Pocket Guides: Guangzhou Huangpu District
As the capital city of the Guangdong Province, Guangzhou is a vibrant modern metropolis and home to 13 million residents. The third largest city in China, it's renowned for its fast-paced commerce, international finance and the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine. Once a major port on the Maritime Silk Route, the industrial Huangpu District is the docklands area of Guangzhou, where cargo ships from Europe came to trade with China during the 18th Century. Expedia offers a wide variety of hotels, lodgings and serviced apartments in the Huangpu District, catering for both business and leisure needs whatever your budget.
Popular Hotels around the Huangpu District
Located east of the Tianhe District's Central Business District and the neighbouring area of Pazhou, Huangpu often attracts business and trading visitors who come for the China Import and Export Fair, a huge international trade event also known as the Canton Fair and held here each spring and autumn. You can choose from functional business hotels with WiFi and games room, all the way up to the lap-of-luxury high-rise hotels with spectacular views across Guangzhou.
Where to Stay for Good Food in Huangpu
It's not all high-flying business and trade, there is also a number of leisure attractions in the Huangpu District. Sports fans flock to the area to visit the Huangpu Sports Center stadium. Built for the ninth National Games of China, it now hosts professional basketball, volleyball and tennis matches. Or visit the famous Huangpu Military Academy on Changzhou Island on the southern fringes of the district. Overlooking the Pearl River Delta, it's also near the original Whampoa Military Academy.
Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is widely regarded as the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine. The Huangpu District serves up variety of local specialities such as fried river snails fresh from the Pearl River, dim sum, suckling pig, and Changzhou Island's speciality, sweet and salty rice cakes. While the swanky Tianhe District boasts many fine-dining restaurants, for a more traditional experience, visit the narrow streets of Shipai Village, home to hundreds of excellent family-run restaurants.
Whether you're in Guangzhou for business or pleasure, Expedia can help you choose between cheap hotels and swanky five star pads on your next China trip.