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Guangdong Province

Guangdong is one of the most early trading ports in China. They have their own distinct dialect and food.

Within the province, there are 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 3 sites voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China and 6 Historical and Cultural Cities.

World Heritage Sites :
Most Beautiful Places :
Prefecture Level Cities :

Guangzhou Prefecture City

Guangzhou is the province capital of Guangdong Province.

Old City Districts :
New City Districts :

Shenzhen Prefecture City

Shenzhen is the prefecture next to Hong Kong and is one of the most successful special economic zone.

Shenzhen is 161km south of Guangzhou City and 1 hour 8mins by high speed train from Guangzhou City.

Districts :

Kaiping Diaoluo and Villages

Location:
Around Kaiping City
Travel Information:

Kaiping Diaoluo and Villages

Kaiping Diaoluo and Villages

Yuexiu District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
Old City District
Metro Line:
Lines 1,2,5,6
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Guangxiao Temple

This ancient temple has a history of 1700 years was first built during the Western Han Dynasty. It is the oldest temple in Guangzhou.

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

The hall was built in 1931 in memory of Dr Sun Yat Sen.

Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street

A popular street shopping location in centre of Guangzhou.

Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street

In the middle of the pedestrian street are display of street and building foundations remains from Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties.

Guangzhou Railway Station

Liwan District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
Old City District
Metro Line:
Lines 1,5,6 and Guangfo Line
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Ancestral Temple of Chen Family

The compound was built between 1890 to 1894 and is a good example of south china architectural.

Shamian Island

The island was a port for foreign trade fron Song to Qing dynasty. The western architectural buildings are built from 1859 after the island became concession for Britain and France.

Shangxia Jiu Lu Pedestrian Street

The shops are housed in old Qi Luo buildings on both sides of the road.

Baiyun District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
Old City District
Metro Line:
Lines 3,6
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Sanyuanli Anti-British Invasion Museum

The museum honours the Sanyuanli villagers who resisted the British invasion in 1841 and achieved the first chinese victory against the invaders.

Guangzhou Former Airport Terminal

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Tianhe District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
Old City District
Metro Line:
Lines 1,3,4,5,6 and Zhujiang APM
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

530m mixed use skycraper was completed in 2016. Located at Zhujiang New Town.

Guangzhou International Finance Centre

438.6m office, conference and hotel skycraper was completed in 2010.

CITIC Plaza

391m 80 storey skcraper was completed in 1997.

The Pinnacle

360m office and hotel skycraper was completed in 2012.

Pearl River Tower

309.6m 71 storey skycraper was completed in 2011.

Fortune Center

Also known as Yuexiu Finance Tower. The 309.6m 68 storey skycraper was completed in 2015. Located at Zhujiang New Town.

Nearest subway station: Huangpu Avenue Station, APM, Sports West Station, Line 3.

Leatop PlazaGuangzhou

302.7m 66 storey office skycraper was completed in 2012. Located at Zhujiang New Town.

Guangzhou East Railway Station

Guangzhou East Railway Station

Huangpu District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
Old City District
Metro Line:
Line 5
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Site of Former Whampoa Military Academy Gate

Whampoa Military Academy was set up by Dr Sun Yet Sen in 1924. It produced a generation of Chinese military leaders who played a key role in China's history.

Site of Former Whampoa Military Academy The Great Parlour

Site of Former Whampoa Military Academy

Site of Former Whampoa Military Academy Former Residence of Dr Sun Yet Sen

Site of Former Whampoa Military Academy Dr Sun Yet Sen Monument

Jinhua Temple

A temple with over 600 years history.

Guangzhou Baihegang Fort

One of 7 Qing dynasty era forts in Changzhou Island built between 1883-4 during the Sino French War. The forts were dismantled by the Japanese in 1938. This is one of two of two forts still intact.

Haizhu District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
Old City District
Metro Line:
Lines 1,3,4,8 and Zhujiang APM
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Canton Tower

The 595.7m observation tower was the tallest structure in China till 2013 when Shanghai Tower was completed.

Nearest subway station: Canton Tower Station, Line 3.

Nansha District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
Old City District
Honours:

Nansha Tianhou Palace Statue of Mazu



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Nansha Tianhou Palace

The temple was first built in the Ming dynasty to worship the Goddess of Sea or Mazu. The current temple was rebuilt in 1996.

Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Nansha Tianhou Palace



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Nansha Tianhou Palace



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

View of Pearl River from Tianhou Palace



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Guangzhou Nansha Tianhou Palace Nanling Tower



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Dajiao Mountain Fort Ammunition Store



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Dajiao Mountain Fort Remains of Qing Army Camp



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Dajiao Mountain Fort Ping An Fort



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Dajiao Mountain Fort Ping An Fort Gun



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Dajiao Mountain Fort Zhen Ding Fort



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Dajiao Mountain Fort Zhen Ding Fort Gun



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Puzhou Fort



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Puzhou Fort



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Puzhou Fort



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Puzhou Fort



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Puzhou Fort



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Pearl River near Tianhou Palace



Nearest subway station: Jinzhou Station, Line 4.

Panyu District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
New City District
Metro Line:
Lines 2,3,4
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Huadu District, Guangzhou Prefecture

Location:
New City District
Metro Line:
Lines 3
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Luohu District, Shenzhen Prefecture

Location:
Travel Information:

Luohu Custom

The most popular gateway to Hong Kong from Shenzhen.

Shenzhen Railway Station

Shenzhen KK100 Building

The 442m skyscraper is the world 14th tallest buiding as at 2015.

Dongmen Old Street

This 300 years old shopping street is Shenzhen's oldest and most popular.

Nearest Metro Station: Laojie station, interchnge of Line 1 Luobao Line and Line 3 Longgang Line, Walking distance

Dongmen Old Street Enyue Academy

Shenzhen Leyuan Road Seafood Street

Shenzhen Leyuan Road Seafood Street

Shenzhen Leyuan Road Seafood Street

Shenzhen Leyuan Road Seafood Street

Shenzhen Leyuan Road Seafood Street

Shun Hing Square

384m supertall building.

Nearest Metro Station: Grand Theatre station, Line 1 and 2 interchange

Futian District, Shenzhen Prefecture

Location:
Travel Information:

Portrait of Deng Xiaoping

A landmark in Shenzhen recognising the contribution of the Chinese leader to this city.

Lizhi Park

The park was developed on the site with some old lychee tree, giving the park its name.

Nearest Metro Station: Hongling station, Line 3 Longgang Line, Walking distance

Lianhuashan Park



Nearest Metro Station: station, Line Line, Walking distance

Shenzhen Futian Railway Station

Mangrove coast that is China's smallest national park.

Nearest Metro Station: Futian station, Intercahnge of Line 3 Longgang Line and Line 2 Shekou Line, Walking distance

East Pacific Centre

Tower A is a 306m upertall residential block.

Nearest Metro Station: Chegongmiao Station, interchange of Line 1 Luobao Line

Ping An Finance Centre

599m office tower.

Nearest Metro Station: Futian Station, interchange of Lines 2 and 3, Shopping Park Station, interchange of Lines 1 and 3

Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2

300m office tower, near lianhuashan park.

Nearest Metro Station: Huaqiang Station, interchange of Lines 2 and 3, Shopping Park Station, interchange of Lines 1 and 3

Shenzhen Changfu Jinmao Building

304m office tower.

Shenzhen Changfu Jinmao Building

Mangrove National Park

Mangrove coast that is China's smallest national park.

Nearest Metro Station: Qiaochengdong station, Line 3 Longgang Line, Walking distance

Nanshan District, Shenzhen Prefecture

Location:
161km south of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour 8mins by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Window of the World

A park with miniature models of landmarks around the world.

Nearest Metro Station: Window of the World station, Interchange station of Line 1 Luobao Line and Line 2 Shekou Line, Walking distance

Shenzhen Bay Park

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Nearest Metro Station: Sea World station, Line 2 Shekou Line, Walking distance

Shenzhen Shekou Sea World

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Nearest Metro Station: Sea World station, Line 2 Shekou Line, Walking distance

Shenzhen Shekuo Nuwa Statue

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Nearest Metro Station: Sea World station, Line 2 Shekou Line, Walking distance

Nantou Ancient City South Gate

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Nearest Metro Station: Daxing or Taoyuan station, Line 1 Luobao Line, public trsnsport from Metro station

Nantou Ancient City East Gate

Nantou Ancient City Guandi Temple

Nantou Ancient City Former Xinan Opium Den

Nantou Ancient City Former Dongguan Guild

Nantou Ancient City Xinan Former Government Building

Nantou Ancient City Xinan Former Government Building

Nantou Ancient City Main Street

Nantou Ancient City Museum

Zhongshan Park

Shenzhen's first public park.

Chiwan Left Fort

The fort was constructed in 1717 to guard access to Pearl River. There used to be a left and right fort with 12 guns. This is the only remaining fort.

Chiwan Left Fort Statue of Lin Zexu

The fort was used by Lin Zexu during the first opium war.

Chiwan Tianhou Temple

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Nearest Metro Station: Taoyuan station, Line 1 Luobao Line, Walking distance

Tomb of Young Song Emperor

This is the tomb of the last Emperor of Southern Song dynasty.

China Resources Headquarters

392m supertall building.

Nearest Metro Station: Houhai station, Line 11 Airport Express Line

Hanking Centre

350m supertall building.

Nearest Metro Station: Shenda station, Line 1 Luobao Line

Yantian District, Shenzhen Prefecture

Location:
161km south of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour 8mins by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Entrance to Sino British Street, Yantian District Shatou Town

The street that became the border between Hong Kong and China after the treaty in 1898.

Minsk World

The key attraction in this park is the Soviet aircraft carrier Minsk.

There are also static aircraft display near where the aircraft carrier Minsk is berthed. The park has been closed in Feb 2016.

Dameisha Beach Park

A long stretch of fine sand beach facing South China Sea.

Longgang District, Shenzhen Prefecture

Location:
161km south of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour 8mins by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Longcheng Square

The largest public square in Guangdong province and the 3rd largest in the country.

Nearest Metro Station: Longcheng Square station, Line 3 Longgang Line, Walking distance

Baoan District, Shenzhen Prefecture

Location:
Travel Information:

Wanfu Square

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Wanfu Square

The 130m long, 5.67m high and 10cm thick wall holds the world record for the largest number of fortune character. It was recognised by Guinness World Records in 2000.

Wanfu Square

Chinese fortune character on the wall.

Shenzhen Baoan International Airport

Airport is 35km from city centre.

Shenzhen North Railway Station

Dongguan City

Location:
60km south of Guangzhou city
Travel Information:
abt 1 hour from Guangzhou City by high speed train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Dongguan Ying En Gate, Central Area

Ke Garden, Central Area

Ke Garden

Ke Garden

Ke Garden

Weiyuan Emplacement, Southwest Area

Inside the emplacement

Humen Bridge, Southwest Area

This 15km bridge across Pearl River is the first suspensed bridge designed and built by China. It was completed in 1997.

Opium War Museum, Southwest Area

Pit where the opium was destroyed by Lin Zexu. The burning of the opium here in 1839 resulted in the first opium war.

Opium War Museum

Bronze statue of Lin Zexu

Opium War Museum

Emplacement shape Opium War museum details the fight and history of the opium war.

Dongguan Railway Station

Foshan City

Location:
57km west of Guangzhou city
Travel Information:
abt 1 hour by Guangzhou City metro
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Nanhai Kwanyin Temple

The temple was first built in 990 durng the Song dynasty.

Foshan Ancestral Temple

A Daoist temple first buit in the Song Dynasty. It is decorated with cravings and sculptures. The current temple was rebuilt in 1990s.

Jiangmen City

Location:
90km southwest of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
46mins by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Old commerical district of Jiangmen City

Former residence of Liang Qichao

Chen Baisha Memorial Hall

Chen Baisha is one of the famous scholars in the Ming Dynasty. Jiangmen city is his hometown and the memorial hall was built in 1993 to commemorate 565th anniversary of his birth.

Li Yuan


Li Yuan is within Kaiping City in Jiangmen City Perfecture.

Villages around Kaiping City


Kaiping City in Jiangmen City Perfecture.

Zhikan Old Town

The original old buildings with western architectural designs were built during the Qing dynasty.
Zhikan Old Town is within Kaiping City in Jiangmen City Perfecture.

Zhongshan City

Location:
66km south of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
34 mins by high speed train from Guangzhou City
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Sun Wen Shopping Street

Zhongshan City Museum

Dr Sun Yat Sun Memorial

Hometown of Dr Sun Yat Sun

Zhuhai City

Location:
131km southwest of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Statue of Fisher Lady

The symbol of Zhuhai city.

Beach along Lover's Road

Chaozhou City

Location:
350km east of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Chaozhou Guangji Gate



A Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level.

Chaozhou Guangji Bridge

Chaozhou Xiashui Gate

Chaozhou Zumu Gate

Chaozhou Shangshui Gate

Chaozhou City Wall

Chaozhou Shop Houses

Chaozhou Archway in old city

Chaozhou Shop Houses

Chaozhou Traditional Product

Chaozhou Traditional Food 2

Chaozhou Traditional Food

Chaozhou Traditional Food

Chaozhou Traditional Food

Chaozhou Traditional Food

Chaozhou Haiyang County Confucian Study Palace

Chaozhou Haiyang County Confucian Study Palace

Chaozhou Jilue Huang Temple



A Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level.

Chaozhou Jilue Huang Temple

Chaozhou Jilue Huang Temple

Chaozhou Kaiyuan Temple



A Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level.

Chaozhou Xu Emperor Son-in-law's Mansion



A Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level.

Chaozhou Xu Emperor Son-in-law's Mansion

Chaoshan Railway Station

Shantou City

Location:
356km east of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Shantou Old City

The old city developed after the opening of shantou as a trading port in 1860 following the Treaty of Tientsin. Some of the buildings were in use till 1990s.

Shantou Old City

Shantou Old City

Shantou Little Park

Zhongshan Pavilion in the centre of old city.

Shantou Old Post Office Building

Built in 1922, this is one of two western architectural post office in China.

Shantou Opening Port Culture Exhibition Hall

Former Taiwan Bank building.

Shantou Opening Port Culture Exhibition Hall

Exhibits realting to opening of Shantou as trading port.

Shantou Statue of Mary Stone

Mary Stone was the first female western trained doctor from China. She opened several hospitals in China including one in Shantou.

Shantou Cunxin School

One of five largest charity organisation in Shantou in the 1940s.

Shantou Cunxin Shantang

Shantou Cunxin Shantang

Huizhou City

Location:
141km east of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Huizhou Jindai Historical Street Huang's Schoolroom

Jindai Historical and cultural street is one of 5 such streets in Huizhou. It is also one of the nine streets and 18 alleys in Huizhou.

Huizhou Jindai Historical Street Huang's Schoolroom

Huang's Schoolroom was built to provide lodging for students taking the imperial exams.

Huizhou Fenghu Academy

Huizhou West Lake

Huizhou West Lake Sizhou Tower

Huizhou West Lake

Huizhou West Lake Dongpo Memorial

Huizhou West Lake Fenghu Park

Huizhou West Lake Fengzhu Park

Lotus in Fengzhu Park.

Huizhou Shopping Street

Chaojing Gate

A flood control gate built with design of the former Ming era city gate.

Huizhou Hesheng Bridge

Huizhou Food

Huizhou Food

Huizhou Food

Huizhou Food

Huizhou Food

Huizhou Food

Maoming City

Location:
342km west of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
4.5 hours by slow speed train from Guangzhou City

Xinhu Park

Xinhu Park

Xinhu Park

Jiangbin Park

Cultural Square

Zhanjiang City

Location:
450km west of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1.5 hour by air from Guangzhou City

Zhanjiang Former Guangzhou Bay Chamber of Commerce Centre

Zhanjiang Buildings around old city

Zhanjiang Former French Ministerial Department and Headquarters of the French Army

Zhanjiang Former French Police Department

Zhanjiang Xiashan Catholic Church

Zhanjiang Haibin Park

Zhanjiang Sea Product Dried Fish

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Seafood Wholesale Centre

Zhanjiang Airport

Yunfu City

Location:
450km west of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
1.5 hour by air from Guangzhou City

Jiuxing Rock

Pavillion at the higesh point.

Jiuxing Rock

View of City fron Jiuxing Rock. The city has a mountainous terrain with karst landform.

Jiuxing Rock

Jiuxing Rock

Jiuxing Rock

150 years old tree in the city

Yunfu Railway East Station

Zhaoqing City

Location:
km west of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
0.5 hour by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Zhaoqing City Wall

The city wall was first built during the Song Dynasty. It is the only remaining ancient city wall in Guangdong Province.

Zhaoqing Star Lake Scenic Area

Jieyang City

Location:
km west of Guangzhou City
Travel Information:
2.5 hour by high speed train from Guangzhou City

Jieyang Confucius Temple

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