Known as a key transportation port with its convenient geographical location in the Pearl River Delta, adjacent to Hongkong and Macau, Guangzhou is not merely a shopping paradise but also among the twenty-four famous historic and cultural metropolitan areas in China. Here are some places of interests for sightseeing to shed light to your Guangzhou business trip.
1. Canton Tower
Beating down Toronto's CN tower (553m), Guangzhou tower with a height of 600m is not only the tallest TV tower in the world, but also one of the surprising gorgeous architecture. The human-like identity brings out the most part of Guangzhou as a dynamic and contemporary city. Its curvy shape resembles a sexy female, and that's the reason why it gets a nickname "Xiao man yao", which is denoted as "beautiful young girl with slim figure".
Ranked as a second to none tourist destination in Guangzhou, a great number of visitors flock to the sightseeing tower to have a bird's eye view over the whole city. The inside of the sightseeing tower provides awesome and inspiring experience at every floor with diverse functions such as TV and radio transmission, revolving restaurants, 4D cinemas, etc.
Tickets to the tower are divided into three levels depending on the heights. For sightseeing on the 32nd floor, it costs 50 RMB, 100 RMB for 66th floor and 150 RMB for the 84th floor.
2. Pearl River Night Cruise
Taking a cruise at night on Pearl River is an amazing and memorable experience as the cruise passes lots of historical and cultural places. Having a cup of coffee while basking in a relaxing and culturally enriching atmosphere is the best way to taste a colorful Guangzhou. During the cruise, you can appreciate the beautiful scenes of the White Goose Pool, Canton Tower, Haizhu Square, the unique and European style architecture of Shamian Island, etc. In addition, the cruise passes ten famous bridges in Guangzhou, including Haizhu Bridge, Renmin Bridge, Jiefang Bridge, etc.
3. Baiyun Mountain (Or White Cloud Mountain)
Baiyun Mountain has long been a traditional scenic spot and lots of poets, artists and scholars have gotten inspirations there. The mountain hosts 30 peaks with the highest Moxing Peak at 382 meters. On the top of Moxing Peak, visitors can have a bird's eye view of Guangzhou city on a sunny day.
The entrance fee to the mountain is 5 RMB, and 25 RMB is needed if you prefer to arrive at Moxing Peak by taking the cable car.