Guangzhou is a Pearl River cruise port in southeastern China. The city's neighbours are Macao and Hong Kong. It has population over 11,5 million (metro over 44 million), ranking it the largest in southern China.
- Large cruise ships to Guangzhou dock at Nansha Port. This is the city's "seaport" located on Longxue Island (at Pearl River's west bank). Nansha Terminal is in the Pearl River Delta's center, bordering to the south with South China Sea, to the east with Shenzhen, and to the west with Nanhai, Panyu, Shunde.
- Nansha Port is the city's (and the entire Guangzhou-Foshan industrial area's) only connection to the Pacific Ocean. All maijor Pearl River Delta cities are within a 100 km (60 ml) radius from Nansha Port, maiking it their connecting hub for cargo shipping and cruise ship traffic. The combined cargo and passenger traffic from Nansha is served by an advanced highway and waterway network.
- Note: All China river cruise deals are inclusive of internal / domestic flights between Beijing-Xian-Chongqing and between Shanghai-Wuhan.
Among Guangzhou City's main tourist attractions are:
- Sha Mian (Shameen) Island, where foreign traders used to live.
- Guangxiao Temple - the city's oldest
- Guangxiao Tower - the world's 3rd tallest
- Six-Banyan Temple (aka Flower Pagoda, and 1000 Buddha Pagoda) - dates back to 537 AD.
- Huaisheng Mosque - China's oldest
- In Yuexiu Park are located the Monument to Sun Yat-sen (a 14th-century watchtower), the Statue of Five Rams, and the Seaman's Pavilion.
Guangzhou became part of the Chinese Empire in the 3rd century BC. Arab, Hindu, Persian and other merchants traded there for centuries before the Portugueses' arrival in the 16th century . They were followed in the 17th century by British merchants, and in the 18th century - by Dutch and French traders.
In 1842, Guangzhou became a treaty port and in 1946 it was returned to China. This was a key centre during Republican Revolution of 1911, led by Sun Yat-sen. During WW2 (1939-1945) japan occupied and heavily damaged the city.
Canton Tower (aka Guangzhou Tower) is the city's TV and Sightseeing Tower, with height of 595,7 m (1954 ft) and building cost of USD 450 million. This multi-purpose observation tower was finished in 2009 and is operational since September 2010. It was inaugurated for the 2010 Asian Games (aka XVI Asiad) held in Guangzhou City between November 12-27, 2010.
- In 2010, Guangzhou Tower became the world's tallest tower, until surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree (height 634 m / 2080 ft, building cost USD 806 million) in February 2012.
- It was also China's tallest structure until surpassed by the Shanghai Tower (height 632 m / 2073 ft, cost to build USD 2,4 billion) in August 2013.
- As of 2017, Guangzhou Tower is the world's 3rd tallest tower (after Tokyo Skytree and Shanghai Tower) and the world's 5th-tallest freestanding structure.
- "488 Look Out" is located at the antenna mast (at height of 488 m / 1601 ft), ranking it the world's highest outdoor observation deck. From here, visitors can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of Guangzhou City. This unique venue is the best place for making photos of the city, especially for nlight photography.
Bubble Tram is a horizontal ferris wheel encircling at the top of Canton Tower at height of 455 m (1493 ft). This ranks it the world’s highest ferris wheel. Bubble Tram consists of a total of 16 spherical cabins, each rotating along the slanted track (at a 15-degree slope to the tower structure). From these "bubble cabins" visitors can enjoy the scenic Guangzhou City views.
Highlights: Greenwich Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum
Guangzhou cruise terminal
Guangzhou Port has 4600 berths (designated mooring locations), 133 buoys and 2359 anchorages.
- The port can handle ships with DWT (deadweight tonnage) up to 3,000 tons.
- Guangzhou Port handles a wide range of activities, including loading / discharging, warehousing, storage, logistics , container cargo and passenger services. Most of the shipped goods are agricultural and industrial products, including crude oil, coal, ore, steel, chemicals, automobiles, grain.
Large (ocean) cruise ships to Guangzhou dock at Nansha Port (positioned on the CruiseMapper's interactive map above, next to the port's "schedule" button).
- Both ferries and cruise vessels dock at the Nansha Ferry Terminal. Cruise passengers are transported via shuttle buses to Guangzhou City. Travel distance is approx 60 km (38 ml) via S105 Nansha Port Expressway.
- After Nansha Port's dredging, it can now handle vessels up to 100,000 GT (gross tonnage). They can enter the port even at low tide.
The Guangzhou cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Guangzhou, Nansha Port, China.
If you lose the Guangzhou location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Guangzhou cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Guangzhou, Nansha Port, China. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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