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Must-Visit Attractions in Guangzhou - Don't miss out on this destination! 

Guangzhou, often referred to as Canton, is a bustling metropolis in southern China. With a history spanning over 2,000 years, the city boasts a rich cultural heritage and a plethora of attractions. Here are five must-visit places in Guangzhou:

1

The Canton Tower

This iconic skyscraper is not only the tallest structure in Guangzhou but also one of the most recognizable landmarks. The tower, with its stunning hyperboloid structure, stands at 604 meters tall. It's particularly enchanting when lit up at night and is only a short distance away from Oakwood Premier Guangzhou.

2

Yuexiu Park

Yuexiu Park is the largest park in downtown Guangzhou, offering a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle. The park is home to the famous Five Rams Statue, which is the city's emblem. It also features a lake, teahouse, and several historical sites. The park's main attraction is the Zhenhai Tower, which provides a glimpse into Guangzhou's history.

3

Chimelong Safari Park

 If you're travelling with family, a visit to Chimelong Safari Park is a must. It's one of the most extensive safari parks in China and is home to over 20,000 rare animals, including giant pandas, white tigers, and koalas. The park offers a fantastic opportunity for up-close encounters with wildlife.

4

Shamian Island

Shamian Island, situated in the Liwan District, is a charming and historic area easily accessible from serviced apartments in Guangzhou. This small sandbank island is known for its colonial architecture, tree-lined streets, and tranquil atmosphere. It's a delightful place to take a leisurely stroll and admire the well-preserved buildings.

5

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall

The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, also known as the Chen Clan Academy, is a magnificent example of Cantonese architecture. Built-in the 19th century, it's a complex of buildings where the Chen family's descendants gathered to study for the imperial examinations. The complex is now a museum featuring traditional Chinese art and crafts, making it a great place to explore the region's history and culture.

6

Baiyun Mountain

Baiyun Mountain, which means "White Cloud Mountain," is a tranquil oasis in the city. The mountain offers an excellent hiking opportunity with various scenic spots along the way, including Nengren Temple and Mingchun Valley. It's an ideal place to reconnect with nature and escape the urban environment for a while.

7

Cantonese Opera at the Guangzhou Opera House

If you want to experience Guangzhou's cultural heritage, attending a Cantonese opera performance at the Guangzhou Opera House is a fantastic choice. This modern architectural masterpiece hosts traditional Cantonese opera shows, allowing you to immerse yourself in the art and music of the region.

8

Chimelong Paradise

Located in the Panyu District, Chimelong Paradise is a popular theme park filled with thrilling rides, live entertainment, and family-friendly attractions. It's an excellent destination for a fun day out, especially if you're traveling with kids.

9

The Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

This museum is home to the tomb of the Nanyue King, Zhao Mo, who ruled during the Western Han Dynasty. The tomb is a fascinating archaeological site, and the museum showcases the incredible artifacts discovered here. It's an excellent place for history enthusiasts.

10

The Flower City Square

Situated in the Tianhe District, the Flower City Square is a vast open space surrounded by modern skyscrapers. It's a fantastic spot to experience the city's vibrant energy. The square often hosts cultural events, and it's perfect for an evening stroll.

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