Southern China

Southern China Attractions

Longji Rice Terraces

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For the farmers who reside in the Longji region of Southern China the soaring rice terraces are simply a way of life.  For the thousands of annual visitors who make the two-hour journey from the ...  Read more

Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the oldest and most famous historic sites in Guangzhou, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple) was originally built in 537 AD to serve as a shrine for Buddhist relics from India. ...  Read more

Temple of the Five Immortals (Wuxian Guan)

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

According to legend, Guangzhou was founded when five immortal beings, three men and two women, descended upon the city during the reign of King Yi in the Zhou Dynasty. The five celestial beings rode ...  Read more

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Perched on the southern slope of Guangzhou’s Yuexiu Hill sits the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, a monument built in 1931 in honor of the Chinese revolutionary. A bronze statue of Sun Yat Sen was erected ...  Read more

Xingping Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Just up the Li River from Yangshuo sits the tiny ancient fishing village of Xingping. While Yangshuo has a lively international community of Chinese, expatriates and travelers passing through, ...  Read more

Shamian Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Shamian Island (literally translated as “Sandbar” Island), a 44-acre sandbank separated from Guangzhou by a canal, was given as a concession to the French and British governments after the First ...  Read more

Chen Clan Academy

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Chen Clan Academy, also called the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, is to Guangzhou what the Forbidden City is to Beijing. The complex consists of 19 traditional southern Chinese buildings ...  Read more

Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Considered one of the best museums anywhere in China, the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (sometimes called the Museum of the Southern Yue Royal Mausoleum) houses the contents of the royal ...  Read more

Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si)

Located near Yuexiu Park, the Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si) is the city’s oldest Buddhist temple. Originally constructed in the fourth century, the temple has been rebuilt numerous times ...  Read more

Huaisheng Mosque

Originally built during the Tang Dynasty over a thousand years ago, the Huaisheng Mosque is thought to be the oldest surviving mosque in China and home of the earliest freestanding minaret. While the ...  Read more

Little Li River (Yulong River)

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The Little Li River (Yulong River) is the largest tributary of the Li River and the most popular for travelers in Yangshuo County, China. The Little Li River starts in northern Yangshuo County near ...  Read more

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