Meet your guide at 8:30 a.m. in your hotel lobby to start yourtour.
Your firststop is at theChen Clan Academy, a collection of 19 buildings. The academy was originally constructed for younger members of the Chen clans to prepare for the Imperial Examinations. Today it's a fine example of a traditional Chinese academic campus, and houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum.
Next up isYuexiu Park, sone of the largest park in the city. Catch sight of theFive Rams Sculpture and Zhenhai Tower, a landmark of Guangzhou, which houses the museum of art. Enjoy a dim sum lunch before moving on.
Visit theTemple of the Six Banyan Trees, and then head toShamian Island, originally a major trading post on the Pearl River from the 18th to 19th centuries. Now the island is a relaxing place to stroll around and enjoy the architecture.
After visiting Shamian Island, your tour ends and you'll be returned to your hotel at about 5 p.m.