According to the 2016 Guangdong Inbound Tourism Research Report, 10 aspects make a good impression on the inbound tourists in Guangdong.
They are: historical and cultural heritage, high quality and inexpensive, accommodation facilities, climate, food, comfortable environment, attractive scenic spots, convenient transportation, good sanitation, and rich leisure activities. Guess which one tops the list?
Bustling city or silent towns? Refreshing coast or dense forest? Historical attractions or modern scenery? In Guangdong, the choice is yours – and nowhere else will you find so much to choose from. With 21 prefecture-level cities, dozens of national scenic areas and hundreds of towns and cities, Guangdong’s landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful. Discover the unique wonders of each Guangdong region on the map below and have fun!
Here are top 10 most popular places in Guangdong: Canton Tower, Window of the World, Baima Clothing Wholesale Market, Yuexiu Park, Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, Baiyun Mountain Resort, Tee Mall, Chen Clan’s Academy, Beijing Road Pedestrian Street, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Memorial Hall.
Guangdong boasts a bountiful historical and cultural heritage. It is home to Cantonese, Hakka, and Teochew culture. Do you know that there are 8 National Historical and Cultural Cities in Guangdong?
Guangzhou—a city of more than 2800 years old;
Chaozhou—“phoenix city” loved by Chinese and foreign people;
Foshan—celebrities like Fei-hung Wong and Bruce Lee rise to fame;
Meizhou—thousand-year-old city, world capital of Hakka;
Leizhou—stone dog, thunder deity and more customs;
Zhongshan—antique city named Xiangshan in the ancient times;
Huizhou—half-city mountain landscape and half-city lake scenery;
Zhaoqing—headstream of Lingnan culture.
And Dongguan is also applying for National Historical and Cultural City now.
Guangdong is a paradise for food-lovers. The local diet in Guangdong is mainly light, fresh and seafood cuisine. Many snacks too. You can enjoy different mouth-watering local foods in different places.
Cantonese cuisine is famous for its variety in dishes. In Guangzhou, dishes have original taste and flavor. While in west Guangdong, seafood is widely used as materials. And in Chaoshan Region, dishes are presented in an exquisite way.
When we mention food culture in Guangdong, we can’t miss Cantonese cuisine. Cantonese cuisine not only absorbs advantages of Chinese cuisine and Western cuisine, but also combines different styles in other areas within Guangdong. In a word, Cantonese cuisine never lets you down. OK, please stop imaging and let’s go!