Private Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Yuexiu Park
Private Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Yuexiu Park information and booking
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Step away from Guangzhou’s urban streets to discover its parkland oasis – Yuexiu Park – with an expert private guide. The 4-hour tour shows off the park’s highlights, with fascinating explanations of the city’s history and legends. Hear tales of the Ming Dynasty at Zhenhai Tower, and then learn about the city’s transformation from impoverished state to prosperous city as you stop at the park’s Temple Of The Five Immortals. Finish with a walk down bustling Shang Xiajiu Road to learn about the street’s Qilou architecture.
Leave your central Guangzhou hotel by air-conditioned minibus and travel with your private guide to Yuexiu Park, to see some of the city’s A-list attractions. As you travel, your guide will talk to you about Guangzhou – its culture, history and, most importantly, its sights.
As Guangzhou’s largest downtown park, Yuexiu is a vast site, covering some 213 acres (86 hectares) with three artificial lakes, a mountain, plus countless cultural relics. Knowing the best places to see can be difficult, so let your private guide introduce you to Yuexiu’s highlights while exploring on foot.
Pass along the remnants of the old Ming Dynasty city wall, and see Zhenhai Tower – an iconic city landmark. Hear the history of this elegant, 14th-century pagoda, and learn about the Ming Dynasty who ordered the tower to be built -- reputedly to subdue an omen about the new emperor. After been destroyed and rebuilt five times, the tower has become an important city museum, documenting Guangzhou’s rich history over 2,000 years. Take a look inside, and learn more about this fascinating city as you explore with your guide.
Another of Yuexiu’s star attractions is the Temple Of The Five Immortals – an emblemic Guangzhou monument – so pose for pictures by it as you guide explains its significance. Hear of the 2,000-year-old five-ram legend, when five immortals in bright robes rode to the impoverished city on goats, and fed the locals with rice. After giving their blessing, the immortals left, but their goats stayed behind and swiftly turned into stone. Guangzhou then turned from a dwelling of poverty and famine into an affluent city – a fact that remains true to this day.
Stroll out of Yuexiu Park, and finish your tour with a walk down Shang Xiajiu Road in Guangzhou’s Xi Guan area. Admire the Cantonese-style architecture of the buildings that line the streets, and soak up the buzzing energy of modern-day Guangzhou on this historical street.
Return to your minibus and then finish your tour at the start point.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by minibus to the park
- Private guide
- Entrance fees
What isn't included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks