|Combo meal at McDonalds||$4.66|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$258.79|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$542.13|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$4.18|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$15.26|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.48|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.90|
The largest city of the Guangdong province is Guangzhou and is one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in China. It is China’s third largest city and one of the main attractions in Southern China. If you are visiting China, then you should not miss out in touring this splendid city.
Guangzhou has a lot of tourist destination spots that is renowned all over the world. For starters, there is the Eight Sights of Guangzhou which is a list of 8 of the most famous tourist attractions for a specific era or time period. They were chosen through public appraisal and a new list was brought out in 2011. The list covers eras from different dynasties in China starting all the way back to the Song Dynasty. If you are looking to see the culture of China unfolding, then this is perfect for you.
Another famous tourist spot in Guangzhou is the Chen Clan Academy which is a symmetrical complex and consists of 19 building in total. It has a total of nine halls and six courtyards and contains a huge collection of Southern Chinese art pieces such as poetry and wood carvings. The Memorial Hall of Sun Yat-sen is another interesting place to visit and it was constructed using the funds that were raised by both the local Chinese and overseas Chinese people to commemorate Sun Yat-sen. Another landmark that shouldn't be missed is the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which is a Roman Catholic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Guangzhou.
Another interesting facet of this city is that you can actually get to Hong Kong from Guangzhou which amounts to tons of savings if you are coming from or going to Hong Kong. The city is well connected to Hong Kong through coach, ferry, or through train.
So if you are looking for a summer get-away this coming vacation and you would like to experience the magnificence and culture of China, then Guangzhou is one of the best places to start. Not only does it have plenty of tourist spots but it also has terrific weather as well making it an ideal place to visit.