Category Archives: Guangzhou Cultural Attractions

Guangzhou Xiguan preserves lots of traditional architectures of ancient styles

As the ancient town of Guangzhou, Xiguan is located in Liwan district with its north to Xicun, south to Pearl River, east to Renmin Road and west to Xiaobei River. Now it has become a place for people to memorize the history of Guangzhou. Are you ready for Canton fair 2013? If you have no time to travel in China,  Welcome to Xiguan when you come to Guangdong for Guangzhou Fair.

Xiguan is the ancient Guangzhou town and is located in the Liwan district. Today it is a historic and a very important location memorizing and highlighting the important history of the country. It is known mainly for the well preserved traditional architecture and ancient styles of houses.
Today’s Litchi Bay is exuding renewed vitality and elegance on the back of its rich cultural heritage and local people’s hard work. It’s a symbol of the millennia-old Xiguan culture, having borne witness to Xiguan culture and history and the evolution of ecology and civilization.
The history of litchi planting in the Litchi Bay dates back to 196 BC. During the Eastern Han Dynasty, litchi fruits produced here were tributes to the emperor and gifts for foreign diplomats, hence the name “Litchi Bay” or “Litchi Shoals” for this fertile land.

Xiguan preserves lots of traditional architectures of ancient styles. Xiguan Mansion is one of the representations. The facade of a Xiguan Mansion was generally built with grey bricks, and the main wooden door is accompanied by a Tanglong (horizontal wooden bars) and a pair of ‘café style’ outer doors at the entrance. The interior is very symmetrically structured; from the front to the back of the house there are as follows: the portal, the hallway, the main hall, the first room, the second hall and the back room. There is also a patio and garden inside. Hardwood furniture, carved wooden ornaments, stained glass Manchuia windows, and many other Cantonese features come together to create an old Guangzhou style house. In the past, only the well-to-do families of businessmen or officials could live in these grand and magnificent places.

Guangzhou Opera House is functioning as a “Cultural Plaza” overlooking the Pearl River

Guangzhou Opera House is a newly constructed Chinese opera house in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, People’s Republic of China. 357
Designed by Ms Zaha Hadid, the first female winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and Sir. Harold Marshall, the unique acoustic designer from Australia, who won the world top award – the Wallace Clement Sabine Medal, GOH is regarded as the largest, most high-tech as well as the best-facilitated comprehensive performing arts centre in South China. The Canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to the Guangzhou Opera House if you have a time. And Canton Fair Hotel Packages with greater savings, plus a wide range of experiencing tour around China & Indochina. Check out our great offers for you now!
Fold lines in this landscape define territories and zones within the Opera House, cutting dramatic interior and exterior canyons for circulation, lobbies and cafes, and allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the building.

The 1,800-seat auditorium of the Opera House houses the very latest acoustic technology, and the smaller 400-seat multifunction hall is designed for performance art, opera and concerts in the round.
The Opera House will enhance urban function with the area between the Museum and the Opera House functioning as a “Cultural Plaza” overlooking the Pearl River.

Sanyuan Palace is the oldest and largest Taoist building in Guangzhou

In Guangzhou, there are two Taoist temples. One is Sanyuan Palace, and the other is Chunyang Temple. Sanyuan Palace, located at the southern foot of Yuexiu Hill, is the oldest and largest Taoist building in Guangzhou.  It was built by a satrap in the Jing Dynasty, and was originally called Yuegang Temple. In the Ming Dynasty, after being rebuilt, Sanyuan Palace got its present name.
Sanyuan Temple This is the largest and oldest Taoist temple in the city. Located at the south foot of Yuexiu Hill (No. 11 Yinyuan Road) According to Taoist theory, the sky, earth and water are the three elements that make up the universe.,The Sanyuan Temple (literally “three elements”) was built in the Eastern uin Dynasty, renamed the Wuxing Temple in the Tang Dynasty, but reverted to the Sanyuan Temple during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The open-air Taoist temple offers visitors a quiet retreat from Guangzhou’s busy streets and a chance to see some lovely guangzhou architecture through the incense smoke. The Canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to the Sanyuan Palace if you have a time.

Visitors from all over the world will come to Guangzhou to trade and communicate in various ways. This great fair bring a huge amount of guests for local Guangzhou Hotels, many Guangzhou hotels will increase their room rate for two to four times. will now bring you the deals for 114th Canton Fair hotels, you can now found easily those 114th Canton Fair hotels in the following list.

Chimelong Paradise is a nice place for people to enjoy the exciting life

Guangzhou Changlong Holiday Resort is located in Dashijie Street in Fanyu District. It is a comprehensive entertainment park integrating sightseeing, accommodation, dining and entertainment. It contains Changlong Happy World, Changlong Water Paradise, Chimelong International Circus, Xiangjiang Sarafi Park, Guangzhou Crocodile Park and Chimelong Golf Center. 324
Chimelong Paradise is one of the theme parks owned by the Chimelong Group. With an investment of over 2 million RMB, it offers wonderful ride experiences, thrilling stunt shows and top parades, as well as high level intergrated service, with the aim of being the best theme park in the world. The Canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to the Chimelong Paradise to enjoy the exciting life if you have a time.
Opened in 2006, its designs and techniques are ranked on top in the world. Eight of its items are reputed as the best in Asia and the world. The uprightness roller coaster is named as the top one roller coaster in the world; the 10-looped roller coaster is recorded in Guiness Book; the Motor roller coaster is the first in the east; the U-shaped slide board is also the largest in Asia; it also stages the world’s largest water stunt show with an international cast of top stunt men and women. There are rides to scare even the biggest thrill seekers, an indoor Childrens ride entertainment area the largest of its kind in China, and a water world section where you are guaranteed to get wet. Chimelong Paradise is a nice place for young people to enjoy the exciting life; it is also a place for families to have fun!

Hot sun hangs in the sky, when you need water splashes to stimulate your passion and play with the sunshine! Chimelong Paradise promotes the brand-new pleasant patrolling travel with flying splash as the largest patrolling travel of theme park in China, with every detail planned and created by the performance teams from home and abroad. It consists of different theme formations and theme floats, when hundreds of beautiful girl and handsome boy performers will have a zero-distance carnival with you, creating the colorful and surprising funs and pleasures, and making happiness fly in the sky. During the parade, the performers will splash water with the tourists to one another, when the water splashes here and there, bringing the coolness to the sky. This is surely an agreeable pleasure in such hot summer.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral is the most magnificent and the most distinctive cathedral in Guangzhou

The Sacred Heart Cathedral is located in downtown Guangzhou Yide Road , is a cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Guangzhou is the most magnificent, the most distinctive. The church was built in 1863, completed in 1888, lasted 25 years was built, has 130 years of history. All the walls and pillars of the church is built of granite, it is also called the “stone” or “Shishi sacred heart of Jesus church”, “Shishi Catholic church”. Is the provincial key cultural relics protection units. The Canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to the Sacred Heart Cathedral of Art if you have a time.317

Into the church, each about 10 giant stone pillars supporting the cross, a sharp rise in the pointed arch, the interior of the church retains and consistent appearance to rising feeling. Hall top is highest in the middle, both sides slightly low, represent fluctuant trend. From the entrance to the altar, because the pointed arch structure column arrangement and top of the hall, the hall has an extended forward and upward feeling, rendering a solemn religious atmosphere.


As one of the architectural highlights in Guangzhou, the church took the builders 25 years to finish the building. It has been recently refurbished because it was damaged in the 20th century. The stained windows, high arches and spires, and the spacious and high inner sanctuary make the building look like a European cathedral.

Holy Heart Cathedral Fee and Opening Hours
Admission Fee: free o­n every sunday 7:00-10:00
The Mass Time: (Monday to Saturday) the first scene 6:30, the second scene 7:00
Saturday night: 19:00 (mandarin)
Sunday, the first scene 6:30, the second scene 8:30, the third scene 22:30(english)

Guangdong Museum of Art is a not-for-profit purposes

The Guangdong Museum of Art is a major cultural establishment in the province and the largest of its kind in China. Equipped with modern facilities, this museum, like the best art museums in advanced countries, is a place where works of art are preserved, studied and displayed. The museum also promotes education and cultural exchange. With a total area of 20,000 square meters and a display area of over 8,000 square meters, the Guangdong Museum of Art consists of twelve exhibition halls, in which exhibitions of both large- and small-scale work may be shown. The 300-seat auditorium has an advanced projection and video facilities. It is an ideal place for holding international academic conferences and presenting films. In addition, there are special areas devoted to education and various kinds of service. The Canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to Guangdong Museum of Art if you have a time.

The Guangdong Museum of Art on Ersha Island in Guangzhou mainly hosts exhibitions but also features a permanent collection of mostly modern artworks.

Guangdong Museum of Art is a not-for-profit purposes, for the community and social development, open to the public a permanent National Cultural Institutions, December 28, 1990 laid the foundation stone, completed in November 28, 1997 opening. June 29, 2011, free to the public.


It is one of the significant steps of Guangdong Provincial Government to implement free admission to museums, public libraries and cultural centers and stations. It is believed that considerable number of people would welcome this amiable and free arts feast and enjoy the charm of art in the museum. After the implementation of free admission, Guangdong Museum of Art will distribute tickets to control the visitor flow. “The museum will receive only 3000 visitors per day on a first-come-first-served basis and please note you’ll be asked to exhibit an identity document to get a ticket”, said one of the staff.

Haizhu Bridge is an iron bridge across the Pearl River in Guangzhou

Haizhu Bridge is an iron bridge across the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China.

The bridge runs from Haizhu Square in the Yuexiu District, and south towards Jiangnan Avenue in the Haizhu District. Haizhu Bridge was the first bridge to be built across the Pearl River in Guangzhou. Work started in 1929 and ended in 1933, and was completed by the American contractor Markton Company.

The bridge was damaged by the Japanese in 1938, and again in 1949 by retreating Kuomintang forces. Today the bridge carries a two-lane, bidirectional road connecting the north and south banks of the Pearl River. In 2009, the bridge gained notoriety when a number of people threatened suicide by jumping off the bridge.


The renovation work on Guangzhou’s Haizhu Bridge will begin sometime this month. Two design and construction firms won the bidding yesterday (1st).  One of the two firms, the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group, is regarded as one of the most experienced since it built many of China’s major bridges, including those in Wuhan and Nanjing. It is expected that it will take 200 million Yuan to renovate Haizhu Bridge. The Canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to Haizhu Bridge if you have a time.

The bridge is also a perfect place for couple to have a romantic time together. Watching the sun sets from the bridge might be one of the most romantic moments you could ever spend with your beloved one. Under the light shine and the quietness of the river water, it is indeed an ideal place for couples to just stroll along the bridge talking to each other more personally. In fact, the area nearby is lined up with a series of shops, bars and cafes with dimmed light creating even more romantic situation. Along the sideway of the bridge, there are also photographers offering their service to take photographs with the bridge and the water as the background.

Nansha Tin Hau Temple Lingdingyang close to the Pearl River to the sea

Nansha Tin Hau Temple Lingdingyang close to the Pearl River to the sea, is located in the south of Grand Cape Shandong, rivers, its construction and stacked on the mountain, glorious temple, magnificent pavilion in the center of the square is carving days after icon , to commemorate the sea goddess Lin Mo built, building characteristics, is a style of the Beijing Palace Museum and Nanjing in Nanjing, making one, the size of the modern world is most similar architecture, known as “the world after the first gong” Temple is the largest in Southeast Asia. The canton fair 2013 will be helded in Guangzhou, maybe you can go to Nansha Tian Hou Palace if you have a time.

293  Behind the square is the memorial archway, on which the name of the palace is written over the top, and some inscriptions written on both sides. Once you have gone through it, you will come to the main gate where honored the statues of two legendary immortals, Clairvoyance (thousand-mile eye) and clairaudience (wind-accompanying ear).
Walking up the flagged path after entering the gate, you will come to the Hall of Blessing where a statue of the heavenly empress is honored. She is guarded by four Dragon Kings (the Gods of the sea) holding up a jade tablet and standing at each side. Then comes the Main Hall, the center of the whole palace. In the hall, two statues of the Goddess are honored in a shrine. One is 3.8 meters (about 12.5 feet) high, plated and carved from the fragrant sandalwood. The other is known as ‘soft-body’ statue, whose hand and foot joints are movable. The entire Main Hall is filled with a sense of benevolence and majesty, rectitude and holiness. Behind it is the Resting Hall, the living room of the Goddess, where a sitting sculpture of the goddess is displayed together with some simple instruments of her daily life.

At the very back of the palace is the Nanling Tower, an 8-storey building. It rises to a height of 45 meters (about 148 feet) and is the highest point of the whole palace. There is an unwritten folklore spread widely among Chinese people that the code of a God is singular, while that of a Goddess is plural. Because of that, the number of all stories, steps and tiles there is plural.
In addition, there are seven forts together called Dajiao Mountain Forts in the palace, which have been listed as national priority cultural relic protection sites in 1982. Additionally, the Free Life Pond is also worth a visit, where tourists could set free small creatures. Every year, this place attracts a lot of visitors by its charming scenic beauty and classical buildings. It definitely deserves a visit on your trip to Guangzhou.

Canton Fair is the essential platform for the development of customer

The Canton Fair is China’s largest trade fair. Buyers from all over the world flock to Guangzhou, Guangdong to attend this bi-annual event. The fair boasts an enormous selection of suppliers from dozens of industries. Last session had over 24,000 exhibitors and over 200,000 overseas buyers. For overseas buyers sourcing in China, this is excellent starting point in your trip to China. The Fair takes place every Spring and Autumn. Each session is split into 3 phases.

Canton Fair is the essential platform for the development of customer. A nationwide professional foreign trade companies and factories to participate in the annual Canton Fair regarded as an important task, not only because of the many guests, but also because it is the showcase of the company, the enterprise strength of the good image and strong platform .Canton Fair, there are many manufacturers participating, they receive foreign businessmen also expressed the hope of more cooperation in foreign trade companies, so they often distribute business cards, and even samples of the sample delivery. Therefore, companies can find some good producers.

At the same time, trade fairs allow companies to use complete range of marketing tools that they have at their disposal. Instruments that promote sales – known as the marketing mix – related to product, price, distribution and communication policy. When a company participates in a trade fair, all of these areas are simultaneously activated and focused on specific target groups.

Panyu artificial lake is one of the famous scenic spots in Guangzhou

Panyu artificial lake (Bao Mo Yuan) located in the Guangzhou Panyu Shawan Town, Zini Village, the first built in the end, covering mu, was destroyed in 1995 in the 1950s reconstruction, which lasted 6 contains expanded to more than 100 acres, is a set of Qing culture, Lingnan ancient architecture, Lingnan garden art, the Pearl River Delta Water Village in one of the gardening art park.

Bao Mo Yuan, The Artificial Lake, also known as Bao Mo Garden, was built at the end of the Qing Dynasty. It was rebuilt in 1995 and expanded the area up to 130 acres. It took five years to finish renovating Bao Mo Garden. Welcome Panyu artificial lake when you participate in Canton Fair 2013 .
Bao Mo Yuan is one of the famous scenic spots in Panyu Shawan Ancient Town. The Lingnan style architectural buildings, gardens, streams and rivers with beautiful landscape draw tens of thousands visitors each year to visit this place.

The Panyu artificial lake, green, water features can be described as an absolute. Lai King Bay, clear Pinghu, Po Mukho and one thousand meters long river through encircle endless clear water as a mirror, trickle, while over 30 stone bridges across the majestic rivers and lakes above. driving boats and boat, as if being in the Penglai into the lake , Qing Lan Lan, water around the lake, pine invasion smoke Koi thousands of red surge, Yang Liu Yiyi arouses pity. In addition, the Zizhu Creek in the Zizhu, also designed for children play in the water Immersió more children paradise of the artificial lake landscape: treasure Mexican Church, cure Hall, the Pavilion of a pure heart, purple dong fang, Yang Lian bridge, Lung Museum, thousands of like corridors, etc. These landscapes are embedded in the Millennium Podocarpus paniculata ginkgo tree, Tangchun trees, in particular, is full of vigor, people feel comfortable.

Site of the Whampoa Military Academy

Situated on Changzhou Island (cháng zhōu dǎo 长洲岛) offshore from the Whampoa District (huáng pǔ qū 黄浦区) in Guangzhou (guǎng zhōu 广州), the historical site of Whampoa Military Academy (huáng pǔ jūn xiào 黄埔军校) has attracted many tourists from home and abroad in recent years. It was founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen (sūn zhōng shān 孙中山), with the support of the Communist Party of China and former Soviet Union on the 16th June, 1924, during the first cooperation between the Kuomintang (guó mín dǎng 国民党) and the Communist Party of China (zhōng guó gòng chǎn dǎng 中国共产党). Welcome to the Whampoa Military Academy when you participate in Canton Fair 2013 .241
Originally, it was named as the Army Officers School (jūn guān xué xiào 军官学校). During the Northern Expedition (běi fá 北伐), Chiang Kai-shek (jiǎng jiè shí 蒋介石) broke with the Communist Party of China, and the academy was moved to the newly established capital in Nanjing after the defeat of the warlords in 1928. The academy moved again to Chengdu during the anti-Japanese War. In January 1988, the site of the Whampoa Militray Academy was included on the Anti-Japanese War Memorial Halllist of the key historical monuments under state protection.
The military academy was officially opened on May 1, 1924 under the Kuomintang (KMT), but the first lessons began on June 16, 1924. The inauguration was on Changzhou Island offshore from the Whampoa (Huangpu) dock in Guangzhou, thus earning its name. During the inaugural ceremonies, Sun Yat-sen delivered a speech that was later to become the lyrics of the national anthem of the Republic of China.

In the Whampoa Military Academy there is the Former Residence of Sun Yet-sen (孙中山故居), Students’ Club (学生俱乐部), and Martyrs Cemetery (烈士陵园). On the top of the Bagua Hill (bā guà shān 八卦山), there stands the Monument of Sun Yet-sen (孙中山纪念碑), on the top of which there is a bronze statue of him.

Zhenhai Tower is one of the landmark buildings of Guangzhou

Zhenhai Tower is one of the landmark buildings of Guangzhou and serves as a National Cultural Relic Protection Unit. The tower is 25 meters high and oblong in shape. The walls of the first two floors were made of red sandstone but the others were made of brick. Over the years, Zhenhai Tower has been destroyed and rebuilt five times. The existing tower was reconstructed based on one with a timber frame which stood in 1928. In 1929, Zhenhai Tower was turned into Guangzhou Municipal Museum. In 1950, it was renamed Guangzhou Museum. It displays the records of the development of Guangzhou throughout the past 2,000 years sorted according to dynasty. Welcome to Guangdong Museum when you participate in Canton Fair 2013 .

The tower is also named as Guangzhou Museum which shows the changing and development of Guangzhou’s culture, customs and the city itself through the display of ten thousand cultural relics, pictures and historical data of Guangzhou. On its west seats a stele corridor which shows the stele carvings of the past dynasties of China and 12 Ancient Cannons. If you want to have a deep understanding of the city’s culture and history, Zhenhai tower is a must see attraction.
Zhenhai Tower, namely Wanghai Tower, was named Wangjiang Tower before. The name was changed into current o­ne due to the wide channel of the Zhuhai River. And it is also called the Five Storey Pagoda because it has five floors all together. There are steles of different dynasties standing along the corridor in front of the tower and 12 ancient cannons for exhibition o­n the right.

Night cruises on the Pearl River are more attractive

Compared with daytime cruises on the Pearl River, night cruises are more attractive. The sparkling lights on both banks of the river and the moon reflecting on its waters create a magical atmosphere. It starts from the White Goose Pool and end at either the Guangzhou Bridge in the east or the Baihedong (White Crane Cave) in the south.

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Along the Pearl River, the views are magnificent. You can appreciate numerous historical sites and unique architectures, which are well reflecting of the history and culture of Guangzhou city. With sparkling lights on both banks of the river, modern buildings and several old bridges reflect themselves on the water surface, Pearl River Cruise creates a romantic atmosphere and leaves unforgetable impression to every visitor.

During the two hour cruise every visitor will be entranced by the beauty of the river and sights such as the White Goose Pool, Zhuhai Square, Aiqun Mansion, the Guangzhou Hotel and the European architecture of Shamian Island buildings. The ship also passes under ten famous bridges including Renmin Bridge, Haizhu Bridge, Guangzhou Bridge, and Jiefang Bridge.
As the third largest river in China, the Pearl River measures 2,129 meters in length, with its name deriving from the Haizhu Rock (Sea Pearl Rock). When the thousand-meter long Pearl River went through Guangzhou City, a huge rock island in the center of the river was scoured time and again and became smooth and bright like a pearl, called ‘Sea Pearl Rock’, hence the name ‘Pearl River’ for the river with this rock.

The Canton fair has moved to a much larger venue at the Pazhou Complex

Canton is known by many global buyers because of the Canton Fair, which is largest trade fair in China being initiated since 1957 and annually held twice for China exporters and worldwide importers. All manufacturers are eager to show their new products/service and buyers from USA, Europe,Middle East, Australia and other regions travel along to explore their long-term supplier. Highest amount of global procurements in China have been made out of the event basing on data for years. 171
Originally built in 589 AD in the Sui Dynasty, the temple went under repair in about 648 AD by the order of Emperor Li Zhi of the Tang Dynasty, then still a crown prince.
The Canton Fair, (recently renamed the China Import and Export Fair), started in 1957, and is now one of the biggest trade events on the international trading calendar. The Canton Fair is a biannual event, held in April and October every year.

One of the best ways to be prepared for the next Chinese Canton fair is to have the right information beforehand. You first need to acquaint yourself with the events of the Canton fair. The Canton fair has become one of the most comprehensive trade fair events in China. It was started in 1957 and has progressively increased in size and patronage. The Canton fair has moved to a much larger venue at the Pazhou Complex. This location would be able to easily accommodate its future expansion. The fair is held in the ‘flower city’ of China, Guanzhou twice a year. It is one of the largest trade fairs with almost 20,000 booths featured in the shows. The Canton fair generates a massive business turnover from nearly 200,000 companies attending the fair. The Canton fair is being planned for three phases instead of the traditional two. The phases would be classified according to different segments of industry and companies in the appropriate industry would feature in the appropriate phase of the Canton fair. Each phase of the Canton fair would last for a duration of five days. Normally the dates range from the 15th of October to the 6th of November every year.
The first stage project of Pazhou Complex covers a ground area of 430,000 square meters with the structural area of 395,000 square meters. With 13 exhibition halls on the first and second floors, Pazhou Complex has an indoor exhibition area of 130,000 square meters and an outdoor exhibition area of 22,000 square meters, being the largest exhibition center in Asia. The Complex has been in operation since the end of 2002.

White Cloud Mountain has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou

Guangzhou White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain) lies in the northern outskirts of the city. The mountain range is about 7.5 kilometers (4.7 miles) north of Guangzhou and is made up of 30 odd peaks, with an area of 28 square meters (33.5 square yards). The Mountain was called White Cloud because of the forming of a white cloud over its range. Its highest peak is Moxing Peak standing in the center of the mountain, 380 meters (1,246.7 feet) above sea level. It is also called ‘the First Peak under the Southern Sky’. 457
The mountain is actually a park with natural hills and waters. Really an ideal sightseeing place and summer resorts. So far six sightseeing zones have been developed: Mingzhu Tower, Moxing Ridge, Santai Ridge, Mingchun Valley, Fei’e Ridge and Luhu Lake. Apart from the existing scenes Moxing Ridge, Looking afar in the morning from White Cloud Mountain, Looking afar in the evening from White Cloud Mountain, the First Peak under the Southern Sky, Wind Soughing in the Pines on White Cloud Mountain, Village Hostel, Songtao Villa, Mingzhu Tower, Luming Restaurant and White Cloud Immortal’s House, there have been added for the past ten-odd years such scenic spots as White Cloud Cableway, Mingchun Valley – the largest birdcage in Asia, the Forest of Steles in Guangzhou, Nengren Temple, a golf course, Xinghai Garden, Yuntai Garden, the Sculpture Park and White Cloud Chute.  Welcome to White Cloud Mountain when you participate in Guangzhou fair 2013 .
From ancient times, White Cloud Mountain has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou, and it’s still known as the First Spectacular Scene of the city. Every time the sun shines after the rain, and through late spring, a wreath of airy clouds circles the mountains. This is how White Cloud Mountain has won its name, and its reputation as a marvelous spectacle of nature. The fierce differentiation of rocks, and the different ways in which erosion has affected them, has caused it a crisscross network of gullies. So its relative height is now about 100 meters (109 yards). The quiet and secluded environment of the valley has made it a haven of peace from the big city.

The Moxing Ridge, originally known as the Biyun Peak, is the highest point of the Baiyun Mountain, rising 382 meters above sea level. In the ridge, different weather conditions bring about different views. On rainy days, floating clouds envelope the entire mountain, creating an intriguing view. On sunny days, visitors enjoy a panoramic view of the forest of modern buildings below. In line with local traditions, Guangzhou folks would ascend the ridge to pray for safety and fortune on the Double-Ninth Day on Chinese lunar calendar.
The mountain was already a famous scenic spot in Guangzhou in history. As one of the oldest mountains in Guangdong, it has gorgeous scenery and abundant historical relics. Among the past and present Eight Sights of Guangzhou, besides ‘Wind Soughing in the Pines on White Cloud Mountain’, there are ‘Pujian Spring’, ‘Looking afar in the evening from White Cloud Mountain’, ‘The Returned Monk at Jingtai’, ‘the Splendid Mountain of Cloud’, which depict all the beautiful scenery of White Cloud Mountain. Renowned poets and scholars of past dynasties, such as Su Shi (a famous scholar in the Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127), Yang Wanli (poet in Southern Song Dyansty, 1127 – 1279), Wang Shizhen (historian in Ming Dynasty, 1368 – 1644) and others once came here and left poems and words after the visit.

The Canton Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history

China Import and Export Fair is also renowned as the Canton Fair. It is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, with a history of 55 years since 1957. The Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete in exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.
Trading Delegations, being composed of more than twenty thousand of Chinas best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.

The Canton fair has long been a platform for Chinese exporters to demonstrate their products and services to buyers around the world. And the reason for its success lies in the strict selection of the exhibitors.
If you are running a fledging company in China aimed at exporting, the Canton Fair is the best doorway to the international market. It is a place for new companies to make their show, and for new clients to find what they need. And before that, the companies need to pass another test.
The Canton Fair is a Trade Only show that exhibits products and services in both the consumer and industry sectors and which concentrates mainly on export trade. April 1957 saw the very first Canton Fair being held in the former Sino-Soviet Friendship Building in North Guangzhou. The Friendship Building’s exhibition space was spread over 18,000 sq.m. and was able to contain the entire fair. Several years later the fair was moved to the Liuhua Complex and remained there for many years. Recent fairs have taken place in Guangzhou’s enormous China Import and Export Fair Complex, however, and, with 1,125,000 sq.m. of exhibition space now available – and fully occupied – the fair is now a very different exhibition from that which debuted in 1957.

The Canton Tower is one of the most recognizable features of the constantly-changing Guangzhou skyline

The Canton Tower is one of the most recognizable features of the constantly-changing Guangzhou skyline. Known as the “slim-waist” among the locals for its marvelous twisting structure, it has quickly become the icon of the city.

The tower is built in a very unique style. People also call the tower with a nick name “Xiao Man Yao” which means young girl with a tight waist. So the building is very attractive in its outlook. It looks like as if it’s moving ad alive. Formerly it was called Guangzhou TV and Sightseeing Tower.
The top of the tower has the most amazing and exciting entertainment for the visitors. The visitors while enjoying the panoramic view over the city can also enjoy a ride in the World’s highest Ferris wheel.  This amazing wheel consists of 16 pods holding a total of 96 fearless passengers. It is built on the 450 meter high canton tower and is one of the most attractive features of the tower.
Another key attraction of the canton tower is the Gravity machine. At the 450 meters high top deck level there is gravity machine that lifts the visitors another 35 meters up along the pole from where they will be dropped back again to the top of the deck. This can be the most spectacular experience of one’s life of falling back to earth from an exciting 485 meter.

Guangzhou Pazhou International Convention Exhibition Center has a strong intention to be the leader of the world

The biggest exhibition center  in Asia, Guangzhou Pazhou International Convention Exhibition Center has a strong intention to be the leader of the world. After achieving the third phase project in 2008 fall, it will surpass the scale of any other centers and become the largest in the world. The tremendous center has planned a special project to expand its transportation system. In its superb proposal, the center plans to increase the traffic area that will be the most densely distributed roads in China. Guangzhou international convention and exhibition center devotes to be the world leader in this industry. The internationalized modern center is situated on Pazhou Island, neighboring the Pearl River Delta and is a present metropolitan development. It contributes a stage for international information exchange, culture interchange, financial services, and tourism, etc.

Canton Fair has been successfully held for 15 times in the Pazhou complex. Basically, The fair is organized by Guangzhou Municipal People’ Government and China Foreign Trade Center. In 2007 Guangzhou Fair with 3,000 booths and more than 13 countries & 40 provinces attended has accomplished great progress; there were 385 cooperation projects dealt and the total trade value approached RMB 155,409,000,000.
The main design principle of Pazhou Complex is to extend the image of “flowing” of Pearl River. The wave like rooftop just likes the river flowing by. It integrates with surrounding environment elegantly. This design principle is unparalleled in all of the exhibition centres in the world.
The Canton Fair provides interpreters of different languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Arabic. For interpretation service, you need to contact the Interpretation Service Center in advance.
Taking a metro is the best way to get to Pazhou Complex. Businessmen can take the Metro Line2 and get off at the Pazhou Station, which is located at southwest and close to Pazhou Complex. If you are taking Metro Line 1, you can change to Metro Line 2 at Gongyuan Qian Station, while if you are taking the Metro Line 3, you can switch to Metro line 2 at Kecun Station.

Canton Fair has become an important platform and ties for boosting the international trade

Canton Fair 2013 is the 113th session of the China Import and Export Fair. The Canton Fair is China’s largest trade fair, a fair of the highest level. The Pazhou exhibition halls will be used alternately during the whole fair. According to AUMA’s statistical standards, the CECF as a biannual event now ranks the world’s No.3 in terms of scale.

The Canton Fair is held every year in Spring and Autumn sessions of three phases each with the first session taking place in April/May and the second in October/November. Each phase usually lasts five days and showcases different product types. It is not for nothing that the fair is known as China’s largest and, during the 206th fair, 188,170 overseas buyers spent 30,470 USD while inspecting products displayed in 55,927 standard booths set up by 21,934 national and 386 international exhibitors. Canton Fair has become an important platform and ties for boosting the international trade. It is renowned as the ‘China’s No.1 fair’. Let’s inherit the glorious history and create a better future together! Your visit will make the Canton Fair a better exhibition!
Although Guangzhou has an airport, the number of international flights is limited and most people visiting the Canton Fair arrive into Hong Kong instead. It’s simple to reach Guangzhou from Hong Kong with regular trains between the two cities taking just over two hours. There are also a limited number of flight connections between Hong Kong and Guangzhou. With just a handful of exceptions, the Canton Fair has been wholly moved to the Canton Fair Complex on Pazhou Island. It’s located just on the outskirts of the city center and can be reached by Metro Line 2 (blue), although most of the better hotels will run complimentary shuttle buses.

Canton Tower (on the left-hand-side), the Tallest TV Tower in China, New Symbol of Guangzhou City. Chigang Pagoda (on the right-hand-side) was built on a red sandstone hill as a geomantic pagoda.

Guangzhou Landmarks

Visiting the landmarks can highlight your exploration in a city, while there are two landmarks you can include on your getaway when you are in Guangzhou.


Five Rams Stone Sculpture

Located in Yuexiu Park, Five Rams Stone Sculpture makes Guangzhou a nickname of Yangcheng (City of Goats). It has been the city symbol and landmark for years. It’s said that in a famine of Zhou Dynasty, five gods descended to the world by five goats which held dropping ears of rice in their mouth. The gods bestowed the people with ears of rice and blessed the city out of starvation forever. And those goats stayed in the city after the gods left and turned into stone as protectors.

Five Rams Stone Sculpture has become the emblem of Guangzhou

Canton Tower

Located in the center of Guangzhou city, Canton Tower, nicknamed Pretty Waist Lady, became a new symbol and landmark of Guangzhou as soon as it’s completed. It’s mainly used for sightseeing with four unique features. From the transverse Ferris wheel on the top by which one can have an overview of Guangzhou city, to the revolving restaurant that can hold 400 people for dinner, to the 4D cinema and gifts & souvenir shop, all of them are sitted on hundreds of meters high.

Canton Tower (on the left-hand-side), the Tallest TV Tower in China, New Symbol of Guangzhou City. Chigang Pagoda (on the right-hand-side) was built on a red sandstone hill as a geomantic pagoda.


No matter which one you prefer, it’s sure that you will have a different sense about Guangzhou after your visit.