There’s much to discover for those heading to Guangdong in southern China and these are just some of the key attractions worth adding to your itinerary.
Chimelong Tourist Resort
For family fun, nothing beats the Chimelong Tourist Resort which encompasses several theme parks and attractions. Those finding centrally located accommodation at properties like Ascott ICC Guangzhou can easily plan visits here; enjoy thrilling rides at Chimelong Paradise, animal encounters at Chimelong Safari Park and cooling off at Chimelong Water Park.
Reaching an impressive height of 604 metres, the Canton Tower is within easy reach for those staying at a centrally located Guangzhou studio apartment. It features two observation decks and two outdoor lookout points that provide breathtaking views, while the Bubble Tram above the central axis and the exhilarating Sky Drop offer novel experiences too.
Known as the Bright Filial Piety Temple, Guangxiao Temple is a Buddhist sacred site that originally dates to the 4th century. Rebuilt and renovated through the centuries, the temple offers fascinating insights and amongst its key highlights are iron pagodas that go back to the 10th-century (Five Dynasties period) and the Mahavira Hall with its statues.
A unique attraction in Guangzhou is Shamian Island; from the Song to the Qing Dynasties, it was a key port for international trade and is separated from the mainland via a canal. The perfect place for a stroll, it features streets with fountains, pavilions and statues, as well as diverse European-style buildings that lend to the island’s old-world charm.