If you are a huge fan of architecture and design, you will love Guangzhou’s finance districts. Nonetheless, there are many more things Guangzhou can offer to tourists, visitors, locals and expats alike. Here are the top 3 attractions in Guangzhou.
The Canton Tower is the main landmark in Guangzhou, towering over 600 metres. It is the highest TV tower and third in the world, although the rankings will be challenged over time. From the top, you can see the panoramic view of Guangzhou city. The design of the building is inspired by the features of a female, turning her body to look behind. At the top, there are several attractions: “488 Lookout” Point, 100-food freefall Sky Drop and tram with crystal cabins. (Picture Credit: Alexander Shafir)
- Attraction: Guangzhou Canton Tower
- Address: 222 Yuejiang W Rd, Haizhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
- Getting There: Canton Tower Station at Subway Line 3
Opening Hours: 0900 – 2230
- Ticket Pricing: from CNY 75 for children and from CNY 150 for adults.
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The Canton Tower also overlooks the Pearl River, the third longest river in China. It is most beautiful at night, when both banks and the Canton Tower light up, illuminating the night with an array of colors. Take a stroll along the Pearl River to enjoy the cool breeze.
- Attraction: Pearl River
- Getting There: Haizhu Square Station, Exit A
White Cloud Mountain
People describe Guangzhou with 2 things: White Cloud and Pearl River. One of the most beautiful natural spots in Guangzhou, the mountain is known for their spectacle of nature. It is also a distance away from the city centre, making it a peaceful haven for city-dwellers. At its peak, you can even see the entire city and Pearl River below your feet! (Picture Credit: Chinatouronline.com)
- Attraction: White Cloud Mountain
- Address: Baiyun S Ave, Baiyun, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
- Opening Hours: 0600 – 1700
Take Subway Line 3 and get off at Meihuayuan Station. Walk about 1,200 meters to the Plum Garden of White Cloud Mountain.
White Cloud Mountain South Gate (Yuntai Garden)
Take bus 24, 240, 285, Tourism Bus Line 3 and get off at Yuntai Garden Bus Station; or take bus 32, 46, 60, 127, 175, 179, 199, 223, 240, 241, 257, 298, 540, 543, 615, 841, 891 and get off at White Cloud Telpher (Baiyun Suodao) Station.
Do also note that there are fees to be paid for attractions, cable car and entrance, from CNY 5.
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
I personally think that pedestrian streets are a signature thing for China, and I visit the different pedestrian streets when traveling China. This is one of the busiest commercial streets in China, located in the old town of Xiguan. The unique feature is the blend between south European and Cantonese style architecture and design. It is a beautiful fusion of traditional Chinese and modern western style in the cuisine and customs. Happy shopping with the 300 over shops there! (Picture Credit: ejetgroup)
- Attraction: Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
- Address: Shangxiajiu Pedestrian St, Liwan, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
- Getting There: Take bus No. 38, 31, 103, 823 or 102 and get off at Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street Station
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