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Guangzhou Chimelong International Circus Evening Tour

1. Guangzhou Chimelong International Circus Evening Tour

Your circus tour starts after a pick-up from your hotel in the late afternoon between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Ride a coach to Guangzhou Chimelong International Circus and take a seat in the open-air amphitheatre or upgrade to first-class ticket for a closer and more interactive views of the stage in the centre area, just by paying a little extra in booking process. As the performance starts, leave out all the rest and immerse yourself in the concerto presented by skilled acrobats, dancers, and agile animals. The lights, the colors, the sounds, most importantly the breath-taking performers make for an exciting experience. From clown acts, dances, magic, to carnival parades and exciting stunts such as tricks on high wires and fiery wheels.  The 1.5-hour show ends with a diving performance. Outside the circus arena, take a easy stroll or browse in gift shops and restaurants before catching your return coach back to your hotel.

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Guangzhou: Full-Day Private City Trip

2. Guangzhou: Full-Day Private City Trip

The Guangzhzou English guide will be holding a sign with your name written on it and wait for your group at your centrally located Guangzhou hotel at 09:00 in the morning. Then, visit Guangzhou Five Rams Statue and Zhenhai Tower. This five ram concrete sculpture is just like the symbol of Guangzhou, hence the “City of Five Rams” reference. Many products use "Five Rams City" for its branding. Some citizens also like to go there to do some morning exercises, to dance and go jogging etc. Zhenhai Tower is a special collection and exhibition of cultural relics and historical sites of Guangzhou history. Then, have a typical Guangzhou snack for lunch. The lunch fee is at your own charge, which is not included in the tour package. Later on, go to Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Chen Ancestral Temple. The Baozhuangyan Temple was first built by the monk Tanyu under orders from Emperor Wu 1500 years ago, and the Buddhist holy land at Guangzhou, which is also regarded as one of Guangzhou's scenic spots and historical sites. Chen Ancestral Temple is the most famous of existing ancestral temples in Guangzhou known as the "Guangzhou's cultural card." Head to Lychee Bay and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, which is a memorial building to commemorate Sun Yat-sen, the great revolutionary leader. Finally, return back to your hotel.

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Kaiping Private Day Tour From Guangzhou

3. Kaiping Private Day Tour From Guangzhou

At 8.00 am, your guide will pick up you from your hotel and take a ride 2 hours to Kaiping where you visit Liyuan Garden, Zili Village. In Kaiping there are many Diaolou(Watch towers) that are listed as cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2007. Kaiping Diaolou and Villages were built by overseas Kaiping people during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These buildings take three forms: communal towers built by several families and used as temporary refuge, residential towers built by individual rich families and used as fortified residences, and watch towers to defend agaisnt local banditry. Then you will visit Chikan old town to view the local rural life before lunch. Afterwards you will be transferred back to Guangzhou, drop off at the hotel where the wonderful day trip concludes.

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8-Hour Coach and Walking Tour of Guangzhou's Highlights

4. 8-Hour Coach and Walking Tour of Guangzhou's Highlights

With pick-up from your downtown hotel at around 08:30, board your comfortable vehicle and head to Guangzhou for a day's sightseeing. Follow your guide to visit the ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, famed for its exquisite craftsmanship, including wood, stone, and brick carving, and metalwork using copper and iron. Admire the most characteristic Guangdong architecture and learn its history. Continue to explore the European style buildings on Shamian Island, which used to be the concession area in the 19th century. Wander around the most exotic place in Guangzhou to enjoy the quiet and beautiful environment. After having lunch in a local restaurant, move on to Guangzhou’s largest park of Yuexiu Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Marvel at the Five-Ram Sculptur carved from 130 pieces of granite and the Zhenhai Tower, also named Five-Storied Pagoda, both of which are symbolic sites in the city. After that you will visit the 1500 year old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. The highlight of the temple is the 57.6 meters high Flower Pagoda. It appears to have 9 storeys, but inside there are actually 17 storeys. Discover its history and importance to Buddhism. Afterwards, return to your hotel to conclude your Guangzhou highlights trip.

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From Guangzhou: 4-Hour Guided Afternoon Tour

5. From Guangzhou: 4-Hour Guided Afternoon Tour

With pick-up from your downtown hotel at around 13:30, you will enjoy a comfortable transfer to start your afternoon trip in Guangzhou. Proceed to Guangzhou’s largest park, Yuexiu Park, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Then marvel at the Five-Ram Sculpture carved from 130 pieces of granite and visit the Zhenhai Tower, also named the Five-Storied Pagoda, both of which are symbolic sites in the city. After that you will visit the 1500 year old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. The highlight of the temple is the 57.6 meters high Flower Pagoda. It appears to have 9 storeys, but inside there are actually 17 storeys. Discover its history and its importance to Buddhism. Afterwards, return to your hotel to conclude the half-day trip before 17:30.

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From Guangzhou: Mount Danxia and Nanhua Temple Full-Day

6. From Guangzhou: Mount Danxia and Nanhua Temple Full-Day

Benefit from pick-up at your Guangzhou hotel at 07:00 and transfer with your guide to Guangzhou Nan Railway Station (Guangzhou South). Catch the bullet train to Shaoguan, about 1 hour's journey to the north. Upon arrival in Shaoguan, travel to Danxia Mountain, declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "China Danxia" in 2010. Climb to the summit of Zhanglao to experience the highest peak of Danxia Mountain, and get bird's eye views of the surrounding outcrops of the mountain range. Marvel at the curious rock formation of Yang Yuan Stone, ("Male/Father Stone") and its remarkable resemblance to a phallus. After a quick snack, continue to the Buddhist monastery of Nanhua Temple. Known for its Buddha statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Amitabha in the Grand Hall. Enjoy a complimentary light lunch before returning to Shaoguan Railway Station to catch the bullet train back to Guangzhou, where on arrival a vehicle will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Guangzhou

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our tour guide was very talented and knew a lot about the history and the places we went too. I didn’t realise my hotel was situated within close proximity to two of the historical sights. The transportation was a bit run down but got us where we needed to go. Water was also offered.

Very organised, on time pick up, well informed guide.

Very well worth touring the city. I was impressed with how easy, and fast it was too book. Also got them to pick us up from our hotel that was not on their pick up list. We booked and went on a second tour the next day. Private guides too.

The history of Guangzhou is incredible, and learning about the culture, the background to the creation of the city and the vibrant and successful city is today was great

It was ver wonderful and helpful tour. Thank you!!