GuangzhouCity Information

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province in southern China. With a population of over 10 million, Guangzhou is the third largest city in China after Shanghai and Beijing. Adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau, it is famous for being home to China’s largest trade fair, the Canton Fair, and its presence within the international business community.

Cantonese is the primary language of Guangzhou. It is also the traditional cuisine of Guangdong Province. Known internationally, it is among the eight great traditions of Chinese cuisine. The flavors of a finished Cantonese dish are well-balanced and never greasy; Hoisin, Oyster, Plum and Sweet and Sour sauces are renowned and common in Cantonese cooking. While Guangzhou offers a many traditional Cantonese restaurants to choose from, it also has an abundant variety of Chinese and international restaurants to meet everyone’s culinary preferences.

The average temperature in mid-December ranges from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit) with mostly sunny days. Autumn, from October to December, is often considered the best time to travel.

There are many tourist attractions, landmarks, museums, galleries, parks, shopping malls, street markets in and around the city. Some of the more notable include:

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City Attractions

Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

Temple of the Six Banyan Trees is an ancient Buddhist temple. It was originally built in 537 during the Liang Dynasty, and has since been rebuilt in the course of its 1,400 year history. Burning joss sticks is a popular activity while visiting the temple, and on crowded days queues often form.
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The Canton Tower

The Canton Tower hosted the 2010 Asian Games as its inaugural event. It is the tallest structure in China and the third tallest free-standing structure in the world. From the ground to its roof it rises 459.2 m (1,506.6 ft) making it a recognizable and iconic reference point of Guangzhou’s skyline.
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Yuexiu Park

Yuexiu Park is the largest park in downtown Guangzhou. The park is comprised of three lakes and seven hills of the Yuexiu Mountain, and extends over an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres). While the park blends cultural relics and natural beauty, the stone sculpture of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and the Square Cannon are some of the more popular points of interest.
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