Top 7 things to do in Guangzhou

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Yuexiu Park. [China.org.cn]

1) Yuexiu Park (越秀公园)

Yuexiu Park is the biggest sightseeing park of Guangzhou City, containing the statue of the five goats, the city’s symbol.

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Chen Clan Academy. [China.org.cn]

2) Chen Clan Academy (陈家祠)

Finished in 1894, the Chen Clan Academy is an academic and spiritual temple in Guangzhou, built with money donated by the Chen family. It exemplifies traditional Chinese architectural style and has been well preserved.

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Shamian West Bridge

3) Shamian Island (沙面)

Shamian Island is an island in the city of Guangzhou that is dotted with various historical buildings. It is a good place to view European-style architecture, since the island served as an important port for foreign trade from the Song through the Qing Dynasties.

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Night cruise on the Pearl River [China.org.cn]

4) Night cruise on the Pearl River (夜游珠江)

The Pearl River is the third longest river in China. When evening falls, a blaze of neon lights reflects off the surface of the river, presenting visitors with a stunning night view. A cruise down the river rivals one through Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor.

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Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street [China.org.cn]

5) Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街)

Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street in Guangzhou is one of the busiest commercial pedestrian streets in China. Lined with more than 300 shops, the 1,218-meter-long street is also a mixed showcase of architecture, cuisine and folk customs.

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Watch Cantonese opera [China.org.cn]

6) Watch Cantonese opera (粤剧)

Cantonese opera is one of the major categories of Chinese opera, originating in southern China’s Cantonese culture. This traditional art form involves singing, acting, martial arts and acrobatics. Most of the plots are based on famous Chinese historical tales, classics and myths.

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Enjoy Local Cuisine [China.org.cn]

7) Enjoy Local Cuisine (粤菜)

Guangzhou cuisine, also known as Cantonese cuisine, is one of the Eight Major Regional Cuisines in China, and it enjoys very high prestige. You would love to have breakfast at Lianxiang Lou, a famous restaurant for dim sum.

Source: China.org.cn

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