The districts of Guangzhou are 10 districts and 2 counties (Tsonghua and Zengcheng) shown on the map, and tourists visit the most famous of them.
Names and descriptions of areas in Guangzhou
- Lebanon: tourists are recommended to relax in the park, 2/3 of which is occupied by lakes, as well as to visit the Cheng Clan Academy (includes 19 separate buildings; in the ceremonial halls you can admire the pediments, which are decorated with clay sculptures - theatrical performances are held there, which are based on folk legends and tales of heroes and gods).
- Yuexiu: interesting by Yuexiu Park (guests are offered to go on a boat trip on the lake, walk along the alleys, see the statue of 5 goats, attend a concert of Chinese music, as well as a tea ceremony in one of the teahouses open in the park), Shishi Cathedral (it is worth admiring magnificent stained-glass windows and visit the masses, which are held only on Sundays in English, and on other days - in Chinese), the Huaisheng Mosque (famous for its 35-meter minaret; those who wish can relax on benches in the courtyard where bonsai grow), a memorial hall Sun Yat-sen (its walls are an example of Chinese art in the form of painting and wood-carving; here you can get acquainted with biographical materials related to 1 President of China; and in the square in front of the hall you can take a photo against the background of the Sun Yat-sen monument), Orchid Garden (admire orchids here you can, walking along well-groomed paths among the waterfalls; in the western corner of the garden is the tomb of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad), Temple of Six ba nyan trees (it is worth admiring the ancient wood carvings and meditating, sitting in the courtyard), the Mausoleum of King Nanyue (guests will be able to see the exhibits in the form of bronze ceremonial bells, mirrors, bronze vessels, gold seals, painted screens, incense boxes, tsar Nanyue from jadeite), the Temple of Five Spirits (you can see a 3-meter bell and a footprint left on a fragment of natural rock by one of the spirits; entrance to the temple “guarded” 2 mythical lions; inside you can see images of perfume, Chinese calligraphy, various miniatures).
- Tianhe: its main attractions are the Guangdong Museum (more than 160,000 objects in the form of calligraphic canvases, Chinese porcelain, interior items, etc., will tell about the history of the region) and the Opera House (in the auditorium that can accommodate 1,800 spectators, they show musicals, classical and modern ballets, etc. opera).
- Haizhu: famous for the TV Tower, which has two observation decks: one of them “488” invites visitors to stroll along a circular balcony, and the second, located at a height of 455 meters, to sit in a gondola cabin that moves those who wish around the tower on a circular rail.
Where to stay for tourists
Where to stay for tourists
The most interesting area for tourists is Yuexiu: there are good hotels with a lot of entertainment, many attractions, and an abundance of greenery. Inexpensive accommodation facilities can be found in the Liwan area. As for those interested in shopping, they should be advised to stay in the Tianhe area..