Surroundings

Our "Guangzhou-Center Hub" is located  in a small guarded 'middle class' residential area ("City Village") of Liwan District in Guangzhou Center. Around there are all daily life appliances, like restaurants, bars, shops, markets, department stores, hotels, subway and bus stations, parks etc. Within about 30min walking you can reach many of the typical places (like traditional living areas, main shopping streets, restaurant streets, parks etc) and important sights (like Chen Academy (5min),  Guangxiao & Liurong temple (20min), Peoples Park & Sun Yat Sen Hall, Yuexiu Park & 5 Goats etc (30min)), several museums and art collections, the hyper-modern opera house, the oldest mosque (since 527!!) & the largest Gothic Cathedral in China, several famous Buddhist Temples & Monasteries, the Guangzhou financial & business center, the famous Canton Fairs, Shamian Island, and many other places of interest. You can also use EASILY the fast & well-developed subway network, whereas using the powerful bus & inexpensive taxi network requires some Chinese knowledge or special preparation!


Photo Gallery Surroundings

Our location: Lijingge "Village" from Liwan Lu
Our location: Lijingge "Village" from Liwan Lu
The East-Entry to Lijingge-"Village"
The East-Entry to Lijingge-"Village"
Entry A (guarded!) of Lijingge-"Village"
Entry A (guarded!) of Lijingge-"Village"
Liwan Lu at Chinese-New-Year's Flower Street
Liwan Lu at Chinese-New-Year's Flower Street
Liwan Lu at Chinese New Year Flower Street
Liwan Lu at Chinese New Year Flower Street
Chen Clan Academy, main entry (5 min walk)
Chen Clan Academy, main entry (5 min walk)
Chen Clan Academy, detail Brick Carving
Chen Clan Academy, detail Brick Carving
Guangxiao Temple, entry (15min)
Guangxiao Temple, entry (15min)
Guangxiao Temple, inside
Guangxiao Temple, inside
 Guangxiao Temple, inside
Guangxiao Temple, inside
Six-Banyan-Tree (Liurong) Temple (20min)
Six-Banyan-Tree (Liurong) Temple (20min)
Six-Banyan-Tree (Liurong) Temple, inside
Six-Banyan-Tree (Liurong) Temple, inside
People's Park, south entry (30min)
People's Park, south entry (30min)
People's Park, central walk
People's Park, central walk
 Yexiu Park: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
Yexiu Park: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
Yuexiu Park: Sun Yat Sen Memorial
Yuexiu Park: Sun Yat Sen Memorial
Yuexiu Park: Five Rams (5 Gods helping to found GZ)
Yuexiu Park: Five Rams (5 Gods helping to found GZ)
Hualin Jade Market (15min)
Hualin Jade Market (15min)
Hualin Temple (20min)
Hualin Temple (20min)
Hualin Temple: 1000 Buddhas
Hualin Temple: 1000 Buddhas
Shangxiajiu Walking & Shopping Street (20min)
Shangxiajiu Walking & Shopping Street (20min)
Shangxiajiu at Liwan Plaza
Shangxiajiu at Liwan Plaza
Guangdong Opera Museum
Guangdong Opera Museum
Guangdong Opera Museum: performance
Guangdong Opera Museum: performance
"Western" House at Shamian Island
"Western" House at Shamian Island
Daoist(!) Temple (museum)
Daoist(!) Temple (museum)
Daoist Temple: Bell Tower - oldest in GZ!
Daoist Temple: Bell Tower - oldest in GZ!
Huisheng Mosque, since 527!, oldest in China
Huisheng Mosque, since 527!, oldest in China
Huaisheng Mosque, Prayer Hall
Huaisheng Mosque, Prayer Hall
Beijing Road, oldest walking & shopping street
Beijing Road, oldest walking & shopping street
Big Buddha Temple, pressed by the city around
Big Buddha Temple, pressed by the city around
Big Buddha Temple, interior
Big Buddha Temple, interior
Sacred Heart Cathedral, largest Gothic Church in China
Sacred Heart Cathedral, largest Gothic Church in China
Sacred Heart Cathedral, interior
Sacred Heart Cathedral, interior
Zhujiang New Town, Financial Center
Zhujiang New Town, Financial Center
Zhujiang River with Canton Tower etc
Zhujiang River with Canton Tower etc
1 of several Big Buddhas around Guangzhou
1 of several Big Buddhas around Guangzhou
1 of several places to go: Hongkong Island
1 of several places to go: Hongkong Island
1 of several places to go: St Paul's at Macau
1 of several places to go: St Paul's at Macau

More Surroundings

Guangzhou is not only the first city in China, which was 'opened to Westeners' (as 'Canton' in 1517, see Shamian island!), but also a center of continuous society-development in China, from Han kings over several Dynasties up to Sun Yat Sen & Mao, and today's older and newest "openings". As the capital of the MOST busy&successful province in China, and with more than 15 million people, Guangzhou is a lively cultural center, which at the same time is modern AND traditional, megalithic AND village-like, very busy AND relaxing, very loud AND contemplative, very tech-oriented AND religious... Tourism is not over-developed yet, and the traditional Chinese life in the everywhere "villages" is not mostly gone, like in some other large Chinese cities. So you can discover several nice & interesting places, scenaries, and events in & around Guangzhou on your own, and learn about the REAL China!


Besides, Guangzhou  is connected to the rest of the world by a very powerful transport network of streets, railways, and air routes. So you can go to some interesting "suburbs", like Shenzhen, HongKong & Macau by train in about 2h. And you have a good starting point for traveling the famous minority-colored provinces in southern China, like e.g. Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Tibet. Of course, you also can go to any other Asian country, or even any country on this planet...


Special support we can offer:

As we (Chinese, German) live in China AND Germany, we have some background about "Westeners" living in China. Accordingly, we can provide info&help concerning many aspects, starting from travel planning over safe, convenient, and interesting travel IN China (e.g. self-driving a car! You can do it without this "official Guide" normally "necessary"! Is said to be "impossible", but we did it over 4 years!), up to support in case of any trouble you may get into. This way, we can help to make possible for you individual & independent traveling in China, even for "China-un-experienced" people. Of course, you should have some background conditions fulfilled, like a deep interest in CHINA and it's PEOPLE, at least some basic international traveling experience, some English, and some Mandarin or Cantonese, if possible. But also without any Chinese knowledge individual traveling in China is possible!


Most of all, we hope to welcome some new FRIENDS OF CHINA and it's PEOPLE in our home!  - At least, you should have become it after staying at our place...