth considering are the Museum of the Peasant Movement Institute and the Conghua Museum.
If you are up for a challenge, stop in at the Guangdong Science Center or the PanYuQu ShiQiZhen KePu HuoDong ZhongXin. The variety of scientific artifacts on display at these fantastic museums will stimulate your mind for hours. The TianHeQu ChangXing Jie KeJi HuoDong ZhongXin and the Guangzhou Space Wonders are also great options to go check out.
Lovingly plucked from the natural world, these striking specimens at the Museum and Tomb of the Southern Yue Kings and the Nanyue Kingdom Palace Museum have plenty of surprises up their sleeves.
Guangzhou is a hub of artistic energy, with gallery and exhibition spaces all over the place. Start your explorations of this creative destination at the Guangdong Folk Art Museum and the Guangdong Museum of Art. Afterwards, if you still have some energy left in the tank, wind up the afternoon at the Guangzhou Museum of Art and the ShiSanHang ShiLiao ChenLieGuan.
Amateur historians can travel back through time at the Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum and the Zhenhai Tower. Do you like the sound of those? You'll be able to learn even more at the Guangdong Museum and the Memorial Museum Of Generalissimo Sun Yat-Sen's Mansion.
The National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and the Lingnan College are certainly worth taking a look at, even if you're not a passionate history buff. You might also like to snap some photos at Tropic of Cancer Tower and Xiguan House of Longjin.
Once the private domain of this region's elite families, today the doors to these most impressive homes are open to everyone. If available, a tour will allow you to get more out of your trip to Shantou Tianhou Palace and Panyu Nansha Tianhou Palace.
Whether you're a spiritual person or not, you're sure to enjoy a trip to the Huaisheng Mosque and the Six Banyan Tree Temple and Flower Pagoda. You could also read up on the Bright Filial Piety Temple or Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Once you've checked out all the principle attractions around Guangzhou, be sure to visit a few of its lesser-known gems. Some good places to start with are Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street and the Guangzhou Library. Also, think about checking out Beijing Road Pedestrian Street and Baie-Tan Bar Street if your schedule allows.
This family-friendly Guangzhou hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Guangzhou Friendship Store, Huanghuagang Park and Guangzhou Museum of Art. Zhenhai Tower and Yuexiu Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Huadu, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Ma An Shan Park, Baini River and Huadu Sports Centre. Huadu Square and Big Hippo Water World are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is steps away from Baozhen Tong Art Museum and CITIC Plaza. Waterscape Falls In East Station Plaza and Liyuan Light Science Museum are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Yuexiu, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Liyuan Light Science Museum, Tianhe Stadium and CITIC Plaza. Baozhen Tong Art Museum and Taikoo Hui are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Liyuan Light Science Museum and Baozhen Tong Art Museum. CITIC Plaza and Tianhe Stadium are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tianhe Stadium and Waterscape Falls In East Station Plaza. Liyuan Light Science Museum and Guangzhou Library are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Zhujiang New Town, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Guangdong Museum, Flower City Square, and Guangzhou Opera House. Guangzhou Library and Canton Tower are also within 2 miles (3 km).
This family-friendly Guangzhou hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tianhe Stadium, Taikoo Hui and Liyuan Light Science Museum. Baozhen Tong Art Museum and CITIC Plaza are also within 1 mile (2 km).