Guangzhou is situated in a subtropical monsoon climate zone and stretches over the Tropic of Cancer, with an average year-round temperature of 20-22℃. It is hot, humid and rainy in summer, while cool, dry and less rain in winter. The summer is long, and frost season is short. The rainy season falls between April and August and annual precipitation is around 1,624-1,900 millimeters (639-748 inches). Taking advantage of plentiful rainfall and heat, Guangzhou earns the fame of being "A City of Flowers" and becomes an evergreen and colorful city with green tree and flowers bloom all the year round, presenting a scene of prosperity.
Guangzhou is the largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center in south China. A China Export Commodities Fair is held in Guangzhou in the spring and autumn every year. Guangzhou is a famous historical city. As recorded in historical documents, there established city walls since the year of 214 B.C., and it has a history of 2210 years as a city and has many cultural sites, which vividly reflect the development of Guangzhou in different times. Famous scenic spots in Guangzhou include:
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall -- Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is really a magnificent building in the shape of octangle. It is not only one of the symbolic constructions in Guangzhou with its majestic appearance and the infused rich Chinese national color.
Yuexiu Park -- Yuexiu Park, named after Yuexiu Mountain, built in 1952, is the biggest comprehensive sight-seeing park in Guangzhou.
Temple of Six Banyan Trees --The Temple of Six Banyan Trees is a nationallly known ancient monastery. There are majestic towers, dense trees, plenty of antiques and valuable heritage from those famous people in the history.
Western Han Nanyue King Tomb Museum -- the tomb of the Nanyue king is the most attractive scene in the museum. The whole tomb was magnificent and complicated and specific in its layout with two stone doors dividing it into small closets.
White Clouds Mountain -- White Clouds Mountain is a famous mountain in South China. It is honored to be the first scenery of Guangzhou City and the first mountain of Southern Yue since ancient times due to its magnificence and loftiness.
Best season to visit Guangzhou: October and November are the best months to visit Guangzhou. Alternatively, April and May are also good months.
Clothes for traveling:The weather is very humid and hot in summer here. Bring only breathable fabrics, 100% cotton clothing is a good choice. Bermudas and short tees can bring you almost anywhere since locals here are quite casual in their outfit. Always take napkins with you and water to drink since you sweat that much. Under hot sun and cloudless sky, the umbrella is a godsend for both women and men. It's common to see guys carry umbrella here, simply because the weather here is just too hot in summer. Sun glasses, sun hat, sandals or any open toes shoes are recommended.
The winter is short. Sometimes, the sun can be shining brightly and can be quite hot even in the month of Dec and Jan. When most northern cities are suffering from heavy snow, a sweater should see you through the winter.