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About Guangzhou


SIGHTS IN GUANGZHOU
Never mind Guangzhou's reputation as an industrial centre – the city's beautiful riverfront, lush parks and ancient temples take you on a journey through the centuries. Yuexiu Park is the largest park in Guangzhou and a comprehensive sightseeing destination with a number of historic sites. Make sure to stop by the stone sculpture of the Five Rams as well as the Ming dynasty city wall ruins as you make your way through the seven hills of the park.
For a taste of Guangzhou's spiritual side, pay a visit to the Temple of Six Banyan Trees, an impressive 1,400-year-old Buddhist construction where locals come to pray and burn joss sticks. Chen Family Ancestral Temple, located in the southwest part of the city, is a shrine turned educational centre that now serves as a folk art museum. Here you can see some of the most exquisite artwork and traditional architecture in the area. Check out also Shamian Island, a serene pedestrian sandbar with fully preserved French colonial villas and churches.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO NEAR GUANGZHOU

 Hong Kong – Marvel at the world-famous skyline of this former British colony only a few hours away from Guangzhou. Hong Kong is also known for its heavenly food culture.
 Huang Pu Gu Gang – An old trading port accessible by subway. This quaint town will transport you back in time with its historical buildings and ancestral temples.
 Macau – Also known as the Las Vegas of Asia, the former Portuguese territory Macau offers world-class entertainment, fantastic Portuguese-Chinese cuisine and UNESCO World Heritage sites just 100km south of Guangzhou.

SHOPPING IN GUANGZHOU
 Beijing Road – A convenient pedestrian shopping street populated by both locals and tourists especially on weekends. Some 140 stores offer various goods from clothes to jewellery, leather accessories and books on this half a kilometre road.
 Haizhu Wholesale Market – Bargain for kitschy toys, home decor, hair accessories and other knick-knacks among locals and wholesale buyers in this massive flea and souvenir market.
 Qingping Market – A notorious food market for dare devils and adventurous eaters. Here you can find anything from Chinese medicinal herbs to dried sea creatures and taboo cuisine. Not for the faint of heart!

CHINESE FOOD & DRINK IN GUANGZHOU

 Baiqie Chicken – Also known as White Cut Chicken, this Cantonese favourite is prepared by boiling the chicken in water to preserve its original fresh taste.
 Chinese Steamed Eggs – Beaten creamy eggs steamed to silky smooth perfection.
Dim Sum – Bite-sized steamed or fried dumplings served alongside the Yum cha morning tea tradition.
 Kao Ru Zhu (Roasted Suckling Pig) – A prized Guangzhou offering, roasted whole suckling pig has been a delicacy in the area for more than 1,400 years.
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