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History in Guangzou City

1 day  |  09:00 in Guangzhou to 17:00 in Guangzhou  |  from USD $230  |   Guaranteed Departures 

Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens of Yuexiu Park; marvel at the 2,000 year-old tomb of Zhao Mo; visit the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall; burn your first joss stick at the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees; and gaze upwards at the soaring Canton Tower on this Guangzhou Day Tour.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
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Itinerary

Day 1

Guangzhou

Start the day with a visit to the urban park of Yuexiu in bustling downtown Guangzhou. The vast park’s beautifully landscaped gardens are scattered with cultural relics and historical monuments, including the red-walled Zhenhai Tower, set atop a hill in the centre of the park, and the impressive Five Rams Sculpture, one of the city’s most famous monuments. The park is also the site of the ancient Ming Dynasty City Wall, and the Square Cannon Site. Pass the time by strolling under shaded pathways, crossing the arch bridges connecting the park’s three lakes, and admiring the views of the park’s namesake – the seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain.

Next we head to the ancient tomb of Zhao Mo, the second king of the Nanyue Kingdom. Only uncovered in recent decades the 2,000 year-old mausoleum is brimming with fascinating artefacts, and is viewed as one of the most significant archaeological finds in the last century. A silk-jade garment, bronze mirrors and a silver box are just some of the treasures the king was buried with, following the belief that these items would aid him in the afterlife. We then proceed on to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, set on the southern slopes of Yuexiu Hill. Dating back to the early 1900s, the structure was funded by the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese communities as a monument to Dr Sun Yat-Sen, a Chinese revolutionary who paved the way for the Chinese Revolution. The building is now an important representation of the country’s history.

Following a Dim Sum lunch at a local restaurant we move on to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, one of the four most impressive ancient Buddhist temples in the region, with a lengthy history dating back 1,400 years. Browse the temple’s rich collection of cultural relics and burn your first joss stick to ensure good luck in the coming year. End the day with a visit to Canton Tower (exterior only), the world’s tallest Television tower. Standing at a height of 610m the tower is a major sightseeing attraction in the city.


Prices & Dates

The 'per person' price is based on 2 persons or more undertaking the day tour together. If you are travelling solo and booking this tour on your own the 'Single supplement' needs to be added to the 'per person' price.

Departs any day of the year except 01 - 07 May, 01 - 07 October and Chinese New Year.

4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2017
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All our day tours are guaranteed to depart when bookings are made more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Trip Highlights

Yuexiu Park - landscaped gardens with historical monuments and cultural relics
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall - an ancient structure dedicated to the Chinese revolutionary
Canton Tower - the tallest television tower in the world and a major sightseeing attraction
Nanyue King Tomb - ancient mausoleum of Zhao Mo, brimming with fascinating artefacts
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees - one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in the region

Included

Return transfers from your hotel
Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed within the itinerary
Private guided tour with a qualified English speaking guide
Hotel transfers within a 20km radius of the Guangzhou GPO

Not Included

International flights and visa
Return transfers from your designated point outside the Guangzhou City limits
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$7 per person. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tour Details
Starts
09:00 in Guangzhou
Ends
17:00 in Guangzhou
Departs
Most days of the year
Hotel Rating
Not applicable
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
None Provided
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