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Guangzhou

Country
China
State
Kwantung
City
Guangzhou
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

The New Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is a major hub in Southern China, second only to Hong Kong. The airport is the base of China Southern Airlines and has not only an extensive range of domestic and Asian flights, but some direct international connections including Lufthansa to Frankfurt, Air France to Paris, Emirates to Dubai and China Southern to Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney.

By train

Trains cover the 182 kilometers from in about two hours (including a stop at Dongguan). Through Trains to Guangzhou depart from Hong Kong at Hung Hom railway station in Kowloon and arrive in Guangzhou at the East station in Tian He district. Trains operating on this service are operated by China Rail and the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR).

By bus

Coach services are available to bring passengers from Hong Kong International Airport to several locations in Guangzhou. Among the destinations are recognizable landmarks like Jinan University on Huang Pu Da Dao, Garden Hotel and China Hotel.

By boat

There is a frequent ferry and hovercraft service from Hong Kong, Macau, and Haikou (Hainan Island) at the Zhoutouzui Ferry Pier. There are boats from other mainland cities, such as Xiamen, Shanghai, and Qingdao at the Dashatou Pier.

Key places to visit
Guangxiao Temple, Liurong Temple, Chinese Medicine Market, Guangzhou City Art Museum


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Places to Visit

Guangxiao Temple

As the sixth patriarch of Zen Buddhism, Hui Neng, trained at this temple in the 7th Century, it is a popular pilgrimage site for Zen Buddhists. The temple has been destroyed several times by fire, and the current buildings date only from the mid 19th century. Admission. Warning - there are beggars outside who will approach any tourist and whilst they will be grateful for whatever you give them it is the 'monks' of which you need to be careful.

Liurong Temple

The Temple of Six Banyan Trees, which includes the 17 story, eight-sided Hua Ta, or Flowering Pagoda, is one of the most popular attractions in Guangzhou. The temple dates back to the 6th century, while the pagoda predates it by about 300 years.

Chinese Medicine Market

Across the canal from Shamian is the Chinese Medicine Market. The modern front of the market has quite a few stalls selling dried herbs used in Chinese Medicine. The real charm here lies just behind the modern exterior. The modern exterior is built onto a series of old historical narrow alleyways with shops selling herbs. The Starbucks on Shamian provides a great respite from the hustle and bustle of Guangzhou .

Guangzhou City Art Museum

Located near the Zhehai Building in Yuexiu Park, this impressive gallery has more than 10,000 pieces of art work, including calligraphy, traditional Chinese paintings, sculptures and Tibetan Buddhist art.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December

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