Guangzhou is safe and suitable for family to travel. We visited the bustling Baima wholesale market and the items were, but not overly cheap.
Baima Clothing Wholesale Market
This wholesale market is located at the Guangzhou Railway Station. You will know it’s the right place when you see people lugging big plastic bags of clothing.
The whole place was made up of various buildings/malls and basically they are selling clothings and accessories at wholesale prices.
With such a big crowd, food stalls will inevitably exist to cater to the hunger pangs.
We felt the weather at 22 degree was warm but still, the locals were out in their thick coats.
Try shopping in the wholesale markets and find good bargains. New stock arrivals…a common sight.
The prices are marked up when quoted to you so spend your time bargaining in your shopping spree.
Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street
Beijing Road is located in the center of Guangzhou and is probably the busiest street. The whole stretch is about 1.5km so can imagine there are so many attractions to explore.
Not even peak hour but look at the crowd!
Big and Small M trying out the Christmas special soft-serve.
Eating is an important part of Chinese culture. The street foods sold by the operators were better than we expected. Not only they are clean, super yummy as well!
But street food is the way to go and to satisfy the taste buds.
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall or Chen Clan Academy is an academic temple in Guangzhou, China, built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors’ accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 in Qing Dynasty.
It is situated near to our Airbnb so it is a must-go attraction. We are not big fans of museums so didn’t spend much time there. However, the wood carvings and paintings are examples of super workmanship and certainly present an eye-opener to tourists.
But it does offer good spots for photo-taking.
Had our lunch here at this restaurant near to the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall.
While the rest of the dishes were so-so, the steamed fish was fantastic.
Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain
Baiyun Mountain (also known as “white cloud mountain”) offers spectacular views.
You can either choose to walk/hike, take a buggy ride or cable car. We chose the latter.
We spent half a day at Baiyun Mountain not because of enjoying ourselves but time wasted in taking the buggy rides at different points to reach the cable car station. You have to alight from the buggy at one point and queue up again to buy tickets to hop onto another buggy.
Our advice is to take the cable car from the ground instead of going up the Baiyun Mountain to find the cable car station.
Opposite the Baiyun Cableway is a food street.
Freshly made Guangzhou-style rice rolls.
Chee cheong fun or rice noodle roll. The stuffing of the salty rice noodle roll mainly includes pork, beef, shrimp meat and pork liver.
A walk in the neighbourhood after our dinner.
Guangzhou Pearl River
One can not be considered to have visited Guangzhou if he hasn’t cruised the scenic Pearl River. We wanted to try the river cruise where during the ride we could catch attractions such as Haiyin Bridge, Canton Tower and such but too bad we didn’t make it in time.
But still, walking around the Pearl River wasn’t that bad either.
What a beautiful Guangzhou.
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