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How to Spend 3 Days in Guangzhou

How to Spend 3 Days in Guangzhou

Three days in Guangzhou gives you enough time to explore the city’s highlights—both old and new—experience the culture, sample local cuisine, and take a day trip out of town. Here are some ideas on how to spend 72 hours in Guangzhou.

 

Day 1: City Sightseeing

Spend the day seeing the top attractions in Guangzhou. Join a guided tour to maximize your time, or opt for a private tour to fully customize your itinerary. Must-see city highlights include the Chen Clan Academy, Zhenhai Tower in Yuexiu Park, the Nanyue King Mausoleum, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall. If you have an interest in religion, don't miss the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si), and the Temple of the Five Immortals (Wuxian Guan). Shamian Island or Lychee Creek are pleasant for strolling around and taking in the historic structures. Contrast those sights with the modern skyscrapers of Guangzhou, such as Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou Library, and Canton Tower, which also offers panoramic city views. End the night by sampling the city’s vibrant nightlife. Head to Binjiang Lu, Huanshi Road, or Bai-e-Tan, all hot spots for drinking, dancing, and partying the night away.

 

Day 2: Food, Fun, and Museums

Spend your morning sampling local dishes, such as dim sum and dumplings. Opt for a guided food tour to find hidden gems. Or try a cooking class to learn how to make dishes such as Cantonese noodles. Families with children may want to head to a theme park, safari, or aquarium, such as Chimelong Paradise, Chimelong Safari Park, or Chimelong Ocean Kingdom.

 

Spend the afternoon exploring one of the many museums in town. History fans will want to explore Guangzhou Museum and Guangdong Museum, while art fans should check out Guangzhou Museum of Art or Guangdong Museum of Art. Architecture fans have plenty to explore, particularly in the modern skyscrapers in the Zhujiang New Town area of Guangzhou. Spend the rest of your time shopping and dining at Beijing Pedestrian Street or Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, before ending the night with a river cruise along the Pearl River.

 

Day 3: Get Out of Town

Guangzhou is well situated for day trips. The most popular day trip is to Hong Kong, a quick high-speed train ride away. Upon arrival in Kowloon, stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the Avenue of Stars, or hit some of the street markets in Mong Kok, such as the Ladies Market or Fa Yuen Street Market. Take the Star Ferry across to Hong Kong Island, and then take the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak for the views. Spend the rest of your time in trendy Soho or Sheung Wan, shopping in Causeway Bay, or enjoying the beaches on the south side of the island.

 

Alternatively, spend the day gambling and exploring the Portuguese heritage of Macau, visiting the watchtowers of Kaiping (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), or learning about ceramics in Bruce Lee’s hometown of Foshan.

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All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou

All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou

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If you have time for one day trip from Guangzhou, make it the watchtowers of Kaiping. These multi-story towers (diaolous) were built as flood refuges, forts and residences from medieval to modern times, with the later ones incorporating Western architectural styles. On this private 10-hour trip, visit these castle-like buildings at Zili village, explore ornamental Liuyuan Garden, and see Chikan Old Town’s east-meets-west architecture. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
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$269.00
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$269.00
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Day Tour to Hong Kong from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

Day Tour to Hong Kong from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

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Guangzhou is the perfect jumping-off point to explore Hong Kong—and this seamless, private tour helps you see its highlights in a single day. Depart in the morning from your Guangzhou hotel, and head to the train station. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, you’ll tour the busy shopping area of Mong Kok, will take the Star Ferry to Central, will explore the Avenue of Stars, and will even ascend Victoria Peak for panoramic city views. At tour’s end, take the bullet train back to Guangzhou.
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  • 12 hours
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$368.21
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Pearl River Night Dinner Cruise in Guangzhou

Pearl River Night Dinner Cruise in Guangzhou

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Enjoy the lights of Guangzhou from the water instead of the city streets on a Pearl River dinner cruise experience. Relax aboard a beautifully lit sightseeing boat, and feast on a buffet dinner as you sail by sparkling landmarks such as the Canton Tower, Hainxshai Island and Guangzhou Bridge. Your cruise includes dinner and hotel pickup and drop-off, with drinks available to purchase on board.
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  • 4 hours
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$73.08
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Private Tour: Hong Kong Day Trip from Guangzhou by Bullet Train

Private Tour: Hong Kong Day Trip from Guangzhou by Bullet Train

Grab your passport and hop on a high-speed bullet train to Hong Kong on this private tour from Guangzhou. Accompanied by your private guide, spend a full day exploring the island’s highlights, from the glitzy metropolis to the villa-lined beaches. Ride the funicular to Victoria Peak for a dramatic aerial view of Victoria bay, relax on the beach at Repulse Bay and take a sampan cruise from Aberdeen Harbour. Finally, haggle for souvenirs at the huge Stanley Market, browse the colorful Ladies’ Market or visit the landmark Wong Tai Sin Temple.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$775.00
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$775.00
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Guangzhou Highlights Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch

Guangzhou Highlights Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch

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Skip the lines and explore all of Guangzhou’s most remarkable historic buildings in one day on this guided tour. Instead of tiring yourself out walking from site to site, drive straight from your hotel to the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, a highly-regarded example of local Lingnan Architecture built near the turn of the twentieth century. From there, stop in at Yuexiu Hill, and then explore the fifteen-thousand-year-old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.54
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Foshan Cultural One Day Tour including Ancestral Temple & Nanfeng Ancient Kiln

Foshan Cultural One Day Tour including Ancestral Temple & Nanfeng Ancient Kiln

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Discover China’s craft-making heritage on this private full-day tour from Guangzhou to Foshan, famous for its exquisite ceramics. Keep your camera to hand as you visit the landmark Foshan Ancestral Temple, decorated with locally made furnishings and ornaments. After a typical Chinese lunch (included), visit the Nanfeng Ancient Furnace to watch a traditional pottery demonstration and have a go at spinning the pottery wheel. Finally, admire the beautiful handicrafts on sale at the Shiwan Art Ceramics Market and perhaps buy a unique souvenir to take home with you. 
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  • 8 hours
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$177.00
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$177.00
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2-Hour Chimelong International Circus

2-Hour Chimelong International Circus "The Forest Code Show" Including Hotel Pickup

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Watch acrobats perform daring feats, admire state-of-the-art sets and staging, and immerse yourself in Guangzhou’s culture when you see the renowned Chimelong International Circus. Your tickets are for The Forest Code: a varied and accomplished show that features hundreds of elite performers, and has been performed since 2006. Book admission in advance to guarantee your seats, and enjoy seamless transport to and from your local hotel, too.
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  • 4 hours
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$132.00
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$132.00

Guangzhou Foodie Tour

Guangzhou Foodie Tour

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Take your taste buds on a journey around Cantonese cuisine on a walking food tour of Guangzhou’s traditional Liwan district. Food is one of Guangzhou’s main claims to fame, and your knowledgeable local guide introduces you to Liwan’s top foodie haunts, from markets and restaurants to ancient sidestreets stuffed with food stalls. As you walk, learn trivia aplenty about the city’s culinary heritage, and make stops to sample goodies such as fresh prawns, succulent roast duck, and deliciously sticky rice with fresh mango.
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  • 4 hours
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$94.27
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