Known as Canton, Guangzhou is a bustling metropolis that is rich with tasty Yue cuisines and vibrant local culture – Cantonese Opera. This concrete jungle is laden with natural green parks, and well-reserved historical sites which makes you will not run out of activities if you are here in Guangzhou! Visit shopping districts here, and get your amazing discounts during the seasonal cross-overs. To enjoy the local culture, you can go to theatres in Haizu District to enjoy the performance of classic Cantonese Opera.
You might want to visit Guangzhou from October till December – during the autumn. The balmy weather, comfortable temperature makes exploring the city much more fun. The period that you will want to avoid is the heavy rainfall season. It starts around May till June, if you do come during this period, make sure to bring along umbrella whenever you go outside. If you are planning to play water sports here, you can swing by Guangzhou during the summer. Summer starts around late May through early September where the average temperature is around 25 to 36 degree Celsius. You might want to purchase your tickets early. Because summer times are high season which means the prices of flights and hotels are the top. Booking and purchasing months before the desired dates will help you from spending extra money.
Zamboanga International Airport – The Zamboanga International Airport is the main airport that serves Zamboanga City in the Philippines. After Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Davao and Laguindingan Airport, Cagayan de Oro City, Zamboanga International Aiport is the third-busiest airport in Mindanao. The airport is the hub for PAL Express and the focus city for Cebu Pacific. Located in Moret Field, Barangay Canelar, Zamboanga City, the airport only has one terminal. Equipped with three restrooms, and some stores outside of the airport, Zamboanga International Airport is completed with necessities for its visitors.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport – The Guangzhou International Airport is the main airport for Guangdong, China. The leading airlines that operate here are China Southern Airline, 9 Air, FedEx Express, Hainan Airlines and Shenzen Airlines, and it is the focus city for China Eastern Airlines. This massive airport recorded to be the second busiest airport in China. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the 19th busiest airports in the world. The airport has two terminals—Terminal 1 dedicated to serving both international flights and domestic ones. Meanwhile, in Terminal 2, China Southern Airline currently is operating over there with SkyTeam member airlines. Well-equipped with high-quality facilities, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has eateries, stores and public transportation for its visitors.
Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate which is heavily influenced by East Asian Monsoon. Its monsoon season will start from April to September. You might want to avoid visiting during monsoon season as thunderstorms, and sudden showers are usual. The average annual temperature in this city is 22.6 degree Celsius. The best time to travel to Guangzhou is in autumn that begins from October to December. The weather is temperate, windy and chilly. Exploring the city will be much easier if done in comfortable weather.
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street – One of the busiest commercial districts in China where the 1.2-meter street is full with more than 300 shops. The region is food heaven for many tourists, you can find all sort of cuisines here, from traditional to the modern ones. Besides that, all the buildings around the district have features of south European and Cantonese style. The combination of distinctive cultures creates aesthetically, pleasing scenery around the street. While doing some shopping, snap pictures for your social media.
Bright Filial Piety Temple – Dated from more than 1 700 years ago, Bright Filial Piety Temple is the oldest temple in Guangzhou. The Great Huineng, Zen Buddhist’s sixth master, had initiated his monkhood here. He had his hair cut for the monkhood, and his hair is buried here. Visiting the temple and cultural relics of the place will provide some inside view of Chinese Buddhism history and local’s culture as well.
Shamian Island – Shamian Island located in Liwan, Guangzhou is the keeper of numerous historical sites. The main reason was that Shamian Island was once an essential foreign port for international trade from the Song to the Qing Dynasty. The island also has European, gothic, baroque kinds of architectures embedded on the well-preserved buildings. Drop a visit to Shamian Island to learn more about the history that this piece of land holds.