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Top Day Trips from Guangzhou

By Viator, January 2018

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With a population of seven million people, Guangzhou is one of southern China’s biggest cities and the heart of the Cantonese region. While rich in history and attractions, it also makes a good hub from which to explore surrounding cities. Here are some of our favorite day-trip destinations from Guangzhou.

Foshan — 21 miles (34 kilometers) away
If you’re interested 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, visit a 16th-century ceramics furnace, watch a demonstration by a ceramics artisan, or walk in the footsteps of Bruce Lee in his humble childhood home.

Hong Kong — 74 miles (119 kilometers) away
By far the most popular day trip from Guangzhou is to neighboring Hong Kong. Thanks to a high-speed train, you can be in Hong Kong—which feels worlds away from the vast cities of mainland China—and through immigration in under two hours. 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 the funicular to the top of Victoria Peak, do some shopping in Stanley Market, and take a sampan ride through Aberdeen Harbour.

Kaiping — 76 miles (122 kilometers) away
The castle-like, UNESCO World Heritage–listed diaolou (watchtowers) of Kaiping, located near the village of Zili, were originally built as forts, residences, and flood refuges. Over 1,800 of the original 3,000 diaolou still remain, exhibiting a range of Eastern and Western architectural styles from medieval to modern times.

Shenzhen — 86 miles (139 kilometers) away
Shenzhen, Guangzhou’s neighboring city, is home to one of the Canton’s most popular attractions: the Splendid China Folk Village and neighboring Window of the World, with its scaled-down replicas of iconic world landmarks. This young city—merely a farming community until the 1980s—is quickly becoming a destination in its own right.

Day Trips by Air
If you’re pressed for time, you can visit some of China’s most iconic attractions on day trips by air from Guangzhou. Options include the Terracotta Warriors of Xian, the pandas of Chengdu, the modern skyline of Shanghai, or the highlights of Beijing—including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Temple of Heaven.

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Guangzhou Highlights Day Tour with Lunch, Guangzhou, null
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Guangzhou Highlights Day Tour with Lunch

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Follow professional local tour guide, explore the Pearl River city Guangzhou highlights on this full-day guided group tour, visit the exquisite craftsmanship ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $99.00
Shimen National Park and Biquan Air Hot Spring Day Trip from Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Day Trips
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Shimen National Park and Biquan Air Hot Spring Day Trip from Guangzhou

Take a day trip to the suburb of Guanzhou, you will visit the Shimen National Park firstly to breath the fresh air on the mountains. Then you will enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: Guangdong, China
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00
All Inclusive Private Kaiping Day Trip from Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Day Trips
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All Inclusive Private Kaiping Day Trip from Guangzhou

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Kaiping is well-known for the Diaolou and old villages in Guangdong Province. This one day tour takes you to explore Diaolou Towers and Villages that have ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Danxia and Nanhua Monastery by Bullet Train from Guangzhou, ... 
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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Danxia and Nanhua Monastery by Bullet Train from Guangzhou

This one day tour offers you opportunity to explore the 2 well-known sites in Guangdong province, Danxia Mountain and Nanhua Monastery. You will climb up the ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.00
Private Day Trip of Guangzhou Highlights with Lunch Inclusive, Guangzhou, Private Day Trips
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Private Day Trip of Guangzhou Highlights with Lunch Inclusive

Accompanied by local knowledgeable tour guide and private chauffeur, spend one day to explore the most important cultural and historical sights of the Pearl ...  Read more

Location: Guangdong, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.50
Kungfu Day Tour in Bruce Lee's Hometown of Foshan, Guangzhou, Day Trips
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Kungfu Day Tour in Bruce Lee's Hometown of Foshan

Foshan is a very famous city in China not only for its thousand-year old history, but also for being home to Bruce Lee Ancestors’ House and origin of the ...  Read more

Location: Foshan, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $245.00
Private Tour: Kaiping Garden, Watchtowers, and Old Chikan Day Trip from Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Bus & ... 
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Private Tour: Kaiping Garden, Watchtowers, and Old Chikan Day Trip from Guangzhou

Visit the Kaiping Garden, Military Watchtower, and Chikan Ancient Village all in one day. Escorted by personal tour guide, driver, and car will surely save you ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $288.00
Private Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Day Trip from Guangzhou by Air, Guangzhou, Day Trips
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Private Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Day Trip from Guangzhou by Air

This day trip to Xi’an from Guangzhou includes round-trip air travel plus a private tour of the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors and other highlights of the ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $894.00
Experience Guangzhou Day Tour, Guangzhou, Day Trips
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Experience Guangzhou Day Tour

Guangzhou was one of the first cities that go through China’s reform since 1978 and has been prosperous since then. This full-day tour in the southern city ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.00
Private Day Tour: Guangzhou Huangpu Military Academy Memorial and Lingnan Impression Garden, ... 
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Private Day Tour: Guangzhou Huangpu Military Academy Memorial and Lingnan Impression Garden

Book this the full-day tour to explore beautiful city of Guangzhou and visit Huangpu Military Academy Memorial and Lingnan Impression Garden. Enjoy Chinese ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00

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