Flights to Guangzhou

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September 30

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Guangzhou can also be called Canton. It is the third largest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai with a population of more than 12 million people. The city was founded in 214 BC. It is so old that to believe it, looking at its panorama today, is completely impossible. Nevertheless, Guangzhou for two thousand years remained the center of trade, cultural exchange and at the same time various revolutions and reforms, which makes it an important part of China and a must-see place in this country.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, CAN

The main airport of Guangzhou is relatively few years old, it opened in 2004, replacing an older and less functional airport of the same name. At the same time, the new building is five times larger than the previous one, due to which it immediately solved all the problems with congestion, huge lines and constant complaints of passengers.


Baiyun new airport is open around the clock. Travelers note that this is one of the most comfortable airports in China. It is clean and comfortable. The Internet can work poorly due to the abundance of people, but there is a large selection of places to eat and you can relax in the massage chair for free.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

The easiest way to get to the city center is via the Guangzhou 3 metro line. The station at the airport is called “South Airport". A trip to the city takes about 42 minutes and a one-way ticket costs $ 1. Trains run every 7 minutes from 6:10 to 23:00. It is better to study the route in advance so as not to get confused in the Chinese navigation.

From the airport there are many buses to the center of Guangzhou with different routes. Their cost is different, but basically the trip will cost 3-5 dollars. However, the metro is preferable: more convenient, faster and simply better.

For about $ 20 you can get to the city by taxi. But you need to consider that you will also need to pay extra for toll roads. There is an official taxi right at the airport, which can be ordered from a special counter. Or use the most popular Uber analog in China the Didi Chuxing application, which now has a full English version.

Quick facts about Guangzhou

Car rent
from $ 19 per day
Hotel booking
from $ 6 per night

Reference average prices in Guangzhou

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$ 2,8
🍕 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$ 19,26
🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$ 1,12
🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$ 0,28
🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)
$ 554

Best time to visit Guangzhou

Best season to travel: October to December
Hotel from $6
The average temperature during the year ranges from 10°C to 33°C
The average rainfall per year is 1736 mm

Guangzhou is warm and humid at any time of the year. It is always very green and beautiful, but for tourism it is most comfortable at the end of autumn.

What to do in Guagzhou

It happened so that Guangzhou is isolated from "typical China" by a chain of mountains. And it was always somehow connected with the outside world through trade. Actually, this largely shaped its unique way of life, its liberty mood, its special cuisine and, on the whole, turned Guangzhou into a center for the emergence of changes, from where they spread further throughout the country. Today, in Guangzhou, dozens of historical sights are collected that will tell the tourist the story of “another China”.

Sacred Heart Cathedral

This Catholic Cathedral in the heart of Guangzhou was built in 1888. It is one of only a few cathedrals in the world that are built entirely of granite. The architecture of the building is very different from the main panorama of the city. Also, masses are still held here in the mornings on weekends. Moreover, this is probably the only church in the world where the service is carried out simultaneously in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and English.

Huacheng Square

Huacheng City Square is a place where a number of city attractions are concentrated right away. Around the square you can find the Guangdong Museum, the new library, the International Financial Center and the Canton Tower. Try to walk around museums and libraries before sunset, and return to the square in the evening to admire its colorful lights.

Canton Tower

This is one of the main attractions of Guangzhou, which can be seen from anywhere in the city. The tower rises almost 600 meters up and in the evening illuminates everything around with bright lights. For some very short time, the Canton Tower remained in first place in the list of the highest in the world. There is also a cafe, restaurant, observation decks, and even attractions for adrenaline buffs.


Once in the area there were just industrial factories, and now Redtory is the focus of art galleries, artists' workshops, art spaces, creative companies, fashion offices, modern shops and creative cafes. You can come here not only for the sake of art exhibitions, but also just for the sake of an inspiring setting, which is ideal for holding photo shoots and searching for unique souvenirs.

Baomo Garden

About an hour drive from Guangzhou is a garden, for which it’s worth going on such a long journey. Baomo Garden is an ideal example of South Chinese architecture and horticultural art. The garden was originally built at the end of the Qing Dynasty. Unfortunately, it was completely destroyed in the 50s. But a few years later, it began to be restored, and now the garden is completely restored in its authentic form.

Guangdong Museum

To learn more about the history and culture of Guangzhou, head straight to the new Guangdong Museum, built near Huacheng Square. Among the main expositions there are halls about the history and culture of the province, as well as an exposition with natural resources of the region. In addition, the museum constantly hosts various temporary exhibitions.

What to eat in Guangzhou

They say that locals can eat absolutely everything that has four legs, except for the table. That is why Cantonese cuisine is considered one of the most adventurous in China. But at the same time, one of the most popular local dishes is the most ordinary chicken. It is lightly seasoned to give a taste of the meat itself. On New Year's Eve in Guangzhou, usually cook a whole chicken, including the head and legs.

An important part of the local culture is dim sum. The classic picture here looks like this: people wake up, come to one of the establishments, read the newspaper, eat dim sum and drink tea.

As elsewhere in China, small barbecue skewers are popular in Guangzhou. Here they are called Shao Wei. Usually it is pork or duck, but it may be something exotic.

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