Things to see in GZ
Collected by Bryan Burke
Haizhu, Guangzhou, China
I've given up trying to count the number of Chinese cuisines, but I haven't given up trying to eat them all. Ami's Inn offers up Chongqing-style dishes in a hip setting along the Pearl River. Like many of the best dishes in China, the food here is...
China, Guangdong, Guangzhou, Huangpu, 长洲岛
The Whampoa Military Academy, founded by the Kuomintang under Sun Yat-Sen in 1924, was an important piece of Chinese Military history. The site was destroyed in the 1930s by the Japanese, but rebuilt in the 60s. Today, it has been preserved as a...
China, Guangdong, Guangzhou Shi, Huangpu Qu, 港湾路368号
It’s rare to find a rooftop patio in Guangzhou, and 1920s Restaurant and Bar has a expansive one at its Taojin location. Head up to the top at night when the sun’s strong rays are gone for the day, and catch the cool breeze that is nonexistent on...
Panyu, Guangzhou, China
Da Fu Mountain, or in Mandarin, Da Fu Shan, is a large park in Panyu District, on the outside of downtown Guangzhou. Still within the city limits of metropolis Guangzhou, it feels a world away with bike paths, hiking, picnic areas and paddle...
China, Guangdong Sheng, Guangzhou Shi, Liwan Qu, Shamian S St, 1号白天鹅宾馆 邮政编码: 510000
On an island in the Pearl River this hotel is elegant and claims to have hosted presidents who have visited the city. I have enjoyed each of the 9 visits I have made to this hotel...the service is excellent.
Zhusigang 2nd Rd, DongShanKou, Yuexiu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
Laobanzhang is an old Chinese restaurant opened by a veteran, and the waitstaff are usually attired in camouflage pants. Military themes aside, the signature dish is Guan Tang Bao Zi (Steamed Bun with Hot Gravy) and Chinese millet congee (a...
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...
Binjiang E Rd, BinJiang Lu, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
One of my favorite things about Guangzhou is the electric night skyline. Along the banks of the Pearl River, the newest of the city's several impressive downtown districts glitters with hundreds of thousands of LED lights in multiple colors....
Ying Bin Lu, Panyu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 511430
Chimelong Circus claims that to be the largest circus in the world—and with a 7,000-person seating capacity, they are probably right. Circus performers come from all over the world, putting on extravagant shows that feature everything from...
Yuejiang W Rd, Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
Part of the Zhujiang Brewery's "Party Pier" development, the Dream Bar is in a prime location on the second floor, overlooking the river. Domed white structures (that are the brainchild of an architect-turned-bartender owner) and patio furniture...
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...
35 Jianshe 5th Rd, HuanShi DongLu YanXian, Yuexiu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510000
Hunting is a new bar in the Tianhe neighborhood. It might be the only bar in all of the Pearl River Delta with a mixologist. The drinks here are stellar. They're so precise that every drink comes with its own specially made ice. Wing Fan, the...