Excursions in Guangzhou

For those who are interested in private excursions in Guangzhou, the Concierge of the White Swan Hotel is available with some proposals to enjoy life, culture and tradition of the city.

Please find below some of the best attractions:


SHAMIAN EUROPEAN STYLE BUILDINGS

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The leafy oasis of Shamian Island, which was acquired as a foreign concession in 1859 after the two Opium Wars, is a peaceful respite from the city. Back in 19th century, the British and French were granted permission to set up their warehouses on this “sand surface island”. The sandbank was connected to the mainland by several bridges, with iron gates that prohibited any Chinese from entering the island. Major renovation has restored some of the buildings to their original appearance, making the island a popular tourist attraction.


PEARL RIVER NIGHT CRUISE

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The Pearl River is China’s third longest river spanning over eight provinces. It derives its name from a stone island resembling a huge pearl, polished by the constantly flowing water of the river. Pearl River night cruises are a main tourist attraction because of its spectacular night view of the commercial mansions and buildings along its way, radiant with lights and bathed in silver moonlight.


LYCHEE BAY

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An old saying reminds us that not long ago, Guangzhou was a city with numerous waterways and canals, with a rich culture developed along the banks of the Pearl River and which for centuries made up much of the city’s charm. The municipal government has recently completed a large renovation campaign to uncover one of these canals. With an abundance of trees, numerous shops, restaurants, old buildings, cultural and art museums, Lychee Bay is a major attraction in Guangzhou.


GUANGZHOU TOWER

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The highest TV Tower in the world, it is located on the new city axis and offers a panoramic view of Guangzhou city. Canton Tower is not only the launch tower for TV signals, but has also a sightseeing platform, dining venues and other functions. As a landmark of Guangzhou, the tower shows the spirit of “dynamic Guangzhou welcoming challenges and embracing the world”.


GUANGZHOU OPERA HOUSE

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Designed by Zaha Hadid, a renowned international architect, the Opera House is as important as the Beijing National Theatre and the Shanghai Theatre.


GUANGDONG MUSEUM

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The new Guangdong Museum features a traditional Chinese courtyard motif as a “lacquer box”. It is a larger-scale showcase of Lingnan’s culture, natural resources and science.


THE XINGHAI CONCERT HALL

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Named after Xian Xinghai, a renowned Chinese composer, and located in Ersha Island, it consists of a symphony hall with 1500 seats, a chamber music hall, a floating stage and a musical fountain.


In case of interest please contact the congierge at your arrival.

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