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Things to do in Guangzhou + Southeast China

Be sure to visit the Guangzhou Opera House for a stunning and moving performance. The building itself is new, but the dramas are inspired by ancient events and traditions.

Visit the Canton Tower, or formerly known as the Guangzhou Tower, is the world's tallest television tower, and a wonderful place for sightseeing and budding photographers. Plan a picnic on the banks of the Pearl River. China's third largest river, you will be mesmerized watching its beautiful currents as you enjoy your picnic in the sun.

Chime-long Paradise is a traditional theme park complete with roller coasters, enticing food vendors, and water-themed attractions. It offers fun for people of all ages!

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  • Garden of the Master of the Nets

    A must see in Suzhou, 45 minutes by train from Shanghai. In the main area, covered walkways open onto a pond with arched bridges and flowering shru... More
  • Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower

  • Haiyin Market

    The silk and wool market is located next to Haiyin Bridge. More
  • Humble Administrator's Garden

    A must see in Suzhou, 45 minutes by train from Shanghai, the garden dates to the Song dynasty. In the main area, covered walkways open onto a pond ... More
  • Jiangnan Street of Wedding Dresses

    To get to this "wedding dress street," head south from Haizhu Circle on Jiangnan Road. More
  • Lingering Garden

    The 16th-century Garden for Lingering In lives up to its name: a covered walkway meanders through ginkgo groves, bursts of wisteria, and traditiona... More
  • Mission Hills Golf Club

    Stretching over an area twice the size of Manhattan, Mission Hills has 10 18-hole courses, each one designed by a leading golfing figure, from Erni... More
  • Qingping Market

    Take an afternoon to explore the maze of stalls and shops across from Shamian Island. More
  • Solitary Beauty Peak

    Take in the view from Solitary Beauty Peak and marvel at the formations of the Reed Flute Cave. Spring and fall are best; avoid the heat of July an... More
  • South China Mall

    The mall is reported to be the biggest in the world: aside from dozens of boutiques and a handful of department stores, the complex has rocket-ship... More
  • Suzhou Kaidi Silk Co.

  • Suzhou Museum

    The I.M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum, an angular masterpiece of skylights and white polygons, is the city's newest draw. Completed in October 2007, ... More
  • Windows of the World

    Windows of the World's re-creations of international landmarks have been built on a scale to please a pharaoh, with a nearly life-sized copy of the... More
  • Yuyin Mountain House

    Also called Yuying Garden, this is one of four major Qing dynasty gardens in the province. More

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