A Weekend in Guangzhou

A Weekend in Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China (B)

Tom and I spent the weekend in Guangzhou, China in November 2012. It’s really easy to get to from Hong Kong, although you need a Chinese visa to get into the country!

Guangzhou (pronounced ‘gwang-joe’) is the third largest city in China and sits at the top of the Pearl river delta (Hong Kong is at the bottom of the same delta). It used to be known as Canton. It’s a massive industrial city, although the centre was quite pleasant to visit and we very much enjoyed our weekend there.

To get to Guangzhou from Hong Kong, you can take a train from Hung Hom station. It takes about 2 hours and costs about HK$350 (approx. £29) for a return ticket. We booked ours online in advance.

We stayed in the Jinjiang Inn Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall on Jiefang North Road. It was reasonably priced, clean and fairly modern although the room was pretty small. It was also conveniently located near the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall subway station.

Since it was close by, we visited the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall. Sun Yat-sen was the first president of the Republic of China as and such he seems to have many buildings dedicated to him all over China! We didn’t go inside, but this was an interesting building in nice grounds. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend in Guangzhou
Guide Location: China » Guangzhou
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Rachel Kember
Read it on Author's Website: https://littlekoo.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/a-weekend-in-guangzhou/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jinjiang Inn Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
  • Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
  • Lucy’s
  • Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
  • Temple of Bright, Filial and Piety
  • Panxi restaurant
  • Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
  • Canton Tower
  • Guangzhou Opera House