At 8.30am or 1.30pm, your guide will pick you up form your centrally located guangzhou hotel. Then you will start the tour. Firstly you will visit the Museum of the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period, where you will go inside the original tomb that was excavated in 1983 while constructing a hotel here. The tomb proves the long history of Guangzhou that can be tracked back to 2,200 years ago. There is an exhibition hall to display all kinds of relics excavated in both the tomb and Guangzhou.
Then, you will take metro to Academy of Chen Clan, or The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, which is an academic temple built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors' accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 during Qing Dynasty. Academy of Chen Clan is a complex with traditional Canton architecture style which is notable for its rich decoration that adorns both the interior and exterior of the halls as well as in almost every beams, ridges, walls and columns including a large collection of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving.
Later, you will take metro to Shamian Island and wander around the European architectural style area which was former colony for British and French 100 years ago. Moreover, you will view the White Swan Pool along the Pearl River by the waterfront of Shamian Island
The pleasant half day trip concludes at the Shamian Island where you can take taxi or metro back to your hotel.