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Top Attractions in Guangzhou

Guangzhou or Canton is the capital of Guangdong Province where modern splendour coalesces well with ancient grandeur. Wrapped in intoxicating, consumerist culture, the city overwhelms with its staggering range of skyscrapers, scenic riverfront, verdant parks, sacred temples and kaleidoscopic markets. Landmarks like Xiguan Residence, Liurong Temple, Canton Tower, Shamian Island and Huaisheng Mosque offers everything to satiate the wanderlust of discerning travellers. While intriguing museums and galleries namely Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Guangzhou Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art and Guangzhou Uprising Museum live up to the expectations of culture and history buffs who board Guangzhou bound flights with a pursuit of fascinating artistic scene.

Guangzhou Airport Information

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN) is the prominent aviation hub in Guangzhou. Served by a range of reputed airlines, the airport enjoys wide connectivity to domestic and international destinations. The airport has been ranked as China's second busiest and among the busiest airports in the world. Located 17 miles north of Guangzhou city centre, the airport is handily accessible by various modes of public transport including buses and taxi. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is dotted with brilliant range of passenger-friendly amenities and services. Its terminal is well-equipped with number of restaurants, cafes, shopping options including duty free outlets in addition to business centres.

Flight Tickets to Guangzhou

Guangzhou located in the Far East region is well-connected to major airports in UK namely London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester International Airport by slew of airlines. A good number of British carriers as well as international operators run scheduled flights to Guangzhou, offering seamless connectivity and flexible options to British travellers. British Airways and Air China, the national airlines of the UK and China respectively remain the most sought-after options for booking flight tickets. Besides, travellers seeking worldwide stopovers on London Heathrow-Guangzhou route may also reserve tickets with foreign carriers like Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airline and KLM Royal Dutch.

Guangzhou Accommodation Options

Owing to high influx of tourists over the past few years, accommodation scene in Guangzhou has grown considerably. Today, numerous mid-range hotels, affordable lodges and international properties are available for the taking. Some of the budget-friendly options include China Hotel, Holiday Inn City Centre, Jianguo Hotel, Guangzhou Lazy Gaga Hostel and Guangdong Victory Hotel. While, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, Garden Hotel, Dong Fang Hotel and White Swan Hotel are among the leading luxury properties that rank high on the itinerary of sybarites arriving on Guangzhou flights. Besides, Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, the official hotel in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is a fitting option for time-pressed and business travellers.

Best Time to Visit Guangzhou

Guangzhou has a sub-tropical weather with highest humidity levels during summer (May to August). Autumn lasting from November to mid December makes for the best time to visit. With weather conditions conducive to sightseeing, shopping and outdoor activities, this is the time when travellers can make the most of the money invested on flight tickets to Guangzhou and overall holidays. However, it is a peak season and keen vacationers are advised to plan well in advance. As far as festivals are concerned, culture lovers may schedule their travel during Canton Fair that takes place every year during weeks from middle part of April to beginning of May and middle part of October to early November.

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