Excursions in Guangzhou
The Pearl River is the third longest river in China, flowing through the heart of Guangzhou. See the city at night with a pleasurable cruise on the river. As you leisurely cruise along the river on the deluxe tour boat, a buffet dinner will be served. A great opportunity to capture the sparkling lights and the historical sights the city has to offer.
Guangzhou is the capital and the largest city of the Guangdong province. Enjoy the historical and scenic sights of city on this full day tour. Beginning at Yuexiu Park. Located at this park we find the famous Five Rams Statue, sometimes called the symbol of Guangzhou. Also at this park there is the Zhenhai Tower which houses the City Museum. The tour then visits Nanyue King Museum.
Foshan is the third largest city in Guangdong province and is famous for its porcelain industry. The tour will begin at Foshan Ancestral Temple. This Taoist temple has a long history, having been built in the Song Dynasty. Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, followed by a visit to the Foshan Folk Art Institute. Foshan Folk Art Institute was set up by the government in 1956.
Kaiping is 140 km and a 2.5 hours drive from Guangzhou. Located in the southwestern part of the Pearl River Delta it is an area rich in history. A major attraction in Kaiping is the Diaolou. These are multi-storied watch towers which were built for housing and protection of the village. This tour visits the watch towers of Zili Village where you will be given time to explore .Chinese lunch will be included at a local restaurant.
Panyu is a district of Guangzhou which lies at the heart of the Pearl Delta. It is one of the oldest cities in China, established in 214 BC. The tour begins with a visit to Yu Yin Shan Fang, one of the four famous gardens of Guangzhou. Built in the Qing Dynasty, this garden takes on the architectural style of Suzhou courtyards and offers exquisite carvings in brick, wood, lime and stone. Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.
Experience some of the history and culture Guangzhou has to offer on this half day tour of the city.Visit Yuexiu Park. The largest park in Guangzhou where the famous Five Rams statue and the Zhenhai tower is located. This is followed by a visit to the Chen Clan Temple. Built during the 1880s as a college with the funds raised from the Chen families of the Guangdong province.