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  • 1 Liwan Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Lizhiwan Lu RC - Canton

    Liwan Museum offers a convincing immersion into what was a wealthy residence during the colonial era (late 19C/early 20C) before the Revolution. The delicate glazing of the windows is striking, with stained glass filtering an iridescent light into th..

  • 2 Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    34 Longjin li. Zhongshan qi Lu 34 RC - Canton

    Comprising a ceremonial room, an area for trade and a temple dedicated to the ancestors, this huge, late-19C complex is typical of Confucian-style architecture. The luxurious decoration reflects the wealth of the Chen family. The temple roof is adorn..

  • 3 Museum of the Nanyue Tomb Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    867 Jiefang Beilu 867 RC - Canton

    This museum is built on the burial site of King Zhao Mo of the Yue dynasty, who ruled in the 2C BC with Guangzhou as his capital. It was the fortuitous discovery in 1983 of the king's incredible tomb which led to the creation of this museum. The king..

  • 4 Shamian Island Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Shamian St. RC - Canton

    A former sandbar that has been stabilised, Shamian Island lies on the zhu jiang (Pearl River). French and British traders (the "foreign devils") built their homes here in the late 19C, as well as their banks and shops, leaving a wealth of V..

  • 5 Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    259 Dongfeng zhonglu 259 RC - Canton

    Dedicated to Sun Yat-Sen (the first president of the Republic of China, who was from Guangzhou), the 20C Memorial building is now used as a concert hall. The choice of materials symbolises the links between China and the West, with the use of blue cl..

  • 6 Yuexiu Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Jiefang Beilu RC - Canton

    The green hills of Yuexiu Park are popular with the inhabitants of Guangzhou, who come here to relax, enjoy a picnic or take their morning exercise. Two monuments attract the attention of amateur photographers: Zhenhai Tower and the sculpture of the ..

  • 7 Flower Pagoda Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    87-89 Liurong Lu 87-89 RC - Canton

    The most remarkable building of the Buddhist Temple of the Six Banyan Trees is the beautifully carved Flower Pagoda (1098). Standing at a height of 54m, the pagoda consists of 17 storeys, only eight of which are visible thanks to a trompe-l'oeil effe..

  • 8 Guangzhou Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    13 Luhu Lu 13 RC - Canton

    Opened in 1997, this gallery, one of the largest art museums in southern China, is housed in a modern building at the southernmost point of Lake Luhu. Much of the museum is dedicated to the artists of the so-called "Lingnan" school. Also of..

  • 9 Peasant Movement Training Institute Interesting

    Museums and art

    42 Zhongshan si Lu 42 RC - Canton

    Founded in 1924, the Peasant Movement Training Institute is housed in the buildings of a 14C Confucian temple. It was home to 800 pupils for only six semesters and had three famous teachers, one of whom was Mao Zedong. In 1927, the Guomindang closed ..

  • 10 White Cloud Mountain Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    RC - Canton

    White Cloud Mountain (Bai Yun) offers a breath of fresh air just a few miles north of Guangzhou and is one of the most popular walks with the inhabitants of the city, especially during festival time, when it's considered good luck to climb a mountain..

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