Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

Summary

After morning pickup from your Guangzhou hotel, your guide takes you to your first destination, the Chen Clan Temple. Built in the 1890s for ancestral worship, the Chen Clan Temple features fine wood, brick and ivory carvings and elaborate interior beams and columns. The building now houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, which displays examples of superb Cantonese craftsmanship, such as traditional Chinese ink and embroidery designs, rare prints and ceramics. Next up, travel in your private vehicle to the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. Situated on Xianggang Hill, the Nanyue Royal Tomb sits 65 feet (20 meters) underground. Its seven chambers are filled with more than 1,000 burial artifacts. Discover the secrets of the large tomb complex as your guide shares details about artifacts like King Zhao Mo’s burial garment, made from more than 2,000 pieces of jade connected by silk thread. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, then visit Six Banyan Temple, which dates to 537. The main hall enshrines three copper Buddha statues. Each stands 20 feet (6 meters) high, the largest of their kind in Guangdong Province. Then stroll around the 184-foot (56-meter) tall Flower Pagoda to admire colorful exterior carvings and the decorative copper top piece, cast in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). For your final stop, head to Shamian Island, an islet flanked by the Pearl River and White Goose Pool. In the mid-19th century, the island became an enclave for prosperous expat traders who built Western-style mansions and churches there. Today it houses fashionable cafes and boutiques, and many of the colonial mansions are beautifully restored. At the end of your 8-hour tour, your guide drops you off at your Guangzhou hotel.

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Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Get to know the historical city of Guangzhou on this exciting sightseeing tour by comfortable vehicle and on foot. This private full-day tour with a friendly local guide is a great introduction to the former city of Canton. You’ll visit numerous cultural attractions and historical landmarks such as the Chen Clan Temple and its Guangdong Folk Art Museum, the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King and Six Banyan Temple. Your tour includes a visit to Shamian Island and a Chinese-style lunch.

What’s included?

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle

  • Chinese-style lunch

  • Professional driver

  • Admission tickets

  • Entry/Admission - Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum

  • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple)

  • Entry/Admission - Shamian Island

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Founded in 1996, Han Tang Tour is widely recognized as the largest provider of sightseeing tours and destination management services in China.

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