Your amazing day begins with Chen Clan Ancestral Hall which was built in the 14th year of Guangxu reign (1888), the Qing Dynasty, and was finished in the 20th year (1894). It provided temporary accommodation for the members of the Chen clan when they attended the imperial examination, waited for taking up an official post, paid taxes and handled other matters. You can stroll around to take in its history, appreciate quintessential Lingnan architecture and enjoy various folk arts.
After that, continue your visit to Yuexiu Park. It is the largest comprehensive park in Guangzhou. You can have a leisurely walk through the park to breathe the fresh air, admire the symbol of the city - the statue of the five rams, and explore some historic spots like Zhenhai Tower.
The next stop will be Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, a famous ancient temple with a long history. It is not only a tourist attraction but also an active temple where you can see many Buddhist believers praying. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will marvel at the colorful Flower Pagoda which is the most prominent building in the temple.
Afterwards, head to the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which was established in memory of Sun Yat-sen, a great forerunner of China's democratic revolution and the father of Republic of China. Here you will learn a piece of Chinese history from your knowledgeable tour guide and listen to the life story of this national hero.
Later, move on to Huacheng Square, the largest square in Guangzhou and also the venue for the yearly Guangzhou International Light Festival. It’s a lovely place to visit both in the daytime and at night. You will be hugely impressed by the awesome modern buildings surrounding the square such as the Opera House and Guangzhou Library. Besides, you can have an exterior look of the Canton Tower, a landmark of Guangzhou city. With a height of 600 meters, it is the tallest tower in China and the fourth tallest in the world. It also has a nickname of "Slim Waist" because of its unique shape. It’s really nice to look at it. You can take some beautiful photos from the outside.
Optional Night Activity: At night, follow your guide to enjoy the stunning night view of the Pearl River by taking cruise, the third longest river in China. Having a relaxing cruise down the river when the buildings and bridges are lit up with the colorful lights, you definitely will be amazed by the magnificent scenery and have a wonderful night.
Accommodation: Overnight in Guangzhou