Get Inspired / China China: Guangzhou Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China China: Guangzhou story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province (Canton) is China’s largest and most prosperous commercial city in the south, 182 km north-west of Hong Kong at the confluence of the Pearl and Zengbu rivers. Sites of interest include Yuexiu Park, the biggest park in Guangzhou covering 93 hectares, Guangxiao Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the city and the octagonal Flower Pagoda in the still-active Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, an oddity in that it appears to have only 9 storeys when , in fact, it has 17. Once referred to in the western world as Canton, this vibrant city has the weather to attract and captivate a holiday crowd – year round. Guangzhou’s positioning close to the Tropic of Cancer means it avoids the extremely chilly winters. And when you consider it has such large and scenically splendid outdoor areas to explore, there’s little wonder the 93ha hilltop park of Yuexiu is frequented by as many local businessmen as tourists. It is here that Cantonese Cuisine was born, a style of cooking familiar among westerners. Prepare for something sweet, something sour, even salty and spicy. And dim sum is as supreme as the traditional moon cakes and assorted pastries. As is the case in other major Chinese cities, you can shop until you drop such is the variety and sizes of the department stores and quality boutiques. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Top 5 Club Med ski resorts for families Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The Eight Sights of Guangzhou Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.