Canton Tower is also known as Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower. With a height of 600 meters, it is the highest tower in China and the third highest tower in the world. It is made up of two oval-shaped sections. Both have been arranged upside down, being rotated 135 degrees counterclockwise and put together. The twist has caused the effect of a "tiny waist" in the middle of the tower body. Thus, the tower is also nicknamed the "Tiny Waist" by locals. From the top of this landmark, we have a birds-eye view of the whole city.
Flower City Square is the largest square in Guangzhou and known as “the city living room”. The square includes the Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou International Finance Centre, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Library and so on. It is the largest square and a famous sightseeing and shopping destination in Guangzhou. Guangzhou International Lighting Festival which was listed as three major lighting festivals in the world with France and Sydney is held in Flower City Square at the end of each year.
Chen Clan Academy is an academic temple in Guangzhou, built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors' accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 in Qing Dynasty. Later it was changed to be the Chen Clan's Industry College, and then middle schools afterward. Now it houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum. It is notable for the rich decorations which exist inside, outside the halls and in almost every beams, ridges, walls and columns. This makes the Chen Clan Academy a large collection of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving.
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a magnificent octagonal palace-like reinforced concrete structure. It was built to commemorate the revolutionary achievements of Mr. Sun Yat-sen who had devoted all his life to the cause of the Chinese democratic revolution. In 1911, the revolution he led had put an end to the feudal monarchy that had existed in china for several thousand years. To commemorate his great contributions, people of Guangzhou had this memorial hall built in 1929-1931, at the original site of the former presidential house of the south revolutionary government.
Chimelong Safari Park is a National "AAAAA" grade scenic spot. With an area of 1.3 million m2, it is the biggest wild animal theme park in Asia and home to over 500 species and 20,000 rare animals including 10 giant pandas, 50 koalas, Honduras anteaters, pygmy hippopotamus, black rhinoceros, white tigers, white lions and so on. The world's only panda triplets born on July 29th 2014 are treasures of the park. Visitors are allowed to drive their cars inside the stock area to get a close up view of the wild beasts.
The Five-Ram Stone Sculpture, is one of the most famous scenic spots in Guangzhou. In 1959, the whole sculpture was built using 130 pieces of marbles. There is an ancient legend behind the sculpture: More than 1000 years ago, Guangzhou was a poor land where people could barely support themselves. Then one day, people heard a heavenly song and saw five fairies wearing colorful dress and riding five rams with each ram carrying six bundles of grains in its mouth. They gave the grains to the people and blessed the place forever with a good harvest, and then the fairies left but the five rams were turned into stones. Since then Guangzhou became a prosperous land. That’s why Guangzhou is also called Ram City or Grain City.
Every time the sun shines after the rain, and through late spring, a wreath of airy clouds circles the mountains. This is how Baiyun Mountain won its name (baiyun means white cloud) and its reputation as a marvelous spectacle of nature. The fierce differentiation of rocks, and the different ways in which erosion has affected them, has caused it a crisscross network of gullies. Although its relative height is only about 300 meters, the quiet and secluded environment of the valley has made it a haven of peace from the big city.
Cantonese cuisine is one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of Chinese cuisine. It is also prominent oversea thanks to the large number of Cantonese emigrants. As an essential element of Cantonese cuisine, Morning Tea (Zao Cha) has always been an important part of Guangzhou people’s leisure time. You can enjoy Kungfu Tea and various Dim Sum dishes such as shrimp dumplings, char siu buns, spring rolls, egg tarts and so on. Here are some recommended Cantonese Cuisine restaurants: the White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou Restaurant, Taotaoju Restaurant, Bingsheng Restaurant, Diandude Restaurant.