The Best Travel Guide to Guangzhou
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With a history of more than 2,200 years, Guangzhou is a famous cultural city with many interesting sights to explore. Everything from temples to museums, gardens and historical buildings are on offer, as well as sighs that are more modern such as the fun theme park called Chimelong or why not visit Canton Tower, the landmark of Guangzhou City, where you will get amazing panoramic views of the city. If you want get away from the hustle and bustle from the city center, then Baiyun Mountain, also called "the lung of the city" for its restorative greenery, is another must-see sight. It doesn't come as a surprise that Guangzhou is one of China's top 10 most popular tourist areas, in fact there is so much to do in Guangzhou that you cannot see it all in just one visit, so start planning and fill your list with the most important must-see attractions.

Chimelong Safari Park

Chimelong Safari Park is the biggest wild animal theme park in Asia and home to over 500 species and 20,000 rare animals such as pandas and white tigers and many protected species like the giant salamander. The park/zoo features safari on wheels where visitors are allowed to drive their cars inside the stock area and then there is safari on foot. This is truly a large-scale park where to get close to animals and you can easily spend a long time here with your family.
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Shamian Island

Located in central Guangzhou about six kilometres west of the popular Tianhe area, Shamian Island, has a great historic significance since it served as an important port for Guangzhou's foreign trade during Song and the Qing Dynasty. Today it is one of the most popular highlights in the city and offers enjoyable strolls among old European buildings and gardens in a more relaxed and quite atmosphere where the traffic is controlled and with streets that are partly pedestrian only.
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