Pocket Guides: Guangzhou Tianhe
Formerly known as Canton, the vibrant, modern metropolis of Guangzhou is the capital of the Guangdong Province and the third largest city in China. Tianhe is the city's finance and business district and easily recognised by its gleaming, mirrored skyscrapers, modern shopping malls and five-star luxury hotels. Expedia offers a variety of luxury, modern and business hotels, including many top international hotel brands. Most places to stay in the Tianhe District have first-class amenities such as stylish bars and restaurants, indoor pools, conference rooms and deluxe spas.
Stay near the Business District in Tianhe
Aside from corporate offices, high-end shopping malls and luxury hotels, the Tianhe District is also home to Guangzhou Science City and Google's Guangzhou offices as well as the Tianhe Sports Center – a 65,000 seat stadium. It's easy to get around the city, the Tianhe District has a number of metro stations, as well as the modern Guangzhou East railway station which has high-speed trains to Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
In a sea of dazzling, glass-and-chrome peaks, the CTF Finance Centre dominates the Tianhe's skyline. Take a ride in its lift, one of the fastest in the world, to the 95th floor, for spectacular far-reaching views of the Guangdong Province. After a hard day in the office, why not spend the evening relaxing at the opera in the avant-garde Guangzhou Opera House. Designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the opera house is regarded as one of the major performing arts centres in China.
Where to Stay for Good Food in Guangzhou
Guangzhou is the traditional home of Cantonese cuisine and every district serves up a smorgasbord of delights from suckling pig to dim sum. While the Tianhe District is renowned for its swanky high-end restaurants, for a more traditional take head to Shipai Village, Guangzhou's largest urban village. Surrounded by narrow lanes and bustling commercial streets, you'll find some excellent family-run restaurants catering for a local market.
Whether you're visiting Guangzhou for business or pleasure, Expedia's wide variety of business hotels, luxury apartment hotels and boutique lodgings has your next China trip covered.