Nightlife & Entertainment in Guangzhou
As one of the most populated Chinese cities, Guangzhou is an energetic place with fresh trends of entertainment.
Pearl River Night Cruise
The Pearl River night cruise is unique to Guangzhou. For dozens of Yuan, you can cruise on a luxury boat along the Pearl River and enjoy the enchanting landscapes on both banks. You can stand on the deck and feel the breeze of the river on your face and hear the sound of water splashing against the side of the ship. The cruise is immensely popular among local residents and tourists alike.
Location and Transportation:
- Tianzi Wharf, located on Central Riverside Road (on the northern bank of the Pearl River), is accessible by Bus Nos. 1, 57, 64, 183, 194, 219, 281, and 544.
- Xidi Wharf, located diagonally across the South Building (on the northern bank of the Pearl River), is accessible by Bus Nos. 31, 38, 181, 186, 202, 217, 219, 227, 251, 236, 239, 288, 281, 527, 538, 541, 556, and 823.
- Dashatou Wharf is accessible by Bus Nos. 7, 12, 18, 36, 44, 57, 61, 80, 89, 125, 128, 131, 182, 184, 188, 192, 194, 208, 277, 287, 543 and 546, as well as Tour Bus No. 2.
Clubs and Bars
In this bustling metropolis, clubs and bars are various. Now, the three famous bar streets in Guangzhou presented here- Binjiang Lu, Huanshi Lu and Bai'e Tan.
Located by the bank of the Zhujiang River (also called Pearl River), Binjiang Lu Bar Street is featured by a lovely scenery, where you can get a glimpse of the latest fashion trends and meet with the young.
Huanshi Lu Bar Street is situated in the city center of Guangzhou and it is a place favored by the white collars and international friends.
Bai'e Tan Bar Street, located at Changdi Lu on the bank of Bai'e Tan (White Goose Pond), is the most exotic, which may remind you of The Bund in Shanghai. It is a good place to have dinner and have fun. If you are stay late in the night, it is advisable to take a taxi since it is outside the city centre.
Guangzhou Gourmet Paradise
If you’re looking for the authentic xiaochi (snack) experience, go to Guangzhou Gourmet Paradise, home to a plethora of small and big eateries. Try the "No. 1 Scholar" congee, "boat" congee and traditional bamboo noodles from various vendors.
Location: Pantang Road, Liwan District