Canton Tower. Buy plane tickets to Guangzhou
Panoramic View of Guangzhou. Buy plane tickets to Guangzhou
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Buy plane tickets to Guangzhou
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall. Buy plane tickets to Guangzhou
Dim Sum. Buy plane tickets to Guangzhou
Canton Tower
Panoramic View of Guangzhou
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
Dim Sum
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The most convenient way to get to the Guangdong Province is to take a direct Moscow — Guangzhou flight. The best money-saving option is to purchase a round-trip ticket. Flights arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (flight duration: about 9 hours). Please note that the best airfares to Guangzhou usually sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance.

Guangzhou is the capital of the Guangdong Province, the southernmost territory of mainland China, and has a history spanning more than 2,000 years. Having kept its unique spirit, Guangzhou has transformed from a small fishing village into an ultramodern hub of trade and industry with global significance and become the third largest city in China, behind Shanghai and Beijing. Today, Guangzhou is a combination of ancient temples and modern skyscrapers, green parks and large highways, quaint streets and bustling global-scale trade shows.

General flight information Moscow   Guangzhou, Guangdong

Distance between cities

7 015 km

Time difference in winter

+5 h

Time difference in summer

+5 h

Average flight time

9 h 10 min

What to see

The symbol and city’s talisman are the five goats, which according to legend saved Guangzhou from famine. The sculpture dedicated to this event is erected in one of the largest parks in Guangzhou — Yuexiu. Take a stroll down the broad avenues, turn onto shadowy trails, rent a rowboat and discover one of the park’s three artificial lakes, enjoy a concert of traditional Chinese music or take part in a tea ceremony in one of many pavilions in the park: there is something for everyone.

The city can be seen from a bird’s eye view by going up to the rooftop observatory of the Canton Tower. If you are not afraid of heights, take a ride on the world’s tallest horizontal Ferris wheel, where the Bubble Tram encircles the top of the Canton Tower 450 metres above ground. Keep in mind that the city is located in the Pearl River Delta and is often foggy. If the weather is unfavourable, the Canton Tower offers many restaurants, stores, exhibits, a children’s play zone and even a cinema. The tower is so tall (second tallest in the world, after the Tokyo Tower) that it can be seen from practically any point in the city. The tower has a stunning view at night, when illuminated by one million multicoloured lights.

An absolute must-see for any tourist is the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall. It was built in 1894 and remains perfectly preserved until now. This historical complex is encircled by a stone wall with 19 temple buildings. It is now home to the Guangdong Province Folk Art Museum.

You can spend an entire day at the largest amusement park in Asia — Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort. From roller coasters and a waterpark to a zoo, aquarium, bird park, crocodile park and panda sanctuary; this place has it all. It also features daily circus shows. A separate zone is the Safari Park, where more than 300 species of animals and birds roam in their natural wild habitat.

Guangzhou is known as the Chinese Capital of Gastronomy. The locals are considered connoisseurs and the chefs — artisans. The city hosts annual food festivals and competitions. Guangzhou has restaurants and tea houses which are several decades old. You should treat yourself to traditional Chinese dishes: radish cakes, wonton soup, braised shark fins and other unique delicacies.