Flights to Guangzhou

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong in the People's Republic of China. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, People's Republic of China. This new airport is China’s second busiest airport and the world’s 16th busiest airport by passenger traffic. Visitors from India would be able to hop on regular and frequent flights such as Air India, Air China and Thai Airways from different states of India to Guangzhou.

What to see & do

Like every other city in China, Guangzhou has its unique attractions, lots of history and plenty to see and do. The city of Guangzhou is the capital and largest city of the southern Guangdong province of China. Cantonese is the first language spoken by half of the 14 million residents; while most of the others mainly speak Mandarin and Hakka. The city is built along the banks of the Pearl River just 120km north-northwest of Hong Kong and north-northeast of Macau respectively. The history can be dated as far back as 206BC, and has been considered the most important port in southern china.

Guangzhou has a vast array of attractions but to get to know the city, you should first check out some of its classy monuments and buildings such as the Canton Tower (the tallest TV tower in the world). Also an architectural masterpiece is the Aiqun Building.

Beijing Road Walking Street is a great place to visit at night. It is a shopping district and a great place to buy some souvenirs.

The Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park is home to the largest concentration of white tigers on the planet. Many tourists and locals alike have a great affection for this zoo because of its range of wildlife species. A full day is required as it is quite large and a certain amount of walking is required to get around to finish seeing all the animals here.

If you have the time, do take a trip to Shamian Island. It is a lovely, tree-lined neighbourhood bordering the Pearl River. It was once home to foreign merchants, and today is a laidback area ideal for strolling or stopping for a meal or a cup of tea.

Getting Around

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is located 28km north of central Guangzhou. It is directly connected to the city’s metro system (line 3), trains run every 7 minutes and take 50 minutes to reach the centre. Taxis are more expensive and take the same amount of time to reach the city centre as the metro does, and possibly longer if the traffic conditions are bad. There is also an airport express bus in operation just outside the arrivals terminal, which operates every 10-15 minutes but the journey time is long to reach the city central and the bus is less comfortable than the metro.

Guangzhou has all the public transport conveniences of a modern city. It's a huge city that offers fantastic walking tours that you can do by yourself or with a tour company. Cycling is encouraged in the city and most hotels and some privately-owned businesses rent bikes out to tourists. The public bus system is quite comprehensive and tickets reasonably priced. The metro is easy to use and low cost although most tourists to the city still prefer using taxis which are relatively cheap.

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