Living and having fun in Guangzhou

Living in Guangzhou

I’ve been living in Guangzhou since March 2010, have been to many places and noticed that there really is much to see and do here in Canton! Sure I have heard how others love Hong Kong, rest of them swear by Shenzhen, but I’m sure that’s just because they haven’t really seen what Guangzhou is like.

So you are out and about in Guangzhou, where do you go? In this post I will introduce a few great websites that will point you to the next best restaurant, bar, event or an ancient village to explore.

City Weekend Guangzhou

If you’ve been to Beijing or Shanghai, you might have seen their magazine, but even though we don’t have anything on print here in Guangzhou yet, their website is still full of great recommendations. And new ones coming up all the time!

Check out what to eat and where to drink and party in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou Stuff

What’s going on today in Guangzhou? Check out the events in Guangzhou Stuff and plan your day of fun! This is where I heard of the German Chamber of Commerce’s Students and Young Professionals events for the first time, they are organized once a month and an amazing way to meet new faces.

eChinacities Guangzhou

For sightseeing and places worth visiting you should check out Travel & Outdoors section over at eChinacities. They have great recommendations for cultural and historical day trips as well, featuring many places that are on my wish list.

the nanfang

For interesting news from Guangzhou (+ Shenzhen +Dongguan) head to thenanfang.com. They for example reported how Guangzhou is banning the favourite pastime of middle aged women in Guangzhou, at least in some areas. Oh and if you really want to see some dancing, be sure to visit the North Gate of Sun Yat-Sen University after 6pm. It’s packed every night!

Did I miss a website that should be on this list? Please let me know in the comments. Also share with us what you do for fun in Guangzhou.

  • 欧秀君

    Hi Sara! I love your blog posts, please keep them coming! I love the photos you take and the way you write in an unbiased, open and interesting way. Next year I hope to go to GuangDong and I am really looking forward to it. Thank you and 一直加油!

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Thank you so much 欧秀君! So great to hear you might be coming to Guangdong province next year, what are you planning to do over here? And what city?

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