6 Days Canton Fair & Guangzhou Essence Tour

The Canton Fair or China Import and Export Fair, is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), Guangdong, China. It is the oldest, largest, and the most representative trade fair in China. The new Canton Fair Complex in Pazhou, Haizhu. Its full name since 2007 has been China Import and Export Fair (中国进出口商品交易会), renamed from Chinese Export Commodities Fair (中国出口商品交易会). The fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and the provincial government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.

Day 1 Guangzhou Arrival
Flight / Train to Guangzhou
Ni Hao! Welcome to Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide at the arrival hall of the airport or train station. Then, be escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable car. The rest of today is on your own to explore this modern metropolis. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Arrival Ideas: Guangzhou is a large international city with great transportation connections including many international and domestic flights to and from. Furthermore, high speed trains are quite convenient from most domestic cities including Hong Kong (about 1 hour), Shenzhen (0.5-1.5 hours), Guilin (2.5-3.5 hours), Guiyang (4-6.5 hours), Beijing (8-10 hours), Shanghai (7-8.5 hours), Chengdu (9-10 hours), Xian (8-9 hours), Hangzhou (6-7.5 hours), and so on.

Guangzhou Baiyun International AirportGuangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Day 2 – Day 4 Guangzhou Canton Fair
Attend 127th Canton Fair in Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center
Canton Fair is the largest biannual China trade fair held in spring and autumn. There are 3 phases at each session that shows different products. The 127th China Import and Export Fair 2020 is going to held during April 15 – May 5, 2020!

Phase 1 (April 15-19, 2020)
Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances
Lighting Equipment | Vehicles & Spare Parts
Machinery | Hardware & Tools
Building Materials | Chemical Products | International Pavilion

Phase 2 (April 23-27, 2020)
Home Decorations | Gifts

Phase 3 (May 1 – 5, 2020)
Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and
Recreation Products | Food | Textiles & Garments
Shoes | Medicines, Medical Devices and
Health Products | International Pavilion

The following 3 days are on your own to attend the Canton Fair. If you want our private car service, our driver will send you to Canton Fair Complex (locate at No.380, Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou) to attend the Canton Fair on time! Wish you do the business successfully! When finished, the driver will pick you up at the complex and take you to the hotel for accommodation each day.

Canton Fair Complex in Pazhou IslandCanton Fair Complex in Pazhou Island
Day 5 Guangzhou (B, L)
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall – Temple of the Six Banyan Trees – Yuexiu Park – Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
After breakfast, your local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, visit the must-see Chen Clan Ancestral Hall which is regarded as the largest, most beautifully decorated and best preserved traditional ancestral temple in Guangdong Province. Roam among the tranquil houses and courtyards built during 1888-1894 to discover its architectural origin and find out whether it was an ancestral hall or an academy for the Chen Family in Guangdong initially. Since it is famous as the “Pearl of Lingnan Architectural Art”, you will taste the super exquisite colorful decorations of vivid patterns of various flora and fauna, figures and immortals to feel the highly skillful construction and decoration of Lingnan people and know their typical folk culture and best wishes of harvest and prosperity in ancient China.

Later, pay a short visit to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. With a history about 1500 years, this temple is one of the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism where you can have a simple understanding about Chinese Buddhism. Walk leisurely and admire the 57.6-meter octangular brick-wood Flower Pagoda and see some exquisite Buddha statues.

Afterwards, be transferred to Yuexiu Park – the largest city park in Guangzhou. Stroll leisurely in the verdant park to see the Five Rams Statue from which you will savor the interesting legendary story of the five rams and know why Guangzhou is called the “City of Rams”. Then, continue to appreciate a five-storey ancient structure in red – Zhenhai Tower which was changed as Guangzhou Museum. Have a brief learning about Guangzhou’s over 2000 years’ history and if you like, climb up the tower to get a bird’s-eye view of Guangzhou city. Then, move your steps to the nearby Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which was built in memory of the great revolutionist Sun Yat-sen. Enjoy the Chinese and Western combining styled octagon-shaped main building in bright red and blue from outside. Enter the hall to know Dr. Sun deeper with excellent exhibitions of his biography and contribution to the country and people, and get a simple learning about the contemporary history of China in the 18th – 19th centuries. Before leaving, admire the 5.5-meter tall bronze statue of Dr. Sun outside in the yard and show your respect to this world famous great Father of the Nation in China.

Evening Optional Experience: Enjoy the 70-minute fascinating Pearl River night cruise and soak in the wonderful sightseeing of lights and neon of historical architectures and new modern towering buildings to feel the pulse of this developed city. You won’t miss the Canton Tower during the cruise.

Yuexiu Park Five Rams StatueYuexiu Park Five Rams Statue
Day 6 Guangzhou Departure (B)
Flight / Train off Guangzhou
Today, you will say goodbye with Guangzhou! After breakfast, your local guide and driver will send you from your hotel to the airport / train station to catch the flight / train to your next destination or home. Service ends!