Guangzhou is a city in the south of the People’s Republic of China, capital of the province of Guangdong.

It has an international airport and communicates with Hong Kong (at a distance of 120 km) by trains, buses and a ferry service.

Easily accessible if you fly to Shenzhen or Hong Kong since it has trains every 15-20 minutes and it takes about 30-40 minutes from Shenzhen and about 1 hour from Hong Kong

What to see in this overcrowded city?

Although almost all cities in China look similar except for large cities, Guangzhou has its peculiarity. Likewise, I would not recommend staying more than 4 days unless you’re visiting the surroundings. A good area to choose hotel is the Kecun area, since it is central and moving around is not very expensive via taxi or didi

Cantón o Guangzhou es una ciudad del sur de la República Popular China, capital de la provincia de Cantón o Guangdong.

Dispone de un aeropuerto internacional y se comunica con la vecina Hong Kong (a una distancia de 120 km) mediante trenes, autobuses y un servicio de ferry.

Fácilmente accesible si vuelas a Shenzhen o Hong Kong ya que dispone de trenes cada 15-20 minutos y se tarda unos 30-40 minutos desde Shenzhen y alrededor de 1 hora desde Hong Kong

Qué ver en esta superpoblada ciudad?

A pesar de que casi todas las ciudades de China lucen parecido a excepción de grandes ciudades, ésta tiene su particulariedad. Eso sí, no recomendaría estar más de 4 días. Una zona buena para elegir hotel sería el área de Kecun, ya que es céntrica y moverse por los alrededores no es muy costoso vía taxi o didi

1. Canton Tower

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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YsLkzyGPgbLKUJ6K6

If you have chosen the Kecun area to spend your nights, Canton Tower is just few minutes walking distance away. Recommended to visit during night time since this tower is the emblem of the city

Si has elegido la zona de Kecun para pasar las noches, Canton Tower esta a unos pocos minutos caminando. Recomendable visitarla de noche ya que esta torre es el emblema de la ciudad

2. Nightlife at Party Pier Plaza

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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/gvgRdF4Ro244foLm7

Both for nightlife and for enjoying its views or for a walk, this area is highly recommended. Great views of the city from the bars entrance area next to the taxi stops

Tanto para hacer vida nocturna como para disfrutar de sus vistas o dar un paseo, esta zona es altamente recomendable. Grandes vistas de la ciudad desde la entrada a la zona de bares y al lado de la parada de taxis

3. Visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral

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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/vvf9A15bwKtBzb7M9

Soaring 1888 Catholic cathedral, one of only a few in the world constructed completely of granite.

Open from 8.30-11.30 and 14.30-1700 on Tue-Fri. 8.30-17.00 on Sat-Sun. Monday closed

Elevada catedral católica de 1888, una de las pocas en el mundo construida completamente de granito.

Abierta de 8.30-11.30 y 14.30-1700 de martes a viernes. 8.30-17.00 los sábados y domingos. Cerrada los lunes

4. Visit the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/dKfo15h2yQFxHVPP6

A few minutes walking distance from the cathedral is this temple. Recommended to stop by!

Open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm

Entry fees: 5RMB

A unos pocos minutos caminando de la catedral se encuentra este templo. Recomendable pasarse por aquí!

Abierto de lunes a domingo de 8am a 5pm

Precio entrada: 5RMB

5. Visit the Guangxiao Temple

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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/7ifdUPGCkNyi5Bwq7

Ancient Buddhist temple complex known for its numerous iron towers, statues, gardens & bodhi tree

Also just a few minutes walking distance from the temple mentioned above is this temple. Perfect for families!

Entry fees: 5RMB

Antiguo complejo de templos budistas conocido por sus numerosas torres de hierro, estatuas, jardines y árboles bodhi

Justo también a unos pocos minutos caminando del templo mencionado arriba se encuenta este templo. Ideal para visitar en familia

Precio entrada: 5RMB

6. Stroll at Xiaozhou Ancient Village 霞洲村

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/cNevxeRTM9umwJwR9

This ancient town is located on the outskirts of the city about 40 minutes by car. Highly recommended to spend half a day and enjoy of its traditional alleys and complexes.

To locate this site once arrived to the area, simply enter the market area or follow the signs. It is also easy to find since the difference between modern and old streets is obvious

Este antiguo pueblo se encuentra a las afueras de la ciudad a unos 40 minutos en coche. Altamente recomendable para pasar medio día y disfrutar de sus tradicionales callejones y complejos.

Para localizar este sitio una vez llegados a la zona, simplemente adentrarse por la zona de los mercados o seguir las señalizaciones. Asimismo, es fácil de encontrar dado que se nota la diferencia entre calles modernas y antiguas

7. Explore the Huangpu Village 黄埔村

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/P7QMfHuMq5TuG7kX9

One of the most beautiful traditional villages of Guangzhou. Perfect to spend a day among its alleys. Full of markets, restaurants, temples, shops … and is not very popular yet!

The town is located on the outskirts but easily accessible by car. Taxis in Canton are not relatively expensive and will save us a lot of time that could be used to visit new sites

Uno de los pueblos tradicionales más bonitos de Cantón. Perfecto para pasar el día entre sus callejones. Lleno de mercados, restaurantes, templos, tiendas…y no tan conocido aún!

El pueblo se encuentra situado a las afueras pero fácilmente accesible por coche. Taxis en Cantón no son relativamente caros y nos ahorrara gran cantidad de tiempo que se podría emplear en visitar nuevos sitios

8. Stroll at TIT Creative Industry Zone

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BMaCK8GJody53hCC8

Industrial zone transformed into business, coffee shops and art. Perfect place to walk, relax, have breakfast, night photography…

Zona industrial transformada en negocios, cafeterias y arte. Sitio perfecto para pasear, relajarse, desayunar, fotografía nocturna…

9. Walk by Zhujiang River Promenade

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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/u9a2tGph6NrrrAmC6

Great promenade that goes along the river with views of the city. The end of this promenade leads to the party area

Gran paseo marítimo que va a lo largo del rio con vistas de la ciudad. El final de este paseo marítimo lleva hasta la zona de fiesta

10. Hike up to Baiyunshan

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ZxkbDgbzNth7suKa9

This mountain has several entrances and routes. The roads are usually through the road, so there is no difficulty at all. Within the area there are food stalls and restaurants. The views from the top are decent but unfortunately the pollution usually covers the views a bit.

Along the way there are several points of interest, such as temples and monuments

Esta montaña dispone de varias entradas y recorridos. Los caminos son normalmente a través de carretera por lo que no presenta dificultad alguna. En la misma zona hay puestos de comida y restaurantes. Las vistas desde lo alto son decentes pero normalmente la polución tapa un poco la vista.

A lo largo del camino hay varios puntos de interés, como templos y monumentos

 

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