Guangzhou Journals

A Weekend in Guangzhou

A January 2008 trip to Guangzhou by writeonthespot

Boulevard Photo, Guangzhou, China More Photos
Quote: Guangzhou is not a usual destination for tourists. I realized many tourists missed a lot with this presumption.

A Weekend in Guangzhou

Overview

Boulevard Photo, Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou is more known as a city for traders, being a gateway between seafarers and the rest of China. Yet, Guangzhou is not just a trading stopover. In fact, it has a lot of tourist destinations that most people know little of.When in Guangzhou, try the authentic Chinese food. Formerly known as Canton, this city thrives on delectable Chinese cuisine. In fact, it offers cheaper but more sumptuous meal than Hong Kong.Get a bout of history with a visit at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall. For just RMB10, you can enter the hall and stroll around its grounds. Take a walk to nearby attractions like the museum and the people's park.One thing that Guangzhou is rich of other than...Read More

Riverside International YH

Hotel | "Riverside Youth Hostel"

Riverside International YH Photo, Guangzhou, China
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Hostelling in China is very easy. With its wide network, you know that you have an affordable and safe place to stay. The Riverside Youth Hostel is located near a market, the bar street, a Bank of China branch, the metro station and the Pearl River. In short, it was the perfect place to be in Guangzhou.For just RMB160 a night for a room for two, you can sleep in a comfortable bed with TV and clean bathroom with hot shower. The lobby is very homey with sofa where guests can hang out. It also has an internet corner for guests wanting to get connected. Food offered in RYA is also affordable. If you want to go around Guangzhou on a bike, there are some available for rent at the hostel....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 21, 2008

Riverside International YH
No.15 Changdi Street
Guangzhou, China 510370
+86 20 22392500

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

Attraction | "Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall"

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Photo, Guangzhou, China
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A wonderful architectural landmark, a grand hall, and the giant statue of Chinese leader Sun Yat Sen await every visitor in this compound. Getting inside the Sun Yat Sen grounds costs a mere RMB10. You’ll find interesting trees and plants in its grounds. But the breathtaking view is the octagonal-shaped hall that is in itself a work of art.People behind the building of the hall really put a lot of effort, skill and talent into what now is known as the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall. It pays tribute to the Chinese leader and other Chinese who are genius builders.International and national performers perform in the great hall. Thousands of people can be accommodated in this venue. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 21, 2008

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
Dongfeng Road
Guangzhou, China

Yuntai Garden

Attraction

Cascading beauty Photo, Guangzhou, China
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We went to Yuntai Garden for the purpose of getting to Baiyun Mountain through cable car. Unknown to us, Yuntai Garden is like a European scenery in Chinese shore. At the entrance, a cascading fountain greets visitors enticing them to take a look around the magnificent garden. Green grass and colourful flowers with the mountain and the blue sky seen at the background.Entrance to the garden is just RMB10. At an affordable price, visitors can tour the large expanse of the garden. A giant teapot, a glass house, a man-made lake and a rose garden are just few of the attractions inside Yuntai.You can find a spot, sit under a tree and just delight on the view that Yuntai Garden has t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 21, 2008

Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral Photo, Guangzhou, China
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The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or Sacred Heart Cathedral is more known as Shishi or Stone Cathedral. It covers 2,700 sq. meters and made of granite. Mandarin, Cantonese and English masses are held here.

Located at the northern part of the Pearl River, Shishi Cathedral is very near the shopping district of Haizhu market.

Built during the Qing Dynasty (sometime between 1863 and 1888), the Sacred Heart Cathedral provides a Gothic touch in the Chinese cityscape of Guangzhou. Because of its size, the cathedral is known as the largest Gothic building in China.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 21, 2008

Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral

Guangzhou, China

Luju Road

Attraction

Tree-lined street Photo, Guangzhou, China
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Shopping, anyone? Who wouldn’t love to go for cheap buys? Guangzhou has lots of cheap markets but I found better buys at Luju Road. Since it was the start of the year and the cold breeze was still making its presence felt, most products sold at Luju Road were still in winter fashion. Sweat shirts, jackets and mink coats are seen in every corner. But you can also find cosmetics, shoes, bags, grocery items, television sets, cellphones, electronic gadgets and other things you’d think of bringing home. Imagine a hard-covered traveling bag with wheels at only RMB50.Luju Road is right at the B2 exit of Fangcun station of the subway. If you come here at night, the stalls are open a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 21, 2008