Guangzhou Things to Do

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  • 1. Six Banyan Temple

    Liu Rong Si is a cool little temple that is definitely visit-worthy. The immediate block surrounding the temple is full of stores selling Buddhist regalia and incense, and has a laid-back vibe to...

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  • 2. Qing Ping Market

    Qing Ping was most famous for being the place to find crazy, exotic, Chinese meats - think monkey meat and puppies. The government has made efforts to clean it up, so unless you think turtle meat is...

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  • 3. Temple of Chen Family

    The Chen Ancestral Hall was located outside the west gate of Guangzhou City and built between the 14th to 19th years of the Guangxu Reign of the Qing Dynasty (1888-1893). It was funded by Chen...

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  • 4. Five Rams Statue

    Guangzhou is often called as the Goats City (羊城) because there is a fairy tale regards the arrival of five fairies with five goats to the city of Guangzhou. The statue of five goats was...

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  • 5. Zoo

    The zoo was founded in 1958 and covers 42 hectares. It receives about 2.5 million visitors annually. I'm not a fan of zoos, but while in China I couldn't pass up the chance of seeing a...

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  • 6. Orchid Garden

    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...

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  • 7. Sacred Heart Church

    The Cathedral of Sacred Heart of Jesus is commonly known as Shishi (石室)or Stone House by the locals because it was built entirely of granite. This cathedral is one of the...

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  • 8. Memorial Garden to the Martyrs

    Guangzhou Insurrectional Martyr Cemetery Park was built in 1954 to commemorate martyrs who died bravely and honorably during the Guangzhou Insurrectional led by the communist Party of China in...

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  • 9. Yuexiu Park

    Nearby the Five Ram Statue is the South Yuexiu Lake. It is a lake surrounded by tall trees in Yuexiu Park. This is an artificial lake to beautify the Yuexiu Park. Local residents love spending quiet...

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  • 10. Guangxiao Temple

    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...

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  • 11. Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall

    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is situated on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill. I had a wrong impression about this memorial Hall. I thought this grand octagon building would have a great museum about Dr...

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  • 12. Temple of the Five Celestial Beings

    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...

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  • 13. Pearl River

    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...

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  • 14. Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

    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...

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  • 15. Baiyun Shan

    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...

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  • 16. Zhenhai Tower

    Zhenhai Tower is also known as five-storey building (五层楼, wu ceng lou). It was built in 1380 A.D of the reign of Ming Hong Wu. It has 5 storeys of 28 meters high and one of the...

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  • 17. Museum of Art

    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...

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  • 18. Renmin Park

    Guangzhou People's Park is also known as Renmin Park. It has an area of 48,400 square meters. It is the most historical park in Guangzhou as it was the original site of the government office of...

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  • 19. Baiyun Mountain - White Cloud Mountain

    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...

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  • 20. Peasant Movement Institute

    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...

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  • 21. Baomo Garden

    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...

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  • 22. Shamian Island

    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...

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  • 23. CITIC Plaza

    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...

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  • 24. Huaishengsi Guangta

    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...

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  • 25. Xiguan Ancient Grand House

    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...

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