Pearl River Delta

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  • 1. Dafen Oil Painting Village

    Longgang District | Town/Village

    If you're interested in watching art in the making, spend an afternoon at the Dafen Oil Painting Village, a small town 20 minutes by taxi from...Read More

  • 2. Five Celestials Shrine

    Yuexiu | Historic District/Site

    According to local legend, a quintet of gods in the form of goats blessed the city with rice and bountiful harvest. This temple was built to...Read More

  • 3. Museum of the Tomb of the Nanyue King

    Liwan | Museum/Gallery

    In 1983, bulldozers clearing ground for the China Hotel uncovered the intact tomb of Emperor Wen, who ruled Nanyue (southern China) from 137...Read More

  • 4. Shamian Island

    Shamian Island | Island

    More than a century ago, the Mandarins of Guangzhou designated a 1-km-long sandbank outside the city walls in the Pearl River as an enclave...Read More

  • 5. Baiyun Mountain


    Also known as White Cloud Mountain, Baiyun Mountain gets its name from the halo of clouds that, in the days before Guangzhou was shrouded in...Read More

  • 6. Baomo Garden

    Panyu District | Garden

    Much more than your everyday nursery, Baomo Garden stretches across 25 acres (10 hectares) and dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), though...Read More

  • 7. Canton Tower

    Haizhu District | Notable Building

    Guangzhou's skyline wouldn't be as colorful without the Canton Tower, one of the world's tallest TV towers. The 112-story building outstretches...Read More

  • 8. Chen Clan Academy

    Liwan | Notable Building

    The Chen family is one of the Pearl River Delta's oldest clans. In the late 19th century, local members who had become rich merchants decided...Read More

  • 9. Chimelong Paradise

    Panyu District | Amusement Park/Water Park

    One of the most popular amusement parks in Guangzhou, Chimelong Paradise includes one of the country's largest water parks, more than 70 rides...Read More

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  • 10. CITIC Plaza

    Business District

    To get a sense of how fast Guangzhou is growing, head to the Tianhe District. Among the buildings is the 391-meter (1,283-foot) CITIC Plaza...Read More

  • 11. Dapeng Fortress

    Longgang District | Military Sight

    Like the rapidly disappearing hutong neighborhoods of Beijing, Dapeng Fortress in the Longgang district is a living museum. The Old Town contains...Read More

  • 12. Guangdong Museum of Art

    Er Sha Island | Museum/Gallery

    A trove of contemporary and classic collections, Guangdong Museum of Art regularly hosts the works of painters, sculptors, and other artists...Read More

  • 13. Guangxiao Temple

    Liwan | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is the oldest and most charming Buddhist temple in Guangzhou. The gilded wooden laughing Buddha at the entrance heralds the temple's welcoming...Read More

  • 14. Guangzhou East Railway Station

    Tianhe | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Guangzhou East Railway Station is a popular final destination, especially for travelers from Hong Kong who take the train to Guangzhou. The...Read More

  • 15. Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise

    Yuexiu | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    One of the best ways to see Guangzhou is to take a nighttime Pearl River Delta cruise offered by the Zhujiang Yeyou Company. The 50- to 90-minute...Read More

  • 16. Hakka Folk Customs Museum and Enclosures

    Longgang District | Museum/Gallery

    Hakka Folk Customs Museum and Enclosures is a large series of concentric circular homes built inside an exterior wall that basically turns the...Read More

  • 17. He Xiangning Art Museum

    Nanshan District | Museum/Gallery

    The museum itself has seen better days, but this musty old building is chock-full of excellent contemporary and classical art from all over...Read More

  • 18. Huaisheng Mosque

    Liwan | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the cosmopolitan era of the Tang Dynasty (618–907) a Muslim missionary named Abu Wangus, said to be an uncle of the prophet Mohammed, came...Read More

  • 19. Mausoleum of the 72 Martyrs

    Yuexiu | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    In a prelude to the successful revolution of 1911, a group of revolutionaries staged the Guangzhou armed uprising, only to be defeated and executed...Read More

  • 20. Minsk World

    Yantian District | Amusement Park/Water Park

    This is Shenzhen's most popular—and perhaps strangest—tourist attraction. It's pretty cheesy but young kids might get a kick out of it. Essentially...Read More

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