What to Do in Canton
As Guangzhou is one of the busiest centres of commerce in China, there are many things one can do when in town. Must-dos on your list should include the Pearl River cruise dinner, and trying the local teahouses for a real taste of China’s famous tea.
If you love golf, there are plenty of golf courses to choose from. It is said that Guangzhou is the very first city in China that hosted this sport.Read More
Rock Climbing in Guangzhou
Rock Climbing is quite new in China but it is a fast-growing sport. There are a few places to choose from in this area including Baiyun Shan in Guangzhou and Yan Yan in Huaijin, a county in western Guangdong.
More information, please contact the Chinese Mountaineering Association at Tel:+86 10 6714 3177or write to Chinese Mountaineering Association at 10, Zuoanmen Dajie, Chongwen District, Beijing, PR China.
The Pearl River Cruise Dinner
This is a fun and a kind of romantic way to see the Zhujiang (Pearl River) at night and the evening cruise on the Pearl River is one of Guangzhou's tourist highlights.
The cruise section from the White Goose Pool to Guangzhou Bridge is wonderful, with jade-coloured water and coloured lights on shore. The food is buffet style and the trip lasts about 90 minutes and starts at 18:30.
Visit a Teahouse
Herbal tea has long time been enjoyed by Guangzhou people, especially in the morning. Wang Laoji Herbal Tea is the most famous tea in this area. It is said that herbal tea can alleviate summer heat and cure sore throats caused by winter dryness.
Teahouses are busy by 11:00 in the morning. Serving Tea requires strict attention to the teapot, tea leaves, water quality and even how to pour and drink the tea. The teapot in use is as small as a fist and the teacup as small as half a ping pong ball.
Golf Courses in Guangzhou
Guangdong Purple Clouds Golf Country Club
Guangzhou Purple Clouds Golf Country Club has a 27-hole golf course and a large condo community. Just a ten-minute drive from downtown Guangzhou, the course's terrain features beautiful hills, large boulders, and fruit trees.
- Tel: +86 20 8270 1454
Guangzhou International Golf Club
Guangzhou International Golf Club designed by Nelson Wright Haworth offers 18 holes. It has panoramic views and mountains as a background. Its facilities include Chinese and western restaurants, a conference room, overnight accommodation, gymnasium, a tennis court, swimming pool, squash court, children's playground, and a sauna.
- Tel: +86 20 8293 3888
Guangzhou South Palms Golf Club
Guangzhou South Palms Golf Club is located in Zhenlong Town in Zengcheng City, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Guangzhou. Designed by Neil Celrafter, it offers a hillside 27-hole course with international standards.
- Tel: +86 20 8287 6388
Lotus Hill Golf Club
Lotus Hill Golf Club is at the foot of Lianhua Mountain in the Pearl River Delta. Set in a beautiful natural valley, the club promises golfers 18-holes with many natural elements incorporated into the course. It is only 45 minutes from downtown.
- Tel: +86 20 8486 6666
Nanhu Golf and Country Club
Nanhu Golf and Country Club is located on Shore of Nanhu Lake. Two 18-hole courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus are laid out over a 171-hectare area. New luxury accommodations are planned near the clubhouse to make the club a truly first-rate golf destination in Guangzhou. 20 minutes from downtown.
- Tel: +86 20 8773 3708
Nansha Golf Club
Nansha Golf Club is located in the heart of the Pearl River Delta, only an hour's drive from Guangzhou. The designer Fuo Yingdong and his co-designer John Jacobs are planning a seaside development along with the golf club. The first 18-holes occupy a flat valley floor, while the latter 18 holes are built on the north side of the valley on the hillside.
- Tel: +86 20 8468 1888