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What should I know before visiting Guangzhou?
The people of Guangzhou speak Cantonese
Mandarin is the most widely-spoken language in China, but the people of Guangzhou speak Cantonese, another Chinese dialect. When you book airfare to Guangzhou, it’s helpful to learn a few basic phrases in Cantonese.
Apply for an eVisa about a week before your flights to Guangzhou
All foreign visitors must have a valid visa before arriving to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). Australians can apply for their Chinese eVisa online. The visa can take four business days to process, so apply for the visa at least a week before your flights to Guangzhou to make sure it’s processed on time.
Google and major social media sites are blocked in China
All across China, a firewall blocks people from visiting certain websites. This includes Google and most social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. If you’d like to access these sites while holidaying on cheap flights to Guangzhou, you can install a VPN to your web browser on your smartphone or laptop.
What are the top tips for travelling with children to Guangzhou?
See the city from the Canton Tower
The Canton Tower dominates the skyline of Guangzhou. At 604 metres tall, it’s the second-tallest tower in the world and the fourth-tallest freestanding structure. For an extra special experience while holidaying on flights to Guangzhou, head to the top of the tower where you’ll see a stunning view over the city. The tower has an indoor observation deck, as well as the world’s highest outdoor observation deck. The Bubble Tram is another popular feature of the Canton Tower. Enter into one of 16 crystal tram cars and admire the view as the tram slowly rotates around the top of the tower.
Attend the Chimelong International Circus
When you book cheap flights to Guangzhou with the kids, take them to an exciting show they’ll never forget. Chimelong International Circus is the largest permanent circus in the world. The circus puts on three unique shows that tell stories through acrobatics, dance, magic tricks, and thrilling stunts. The Chimelong International Circus is geared toward families with children, but it’s enjoyable for people of all ages. If you attend the circus while holidaying on flights to Guangzhou, you can also take advantage of other fun attractions nearby, like the Chimelong Safari Park and Chimelong Paradise amusement park.
Spend a day at Baiyun Mountain
Baiyun Mountain, also known as White Cloud Mountain, is located just north of Guangzhou’s city centre. It earned its nickname from the clouds that surround its peak following rainstorms. While exploring the city on flights to Guangzhou, head to the top of Baiyun Mountain for a beautiful view over the skyscrapers of Guangzhou and the Pearl River. The summit is home to several parks and attractions, including Yuntai Garden and Fei’eling Sculpture Park. To reach the top of Baiyun Mountain, you could catch a bus or a taxi. For a more unique experience between your return flights to Guangzhou however, catch a scenic cable car from the foot of the mountain to Yuntai Garden on top.
What is the cost of visiting Guangzhou?
In addition to booking airfare to Guangzhou with Webjet, you can also find great deals on accommodation. Guangzhou hotel rooms are available to suit a wide range of budgets. On average, plan to spend about $150 AUD per night when you have return flights to Guangzhou. If you’re travelling on a tight budget, accommodation is available from about $25 AUD per night.
It’s also important to budget for sightseeing costs when you book tickets to Guangzhou. Visiting the Canton Tower observation deck is 150 yuan ($31 AUD), and the Bubble Tram ride costs 180 yuan ($37.25 AUD). If you’d love to experience the popular Chimelong International Circus, tickets start from 350 yuan ($72.50 AUD).
Catching the metro is the most affordable way to get around between return flights to Guangzhou. Tickets to Guangzhou’s metro cost 2 yuan (40 cents) for the first four kilometres, and 1 yuan (20 cents) for each additional four kilometres after that. A local taxi costs about 2.60 yuan (55 cents) per kilometre travelled, and a taxi ride from the airport to the city is about 120 yuan ($24.85 AUD).
While holidaying on cheap flights to Guangzhou, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the affordable prices of food and drinks. A meal from a local restaurant typically costs about 20 yuan ($4.15 AUD), and a domestic beer is about 8 yuan ($1.65 AUD).