With a population of over 2 million, Guangzhou is definitely one of the largest and most populous cities in China. Although the city is now full of towering buildings and neon lights, there are still several tourist attractions that depict the rich Chinese history and tradition of Guangzhou. What’s more, there are plenty of restaurants wherever you go so you never have to worry about going hungry, or running out of things to do in Guangzhou for that matter!
Shopping is a very rewarding albeit sometimes stressful activity in Guangzhou. There are lots of shopping districts in the city and you can find an array of shopping venues everywhere, from a street-side stall to a gigantic mall. Some of the best shopping districts in the city are the Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street and the Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street.
If you want to watch some authentic Chinese theatrical shows and performances, head to the Guangzhou Opera House and check its calendar of events.
If you want a momentary escape from the busy city life, you can spend a day exploring the Guangzhou Zoological Garden or Guangzhou Zoo. Aside from viewing the typical animal exhibits, you can also witness amazing animal performances.
Nightlife in the city is bright and vibrant. There are several nightspots in Guangzhou that are frequented by foreigners so you won’t have to feel out of place. Whatever your taste and budget are, you can surely find a bar or club of your preference.
If you are also planning to go to Hong Kong, the district of Tianhe is the place to be since it is a major transportation hub for Guangzhou to Hong Kong trains.
The city of Guangzhou features a humid subtropical climate with a strong East Asian monsoon influence. Summers are generally rainy with high humidity, high heat index, and high temperatures. Winters are typically mild and relatively dry. The average temperature in the hottest month of July is 28.6 °C (83.5 °F) while the coolest month of January has an average temperature of 13.6 °C (56.5 °F).
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