Guangzhou offers a diverse cultural experience amid an urban sprawl of high-rise buildings, shopping centers, and beautiful sights and sounds. Many hotel guests come to Guangzhou for the semi-annual Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in China. This truly cosmopolitan city offers picturesque views from the Canton Tower, China’s tallest structure, and plenty of cultural indulgences in Guangdong Museum, the largest museum in Guangzhou.
Hotel guests are only minutes from vast temples and historic religious shrines like the Sanyuan Temple, the Yuanxuan Taoist Temple and the Huaisheng Mosque. Baiyun Mountain, meaning “White Cloud,” is just outside of Guangzhou and offers pristine vistas, with over a dozen sightseeing opportunities.
If urban pleasures are more your interest, take a taxi to the lush Yuntai Garden to see rare Chinese flowers; travel to the urban Yuexiu Park, home of the Stone Statue of the Five Rams, the symbol of the city; or spend the afternoon wandering through the South China Botanical Garden. Before returning to your Guangzhou hotel’s room, be sure to taste the famous Cantonese cuisine at the Four Seasons, or try the original Qingping Chicken at the Wenji Restaurant.
If you are looking for the perfect Chinese destination, you cannot do any better than scenic Guangzhou.