When to find the cheapest flights to Guangzhou
Guangzhou: time to brush up on your Cantonese!
|Guangzhou city centre|
|Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN): 19 mi from city centre|
Flights to Guangzhou: practical information
Cheap airlines to Guangzhou
Heading to the beautiful metropolis of Guangzhou? Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). There is only one airline offering direct flights to Guangzhou from London: China Southern Airlines. All others like Qatar Airways, KLM, and Emirates connect with stopovers.
When to book flights to Guangzhou
The best time of the year to plan a holiday in Guangzhou is October to November. April and May are also pleasant weather-wise. Book your flights at least six months in advance for the cheapest flight fares.
- Peak season: Fall and spring, as described above.
- Low season: Summer due to humidity and typhoons.
Direct flights to Guangzhou take 11 hours 35 minutes from London.
Experience Guangzhou: what to see, what to do
Guangzhou is a massive city; it's the third largest in China after Beijing and Shanghai. It's a unique city in that it's so isolated from the rest of the world resulting in an interestingly liberal ideas, lifestyle, a distinct cuisine and wealth. Most all revolutions that took place in China were started here.
Essentials in Guangzhou
Traditional Guangzhou houses: These are slowly disappearing but you can still find some of them along Yide Road, Renmin Nan Road and Zhongshan Road. They are great places to take photos.
Liurong Temple: This is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The temple dates back to the 6th century and features a beautiful 17-story, eight-sided Flowering Pagoda. It's simply stunning.
Shamian Island: To take a look back at the city's British and French colonial past, head here. It's a tranquil oasis from the bustle of the city. Don't miss the Lady of Lourdes Chapel.
Find more information on Discover Hong Kong.
Accommodation in Guangzhou
Guangzhou is a huge city so there are endless possibilities when it comes to hotels and hostels. The only thing to watch out for are massive trade fairs which take place in April/May and mid-October to November when hotel prices tend to rise significantly.