Guangzhou is famous for its architectural and natural wonders. Visit the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees which is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. The temple is said to be more than 1,500 years old and is one of the temples to visit for people who take part in the international adoption of Chinese orphans. The main hall of the temple has three Buddha statues ? Amitabha Buddha, Sakyamuni Buddha, and Apothecary Buddha. You can also visit the South China Botanical Garden which covers 1155 hectares and nestles more than 2400 species of plants. Another place worth visiting is the Chimelong Paradise amusement park. The park is home to six different types of roller coasters including 10 inversion roller coaster and dive coaster. In addition to that, it also has themed areas like Whirlwind Island, Happy Kingdom, and Kid’s Land. Guangzhou also has an array of pubs, karaoke, and nightclubs that are major spots for drinking and dancing. One of the most popular one is most probably the Bai-e-Tan Bar Street (Metro 1 Fang Cun). It is known for its variety of drinking options and events.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Guangzhou
Shopping in Guangzhou
Guangzhou has a plethora of shopping options to explore. You can start with the Shangxiajiu Street, which is especially famous for housing more than 100 retail shops selling Chinese, Japanese, and Korean garments. Visit the Tianhe Teemall which is home to outlets of international brands like Lacoste, Zara, H&M, and Versace. You can also buy a wide range of electronic gadgets, clothes, and gifts from the China Plaza. If you are looking for a place to buy accessories of international brands, then you can visit the Taikoo shopping mall. Apart from accessories, you can also buy fashionable clothes, ethnic garments, jewelry, etc.
Cantonese cuisine is known for its ingenuity and variety. If you want to try seasoned geese Intestines (Shiyou Huang E-chang), BBQ Pork's Neck (Tanshao Zhujing Rou), Roasted Goose (Shao-E), and fish Congee (Yu Zhou) then visit the Bingsheng Pinwei Restaurant. Another such place is Panxi which serve delicacies like braised sea cucumber with dried shrimp rice and home-made goose liver paste with sliced suckling pig. You can also try out dishes like Dong Jiang Salted Baked Chicken, Dong Jiang Stuffed Bean Curd, Duck Stuffed with Eight Treasures, Seven Delicacies Braised in Clay Pot, and Dong Jiang Pork Feet at the Dong Jiang Restaurant.
A Few Cantonese Words
To help you to communicate better in Guangzhou, here are a few words and phrases in the Cantonese language.
• Thank You:
m`hgòi (for a service), dòjeh (for a gift).
• Nice to meet you:
• Do you speak English?
Néih sik-m`h-sik góng Yingmán a?
• How much is this?
Nigo géido chín a?
Dos and Don’ts
• Please be careful while buying alcohol as a lot of outlets sell fake liquor.
• A lot of stores may sell duplicate accessories and jewelry. Hence, please be careful while shopping.
Emergency contact numbers
• Police/Emergency services: 110
• First-aid ambulance: 120
• Fire: 119
• Traffic Accidents: 122
• Traffic Emergency: 112
Q. Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Guangzhou?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Guangzhou is Air Canada
Q. What is the time zone used in Guangzhou?
The time zone of Guangzhou is GMT+8.
Q. What are the most popular airlines flying from Toronto to Guangzhou?
From Toronto to Guangzhou, the most popular airlines are Air Canada and United Airlines
Q. What is the shortest time for a Toronto to Guangzhou flight?
The shortest time for a connecting Toronto to Guangzhou flight is 18 hours and 30 minutes.
Q. What are the top tourist destinations of Guangzhou?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Guangzhou are Chimelong Paradise, Canton Tower, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, and South China Botanical Garden.
Q. What is the currency of China?
The currency of China is the Chinese Yuan (Renminbi RMB).
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