We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Best of Guangzhou Guide

Print this guide 
Guangzhou
A maze of contradictions, Guangzhou's upscale malls and slums sit side by side. Taxis prove the least intimidating way to negotiate this sprawling city and its congested traffic. Tree-lined Shaiman Island, popular with prospective adoptive parents from overseas, is ideal for shopping, strolling or a meal. Qingping Market is a vast street market not for the faint-hearted: Cats, dogs and anteaters are among creatures slaughtered on the spot. Flowery Pagoda provides more peaceful contemplation.

All things to do » Things to do

Chimelong Safari Park
Chimelong Safari Park
This zoo is home to 60 White Tigers, the largest concentration of White Tigers in China.
Attraction type: Zoos
See nearby places to eat
Canton Tower
Canton Tower
Owner description: The Canton Tower stands at the intersection of Guangzhou’s new urban central and the Pearl River scenery zone. Right across the river, is the Asian Games Park and Zhu Jiang New... more Owner description: The Canton Tower stands at the intersection of Guangzhou’s new urban central and the Pearl River scenery zone. Right across the river, is the Asian Games Park and Zhu Jiang New Town, together with the Guangzhou Opera House, Library, No.2 Children’s Palace and Guangdong Provincial Museum it forms the new metropolitan sky line. The Canton Tower is the tallest TV tower in the world with a total height of 600m. The Tower was built using the latest engineering technologies, but inherits 2000 years of Canton Culture. It displays Guangzhou’s vision and determination to the world. The Tower offers an observation deck with a spectacular view, several top-notch restaurants and catering services, 5-star exhibition, convention and entertainment facilities. All these enable you not just to enjoy the magnificent scenery of Guangzhou, but also to experience the excitement of adventure at great heights. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
See nearby places to eat
Chimelong Paradise
Chimelong Paradise
Owner description: This amusement park opened in 2006 and is the largest in China. It boasts roller coasters and carnival rides as well as paddle boats to rent and take out on the artificial lake... more Owner description: This amusement park opened in 2006 and is the largest in China. It boasts roller coasters and carnival rides as well as paddle boats to rent and take out on the artificial lake for those seeking a quieter adventure. less
Attraction type: Parks
See nearby places to eat
Shamian Island
Shamian Island
Owner description: This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was once home to foreign merchants, and today is a laid-back area ideal for strolling or stopping for a meal or cup... more Owner description: This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was once home to foreign merchants, and today is a laid-back area ideal for strolling or stopping for a meal or cup of tea. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Islands; Neighborhoods
See nearby places to eat
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
Owner description: A must-see attraction, with a history of more than 100 years and still in its original shape. The buildings are famous for their exquisite and mythical decorations, such as the... more Owner description: A must-see attraction, with a history of more than 100 years and still in its original shape. The buildings are famous for their exquisite and mythical decorations, such as the brick carvings of historic figures. The temple also functions as a museum under the auspices of Guangdong Folk Arts Museum, exhibiting a variety of folk arts and crafts. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Sultan Restaurant Guangzhou
Sultan Restaurant Guangzhou
Ranked #1 of 7,119 Restaurants in Guangzhou
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Buongiorno
Buongiorno
Ranked #2 of 7,119 Restaurants in Guangzhou
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Tiger Prawn (Huifudong Road)
Tiger Prawn (Huifudong Road)
Ranked #3 of 7,119 Restaurants in Guangzhou
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Social & Co
Social & Co
Ranked #4 of 7,119 Restaurants in Guangzhou
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, Australian
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Starbucks (ShaMian)
Starbucks (ShaMian)
Ranked #5 of 7,119 Restaurants in Guangzhou
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

99 Inn Guangzhou Ergong
99 Inn Guangzhou Ergong
$12 - $19 (CN¥80 - CN¥130)
Ranked #142 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices
Huachengzhixing Guangzhou Chain Hotel
2.5 of 5
Huachengzhixing Guangzhou Chain Hotel
$18 - $44 (CN¥120 - CN¥293)
Ranked #234 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices
Liangmu Youth Hostel
Liangmu Youth Hostel
$12 (CN¥80)
Ranked #266 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou
4.0 of 5
Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou
$34 - $116 (CN¥227 - CN¥774)
Ranked #58 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices
Brightest International Hotel Guangzhou
3.5 of 5
Brightest International Hotel Guangzhou
$24 - $63
Ranked #70 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices
7 Days Inn (Guangzhou Tianhe Gangding)
7 Days Inn (Guangzhou Tianhe Gangding)
$22 - $44
Ranked #79 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou
5.0 of 5
Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou
$250 - $411 (CN¥1,667 - CN¥2,741)
Ranked #1 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices
Oakwood Premier Guangzhou
4.5 of 5
Oakwood Premier Guangzhou
$101 - $323
Ranked #2 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
$263 - $376 (CN¥1,754 - CN¥2,508)
Ranked #3 of 3,257 Hotels in Guangzhou
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.