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Top Tourist Spots in Guangzhou – A Quick Guide for You

To effortlessly make an amazing holiday plan that covers the best traveller's hotspots in Guangzhou, take a look at this easy guide and take note of your favourite places to check out when in the city.


Sacred Heart Cathedral

This Catholic religious site took about 25 years to be built and was completed only in the year 1888. The whole structure is made of just granite and is one of the rare places that were built as such. When you visit the Cathedral in the mornings, you will be able to see the mass that happens every weekend. These masses happen in various languages that include Korean, Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. Certainly, a beautiful place to visit, the Sacred Heart Cathedral is worth taking a day off your vacation, step out of your Guangzhou serviced apartment the likes of Citadines LiZhiWan Guangzhou and venture out to.


Huacheng Square

For the ultra-modern site in Guangzhou, you must visit the Huacheng Square. With many local attractions within walking distance of this place, it is a popular tourist hangout spot. The nearby buildings and attractions include the Guangdong Museum, the library, the Canton Tower, and the International Finance Centre. At night, the place makes for an amazing backdrop for vacation pictures, with all the buildings lit up vibrantly. People also gather at this hub to view the sunset after a day of exploring the city. You can find many cafes and restaurants in this area too.


Canton Tower

Known as the iconic landmark of the city, the Canton Tower is about six hundred metres tall and makes for a mammoth attraction that literally lights the whole place up. For a while, this building was the tallest tower on earth. Inside the structure, you will find many coffee shops, restaurants, stores and more entertainment facilities.



The Redtory used to be a part of the industrial sector of Guangzhou and is not a gallery that is home to many fine works or art, with studios, event spaces and fancy cafes inside of it. You can find the hip, artsy crowd here, whether it is a tourist or a local. A few good bookshops in the area will help you out in finding the perfect book while you sip a cup of coffee at one of the fancy cafes inside Redtory.


Shamian Island

After you pass a tiny canal, you will find yourself on the Shamian Island. This island used to be a prominent trading point back in the day when it was used as the main port by the ships that came to China or the countries around it. The architecture on this island resembles that of Europe and has a whole different vibe to it when compared to the rest of China. For a day away from the bustling city, the Shamian Island is a great place to head to. You can explore the whole island in just a day and it makes for the perfect weekend getaway too.