First look at Guangzhou, China

2 hours away by train from Hung Hom, HK. Easier to get to than Paris from London. Husband is spending a week here on a business trip and we thought that it would be nice for me to explore GZ for a few days, while staying in a bigger room than our whole apartment in Hong Kong.

GZ is a huge city with over 12mln people. There are rumours of Chinese plans to make it into a mega city (connecting 5 cities into one). We are staying next to the brand new park.

The Canton Tower. One of the world’s tallest TV towers (600m). Lots and lots of neon lights everywhere.

Opened earlier this year, the famous Guangzhou Opera House designed by Zaha Hadid “two pebbles picked from the bed of the river and placed on the river bank”. Beautiful fluid forms.

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