Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Yuexiu District Facts

Chinese Name: 越秀区 (yuè xiù qū)
Population: 1,178,900
Area: 33.8 square kilometers (13.1 square miles)
Location: on the east of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, southeast China
Area Code: 020
Zip Code: 510030
GDP (2018): CNY 328.2 billion (USD 49.6 billion)

Oldest Central Urban Area

Yuexiu District is the oldest central urban area in Guangzhou City, also the administrative, commercial, financial and cultural center of Guangzhou. Yuexiu District China borders Zengcheng District on the northeast, Panyu District on the south, Tianhe District and Baiyun District on the west and Conghua District on the north. At the same time, Zhongshan 5th Road is the most prosperous and ancient city cultural area in Guangzhou. There are many cultural relics of 8 dynasties which are more than 2,000 years, including Zhenhai Tower, Beijing Road, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and so on.

Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Yuexiu District

Yuexiu District is an old city in Guangzhou with numerous historical relics and sites including Guangxiao Temple, The quartet fort ruins, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Beijing Road, Yuexiu Park, Sacred Heart Cathedral and so on. Travelers can also go to the clothing center to go shopping.

Travelers may need 2-3 days for Yuexiu District travelling.
 Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
It is a famous ancient temple in Guangzhou. It is 57 meters (187 feet) high and travelers can climb to the top of the tower along with the steps to overlook the whole city. The shape of the tower is gorgeous and spectacular, and the bells are hung from the corners. The whole tower is like a column decorated by flowers and the top of the tower looks like the heart of the flower.
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
Yuexiu Park
Yuexiu Park
 Beijing Road
It is a street integrating culture, entertainment and commerce in Yuexiu District Guangzhou. Located in the center of Guangzhou, it is the beginning of Guangzhou City construction and the most prosperous commercial distribution center in Guangzhou history. Travelers can go shopping, visit historical and cultural sites in the surrounding area and have a taste of the local food.
 Sacred Heart Cathedral
It is the largest cathedral in the Catholic Diocese in Guangzhou and one of the most magnificent double-tower Gothic buildings in China. The special gothic style and interior layout with religious decoration will leave you with a strong visual shock.

 Yuexiu Park
It is the largest comprehensive park in Guangzhou. With many tourism attractions including Five-Ram Sculpture, Zhenhai Tower and three artificial lakes-Dongxiu, Nanxiu, and Beixiu, it attracts countless travelers to visit.
 Go Shopping in Wholesale Market
Baima Garment Market near Guangzhou Railway Station is the largest Guangzhou wholesale market selling high and intermediate grade clothing. Guangzhou Charm Oriental Jeans Mall is also a good place to buy jeans.

Best Time to Visit Yuexiu District

The best time to visit Yuexiu District is from October to December. During this time, the cool weather is very suitable and comfortable. The climate in Yuexiu District Guangzhou belongs to the south subtropical monsoon climate. There are no obvious boundaries in the four seasons in Yuexiu District, and the average annual temperature is 20-28℃ (68-82.4℉). July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28.5℃ (83.3℉), and January is the coldest with an average temperature of 13.3℃ (55.94℉).

Yuexiu District Weather Forecast



Travelers can take a flight to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport which is about 35 km (21.7 mi) from Yuexiu District, and then take the airport bus line 5 to the district. As Guangzhou Railway Station is located in Yuexiu District, it is also convenient to take trains. Taking a train to Guangzhou South Railway Station is possible, and then take Metro Line 2 to Yuexiu District China.
The metro lines including 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 24 almost extend to all directions, and taking metros is very fast and affordable. Travelers can also choose to take buses and taxis. The taxi charges CNY 12 for the first 3 km and CNY 2.6/km for subsequent distance. It costs about CNY100-110 from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to the central district.

 See more: Guangzhou Metro

Best Yuexiu District Food to Try

There are many delicious local foods in Yuexiu District Guangzhou including Ginger Duck Hot Pot, the letter Double-Layer Steamed Milk, Oyster Beef, Baked Snails, Fresh Milk Mushrooms and so on.
 Ginger Duck Hot Pot
It is a famous dish in Yuexiu District Guangzhou which is suitable for eating in the winter. The soup made of ginger, Chinese angelica, medlar, liquorice and other herbs has a unique flavor which will not let you down.
 Double-Layer Steamed Milk
It is one of the famous snacks in Guangdong Province. It is rich in nutrients and tastes soft and smooth. It has the effect of eliminating edema, improving immunity and lowering blood pressure.
 Oyster Beef
It is a traditional dish with a salty and savory taste. The beef flesh is fresh and smooth. It has the effect of benefiting qi and blood and strengthening the physique.
- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
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