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Guangzhou featuring modern architecture, a skyscraper and a city
Discover modern architecture and enormous shopping centres amid old temples and beautiful parks in the ancient city of Guangzhou.

Guangzhou is an economic and commercial powerhouse, flourishing particularly in trade, finance and tourism. New skyscrapers are springing up, the streets are packed with shoppers and the good times are rolling for one of China’s largest cities.

Guangzhou is situated on the Pearl River in Southern China. From its founding during the Qin Dynasty (221–206 B.C.), the city has become an important hub for international trade. After substantial reforms in the 1970s, Guangzhou became an economic role model for the rest of the country.

One of the most visible signs of this city’s energy and modern attitude is Canton Tower. Make this colossal building one of your first stops. From its summit not only will you have an incredible bird’s-eye-view of the city, you’ll also have the opportunity to ride the world’s highest Ferris wheel in the form of the tower’s Bubble Tram.

Guangzhou may have its sights set on the future, but it has not severed its links with the past. Local heritage can be seen in the city’s temples, mosques, classical architecture, and traditional arts and crafts.

Discover more than 2,000 years of the city’s history with a visit to The Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum. It houses the tomb of an ancient king and many of the relics that were buried along with him. Visit the lavishly decorated Chen Family Temple, which was once an ancestral shrine but now holds a museum dedicated to the area’s long tradition in arts and crafts.

Take in some of Guangzhou’s many modern attractions. Shop for bargains on Beijing Road Pedestrian Street, and treat the family to a day out at the Chimelong Paradise theme park. For quieter moments surrounded by beauty, head for the hills, lakes and lawns of Yuexiu Park (Yuexiu Gongyuan).

Although Guangzhou still has a reputation for its air pollution, the city has done much in recent years to improve this. There are pollution controls and a vastly improved subway system. Guangzhou’s subway is actually one of the quickest and most efficient ways to get around, and it connects to most of the major attractions.

Where to stay in Guangzhou

Pullman Foshan Shunde
Pullman Foshan Shunde
4 out of 5
2 Linshang Road, Foshan, Guangdong, 528311
The price is S$96 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
per night
1 Jan - 2 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Foshan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (46 reviews)
"The hotel staff are friendly and helpful, Excellent environment and F&B. Very convenient location."

Reviewed on 4 Feb,2020

Pullman Foshan Shunde
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Guangzhou
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Guangzhou
4.5 out of 5
391 Dongfeng Rd Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510030
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The price is S$127 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
per night
9 Dec - 10 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Guangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (603 reviews)
THe hotel is ok
"The hotel gives you cookies on entry, how can anyone dislike a hotel that gives you cookies? Overall, the hotel is clean and not far from the city centre. If it is too expensive for you to live in downtown but you want a nice hotel, definitely should consider this one."

Reviewed on 25 Dec,2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Guangzhou
Shangri-La Guangzhou
Shangri-La Guangzhou
5 out of 5
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510000
The price is S$200 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
per night
1 Jan - 2 Jan
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Guangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (491 reviews)
"I have a 3-year-old son, we booked a themed room, "Super Wings" and he was so excited about it. From check-in to check-out the people were fantastic. We forgot the boy's Ipad in the restaurant and they tracked us down to return it. The executive club was fantastic, drinks, food and service were fantastic, ..."

Reviewed on 16 Nov,2021

Shangri-La Guangzhou
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