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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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Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.

  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Guangzhou

Perched at the mouth of the Pearl River, the port city of Guangzhou is one of China’s most important trade and travel hubs. In fact, it is estimated that during the Chinese New Year holidays, Guangzhou experiences one of the largest human migrations on the planet.

Its importance throughout the year, though, is highlighted by the action at the city’s Baiyun International Airport, where your flights to Guangzhou will land. In 2013, it ranked among the world’s busiest (16th), with more than 52 million passengers travelling through it.

Indeed, Guangzhou’s commercial success has given a boost to its cultural standing. One example of the city’s impressive architectural landscape is the Guangzhou Opera House; the brains behind it was Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi architect and the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Then there’s the new Guangdong Museum, which is perhaps the best of its kind in China

Furthermore, the increasing number of skyscrapers – such as the Guangzhou International Finance Centre, the Pearl River Tower, and the forthcoming CTF Finance Centre – has etched the city’s impressive skyline into our collective consciousness.

For all its modernity, Guangzhou is also steeped in history, and is home to some ancient Chinese and colonial architecture (check out Kui Garden, Shamian Island and the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King).

The city is also a melting pot of Canton culture – a favourite hangout for Hong Kong movie stars, as well as the go-to destination for some of the best Cantonese food on the planet. There are an increasing number of international restaurants – a nod to Guangzhou’s cosmopolitan leanings, and its status as one of the most diverse and exciting cities in China today.

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

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

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

Where to eat in Guangzhou

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

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

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

Places to stay in 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

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

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

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