As one of the most dominant trading posts in Asia throughout the past few centuries, Guangzhou developed architecturally with a mix of colonial European and traditional Chinese styles. Neighborhoods like Shamian Island and Liwan district blend East and West seamlessly together. Other places, like Tianhe, showcase China’s outstanding ability to build a beautiful and modern skyline.
Guangzhou has one the lowest costs of living in any of China’s major cities. Apartments here are brand-new but cheap, dining out costs a fraction of what it could cost back home, and transportation is inexpensive.