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A Bit of the Middle East in Guangzhou: Where East Meets West HOT

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Judging by the amounts of mosques, Middle Eastern restaurants and stores, it is easy to tell that Middle Eastern culture and religion has been infused in Guangzhou’s history. Here are some places in Guangzhou where a Middle Eastern vibe can still be felt. ... Read More>>

Guangdong’s Disappearing Attractions: See Them Before They’re Gone HOT

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The following is a sad, but important list of Guangdong’s disappearing attractions. If you don’t see them soon they may not be around in a couple of years. Now is the time to see the world’s beauty…before its all gone. ... Read More>>

Hai’Ou Island: A Quaint Fishing Island in Guangzhou HOT

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Hai’ou Island is a quaint fishing island in Panyu District in southern Guangzhou. While there are many little islands off the coast of Guangdong, Hai’Ou is special in that it is the only ecological one that has resisted major development and exploitation. ... Read More>>

Escape Guangzhou: Visit the Kaiping Diaolou and Villages HOT

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If you need a change of scenery and have done all there is to do in the immediate vicinity of Guangzhou, consider visiting the impressive Kaiping Diaolou and surrounding villages. ... Read More>>

Summer Fruit Picking: Where to Pick Lychees Around Guangzhou HOT

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This article highlights the best spots for picking lychees around Guangzhou, one of the main areas in China where lychees are grown. While you’re at it, why not make a day trip out of it and enjoy the sunny outdoors! ... Read More>>

Island Hopping: 6 Must-Visit Islands Near Guangzhou HOT


Make no mistake: “Island hopping” is not a term limited to Greece or South East Asia. China’s very own Guangdong province is home to clusters of tropical islands that are well worth a visit. ... Read More>>

Daytrip from Guangzhou: Shawan Ancient Village in Panyu District HOT

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Need ideas for a daytrip from Guangzhou? Numerous ancient towns lie scattered around Guangzhou, offering a window into the province’s rich cultural heritage and illustrious past. Shawan Ancient Town in Panyu District is one such town. ... Read More>>

Making a Splash! The Best Water Parks in Guangzhou HOT

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Feeling hot and humid in Guangzhou? Why not cool down in style with a visit to one of Guangzhou’s water parks! There’s a fair few to choose from, so we’ve plucked out the best four in the city. ... Read More>>

Strap Up Your Boots: Stunning Spots for Hiking Near Guangzhou HOT


Bet you didn’t know that Guangzhou has loads of beautiful, hike-able hills nearby? Here, we look at three places near Foshan, Guangzhou’s neighboring city, for some excellent places that provide perfect opportunities for hiking near Guangzhou. ... Read More>>

Fresh Off the Grill: The Best DIY Barbecue Spots in Guangzhou HOT

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Guangzhou is full of public barbecue spots, though recent regulations have made it difficult to get a good bite. Here, we take a look at the best places for barbecues in Guangzhou, many of which are located in the outskirts of the city. ... Read More>>

Guangzhou’s Lychee Bay: More than Just Pretty Sights HOT

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Lychee Bay is a great place to visit any time of the year. The parade of traditional shops, natural scenery and Cantonese dining options are just a few good reasons to explore the area. ... Read More>>

Flower Power: Where to Admire Cherry Blossoms in Guangzhou HOT

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We take a look at the best places in Guangzhou to enjoy the wonderful sights of cherry blossoms. China’s “Green City” doesn’t disappoint when it comes to flora, so why not head out and take in the beauty of the blossoms. ... Read More>>

Head to Qiangang; Guangzhou’s Fascinating Ancient Village HOT

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Nestled away far from the seething metropolis of central Guangzhou, lies the ancient village of Qiangang. Built during the Song Dynasty, this little gem serves as the perfect weekend getaway for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. ... Read More>>

Guangzhou’s Nansha Wetland Park: One for Bird Lovers HOT

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We take a look at Guangzhou’s Nansha Wetland Park – the first of its kind in the city and the perfect place to escape urban life. ... Read More>>

Green Living: Guangzhou’s Yunxi Eco-Park HOT

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Guangzhou may be known as the Green City, but it’s as frantic as any seething metropolis. So why not relax and check out one of its truly green areas –Yunxi Ecological Park. ... Read More>>

Metro Explorations: Top Sights of Guangzhou’s Metro Line 4 HOT

Running from Jinzhou Station all the way to Huangcun Station, Metro Line 4 isn’t known for its famous scenery, nor is it known for being a popular line for tourists exploring the city, which is exactly why it’s loved by the locals as a hidden gem in the ...... Read More>>

Dinghu Shan: Explore the Mysteries of Guangzhou’s Very Own Primeval Forest HOT

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Known to the locals (and the tourism promoters) as the "Oasis on the Tropic of Cancer", Dinghu Shan is rife with tropical vegetation and clean, freshly oxygenized air. Several scenic areas can be found in the Dinghu Shan area, among which Tianhu ...... Read More>>

Weiwu, Why Not? Touring Hakka “Earth Houses” in Meizhou HOT

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When you hear the phrase "Hakka architecture", probably one of the first things that comes to mind are those donut-shaped tulou (土楼) earth houses in Fujian's Yongding county that are famous for being mistakenly identified as missile silos by an ...... Read More>>

Rest and Relaxation Nearby: Guangzhou’s Best Hot Springs HOT

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Although the region surrounding Guangzhou certainly has no shortage of lovely natural springs, a majority of these sites remain undeveloped to this day, much to the chagrin of Guangzhou's relaxation-seeking residents. Currently, two nearby cities—Conghua ...... Read More>>

Metro Explorations: Top 5 Sights of Guangzhou’s Metro Line 3 HOT

The Metro's Line 3 is an adventurous little underground route transporting passengers from north to south through the immense sprawl of Guangzhou. Recently extended all the way to the airport, Line 3 stops at popular Guangzhou sites like Changlong Resort, ...... Read More>>

Nangang Yao Minority Town: Last Bastion of Yao Culture HOT

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Itching to escape Guangzhou, if only for a weekend? Longing to go back in time and experience life in an ancient minority village in China? Then Nangang Yao Minority Town (Nangang Qiannian Yaozhai) is the place for you! Many people are under the false ...... Read More>>

Metro Explorations: Top 5 Sights Along Guangzhou’s Metro Line 2 HOT

Take a self-guided tour through some of Guangzhou's most famous sights with the Metro Line 2 as your guide. Follow the blue line through the city and discover history, shopping, parks and eats. Relax in Yuexiu Park and check out the Sculpture of the Five ...... Read More>>

Julong Village: Guangzhou’s Best-Kept Ancient Village HOT

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Of the villages surrounding Guangzhou, quite a few are predominantly home to a single ethnic group or surname, with their dominant cultural themes reflected in the architecture and overall layout of the area. Among these, Julong Village (聚龙村) is likely ...... Read More>>

Metro Explorations: Top 8 Sights Along Guangzhou’s Metro Line 1 HOT

Guangzhou's very first metro line, Line 1, has 14 stops in total that are your doorway to Guangzhou's diverse sights and neighborhoods. Whether you plan on going to Huangsha Station to admire the European architecture or to Changshou Lu Station to walk ...... Read More>>

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