Best Day Trips from Guangzhou

By Viator, September 2013

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Guangzhou, with a population of 7 million people, is one of Southern China’s biggest cities and the heart of the Cantonese region. While the city itself is rich in history and attractions, it also makes a good hub from which to explore surrounding cities.

By far the most popular day trip from Guangzhou is to the neighboring metropolis of Hong Kong.  Thanks to a high-speed train, you can be in Hong Kong and through immigration in under two hours, and Asia’s “World City” feels worlds away from the big cities of Mainland China. On a typical Hong Kong day trip from Guangzhou, you’ll get to marvel at the iconic skylines of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, ride a funicular to the top of Victoria Peak, do some shopping in Stanley Market and take a sampan ride through Aberdeen Harbour.

If you’re interesting in the history of Chinese ceramics, consider a day trip to the city of Foshan, an important trade port famous throughout China for its handicrafts. Tour the Foshan Ancestral Temple to get a visual sampling of locally produced ceramics before touring a sixteenth century ceramics furnace followed by a demonstration by a ceramics artisan.

Much closer to Guangzhou is the city of Shenzhen, home of the Splendid China Folk Village. At the Splendid China Miniature Park, see scaled down replicas of iconic world landmarks, like the Great Wall of China. The other half of the park, the China Folk Cultural Village, offers an insight into the cultures of China’s 56 ethic groups.

If your time in China is limited, it’s also possible to visit Beijing and the Great Wall or Xi’an and the Terracotta Army on a day trip by air from Guangzhou.

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Private Beijing Day Trip by Air from Guangzhou

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 16 hours

From USD $700.00

Private Cultural Tour: Foshan Day Trip from Guangzhou

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Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $88.99

Private Tour: Hong Kong Day Trip from Guangzhou by Bullet Train

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 10 hours

From USD $366.99
From USD $274.99

Private Tour: Best of Xi’an Day Trip from Guangzhou by Air

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $650.00

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