GZ02: Guangzhou Private One Day Tour

Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall - Temple of Chen Family - Temple of the Six Banyan Trees - Huacheng Square
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Starting Time About 8:00 AM
In the morning at the appointed time, your local professional guide will wait for you at the lobby of your own booked downtown hotel with private transfer. Your one-day Guangzhou tour will start with a visit to the Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall. The next stop of your private tour is the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family to enjoy Chinese traditional fine arts and crafts.
Ivory Carving of Ship at Chen Family's Temple
Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
Lunch is left for you to explore the popular Cantonese cuisine on your own. You may ask your guide for some recommendations of delicious local food and decent restaurants. After that, we will transfer you to the 1500 years old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. The last stop is Huacheng Square (Flower City Square), where you will get impressive views of the buildings surrounding the square, including the Canton Tower, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou Opera House and the IFC Tower. 

To conclude the Guangzhou day trip, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel or another place where you would like to have your dinner. Then after the dinner, please find your own way back to the hotel. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
It is one of the many memorial halls in the country for this great forerunner in the revolutionary history, the founder of Nationalist Party of China and Republic of China. Built in 1929, the whole architectural complex covers an area of 62,000 square meters. The main building is a 3,700 square meters majestic octangle hall with no pillars in the middle. The plaque of the hall is inscribed with Dr. Sun's own handwriting: "the world is for all" which was also the guidance and goal of his revolutionary life.

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family
It was built in 1894 of the Qing Dynasty by the joint-venture of all the Chens in the province. It was originally used as a residence for the Chens' children when they came to Guangzhou to take part in the imperial examinations. But after the system was abolished, it became the family's academy. This family temple is large scaled, garishly decorated and very well preserved. The whole area of structure occupies an area of 8,000 square meters which contains incomputable elegant and complicated sculptures, screens, windows and railings, etc. The buildings themselves are art works which were visited and highly praised by many architects from all over the world.
Exquisite buildings in the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Ryan Teo from SINGAPORE | Aug. 08, 2019 19:56Reply
Shenzhen to Guangzhou - Visa required?
Hi, I am travelling to Shenzhen on a Tourist L Visa (1 time entry). I would like to do a day trip to Guangzhou. Do I need an additional visa to enter back into Shenzhen?
Answers (1)
Answered by John Doe | Aug. 10, 2019 10:43

There are no border controls within Mainland China and a visa is valid for all parts of Mainland China except Tibet.
Asked by ARNEL HERNANDEZ from PHILIPPINES | May. 22, 2019 20:13Reply
Im a filipino , vacationing in HK , want to visit Guangzhou,overnight stay can we get a 144 visa?
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Answered by Olivia | May. 23, 2019 17:45

As I know, the Philippines is not included in the 53 countries that can apply for 144-hour transit visa exemption, and your itinerary is not applicable to apply for a transit visa.
Asked by Bill from NZ | May. 15, 2019 18:33Reply
Travelling from AKL to Guangzhou to Taiwan and return same route
Can I get a 144 hr visa free in Guangzhou in each direction?
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Answered by ZUPAN | May. 16, 2019 02:01

Auckland - Guangzhou - Taiwan is definitely eligibe for 144 hours visa free transit in both ways in case that you have mentioned all your stops and in case that your citizenship is eligible. New Zealand citizenship is eligible.
Asked by Albert from SINGAPORE | May. 13, 2019 20:01Reply
From Guangzhou to hongkong via zhuhai the newly longest express way over water
What is best possible transportation for the above route. Tq.
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Answered by Patricia | May. 15, 2019 20:19

From my personal experience, you need to arrive at Zhuhai highway port from Guangzhou, and then take the shuttle bus cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Hong Kong. Upon arriving at Zhuhai highway port, you can take the escalator from the exit floor to the shuttle bus hall on the first floor to buy tickets after inspection and customs clearance.
Asked by Ron from USA | Apr. 24, 2019 13:27Reply
Does 72 hour visa free transit apply? Us to Guangzhou
I'm planning a trip to Guangzhou from the US.

I can have my inbound flight come from US to Narita, Japan , then to Guangzhou direct. The return flight I can make from Guangzhou to Hong Kong, then to US.

Does this qualify for visa free transit?

I wasnt sure if my return flight from Gaingzhou to Hong Kong counted as another stop in mainland China.

Also do I need my original layover in Japan to be longer than a couple hours in order for my origin country to be Japan, rather than US?

Lastly, do i need to buy my ticket in segments? Us to japan, japan to china? Or is it ok if i just buy one round trip ticket for this whole trip?
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Answered by ZUPAN | Apr. 24, 2019 15:04

Yes, you are perfectly qualified for 72 hours visa free transit in Guangzhou. Also, you have correctly mentioned that you will have to fly from Guangzhou to Hong Kong in order to enjoy this convenience. By the way, you don't have to worry about Guangzhou to Hong Kong flight because Hong Kong is considered as third country within the rules regarding 72 hours visa free transit.

You layover in Japan can be just a few hours. This is not important. The only thing that is important is the fact that you are arriving to Guangzhou from Japan by nonstop flight. Anyway, you can have US as your origin country, as far as you use Hong Kong after Guangzhou. Hypothetically, if you skip Japan you would have:

US - Guangzhou (mainland China) - Hong Kong. This is eligible without any doubt.

As far as the tickets are concerned, you really don't have to worry. The only thing that is important is your way (direction) of travel. So, just be relaxed and choose whether US or Japan will be the country from where you will arrive in Guangzhou.

Keep in mind to have your documentation, i.e. flight tickets and accommodation bookings in printed form upon your landing in Guangzhou. Also, you should know that 72 hours start the day following your arrival at 00:01 and end three days later at 23:59. So, if you want to enjoy your time in the best possible way, the best option would be arrival in the morning hours and departure as later as possible.
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