A visit to a new location is always exciting. Seeing new vista and tourist attractions can be somewhat of an exhilarating experience and the same can also be said when trying out their specialty foods and other related delicacies. If you are heading over the Canton province for a visit, here are ten things you should not miss which can be found in Chinese travel groups today.
- The Pedestrian Street of Shangxiajiu
Considered to be as one of the busiest commercial pedestrian streets in China, the pedestrial street of Shangxiajiu in Liwan District, Guangzhou is 1,218-meter-long street is lined with more than 300 shops. Here, tourists will find a variety of restaurants and food stores having a combination of traditional and modern food as well as Chinese and foreign food.
- The Ancestral Hall of the Chen Clan
Famous for its ornate decoration which is presented inside and outside the halls, the Chen clan ancestral hall is home to the Guangdong Folk Art. Tourists will be able to find trove of Chinese folk arts including large collections of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving are seen on the walls, beams, columns, ridges that are available for viewing
- The Pearl River
The Pearl River stands out during the evening when the lighting starts providing a breathtaking night view of the city for good enjoyment. Furthermore, the blaze of neon lights will reflect on the river which makes it great for evening boat tour or perhaps a cruise ride.
- Yuexiu Park
Known as the largest park in the city, its beautiful scenery and its large number of historical relics is what makes this park famous for. This includes the Five-Ram Sculpture, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, as well as the Square Cannon Site.
- Sacred Heart Cathedral
The Sacred Heart Cathedral provides tourists rich culture and history with it being one of the oldest churches in Guangzhou and the largest of its kind in Southern China. You will find the cathedral on the north bank of the Pearl River.
- Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum
The Western Han Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum is highly recognized for its elegant Han Dynasty architecture while at the same time showcases Guangzhou’s near 2,000-year of rich history. Visitors will find that the tomb is made up of 750 huge stones with colorful murals and is hidden 20 meters (65.6 feet) underground.
- Shamian Island
Dotted with various historical buildings, the Shamian Island is a sandbank island in Liwan District, Guangzhou. Tourists often go to this place to experience its European-style architecture.
- Bright Filial Piety Temple
Considered to be the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the Lingnan Area, the Bright Filial Piety Temple stands tall at Guangxiao Lu. Many famous Buddhist monks came here to preach religious doctrines, bringing glory to this temple making it hold a special place in Buddhist history
- Qingping Market
Tourists will be able to find a wide variety of Agricultural Complementary Products, Chinese Herbal Medicines as well as Aquatic Products making them a great place to visit for souvenirs.
- Guangzhou Ocean World
Guangzhou Ocean World is home to more than 200 kinds of fish and many other rare ocean creatures which are showcased in a high-tech exhibition hall for sightseeing, entertainment, research and education purposes.