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Where to stay in Guangzhou

There are 7,124 holiday homes available all over Guangzhou in China, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation rentals in Guangzhou start at a nightly rate of $4, with 20% of local properties priced under $18 per night. Whether you’re seeking apartments for rent near Whampoa Military Academy, a central condo close to Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, or a place that also gives you close access to Shenzhen — our mission is to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Our website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals from top travel sites like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, planning a romantic getaway to Guangzhou, or going on a family vacation for 13, we can match you with a short term rental that sleeps everyone comfortably. Before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags for your Chinese adventure in Guangzhou!

Where Is Guangzhou Located?

Situated in the south-central region of mainland China, Guangzhou sits north of the Pearl River Delta, in the province of Guangdong. Located more than 145 kilometers inland from the South China Sea, Guangzhou lies 16 kilometers from the city of Foshan, 31 kilometers from Daliang, 51 kilometers from Dongguan, and 62 kilometers from Jiangmen.

What Is Guangzhou, China Famous For?

The third-largest city in China, Guangzhou is the beating heart of the megalopolis that is the Pearl River Delta. One of the most important trading ports in the country, the appeal of Guangzhou is enhanced by its rich colonial history, stratospheric economic potential, and culturally diverse society. Certainly not for the faint-hearted, this sprawling metropolis — framed by stainless steel skyscrapers and cutting-edge architecture — attracts the ambitious, the curious, and the entrepreneurial who wish to liven things up. Additionally, it is also the home of delicious Cantonese cuisine, fascinating pockets of antiquity that beg to be explored, and rare linguistic freedom to speak Mandarin and Cantonese interchangeably. Offering history and modernity in equal measure, Guangzhou is the birthplace of dim sum, the once-residence of the founder of Zen Buddhism, and an age-old port of mercantilism and international influence.

Popular Attractions in Guangzhou, China

  • Canton Tower: Experience the highest free-fall drop in the world from the towering Canton Tower. One of the tallest buildings in the world, Canton Tower offers an exciting and enrapturing cocktail of activities. A landmark of Guangzhou and one of the world's most spectacular new buildings, Canton Tower is home to restaurants, observation decks, a 4D movie theater, and even a Ferris Wheel. A free-form tower that exudes a rich humanoid identity, Canton Tower is the epitome of the city of Guangzhou – dynamic, exciting, and avant-garde.
  • Guangzhou Opera House: Resembling an expansive, glowing, pretty paper boat, the Guangzhou Opera House sits on the shore of the Pearl River. Arguably the most striking piece of architecture in town, Guangzhou Opera House plays host to year-round performances, from classical scores to Cantonese operas. If you can't make a show, you can still come to see its deconstructionism style, designed by Zaha Hadid to resemble an eroded riverbed. Enter this futuristic building that is as eye-popping on the inside as it is on the outside and discover the in-house library, black box theater, a reflecting pool, and several performance halls. Spiraled paths connect different floors and sections of the complex in a stunningly intricate array of granite and glass.

Popular Destinations Near Guangzhou

  • Baomo Garden: Located in the nearby Pangyu District, Baomo Garden is a stunning example of Southern Chinese architecture and the fine, culturally entrenched art of gardening. Built in the late Qing dynasty, the garden was destroyed by a tragic and unfortunate fire that transformed this lush emerald landscape of porcelain, pottery, and plants into a raging inferno. Now, after years of reconstruction, Baomo Garden has finally been restored to its former unadulterated glory.

Best Neighborhoods in Guangzhou

  • Tianhe: Sleek and glossy, Tianhe is the shiny new diamond of Guangzhou. The new city center, Tianhe is aplomb with contemporary buildings, modern shopping malls, and state-of-the-art amenities. As the central business hub of the city, suited-up professionals slink past carrying coffee, class, and too-busy-to-be-bothered charisma. With its central location and easy access to all the main sights in the city, Tianhe is immensely popular among families, friends, couples, and tourists. If you happen to be an avid shopper, make sure you hit the Grandview Mall that is aplenty with large Western retailers, international food chains — and even more surprisingly — an amusement park and an ice rink to keep the little ones entertained

Home-types in Guangzhou

Guangzhou has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Guangzhou:
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