Why you should visit Guangdong
- Visit the Zhaoqing Seven Star Crag which combines the beauty of Guilin's Karst Hills and Hangzhou's West Lake
- Experience the hot springs of Conghua
- Explore the distinctive customs and landmarks that display Lingnan lifestyle
- Visit Cantonese restaurants and tea houses to taste authentic Cantonese cuisine
Our Specialist's 'Must Do'
Visit the Kaiping Watchtowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A little more about Guangdong
Guangdong province is situated at the southernmost tip of Mainland China adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau. It has a number of unique characteristics that set it apart from the rest of China, including dialects, customs, history and culture. It’s also home to three sub-ethnic groups, which are distinctly different from those found in the north of the country. As the geographical home of the Pearl River Delta, in recent years, Guangdong has developed into the country’s most prosperous province and has become home to some of China’s most dynamic cities. This exciting modernity blends with the region’s ancient Lingnan (southern China) culture, as well as its exclusive historical and natural attractions, to make a fascinating travel destination.
It has delightful natural scenery of mountains and rivers, which often serve as charming backdrops to its unique local culture. There are four famous mountains in Guangdong – Danxia, Xiqiao, Luofu and Dinghu – and the landscape is delicately dotted with fantastical features, such as the Global Geopark, the Seven Star Crags and Yingxi Peak Forest.
Water is a prominent feature of Guangdong, with rivers and lakes that crisscross the Pearl River Delta, a coastline extending thousands of kilometres, and Wanlu Lake, which is rich in natural resources, bringing a magical touch to the province’s scenery. This natural beauty can be enjoyed in comfort at one of the many hot springs scattered around the province. There are also plenty of golf courses as well as romantic and exotic beaches to keep visitors occupied and outdoors.
The province also offers visitors thoroughly modern experiences. The Guangzhou Chimelong Paradise, the largest amusement park in China, delivers laughs and thrills by the minute. And even in the province’s glitzy new cities, the distinct social life and folk customs of Lingnan are evident. Meanwhile, culture vultures can head to the Kaiping Watchtowers and Village, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
When to go to Guangdong
Guangdong enjoys a sub-tropical climate and is filled with blooming flowers and verdant plants all year round.