The temple was originally built in 537 AD, it has been rebuilt several times since then as well as several name changes.
Inside the temple you'll find the Laughing Buddha in the Tianwang Hall. His... more
Cantonese people are known to eat anything! Just go to this market and see! If you see here dogs and cats alive, people buy them to eat.
Unfortunately, I visited this market at the end of a Saturday... more
Chenjiaci, also the name is Chen Clan Academy.
Too more decorated traditional building in Guangdong, one of the important sign of Lingnan culture.
The new stone or clay sculptures in the garden is... more
The Guangzhou Orchid Garden was rebuilt from a botanical garden in 1957 and covers an area of 3.9 hectares. It is located near the western entrance to the Yuexiu Park and features more than 200... more
The largest park in Guangzhou carries this tribute to the Guangzhou creation myth. Legend states five celestial beings riding into the city on five rams carrying sheaves of rice. Blessing the land,... more
The two iron pagodas on either side of the main temple are worth inspecting closely, as they are thought to be the oldest of their kind in China. The Eastern Iron Pagoda (Dongtie Ta) dates from 967... more
The largest king's tomb of the western-han dynasty(137BC-122BC).
Watch the video guide at 1st floor service hall, then it is easy for you to stroll around.
The most interesting thing is the jade... more
It is said that at the time of Emperor Yi of the Zhou Dynasty (1122-770 B.C.), five immortals riding five goats with rice ears in their mouths descended on the then Guangzhou by bestowing the local... more
Mingchun Bird Valley is an aviary near the entrance of Baiyun Shan that has birds of all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors. There are parrots and parakeets to look at. It is not really anything... more
About 4km/2.5mi east of the city centre, on Zhongshan Lu, a 26ha/64 acre cemetery was laid out in 1957 for the victims of the Canton uprising which was led by the Communist party in 1927. The 5700... more
There is no better way to see Guangzhou by night than to take a cruise on the Pearl River. Most of the buildings along the Pearl River are brightly lighted up at night with dazzling neon lights that... more
The memorial hall was built by the local people of Guanzhou and overseas Chinese to commemorate Dr Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of Chinese Revolution. Construction commenced in 1929 and completed... more
Plenty of places to eat in GuangZhou. I had a wonderfull time. Great people they are. I had no problems at all. Had pick pockets try one day. I was ready for them. I carried my wallet in the front... more
This Monument is situated in the southernmost part of Yuexiu mountains main hill called Yue Jing near the Zhenhai Tower and is dedicated to the Chinese revolutionary leader and first president of... more
A must see is Bao Mo Park and plan on spending half a day or longer to take in this breathtaking paradise. The architecture is exquisite. I went mid week, no crowds and very few people. Plenty of... more
Zhenhai Tower (Building Overlooking the Sea), better known among the locals as the Five-Storey Tower, is one of the landmarks of Guangzhou city. An interesting historical record has it that Zhu... more
Shamian Island is 900m/1000yd long and 300m/900ft wide and lies in the southwest of the city, linked with the north bank of the Zhujiang by several bridges. Under Ming rule (1368-1644) the island was... more
This mosque also goes by several other names such as the Huaisheng Mosque and Lighthouse Mosque due to its 36 foot tall tower which served as a beacon for sailors. It is said to have been founded... more
The Peasant Movement Institute occupies the former Confucian Temple that was originally built in 1370 but none of the temples statues or other relics remain. The Institute organised six training... more
This particular Renmin Park, or People's Park, was my first one in China where I got to see everyday Chinese people do what they do well and that is either relaxing, doing Tai chi, playing ping pong,... more
Consists of some 30 peaks and is about 15km north of the city. The mountain region is refreshingly lush and green, and has some nice scenery, especially during sunset. A botanical garden and a bird... more
If you visit Guangzhou you can't help but spot this skyscraper towering above all others in the city. The CITIC Plaza is presently the 7th tallest building in the world, 3rd in China, at 391m. It's... more
Xiguan Ancient Grand House
It is the grand house built by the rich and powerful families during Qing Dynasty. These buildings are grand and bright. Halls and gardens are combined with each other and... more
Guangzhou is the capitol of Guangdong Province in southern China. Development of the city started in the 1920s and it has since flourished since. At the end of the First Opium War between China and......