We’re now back in the UK for our summer holidays and with just a few days left I’m sat looking out at the cold damp British weather in late July thinking back to what I’ve forgotten to blog about. So this post is going to be about a trip we made to Guangzhou back in May.
Guangzhou, China’s forth biggest city and capital of the region Guangdong, is located in south east China on the Pearl River Delta. With the new high speed rail, it’s just 25 minutes away from Shenzhen and costs roughly £6 each.cheap Airbnb (£44 ) which was situated right next to the metro and next to a huge theme park called Chimelong Paradise, full of high speed roller coasters and other stomach churning rides. The big showpiece of this city is the Canton Tower, somewhere in the middle (excuse my geographical specifics). At the time of writing, it’s the 2nd tallest tower in the world only to be surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree. There’s a whole host of fun rides at the top of the tower for anyone who doesn’t mind heights! AMP we headed over to Shamian, the old territory which used to house special concessions for France and Britain.
Before going here, I’d been given conflicting opinions about Guangzhou and it’s bustling streets and overcrowded malls, but I found it to be a nice place and a welcome change from Shenzhen and Hong Kong. We’ll certainly be visiting again later this year to see some of the areas we missed the first time around.