THE RITZ-CARLTON, GUANGZHOU

3 Xing An Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510623 China
Phone:  +86 20 3813 6688   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions



Located among city’s finest shops, sights, and hotels in the Tianhe district, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou provides the ideal entryway for the exploration and discovery of one of China’s most fascinating cities. Near the soaring Canton Tower and overlooking the expansive Pearl River, the view from the hotel is as enticing as it is spectacular, calling forth new visitors to seek out a closer look.

Famed for its iconic Cantonese cuisine, active commercial centers, and rich cultural heritage, the vibrant city of Guangzhou features no shortage of exciting attractions and seasonal events. Peer into China’s past at the Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Library, and Guangzhou Opera House. Or, participate in one of the city’s many professional and social events, including the China Import and Export Fair in the Tianhe district, or the Annual hotel Christmas Tree Lighting, held each December at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou.


Landmark

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Canton Tower
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1 kilometer / 5 minutes
The Canton TV & Sightseeing Tower, Guangzhou’s skyscraping landmark just across the Pearl River from The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, was conceived in 2004 by Dutch architecture firm Information Based Architecture’s partners Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit. The design is heavily-informed by gender aesthetics, being described by the duo as “[having] the identity of a female; smooth, curved, slender, gracious and incorporating diversity of spaces and floor-plan sizes, in short a sexy tower” in contrast to the masculine properties of most skyscrapers (“angular, simplistic, heavy and based on repetition”).

The finished tower reaches 610 meters high and includes two circular, rotating restaurants as well as a private dining room 407 meters above the city.
Haixinsha Island
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Less than 1 kilometer / 2 minutes
The site of the 2010 Asian Games’ illustrious opening ceremony, Haixinsha Island opened as a public attraction in January 2011. Having wowed an estimated 34,000 spectators with dancers seemingly walking upon water and massive LED displays unfurling like sails (in a tribute to Guangzhou’s enduring maritime culture), Haixinsha is now open for both day- and night tours and is connected to the riverbank by an underground tunnel.
Guangzhou Opera House
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Walking distance
Designed by Stirling Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and reportedly costing in excess of 1 billion yuan, the Guangzhou Opera House is located on the bank of the Pearl River adjacent to the Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, beside the New Guangdong Museum and a only a brief stroll across the promenade from The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou.

Characterized by sweeping, organic curves reminiscent of a gently-rolling seascape, many claim that the Opera House’s interior is even more impressive, featuring state-of-the-art acoustics and a perfect marriage of avant-garde design to individual comfort.
Bai Yun Mountain
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10 kilometers / 30minutes
One of Guangzhou’s enduring historical landmarks and a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Pearl River Night Cruise
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4 kilometers / 10 minutes
A traditional pastime for visitors to Guangzhou, a night cruise of the Pearl River offers cooling breezes and a first-hand experience of the city’s brightly-illuminated waterfront.
Shamian Island
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9 kilometers / 25 minutes
Shamian Island was constructed in the 19th Century by Sir Harry Parkes to serve as an enclave for foreign diplomats and merchants in Canton. Today, it remains a popular destination for weekend outings due to its unique European architecture and extensive greenery.
The National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
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7 kilometers / 20 minutes
The National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall features a world-class performance hall and an exhibition center commemorating the “Father of Modern China”.
Xiangjiang Safari Park
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12 kilometers / 35 minutes
Xiangjiang Safari Park, the impressive home of white tigers, performing polar bears, South American sea lions and 10,000 other animals from across the world.
Xi Guan Heritage Street
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7 kilometers / 20 minutes
Xi Guan, a historical district of Guangzhou dating back centuries, is preserved in the form of the “Xi Guan Heritage Street”. Of particular interest are the elaborate residences and crowded shopping arcades—both characteristic of what has become known as the “Xi Guan” style.

Museum

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The new Guangdong Museum
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The new Guangdong Museum, located only steps away from The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou’s lobby, offers insight into the history and culture of Guangdong province to an estimated 5,000 visitors every day. Featuring an extensive collection of historical treasures—some being displayed for the first time in public—the museum promises an afternoon of enlightenment, free of charge.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warner Theatre
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Less than 1 kilometer / 2 minutes
A seven-screen cinema showing Chinese and Western feature films.
Guangzhou Museum of Art in Ersha Island
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2 kilometers / 10 minutes
An art museum on tranquil Ersha Island featuring an extensive collection of two- and three-dimensional works.
Xinhai Concert Hall
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3 kilometers / 10 minutes
A sophisticated concert hall on Ersha Island that regularly hosts international orchestras, bands and ballet troupes.
Yuexiu Park
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20 kilometers / 25 minutes
An expansive city-center park with museums, monuments and extensive greenery.

Shopping

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Grandview Mall and Tee Mall
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2 kilometers / 5 minutes
Two of the city’s largest and diverse shopping malls, both located just south of the Tianhe Stadium.
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
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6 kilometers / 20 minutes
A shopping hotspot sprinkled with a mixture of Chinese and Western architecture.
La Perle and the Friendship Stores
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4 kilometers / 15 minutes
Two upscale shopping malls featuring international- and local luxury brands.
Changshou Road
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10 kilometers / 30 minutes
A famous concentration of jade merchants.
Yi De Road
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8 kilometers / 25 minutes
A teeming concentration of wholesalers of every imaginable product. Must be seen to be believed.
Daxin Road and Wende Road
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8 kilometers / 25 minutes
Two commercial areas specializing in arts, crafts and cultural products.
Zhujiang New Town Friendship Store
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Another branch of the Friendship Store, just across Hua Cheng Square from The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou.