Tour Code: IFH-GZ-03
Tour days: 4 Days
The best guided tour for those who plan to find Guangzhou's hidden gems and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site - Kaiping Diaolou and Villages.
Transfer via: flight - your arrangement
Activities for today: airport transfer, Yuexiu Park, Shamian Island
This morning, our guide will meet you at the arrival hall of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. After a warm greeting, the guide will escort you to the splendid Yuexiu Park to start your tour. With luxuriant flowers and plants as well as excellent surroundings, this comprehensive park contains many historical traces, such as Zhenhai Tower and the symbol of Guangzhou - the Five Ram Statue.
After that, we will transfer to the Shamian Island which is full of exotic buildings along the Pearl River. Strolling along streets in Shamian Island leisurely, you can catch sight of deluxe dining rooms, coffee shops and cathedrals in European styles.
Activities for today: Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Flower City Square
Today, our sightseeing tour will start from the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall. Built in 1888, it is an intact and representative clan temple within Guangdong province. A large collection of southern China art pieces, for example, wood carvings and pottery, can be found in the structure. The temple's complex exemplifies traditional Chinese architecture and decoration style, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments worldwide.
Next, we will move on to the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. The museum houses the 2,000-year-old tomb of the Nanyue King Zhao Mo. Zhao Mo ruled from 137 BC to 122 BC, and his tomb was discovered in downtown Guangzhou in 1983. The museum, which opened in 1988, showcases the tomb and its complete trove of artifacts. It is renowned for its rare assemblage of funerary artifacts representing the diffusion of cultures throughout the Lingnan region during the Han dynasty.
In the afternoon, proceed to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, where you can see lofty pagodas and various historical relics. Afterwards, drive to the Flower City Square for a leisure stroll. The outward appearances of the Guangzhou Opera House, Guangdong Museum and Canton Tower there will impress you much.
Transfer via: private vehicle
Activities for today: Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
After breakfast, drive about 2.5 hours to Kaiping city to explore the World Heritage Site - Kaiping Diaolou and Villages. Your guide will accompany you to loiter around the area, including Zili Village, Chikan Town and Liyuan Garden. Kaiping Diaolou and Villages feature the Diaolou, multi-storeyed defensive village houses in Kaiping, which display a complex and flamboyant fusion of Chinese and Western structural and decorative forms. They reflect the significant role of émigré Kaiping people in the development of several countries in South Asia, Australasia and North America, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Transfer via: flight/train - your arrangement
Activities for today: airport/train station transfer
Today you are escorted to the airport/train station to head for your next destination.