Guangzhou is China's third-largest metropolis situated near the River Delta. Being located near the South China Sea has made this city into an ideal trading port city and one of China's most important. The city has a background of colonial history as well as a diverse society. Guangzhou has a population of more than 130 million people and its city-life is bustling and awaiting for tourists from all over the world to come and explore its authentic Chinese food, culture and religion. The capital of Guangdong province, which is Canton is particularly well-known for its cutting-edge architecture of buildings, delicious Cantonese food and interesting places to explore.
The best time to visit Guangzhou is during its autumn season which begins in late October and ends in mid-December as the temperature during this time will be mild and comfortable. Its spring is humid and cloudy, so it is not really recommended to travel during this season. Autumn is also the peak time for tourist activities, so be sure to book your travel in advance to avoid unavailability and high rates.
Iloilo International Airport (ILO) – This airport is the province’s main airport that connects the city to both domestic and international destinations. It is situated in the district of Cabatuan and nearby the district of Santa Barbara, which also makes this airport known as the Santa Barbara Airport. Travellers who wish to travel from Iloilo to Guangzhou has to transit either in Clark International Airport or in Manila before proceeding directly to Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou. The cheapest flight will cost you around P9,000 to P10,000.
Baiyun International Airport (CAN) – Opened for service in 2004, the airport has come to be the second busiest air hub in China in terms of passenger traffic. With three runways and two more in planning, the airport is growing fast to meet the air travel demands from 65 million passengers annually. It is located in the Baiyun district in Guangzhou and has two terminals. Terminal 1 is where you can find the check-in counters and retail stores, boarding gates, security checkpoints, custom zone, baggage claims and other facilities while Terminal 2 which was opened in April 2018, operates most of SkyTeam member airlines and is the main hub for China Southern Airlines. The airport is connected with public transport services which can take you to and from the airport and the city centre.
Guangzhou experiences a humid subtropical climate despite its geographical location near the south and is influenced by the East Asian monsoon. The summer season is hot and humid with a high chance of rainfall and its winter is mild and dry. Starting from April to September, Guangzhou experiences its monsoon season, so it is best to not travel during this time. Autumn, which starts from October to December, is cool and windy, making it the best time for travel. This also notes as the region's busiest time to travel and accommodations usually get filled up fast. Make arrangements as early as you can and book your tickets in advance to avoid unavailability.