Yuexiu is the largest downtown park in Guangzhou, a sprawling site that covers 213 acres (86 hectares). It contains a mountain, three artificial lakes and numerous cultural relics among its many highlights. Traveling with your private guide makes it possible to make the most of your visit to Yuexiu Park and visit its highlights on foot.
Start your private tour with morning pickup at your centrally located Guangzhou hotel and ride in an air-conditioned minivan to Yuexiu Park. During the ride through the city, learn from your guide about Guangzhou's history, top sights and culture.
Begin by walking along an old city wall that dates to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and stop at the iconic landmark, Zhenhai Tower. This 14th-century pagoda has been destroyed and rebuilt five times. Its current incarnation features a renowned museum that details the history of Guangzhou going back 2,000 years. Your guide takes you inside the museum for a closer look at the informative exhibits.
Continue to another top attraction: the Temple Of The Five Immortals. Learn the significance of the site and pose for photos outside, a must-do when in Guangzhou. Your guide shares the legend of the five rams who carried five gods to the impoverished region 2,000 ago. The gods blessed and fed the people of the area, then departed. Subsequently, the region became affluent – a story that resounds as true in the modern-day city.
Leaving Yuexiu Park, follow your guide on a stroll through the Xi Guan area and Shang Xiajiu Road. Your guide points out Cantonese-style architecture along the streets as you experience the vibrant energy of modern Guangzhou, apparent even on this historic street. After four hours, your tour ends when you return to your hotel by minivan.