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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 Guangzhou.


Canton Fair

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 importance.

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 restaurant.
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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As recorded in historical documents, there established city walls since the year of 214 B.C., and it has a history of 2210 years as a city and has many cultural sites, which vividly reflect the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.

Guangzhou Cuisine

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.
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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.

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by Saurabh 2011-05-23
Hours: 8:00-17:30 Address: Yide Road, Guangzhou Transportation: take Bus 4, 8, 61, 82, 238, 823 and get off at Yide Road Station. Admission: free
by Rothwell 2011-05-23
Golden Beach is known as Foshan's Hawaii, is one of the most popular tourist sites in Foshan. The beach boasts of natural beauty and entertainment. Located on the Jiangxin Island between the midstream and downstream of Nanhai district, it is close to Guangzhou and near the Foshan city, presenting a convenient traffic. Foshan Golden Beach is an excellent ...
by Raimy 2011-05-23
The old and magnificent Temple of Nanhai God is an important ruin in Guangzhou and serves to illustrate the city s long and colourful marine trade history with the rest of the world. It is the best-preserved example of its type and size in China. The Temple of Nanhai God has a history of more than 1,400 years, dating back to its construction in the ...