During your stay in Guangzhou, make sure to stop by the Qingping market. At the stalls, you’ll find all the natural products (fresh and dried plants, minerals and animals) needed to create traditional Chinese medicine remedies. By crossing the Pearl River, you’ll enter the serene world of Shamian Island, a haven of tranquility in the heart of the hectic metropolis. Stroll through its peaceful and lush streets, where you can still see traces of colonial times on the building façades. Take advantage of this tranquil moment to explore the local cuisine in one of the many restaurants near Shamian Park. Located close to our hotel, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, in the Yuexiu district, is one of the must-see sights in Guangzhou. There, you will discover the “Flower Pagoda”, an octagonal-shaped tower stretching 187 feet into the air, which is crowned by a bronze column from the 14th century. Once at the top, you can admire a panoramic view of the city.