Guangzhou is the largest and most flourishing industrial and
foreign trade center in south China. A China Export Commodities
Fair is held in Guangzhou in the spring and autumn every year.
Guangzhou has a humid climate, and flowers bloom there all year
round; hence its name as the City of Flowers.
Guangzhou is a famous historical city. It is said that in ancient
times, five immortals wearing colorful clothes and riding colorful
immortal sheep who hold rice stalk in their mouths arrived in
It is China's largest trade fair with the most complete variety of
goods with the largest attendance and business turnover. The Fair
is a comprehensive multi - functional event of international
109th Session in Autumn 2011:
- Phase 1: April 15 - 19, 2011 9:30 - 18:00
- Phase 2: April 23 - 27, 2011 9:30 - 18:00
- Phase 3: April 31 - May 4, 2011 9:30 - 18:00
Top Things to Do in Guangzhou
- Visit Temple of Six Banyan Trees: One of the four Buddhism temple complexes in Guangzhou. The
ancient temple features a towering colorful pagoda, luxuriant trees
and historic and cultural relics.
- Relish Local Cuisine: Guangzhou cuisine is one of the Eight Major Regional Cuisines in
China. You would also love to have a dim sum breakfast at a local
- More Top Things to Do in Guangzhou
They handed out the rice stalks to the mass here and wished that
there would never have famine. Afterwards, Guangzhou was renowned
as Goat City or Sui Cheng and hence Wu Yang (five sheep) became the
symbol of Guangzhou.
As recorded in historical documents, there established city walls
since the year of 214 B.C., and it has a history of 2210 years as a
city and has many cultural sites, which vividly reflect the
development of Guangzhou in different times.
The city has flourished economically since China opened its door to
the outside world in 1978. Guangzhou's location near Hong Kong
makes it an important stop for foreign visitors and the Canton Fair
held twice yearly, has made the city as one of the most popular
destinations for business travelers.
Sights in around Guangzhou include Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Chen
Family Ancestral Temple, and the Temple of Six Banyan Trees.
Cantonese Cuisine is one of China's Eight Most Famous Cusine, and
Guangzhou is the city gathers the most tasty Cantonese Cuisine in
China. read more
Shopping in Guangzhou
When travelling to this modern and prosperous city, why don't you
go shopping around, the city provides a great number of shopping
items for you, such as clothing, cosmetics, furniture, electrical
appliance and digital products. And you don't have to worry about
not being able to find a supper maket, because there are shopping
places around every street corner.
Nightlife in Guangzhou
Guangzhou provides tourists, no matter old and young, with
wonderful and interesting nightlife activities, such as taking a
night cruise on the Pearl River and enjoying a show of Cantonese
opera. Bars and clubs are available all over the city, you will
find a favorite one. read more
Guangzhou Travel Tips
China Highlights provides you information on how to plan a trip to Guangzhou, what
you should be aware of in Guangzhou, and some famous festivals and
celebrations like Canton Fair and Asian Games 2010. read more
Notice: No Free Toiletries at Guangdong Hotels from April 1, 2010
- From April 1, 2010, star-rating hotels in Guangdong will stop sending free disposable
toiletries to guest rooms, and toiletries are only supplied upon
request by guests.
- After October 1, 2010, guests need to pay for using disposable toiletries.