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Panshi St, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
Guangzhou's torrential growth has poured the city beyond its former borders, creating "islands" out of old villages that once lay far outside the city limits. Huangpu Village (or Huang Pu Cun) is one of the most unchanged in Guangzhou. Huangpu is...
128 Yuancun 4th Cross Rd, Tianhe Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
Bring a camera and prepare to wander up and down alleyways of what was once one of the largest factories in Asia. Art galleries, major design studios, boutique and couture clothing shops, cafes and restaurants fill out shady tree-lined streets....
138 Xiaozhou E Rd, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510006
A 320-acre botanical park in the midst of Xiaozhou Island, the Yingzhou Ecological Park has over 50,000 fruit trees and plants. Dozens of varieties of fruit from South China can be found here: dragon eyes (similar to lychee), starfruit, bananas,...
China, Guangdong, Guangzhou Shi, Tianhe Qu, TianHe GongYuan, Zhongshan W Ave, 东圃镇
While there's only one location marked here, you'll see dozens of these small noodle shops throughout Guangzhou, recognizable by wood-and-marble tables, a standard green-and-yellow sign (look for the characters 兰州 and 面), and picture menus posted...
389 Tianhe Rd, TianHe ZhongXin, Tianhe Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510620
Inside the ultra-swank Taikoo Hui mall, the Fangsuo Commune is a modern take on the bookstore experience. Part cozy library, part book shop, part boutique, the 2,000-square-meter shop also hosts popular artists, writers and other public figures...
151 Longjin W Rd, ZhongShan QiBa Lu, Liwan Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510000
Ask anyone in China, and they'll tell you that Guangzhou is considered the home of dim sum. If you love dim sum like I do, you'll be eager to take your appetite on this cultural journey. Many of Guangzhou's dim sum restaurants have been in...
219 Zhongshan 5th Rd, Yuexiu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510000
This is one of many shopping streets we encountered in Guangzhou, China. If you've never been to China or the Far East before, you must visit a shopping street at night. I have never in my life seen neon lights so bright and plentiful! Also,...
China, Guangdong, Guangzhou Shi, Baiyun Qu, 机场路62号 邮政编码: 510000
A detail from a Fo Pau altar created for a festival complete with Chinese dragons. The dragons compete for First Place in front of judges. Families create these amazing altars upwards of 12 feet high and parade them around the stadium. It was...
Keyun Rd, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
One of the best reasons to visit Guangzhou is to get a taste of the incredible pace of growth and development happening in China today. The city's development has surrounded and swallowed and layered itself on top of dozens of villages and towns...
160 Wenming Rd, Yuexiu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510000
Cantonese food is astonishingly good, and it's hard to find a bad meal in Guangzhou. But a friend recommended one dish I hadn't heard of that seems more Tiki Bar than authentic Chinese: braised chicken cooked inside of a coconut. The best spot to...
China, Guangzhou Shi, Haizhu Qu, 琶洲街新港东路石基村黄埔古港 邮政编码: 510330
It's hard to imagine a fresher farm-to-table experience, and here it is within the confines of one of the world's largest cities. Just outside the Huangpu Village, on-farm restaurants offer fresh-made meals, served up at tables inside their...
Huazhou Rd, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
A centuries-old village, islanded by the various river streams and tributaries of the Pearl River that crisscross the region, Xiaozhou Village today is a magnet for arts and culture in Guangzhou. New shops, cafes, stone streets, and historic...
Liwan, Guangzhou, China, 510150
Liwan Museum is a window into the past of a wealthy residential district in historical Guangzhou. It celebrates Xiguan culture, which many Cantonese consider typical of Guangzhou. The museum is divided into two parts. The first is a traditional...
Tongfu Middle Rd, ChangDi Lu GouWu XiuXian Jie, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510140
If you ever find yourself feeling unwell in China, eat your next few meals at a Buddhist restaurant like Fo World Sunshine. It's well-known in China that Buddhists eat only clean, simple food with no animal products. So it makes one of the safest...
Yi Yuan Nan Lu, KeCun, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
There's a street in Guangzhou called Yi Yuan Nan Lu. If you ignore the baffling Chinese tones, this could mean "One Yuan (the Chinese currency) South Road." I don't think the street could have a more fitting name since it's the place to go for...
2 Yuancun 2nd Cross Rd, Tianhe Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510655
Lychee House is one of Guangzhou's top Cantonese restaurants. It's almost shockingly inexpensive, with the average meal costing about 50RMB ($7.80). To experience a real Cantonese dinner, you should order the goose, stuffed tofu, steamed sea bass,...
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