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Things To Do In Guangzhou

You're keen to chart a course in a different direction. Always up for an enlightening experience and imaginative ways to get your kicks, you're prepared to investigate new territory like the expert traveller you are. Next stop: Guangzhou! It's not difficult to fill an itinerary, because Expedia can connect you with lots of things to do. Book your activities now, and all you'll have left to do is count the days until your escape and start daydreaming.

  • The things to do in Guangzhou are not only top-notch, but they won't cost an arm and a leg. We have 54 things to do here, and you can make them yours starting at just £15. Book your favourite excursion on Expedia for significant savings, and you will still have money for a dream hotel or fine dinner while you are visiting.
  • Guangzhou is popular among travellers like you. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for their next holiday to this city to dive into local culture and explore the best things to do. The most popular things to do can earn the enthusiasm of even experienced travellers, and one look at our list explains why. Our collection includes an impressive variety of historically based outings and excitement. From unequalled ways to see the best this area has to provide like a 2-Day Guilin Tour, River Cruise & High-Speed Train Ride to the area's most talked about spots to stay entertained like the Guangzhou Day Trip with Giant Panda Encounter, there is a huge selection of opportunities to choose from when you peruse the best day trips here at Expedia.

Our activities are the perfect way to organise your holiday. It takes an expert itinerary to make the most of a trip to Guangzhou, particularly when you long to pack in lots of food and entertainment. And we can tell you don't plan to sleep all day遥ou are excited to get out and have an adventure. You're eager to sign up for the best activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is what you love best. Book professional area tours on Expedia, and you'll never get lost.

Things to Do in Guangzhou

A cosmopolitan atmosphere, bustling commerce and avant-garde architecture all make Guangzhou, formerly Canton, a delight to visit. This liberal city, the third largest in China, plays a central role in modern China and attracts tourists from all over the globe. The Canton Fair brings business travel to the city to take part in the frantic atmosphere of negotiations and deals. There is a culturally diverse population and eclectic culture that guarantees Guangzhou has something to offer every traveller. In its renowned restaurants you can sample delicious Cantonese cuisine, try foods from all over China or enjoy quality international fare.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Guangzhou

City Centre - Wander through the futuristic architecture of the city centre and shop in the city’s numerous malls.

Shamian Island - Shamian Island is an oasis in the city. Old houses, beautiful boulevards, pretty gardens and charming art galleries characterise this area.

Tianhe - This area has gone through a radical shift from an ancient farming village to the business district of Guangzhou and is now the home of many skyscrapers and expat communities.

Panyu - Visit the theme park and take in the view of hundreds of thousands of lotus flowers on the breathtaking Lianhua Mountain and the spectacular scenery that surrounds the city.

Things to See in Guangzhou

Many gorgeous gardens can be found in Guangzhou, including that of Yuyin Mountain Villa. This picturesque classical garden of elegant pavilions, sparkling lakes and delicate terraces is a lovely location for a picnic. The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King are important sights for history lovers. These traditional buildings have many ornate carvings, statues and paintings that tell fascinating stories about Chinese history. Lie back and watch Guangzhou pass by with a cocktail on a boat tour down the Pearl River. This is a stunning setting for a romantic date at sunset.

Things to Do in Guangzhou

Discover dried seahorses and many curious fragrant potions at the Qingping Chinese Medicine Market. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the old Canned Food Factory which is now the Redtory art village, an area filled with quirky galleries, shops and cafes where you can pick up souvenirs and gifts to take home. Take a tour of the pretty rehearsal studios and the grand halls of the Guangzhou Opera House before you take in a show here in the evening. The Buddhist Temple of the Six Banyan Trees is an enchanting place whilst a hike up to the Star Touching Peak (at 382m) of Baiyun Mountain offers a challenging walk for outdoors enthusiasts.