Flights to Guangzhou (CAN)

Flights to Guangzhou, one of China’s most diverse destinations, may surprise you. The city boasts architectural masterpieces and rich culture.
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Guangzhou, China

What to do in Guangzhou

Visit the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Zhao Mo, the Nanyue King, ruled the region between 137 BC and 122 BC. His mausoleum was first opened to the public in 1983, and it's one of the best museums in China owing to the wealth of treasures that were found within. This includes a chariot, silver and gold, and 15 servants who were buried alive in order to serve Zhao Mo in the afterlife.

867 Jiefang North Road
Yuexiu
+86 20 3618 2475
gznywmuseum.org/nanyuewang

Visit Shamian Island

For a fun day trip, head to Shamian Island. A French and British concession in the 19th century, this island is a cool mix of colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, beautiful gardens, and attractions such as the French-built Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and Shamian Park.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
14 Shamian Street
Liwan
+86 20 8121 7858
gzcatholic.org

Scale the Canton Tower

Standing at 600 metres, the Canton Tower is beacon of this great city, and its eye-catching ‘twisted’ design makes it one of the most iconic structures in the world. Marvel the views from its observatory – once the highest in the world at 448 metres.

222 Yuejiang West Road
Haizhu
+86 20 8933 8222
cantontower.com

Ride the rollercoasters at Chime-Long Paradise

Hailed as the craziest theme park in China, amusements at Chime-Long Paradise are sure to turn your stomach upside down. Choose from any of the eight record-holding rides, such as Dive Coaster and Half Pipe. There’s also a water park, safari park and an international circus.

Huan Le Da Dao Panyu Qu
Panyu
+86 20 3993 2888
chimelong.com/enparks

Lose yourself in Huangpu Gugang

The district of Huangpu is the old port area, formerly known as Whampoa. It's a popular spot with tourists and locals alike on account of its quaint Beijing-style hutong (courtyard) properties, ancient temples, and winding waterways. A good place to start your exploration is from the Memorial Hall of Whampoa Military Academy, next to Shongsheng Park.

Memorial Hall of Whampoa Military Academy
170 Junxiao Road
Huangpu
+86 20 8220 1082
www.hpma.cn

Explore Guangdong Museum

You'll find this modern landmark just as impressive from the outside as it is from the inside. The remarkable 41,000 square metre cuboid structure, conceived by the architects at Rocco Design, houses more than 160,000 artefacts – from dinosaur skeletons to ancient Chinese pottery and porcelain.

2 Zhujiang East Road
Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe
+86 20 3804 6886
www.gdmuseum.com

Where to eat in Guangzhou

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Wilber’s (French/European)

This popular French restaurant in Guangzhou is ideal for special occasions. The well-appointed interior at Wilbur’s is tastefully illuminated by candlelight, pristine white table clothes and shining glassware. The menu contains mostly French dishes, but also has a pasta section.

62 Zhusigang 2nd Road
Yuexiu
+86 20 3761 1101
wilber.com.cn/bar

Taotao Ju Restaurant (Cantonese)

History lovers will appreciate Taotao Ju Restaurant; this former teahouse dates back to 1880. It is set in a majestic, eye-catching building bedecked with traditional Cantonese furnishings and calligraphy. Today, it serves traditional dim sum that are difficult to find anywhere else in Guangzhou.

20 Dishifu Lu
Liwan
+86 20 8138 9632
guangzhoutravelguide.com/guangzhou_food/tao-tao-ju-restaurant

Panxi Restaurant (Cantonese)

Established in 1949, Panxi is one of Guangzhou’s most famous restaurants. This picture-perfect property – surrounded by streams, water features and willows – offers the quintessential Cantonese dining experience. The dim sum is excellent, as are bigger dishes such as the quail eggs with shrimp roe.

151 Longjin West Road
Liwan
+86 20 8172 1328
gzpanxi.com.cn/en

Lemon House Cuisine (Vietnamese)

When a restaurant serves up the best Vietnamese food in town, you can bet it'll be packed at meal times. The food at this low-key eatery is worth queuing up for. Exceptional dishes such as the spicy and sweet laksa chicken soup and tangy curry, will leave you smiling and satisfied.

1F
11 Jianshe 6th Road
Yuexiu
+86 20 8318 9715
cityweekend.com.cn/guangzhou/restaurants/lemon-house-cuisine

Jiang by Chef Fei (Cantonese)

After establishing himself in various high-end restaurants across Guangzhou, Chef Jiang Fei has put his name above the door of Mandarin Oriental’s flagship restaurant. The menu at this high-end restaurant is packed with Cantonese favourites and Jiang’s own brand of contemporary cuisine.

Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou
389 Tianhe Road
Tianhe
Guangdong
+86 20 3808 8888
mandarinoriental.com/jiang-by-chef-fei

13 Factories (American/Cajun)

This popular restaurant tucked away on a backstreet off the busy Tiyu Xi Lu specialises in contemporary American, Cajun and Creole cuisine – think spicy chicken wings and steak fries. If you're looking for comfort food that's both tasty and affordable, 13 Factories fits the bill.

7 Tianhe North Street
Tianhe
+86 20 3884 9230
cityweekend.com.cn/guangzhou/restaurants/13factories

Places to stay in Guangzhou

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Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

For a five-star stay in Guangzhou, visit the Sofitel. French refinement meets Chinese artistry at this 493-room property. There are five lounges and restaurants to visit, as well as the acclaimed So Spa, which offers Asian healing treatments and French beauty options.

988 Guangzhou
Da Dao Zhong
Tianhe
510620
+86 20 3883 8888
accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6318-sofitel-guangzhou-sunrich

Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou

The Ritz-Carlton has 351 guest rooms and 35 suites, which are all as opulent and over-the-top as the hotel’s Rococo-style lobby. There are five dining destinations to choose from, but Lai Heen is the highlight and is one of the best Cantonese restaurants in the city.

3 Xing’an Road
Tianhe
510623
+86 20 3813 6688
ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Guangzhou

Langham Place Guangzhou

This hotel is in one of the most eye-catching buildings in the city – a hulking Lego-like structure perched on the banks of the Pearl River. There are 500 rooms, as well as a fantastic spa, including a traditional Chinese medicine centre.

638 Xingang East Road
Haizhu
510335
+86 20 8916 3388
guangzhou.langhamplacehotels.com

Guangdong Victory Hotel

An affordable hotel set in an old colonial building on the leafy lanes of Shamian Island. All the rooms are cosy, clean and comfortable. The hotel is located in the heart of Shamian and makes a great base for exploring, with many of the island’s attractions just a short walk away.

53 Shamian North Street
Liwan
Guangdong
510130
+86 20 8121 6688
victoryhotelguangzhou.com

Four Seasons Guangzhou

Located in the top third of the 107-storey Guangzhou IFC, the Four Seasons’ vertigo-inducing central atrium is an impressive sight. The hotel’s 344 rooms all offer amazing views of the city and the Pearl River Delta, as do its three excellent restaurants: Kumoi, Yu Yue Heen and Catch.

5 Zhujiang Xi Lu
Pearl River New Town
Tianhe
510623
+86 20 8883 3888
fourseasons.com/guangzhou

W Guangzhou

The W is a gorgeous hotel with an enviable location on the banks of the Pearl River. There are more than 300 rooms and suites to choose from, ranging from ‘Wonderful’ to ‘Spectacular’ to ‘Extreme Wow’. This is definitely a hotel for a special occasion.

26 Xiancun Road
Tianhe
+86 20 6628 6628
wguangzhou.com

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