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Things to do in Guangdong

Our most recommended things to do in Guangdong

From Guangzhou: Zhaoqing Full-Day Private Tour

1. From Guangzhou: Zhaoqing Full-Day Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Guangzhou at approximately 07:00, and then journey to the historical city of Zhaoqing at the foothills of Dinghu Mountain in Guangdong Province. Learn the origins of the mountain's name from its resemblance to a Chinese bronze vessel known as "Ding." Upon arrival, climb the mountain, where the peaks rise above ancient towering trees, and get spectacular views of the waterfalls, historical buildings and trees of verdant green. Continue to Seven Star Crags for a closer look at the limestone rocks situated in and around Star Lake directly across from Paifang Square in downtown Zhaoqing. Wander around the park and soak up the natural splendor. The crags are naturally arranged in the same formation as the 7 stars of the Big Dipper constellation and offer spectacular views of Star Lake and its migratory birds. Return to Guangzhou and get drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour services.

Kaiping Private Day Tour From Guangzhou

2. Kaiping Private Day Tour From Guangzhou

At 8.00 am, your guide will pick up you from your hotel and take a ride 2 hours to Kaiping where you visit Liyuan Garden, Zili Village. In Kaiping there are many Diaolou(Watch towers) that are listed as cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2007. Kaiping Diaolou and Villages were built by overseas Kaiping people during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These buildings take three forms: communal towers built by several families and used as temporary refuge, residential towers built by individual rich families and used as fortified residences, and watch towers to defend agaisnt local banditry. Then you will visit Chikan old town to view the local rural life before lunch. Afterwards you will be transferred back to Guangzhou, drop off at the hotel where the wonderful day trip concludes.

Hong Kong: Day Trip to Shenzhen City and Theme Parks

3. Hong Kong: Day Trip to Shenzhen City and Theme Parks

The hotel pick-up time is between 07:00 to 07:30 after which you will take a first class train to Shenzhen.  You will be escorted by a tour guide from Hong Kong at all time till you come back to Hong Kong.  The first stop is Shenzhen Museum of History & Folk Center. It has more than 20,000 pieces of cultural relics, showing the civilization of China and historic materials about the development history of Shenzhen. Dim Sum Lunch will be served at Shangri-la Hotel.  Then you will go to the most famous theme park in Shenzhen: Splendia China & China Folk Culture Villages. There are more than 70 famous scenic wonders from China in miniature. This is the world's largest display of miniature landmarks.  You will enjoy 2 shows of folk arts, customs, dances, etc. Transfer back to Hong Kong by coach and first class train.  Service ends at Hung Hom MTR station.

China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

4. China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

Enjoy a high-speed data pack to stay connected with your friends and family on WhatsApp and seamlessly check up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout your trip to China. Access all these Apps and websites without being restricted by the Chinese firewall or using a VPN, providing you with connectivity if you are going to China, Hong Kong, or Macau. This data plan comes with an eSIM and you don’t have to switch SIM Cards between your devices anymore. Simply scan the eSIM profile then follow the simple steps of installation and you can get connected to the Internet once you arrive. The eSIM data service is only supported on eSIM enabled devices. Please check if your devices have eSIM functions before you place the orders. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): ctm-mobile Local operator info: China - China Unicom Hong Kong: csl Macau: CTM

Guangzhou: Pearl River Night Cruise with Buffet Dinner

5. Guangzhou: Pearl River Night Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Benefit from pick-up at your downtown Guangzhou hotel at around 17:30, and then board a comfortable vehicle to journey to the start of your Pearl River cruise. Stretching for more than 2,000 kilometers, and the third longest river in China, the Pearl River is a gem of Guangzhou city. Admire the breathtaking sights and illuminated monuments after dark as you feast on a buffet dinner. See the tall Canton Tower floodlit for the night. Built for the 2010 Asian Games, the tower topped out in 2009 at 595.7 meters, briefly making it the tallest tower in the world. Journey along the ribbon of the Pearl River as it connects historical sites and the beautiful scenery. Get an insight into the modern culture and historical legacy of Guangzhou as you relax into the delightful experience. Return to the wharf after approximately 1.5 hours, where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

From Guangzhou: 4-Hour Guided Afternoon Tour

6. From Guangzhou: 4-Hour Guided Afternoon Tour

With pick-up from your downtown hotel at around 13:30, you will enjoy a comfortable transfer to start your afternoon trip in Guangzhou. Proceed to Guangzhou’s largest park, Yuexiu Park, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Then marvel at the Five-Ram Sculpture carved from 130 pieces of granite and visit the Zhenhai Tower, also named the Five-Storied Pagoda, both of which are symbolic sites in the city. After that you will visit the 1500 year old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. The highlight of the temple is the 57.6 meters high Flower Pagoda. It appears to have 9 storeys, but inside there are actually 17 storeys. Discover its history and its importance to Buddhism. Afterwards, return to your hotel to conclude the half-day trip before 17:30.

8-Hour Coach and Walking Tour of Guangzhou's Highlights

7. 8-Hour Coach and Walking Tour of Guangzhou's Highlights

With pick-up from your downtown hotel at around 08:30, board your comfortable vehicle and head to Guangzhou for a day's sightseeing. Follow your guide to visit the ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, famed for its exquisite craftsmanship, including wood, stone, and brick carving, and metalwork using copper and iron. Admire the most characteristic Guangdong architecture and learn its history. Continue to explore the European style buildings on Shamian Island, which used to be the concession area in the 19th century. Wander around the most exotic place in Guangzhou to enjoy the quiet and beautiful environment. After having lunch in a local restaurant, move on to Guangzhou’s largest park of Yuexiu Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Marvel at the Five-Ram Sculptur carved from 130 pieces of granite and the Zhenhai Tower, also named Five-Storied Pagoda, both of which are symbolic sites in the city. After that you will visit the 1500 year old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. The highlight of the temple is the 57.6 meters high Flower Pagoda. It appears to have 9 storeys, but inside there are actually 17 storeys. Discover its history and importance to Buddhism. Afterwards, return to your hotel to conclude your Guangzhou highlights trip.

Shenzhen Private Day Trip

8. Shenzhen Private Day Trip

At 8 am, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby in Shenzhen, then start city tour. Firstly you will go to Shenzhen Museum to view the exhibitions for the city and some relics from this area. Moreover you will learn how the city developed so quickly in the past 30 year in the exhibition hall of the modern Shenzhen. Then you will be transferred to Dafen Village where there are many oil paintings selling here,it is very impressive to view that many painting studios and shops assembled at one spot. Lunch is included at local restaurant. Then you will head to Shenzhen Splendid China Folk Culture Village to spend the rest of the day to learn different ethnic groups in China and their folk culture. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel where the trip concludes.

Guangzhou: Full-Day Private City Trip

9. Guangzhou: Full-Day Private City Trip

The Guangzhzou English guide will be holding a sign with your name written on it and wait for your group at your centrally located Guangzhou hotel at 09:00 in the morning. Then, visit Guangzhou Five Rams Statue and Zhenhai Tower. This five ram concrete sculpture is just like the symbol of Guangzhou, hence the “City of Five Rams” reference. Many products use "Five Rams City" for its branding. Some citizens also like to go there to do some morning exercises, to dance and go jogging etc. Zhenhai Tower is a special collection and exhibition of cultural relics and historical sites of Guangzhou history. Then, have a typical Guangzhou snack for lunch. The lunch fee is at your own charge, which is not included in the tour package. Later on, go to Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Chen Ancestral Temple. The Baozhuangyan Temple was first built by the monk Tanyu under orders from Emperor Wu 1500 years ago, and the Buddhist holy land at Guangzhou, which is also regarded as one of Guangzhou's scenic spots and historical sites. Chen Ancestral Temple is the most famous of existing ancestral temples in Guangzhou known as the "Guangzhou's cultural card." Head to Lychee Bay and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, which is a memorial building to commemorate Sun Yat-sen, the great revolutionary leader. Finally, return back to your hotel.

From Guangzhou: Mount Danxia and Nanhua Temple Full-Day

10. From Guangzhou: Mount Danxia and Nanhua Temple Full-Day

Benefit from pick-up at your Guangzhou hotel at 07:00 and transfer with your guide to Guangzhou Nan Railway Station (Guangzhou South). Catch the bullet train to Shaoguan, about 1 hour's journey to the north. Upon arrival in Shaoguan, travel to Danxia Mountain, declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "China Danxia" in 2010. Climb to the summit of Zhanglao to experience the highest peak of Danxia Mountain, and get bird's eye views of the surrounding outcrops of the mountain range. Marvel at the curious rock formation of Yang Yuan Stone, ("Male/Father Stone") and its remarkable resemblance to a phallus. After a quick snack, continue to the Buddhist monastery of Nanhua Temple. Known for its Buddha statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Amitabha in the Grand Hall. Enjoy a complimentary light lunch before returning to Shaoguan Railway Station to catch the bullet train back to Guangzhou, where on arrival a vehicle will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Guangdong

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 33 reviews

The history of Guangzhou is incredible, and learning about the culture, the background to the creation of the city and the vibrant and successful city is today was great

Good but expensive for 1 person.

Lovely friendly helpful guide, though cost for private tour for 1 person for 3 hours was expensive, & more than private day tour for 1 person for 6 hours!!??

Had a great time

Had a wonderful time. Our guide Miss Lin was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely look into future trips here

It was a very nice experience. It worth every cents

It was ver wonderful and helpful tour. Thank you!!