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Private Cultural Tour: Foshan Day Trip from Guangzhou

Private Cultural Tour: Foshan Day Trip from Guangzhou
8 hours
USD 88.99
Visit the city of Foshan, historically known throughout China for its incredible ceramic production, on a full-day trip from Guangzhou. Travel by private vehicle with an expert guide to three top sites: Foshan Ancestral Temple, Nanfeng Ancient Furnace and Shiwan Art Ceramics Market. See local artisans at work in Shiwan village and learn about the beautiful handcrafted tiles that have made the area famous since before the Qing Dynasty! This private tour includes a Chinese-style lunch and round-trip transport.

Private Day Tour: Guangzhou City Highlights

Private Day Tour: Guangzhou City Highlights
8 hours
USD 139.00
Make full use of your time to explore the vibrant metropolis of Guangzhou and see all the city highlights in just one day. Visit some of the most popular attractions including Tomb of the King of Nanyue Kingdom, Zhenhai Tower, Five-Ram Statue, Chen Family Temple, and Shamian Island. Also enjoy an authentic traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant.

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Guangzhou Airport

Where is Guangzhou Airport?  

Founded in 214 BC, Guangzhou is a mix of old and new. China's 3rd largest city, after Beijing and Shanghai, boasts some the country's oldest temples, a 1000 year old park, an imperial tomb and preserved colonial villas. Modern Guangzhou boasts distinctive architecture in Zhujiang New Town, including: Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou New Library, the new Guangdong Museum, to name a few.

Guangzhou's isolation from 'typical China' by early exposure to the outside world and a mountainous typography has resulted in a refreshingly unique lifestyle, liberal ideas and distinctive cuisine. Yet, despite its rich history and vibrant sightseeing, most travelers come to Guangzhou to shop. And the shopping is great.

Guangzhou International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG), also called Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Baiyun Airport, or Guangzhou Airport, is situated in Huadu District, north of Guangzhou city centre, in Guangdong province, China. It is also referred to as New Baiyun Airport to distinguish it from its identically named former location, from which it moved in 2004 (the old airport codes were retained). 

Airlines serving Guangzhou Airport include: Asiana, Beijing Capital, China Southern (main hub), China Eastern, Hainan (focus city), KLM, Korean, Madagasgar, Malaysian, Schenzhen (focus city), Shantong, Sichuan, Singapore, Thai, Vietnam, Virgin Australia and Xiamen. Countries served can largely be inferred from the airline list. 

In 2015, Guangzhou Airport served 55,201,915 passengers, making it China's 3rd busiest airport.

Guangzhou Airport has begun work on an expansion that will more than double its designed capacity. The project will add a third runway, a 595,000-square-metre Terminal 2, a metro station and a transportation centre. When the project is finished in 2016, the airport will be able to handle 80 million passengers.

Your best bet for Guangzhou Airport transfers is the metro. Details on all options are included in this guide.

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A CNY 3 fee is charged for the use of trolleys, and travellers have a choice of pushing their own luggage or hiring a porter. Licensed porters are easily recognizable by the uniforms they wear. To prevent theft, never let other people handle your luggage. Trolley use and porter assistance costs CNY 10; tipping is prohibited.


CAN Guangzhou Airport services include:

  • 24 hour operations (not a given in China)
  • Play room
  • Business centre
  • Post office
  • Pharmacy
  • First aid centre
  • Retail shopping
  • Smoking room


Guangzhou Airport World Health Organization (WHO) certified as an International Sanitary Airport.

Additional Guangzhou Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016