Destination Guide


Guangzhou weaves vibrant threads into a dazzling tapestry of modern architecture, rich history, luxury shopping, and inviting entertainment

Destination Guide Guangzhou

When In Guangzhou, You Must

Know Before You Go

If you are coming from abroad it’s recommend to have WeChat pre-installed and maybe even linked a payment function as you might be struggling at places to pay with credit card/cash


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Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.


shi zuo fan mei question
Did you eat?
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Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Dongshankou

An old part of town with a number of art galleries, restaurants, and speakeasy bars.

2. Shamian Island

What used to be an important trade zone during the Song/Qing Dynasty is nowadays a favorite spot to be and be seen.

3. TIT Creative Industry Zone

An old cloth factory is now Guangzhou’s Creative Industry Zone, with green gardens and old brick homes.

4. Liwan Lake Park/Litchi Bay

If through the park, on the roots of Bruce Lee at his ancestral house, the Cantonese Opera Museum or on the hunt of old Xiguan Style Buildings this is the area where to be found.

W Guangzhou
26 Xian Cun Road, Pearl River New Town, Tianhe District

Ultimate Access to Guangzhou

Hope & Sesame

Hope & Sesame

Miaoqian Xijie 58, Dongshankou, Yuexiu

A speakeasy tucked away behind a traditional Cantonese café serving modern cocktails and nightly live jazz.

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David Nebehay / Insider

Booking a day in advance is highly recommended. Open everyday from 7p-2a, with two rounds of reservations at 7 and 10p.



No.75, Huawen Lu, Tianhe District

This elegant and modern space offers an almost ceremonial experience.

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David Nebehay / Insider

Not a fan of baijiu? A visit there will change your mind.



62 Zhusigang Ermalu

Western finer dining tucked away on the fringes of old and urban Yuexiu District

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David Nebehay / Insider

Following your dinner, why not walk of the calories gained heading over to Dongshankou for a sip in one of the speak easy bars there.



1-4/F, The Capital Mansion, No. 2 Xiancun Lu, Zhujiang New Town

Michelin awarded, innovative and refined Cantonese cuisine and dim sum.

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David Nebehay / Insider

Their BBQ pork is to die for!

Either / Or

Strand Beer Cafe


Strand Beer Cafe

The first craft beer bar in Guangzhou with a wide selection of hand crafted ales and lagers.

Packing List

Guangzhou packing list

1. Power bank

Juice up your mobile device and camera so you don’t miss a moment.

2. Light wardrobe

The weather is hot and humid, so make sure to bring something breezy.

3. Shades

Keep it cool with a classic pair of sunglasses.

4. Umbrella

Shield yourself from showers and the sun.