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Guangzhou’s Pearl River ― From Lifeline to Leisure Hub HOT

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From the vestiges of the city's past to the hints of its ultramodern future, the Pearl River's importance to Guangzhou is evident while walking, cycling and people-watching along its paved and shaded banks. ... Read More>>

Canton Tower: Guangzhou’s Femme Fatale HOT

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For one living in Guangzhou, it can be hard to imagine that just two years ago, our city landscape was void of the lustrous and luminous Canton Tower, and that the soil on which the sultry, curvaceous structure now stands was just earth and field. In those ...... Read More>>

Super Shopping: Tianhe’s New League of Consumption Hot Spots HOT

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Just in time for spring shopping season, Guangzhou’s expanse of the indoor shopping experience has thriced itself with the additions of Tianhe Fashion Walk, TaiKooHui and One Link Walk. All located in Tianhe District and basically within the same city ...... Read More>>

Exploring the Pearl River Delta: Daytrips from Guangzhou HOT


Guangdong is a massive province and there’s more to it than just the slick commercial buzz of Shenzhen, or the multicultural hub of ancient Canton. We’ve listed some places that can be done as easy daytrips from the provincial capital, no more than three ...... Read More>>

Hidden History: Guangzhou’s Beijing Lu HOT

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Guangzhou’s Beijing Lu and its surrounding neighbourhood have gradually become known for one thing – shopping. Along with Teemall and Shangxiajiu, it is a top consumer destination, particularly for clothes. Lacking in its popular facade however, is its ...... Read More>>

Dongshan Neighbourhood's Quiet and Historical Oasis HOT

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Going from a poor suburb, to a Western settlement, to a stomping ground for wealthy Chinese, Dongshan, in Guangzhou, offers a modern escape just minutes from downtown. ... Read More>>

A Different Side of Guangzhou: Shangxiajiu's Distinct Flair HOT

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Shangxiajiu Walking Street lies west of downtown, running east and west with a network of narrow alleyways and tree-lined avenues on either side. I first discovered Shangxiajiu while searching for a part of Guangzhou that just looked different – different ...... Read More>>

Experience the World of Reptiles at Guangzhou Crocodile Park HOT

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Reptiles are some of the most fascinating, mysterious creatures on Earth. For about roughly 320 million years, reptiles in one form or another have been traversing this planet. No matter whether we see them as fearsome predators like poisonous snakes and ...... Read More>>

Guangzhou Weekend Getaway: Jiulong Lake Holiday Resort HOT

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The sweltering summer heat is upon us, which not only invites fatigue and dehydration but which also conjures up desires to flee the city, to embark on a relaxing weekend break far from the humid, loud chaos of the city. This symptom is better known as ...... Read More>>

The Search for Guangzhou's "798" Art District HOT

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Beijing’s 798 art district is often called “Beijing’s art warehouse” for attracting some of the trendiest modern art around. So, does Guangzhou have any kind of similar “art warehouse” to boast of? Let’s begin our search in Guangzhou to find ...... Read More>>

Monkey Business: Guangzhou’s Best Temples HOT

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Guangzhou<br /> is home to a great number of notable cultural and religious sites. It is an old city, and some might say that Guangzhou, like so many other places, has forsaken its past in the rush for prosperity. However, there are places in ...... Read More>>

Fun in the Sun: Guangzhou's Nicest Parks (Part 1) HOT


You probably know by now that summer and early fall in Guangzhou can be some of the least pleasant times to be outside. It’s hot, it’s incredibly humid, and the city streets are filled with gridlocked cars; like a living case study on the horrors of Global...... Read More>>

Wailingding Island: A Peaceful Seaside Getaway HOT

Covering an area of 4.23 square kilometers, Wailingding Island (外伶仃岛) is one of the 140 islands of Zhuhai. ... Read More>>

Dongao Island: A Treasure Hunt to the Bottom of the Sea HOT

Not quite five meters square, Dongao Island is situated at the mouth of the Pearl River, southeast of Zhuhai, in an area called Lingding Sea. ... Read More>>

Guangzhou Bar Street Guide HOT


Huanshi Lu Bar Street <br /> When partying on Huanshi Street you will mingle with the local expatriates who live and work within the vicinity. Each weekend, popular clubs ... ... Read More>>

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