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1. Canton Tower

What better displays Guangzhou's vision and image of itself than a 600-metre high TV tower? Dominating the city skyline, the tower stands at the intersection of Guangzhou’s new urban central and the Pearl River scenery zone and attracts plenty of visitors.
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Rise above the clouds and enjoy the views from the world's tallest communications tower.

2. Beijing Road Pedestrian Street

Most locals and tourists, young and old flock to this busy commercial street in the centre of the city. Guangzhouites love to shop, and this modern neon-lit pedestrian only mall attracts huge crowds from 10 am – 10 pm daily.
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Make sure you bargain hard at Guangzhou's main shopping destination.

3. Chimelong Paradise

The largest amusement park in China offers a great day out for the whole family, with roller coasters, carnival rides and action galore. The park opened in 2006 to much fanfare and is in the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to its roller-coaster named Inversion, which has a whopping 10 loop-the-loops. It also has the largest 4-D theatre and the largest number of imported rides in the country.
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There's guaranteed fun for all the family at this excellent amusement park which has more than 70 thrilling rides.

4. Baiyun Mountain

Baiyun Mountain is a green oasis in Guangzhou and one of the city’s most revered natural landmarks. Translating to “white cloud” in Mandarin, Baiyun Mountain consists of several peaks in a range, which takes on a mystical quality when the sun shines after the rain and a fluffy white collar of clouds encircle the mountain peaks. Explore a series of separate parklands within the Baiyun Mountain area and check out delicate gardens, pretty ponds and sculpture parks.
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See the delicate shroud of mist encircling White Cloud Mountain from the city and explore its charming summit parklands on foot or via the scenic cable car.

5. Yuexiu Park

Like everything else in Guangzhou where nothing is done on a small scale, Yuexiu Park, Yuexiu Gongyuan, in Mandarin, is immense. Covering 86 hectares with seven hills, three lakes as well as monuments, an amusement park, swimming pool, restaurants, stalls and museums, there’s plenty here to occupy the whole family. Chinese people of all ages use the park for tai-qi, swimming, opera singing and even ballroom dancing.
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Take a breather at Guangzhou's largest urban park and see the Chinese at play.

6. Sacred Heart Cathedral

In the heart of Guangzhou stands the twin spires of the Gothic Sacred Heart Cathedral, an impressive if incongruous sight in the middle of the shopping district of Haizu Square. When visitors step inside the cathedral, the quiet and peaceful atmosphere they instantly experience has a calming effect after the clamour of the city.
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Get away from all the noise of Guangzhou and experience the calm atmosphere exuded by this Roman Catholic cathedral.

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