Guangzhou is the capital of the richest province in China (Guangdong), and is the third biggest city in the country after Beijing and Shanghai – a gateway to southern China, Guangzhou is famous as the home of Cantonese food (think of dim sum).
Mandarin is the predominant language of the city, though Cantonese is also prevalent with the locals. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be glad to know that Guangzhou is the home to the largest number of restaurants per capita in all of China.
Being one of the top three largest cities in the country, English is spoken by more people than in the rest of China, and is gaining in popularity thanks to the increase in English training centers and expats arriving in the city.
With sister cities including Los Angeles, Birmingham, Bristol, Sydney and Auckland, Guangzhou is one of the most accessible cities for expats and is home to a great number of nightclubs, pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars -- all of which are sure to make your stay here an enriching experience. Experience both ancient Chinese culture with international amenities in Guangzhou!
Attractions in the city include a one-thousand year old lake garden, the Pearl River Night Cruise (where you can see the beautifully illuminated Guangzhou skyline and a light show), and a four-hour guided bicycle tour of the most picturesque parts of the city with everything provided.
For the sports fans out there, the wildly successful soccer (football) club Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao is here and is coached by World Cup winning Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro. The 18,000 seat Guangzhou International Sports Arena is one of the venues for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, making the city a great place to be in the coming years!