Guangzhou is one of China’s most dynamic cities and has been listed as the second city with the greatest change on the Mainland by Forbes magazine for two consecutive years. While being a prosperous metropolis full of vigor, Guangzhou, the capital city of three dynasties in Chinese history, offers visitors a touch of ancient China.
There are a lot of tourist attractions in Guangzhou such as Canton Tower, Baiyun Mountain and Guangzhou Opera House. You will definitely be surprised by the blend of the vivid modern ambience and the unique traditional Chinese culture in this dynamic but ancient city.
Guangzhou Tourism Bureau highlights a list of attractions as well as local tours to different exciting spots in Guangzhou. Please click here for more information.
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A passport valid for at least six months after intended period of travel is required to enter China. Participants from certain countries may also require a visa before departing to Mainland China. Currently, passport holders of a number of countries may enter China for a short period under the mutual visa exemption agreements. At present, China has mutual visa exemption agreements with 53 countries, including Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, etc. Under such agreements, holders of ordinary passports, other than diplomatic or service passports, are allowed to enter mainland China without visas. Please consult the Chinese Embassy in your country for more information.
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It may take several weeks to process your visa application. Please apply for an entry visa as early as possible.