Guangzhou is a cultural city with a history of two thousand years. It has been the center of the Lingnan area since the Qin Dynasty. The eastern starting point of the Maritime Silk Road.
Guangzhou, which is civilized for its food, is the base of one of the four major cuisines in China —— Cantonese cuisine. This Metropoli is also one of China's four largest first-tier cities with stunning urban landscapes.
This group tour is a half-day coach tour in the Downtown of Guangzhou. There are two routes available with different attractions , you can choose one according to departure time and your own needs.
Pick up at about 08:00 - 09:00 , proceed to Chen Clan Academy which is named the pearl of Architecture of Southern China , and then visit Shamian island, Shamian Island is the former concession area, full of Baroque and neoclassical buildings. Yes, you seem to have returned to the European colonial era.
Next, visit Litchi Bay , This Zone along Litchi river is the most beautiful street in Guangzhou and the earliest birthplace of Guangzhou City. The history can be traced back to the Qin Dynasty.
Around lunch time, you are gonna be dropped off near by Beijing road :famous pedestrian mall in the center of city.
Shamian Street : Former Concession Area of Guangzhou
Litchi River Bay
Pick up at about 1:30 pm from your hotel in the downtown of Guangzhou, visit Five Rams Statue —— symbol of the city, the tour guide will tell you the legend of Guangzhou City.
And then browse in Guangzhou Museum , the main building of the museum is Dominating Sea Tower of Guangzhou, one of China's top ten famous ancient Towers. It is also the largest Dominating Sea Tower in China. In ancient times, it symbolized the sovereignty over the South China Sea.
In the end, we are gonna visit a quaint buddhist temple —— Six Banyans Temple, then come back to your hotel.
Six Banyans Buddhist Temple
Dominating Sea Tower