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My tickets were booked with Southern China Airlines and my stay was at Guangzhou Westin and Hilton Shenzhen . I took my flight which was a night flight, it was a pleasant flight and we reached Guangzhou on time at around 6 AM local time.. I had took Shenzhen first as part of my trip so I had to catch a train to Shenzhen.. I took the Metro to reach Guangzhou East station from where I got the Bullet Train for Shenzhen. It was a nice journey which ended faster than I had thought. Going on 300 + Km /Hr reached Shenzhen which is good 120+ Km away from Guangzhou in just approx 40 mins. The train was Neat clean and very nice and fast. China's Metro train system is very vast and huge as everything. I took the metro for my hotel which was a couple of meters away. The weather was pleasant, As Shenzhen is nearer to a beach it's slightly humid in days. But as it was end of winter season I had a good cooler stay. My stay at Hotel Hilton was a perfect stay ( You can read bout Hilton Shenzhen in my Blog entry https://travellerinsight.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/relaxing-stay-in-city-of-shenzhen/ )
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From the very first look, Guangzhou is too different than Shenzhen, as Shenzhen is a tourist destination, Guangzhou is a metropolitan city, which boost the business and tourism both. It is the 3rd largest city of China, Guangzhou has big sky scrappers, it's to huge, to get to see complete city you need more then 4/5 days and still I bet you won't be able to see it all, as distance is far and as I mentioned it is a big city so the places are far from each other. I had my booking done at Westin Guangzhou which is situated in the center of the city, and is just 10 mins walk from the metro station, As I mentioned Guangzhou has many skyscrapers and high rises, it also has the Canton tower which is one to the tallest towers in world, once it used to be the tallest in the world but as the world is growing so does taller buildings are, but still it is in top 10 in world. Canton tower is. 431 meters high and it is a beautiful tower located just next to the pearl river as it flows within the city. It looks beautiful at night when it is lit up in different colors which keep on changing. During my trip I even went to the Guangzhou Zoo Which has some beautiful species of animals and when in China the main attraction is a Panda. I get to see 2 Pandas but wasn't lucky enough to see them in open as both were inside there close enclosure. Guangzhou being a big city has many shopping options from Mall to big shopping streets It's all there. Got some good shopping options for all.