Three days in Guangzhou means you can explore the city’s highlights—both old and new—experience the culture, sample local cuisine, and take a day trip out of town. Here are some ideas on how to spend 72 hours in Guangzhou.
Guangdong Museum of Art (GDMoA)
38 Yanyu Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
The Guangdong Museum of Art comprises 12 indoor exhibition halls, covering an area of 86,111 square feet (8,000 square meters), and a 53,820-square-foot (5,000-square-meter) outdoor sculpture garden. In addition to its permanent collection of over 30,000 items and special exhibitions, the museum also organizes the Guangzhou Triennial and the Asia Biennial, which showcases work by international artists on a variety of themes.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Guangdong Museum of Art offers free admission with a valid ID, such as a passport.
Large bags can be stored for free but will need to undergo a security check first.
Flash photography is not permitted.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs can be borrowed for free with a medical certificate.
How to Get There
The Guangdong Museum of Art is located on the southern shore of Erha Island. It’s easiest to take a taxi directly there. By public transportation, take bus 89, 194, or 131A to Xinghai Concert Hall, which is located to the west of the museum.
When to Get There
The Guangdong Museum of Art is open daily, except for Mondays, and last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time. Special exhibitions are held throughout the year, and the museum also hosts lectures and workshops from time to time. Check ahead for the latest schedule.
Humanities Library of the Guangdong Museum of Art
Located on the second floor of the museum is the Humanities Library of the Guangdong Museum of Art. Jointly established with the Guangdong Provincial Zhongshan Library, the library features art books, documents, and electronic resources covering the arts and humanities. It also contains several libraries within the library, including the Yang Quan Library and the Tsuruta Takeyoshi Library.
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