Things to do in Guangzhou

Top Things to Do in Guangzhou

Things to Do in Guangzhou

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  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia104,624 contributions
    The second tallest TV tower in the world. Built at the beginning of the 21st century. The height of the TV tower is 600 meters. Up to a height of 450 meters, the tower was erected in the form of a combination of a hyperboloid bearing mesh shell and a central core. The hyperboloid design of the mesh shell of the Guangzhou TV tower corresponds to the 1899 patent of the Russian engineer V. G. Shukhov.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia104,624 contributions
    It was originally a space to prepare students for the Confucian imperial exams, built by two overseas Chinese in America who returned to Guangzhou. The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall (also known as the Chen Clan Academy, for those whose last name is Chen), which now houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, is a great stop on your tour of Guangzhou with its history and architecture. The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall was founded by two Chinese Americans who wanted the Chen family students to have an academy in Guangzhou as they prepared for their Confucian imperial exams. It was built shortly before the end of the Qing era between 1890 and 1894, when two founders named Chen, Chen Ruinan and Chen Zhaonan enlisted support from all over Guangdong.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • Ailton007
    Seattle, WA891 contributions
    Apparently one of the best in China and I can see why. Big enclosures, rare animals and lots of information on species and history. We spent most time with the koalas, pandas and tigers and spent nearly 6 hours there. Longest I've ever stayed in a zoo. Easy to get to by Didi. Only annoying thing was loud music (very Chinese and they promote merchandise everywhere) which must be somewhat disturbing also to the animals. Nite we were there during CNY so that was maybe the reason. All in all, great experience and worth the 350RMB price tag
    Written 15 February 2021
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  • Stephen C
    1,075 contributions
    Located about 8km away from downtown is the Shamian island. This place is a cluster of colonial buildings and the area served as a cluster for embassies and also a maritime in the early 1900s.

    It is now converted into an artsy place with cafes and bistros. Photo buffs will visit, and newly weds come to have their bridal photos taken.
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • EtaTandela
    Jakarta, Indonesia322 contributions
    You have to watch this show if you have the time and budget. It's quite expensive but worth it

    You can watch improvised circus that i think China always the best and pioneer. There's a shuttle bus to go to this show from the zoo because it's quite far.just follow the crowd
    Written 28 October 2020
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  • Daniel L
    Laguna Niguel, CA217 contributions
    We came to Chimelong as a secondary option after the kids were off for Chinese New year holiday. This was a great choice because majority of people were heading home for CNY which meant the park was fairly empty. None of the rides too more than 15 minutes to board, and the restaurants all had open seats. We came with young kids, so we didn't experience the rollercoasters because there is a 1.4 meter minimum requirement on majority of the more thrilling coasters. However, the rides we went on were entertaining and the kids enjoyed them.

    My biggest complaint would be on the food options. As vegetarians, it was virtually impossible to find a suitable meal for the family. The lack of choices meant we had to improvise, but I believe all restaurants on site should have at least one or two options for families with dietary restriction.
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • LadureeFan
    Richmond, VA1,174 contributions
    Stunning church, aka the Notre Dame of East Asia. Worth a visit -- one of only 4 all granite gothic churches in the world. Church service in progress when we visited so we couldn't really walk freely thru the entire church. Free entry.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Douglas M
    Guangzhou, China2,287 contributions
    At least twice a week SWMBO and I take the short bus ride to the West Gate of BaiYun Mountain which is next to GDUFS (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies).

    Once in the park, we walk up the ‘mountain’ via the new Tea Garden ( a nice place to rest weary legs) to the ZhouCun restaurant (TA reviewed under its old name of SongFengXuan and still patronized by us once a week) and then swing left and walk down through the trees via the bamboo forest, bamboo pond and leave the park by the little used gate next to the bus terminus opposite the GDFUS Affiliated Middle School where we get a No. 1 bus Back home. It’s a good three-hour walk and takes us around the Huanpodong Reservoir.

    I first reviewed this part of the park in March 2017, and much has changed including the addition of the Tea garden and 'new garden.

    Note: the locals call the park BaiYunShan, which translates to White Cloud Mountain, but calling it a mountain is a stretch of the imagination.

    Now that we are into summer with daily temperatures hovering around 35C, this three-hour walk is a bit on the tough side for us two oldies. Luckily at the beginning of this month the road that runs along the embankment of the reservoir has reopened after a year’s closure due to work on the reservoir and its surroundings. This halves the time of our walk.

    So, on this week’s walk we were some of the first to walk the ‘new’ road, in fact the tarmac was still rather sticky as the sun beat down on it. It looks very nice but now there is nowhere to sit and enjoy the cool breeze off the Huanpodong reservoir and the antics of the anglers and swimmers which are now ‘forbidden’. However, I’m sure they’ll soon return but I’m not too sure about where we can to sit.

    At the end of the road, we turned left and walked down the hill and through the bamboo forest and past the bamboo pond. There are numerous little paths to follow through the forest if you feel adventurous.

    Then we passed through the new arch and into the new garden which has a stream fed from the reservoir running through it. I say ‘new garden’ but it’s been there for a couple of years after being transformed from a derelict site. Here I always loiter on the little bridge and feed the fish while SWMBO check her social media as are plenty of stone seat for those so inclined.

    Then it was a short walk via the little gate to the bus terminal, and the No.1 bus back home.
    Written 16 July 2022
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