Also known internationally as ‘Canton’, Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province and the third-largest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai. It has a long history of international trade cultural exchange.
What to see
Take in the sights at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, watch a performance at the beautifully-designed Guangzhou Opera House, and see the Five- Ram sculpture at Yuexiu Park.
What to do
Visit former European concession Shamian Island, hike up beautiful Baiyun mountain, go on a night cruise on the Pearl River, go shopping at wholesale markets, and take the bubble tram for views around the Canton Tower. And, if you dare, go on Sky Drop on the Canton Tower – the highest vertical drop ride in the world.
What to eat
Yum cha – enjoying tea and dimsum – is a must. There’s often a lot of choice, but har gao, siu mai and cheong fen are timeless classics on any dimsum menu. Bao zai fan (claypot rice), wonton noodles, whole roasted suckling pig are also not to be missed.
Did You Know?
Guangzhou was the capital of China – not once, not twice, but three times. The first time was from 1925 to 1927, then again for a few months in 1931, and finally for just two months in 1949.
Combine your one-on-one classes with exciting tours accompanied by your teacher in Guangzhou. This is your opportunity to experience the city with a local while improving your Chinese skills.
Each tour has a five-hour duration and you can customise it as you wish, choosing where to visit and counting on your teacher’s help to decide the best itinerary for the day.
Our teachers have selected interesting places they would love to show you around. Here are their suggestions for a one-day tour in Guangzhou.
Guangzhou City Walk
- Walk along Enning Road
- Liwan Lake
- Ancestral home of Bruce Lee
- Cantonese Opera Art Museum
- Dim Sum at Tai Wo House
Guangzhou Cultural Tour
- Chen Clan Academy
- Lingnan Academic Temple Culture
- Beijing Road
- Local snacks taster
Guangzhou Educational Tour
- Guangzhou Financial Centre
- Guangzhou Museum
- Flower City Square
Would you like to make a difference while visiting Guangzhou?
We’ve partnered with organisations that will offer you the opportunity to volunteer in a range of activities, from teaching English to supporting the local community. This unique experience will allow you to have a positive impact while learning more about Chinese culture and practising the language.