Being tourists in Guangzhou for the day we hopped on the metro and APM to Canton Tower, the main landmark in the city. We went up Canton tower, although cannot remember how far we were actually up (will teach me to write my blog so long after it happened!) and it really helped get a grasp for how large the city is and how many different parts there are across the Pearl River too. You can go on a drop ride and bubble cars at the very top but this was not open due to the Chinese Spring Festival. I think this would be something we would do if we find ourselves there again as the views are spectacular. There are revolving restaurants on the floor above this viewing deck which would be great to experience too. The skyline is pretty impressive in Guangzhou and I thought it was better than Tokyo, although not sure the Baiyun Mountain is anything on Mt Fuji.
Due to the nature of the building's architecture it is not the best photo from the top!! But you can queue for a photo without the triangular bars and the view is still pretty cool.
We then popped across to Canton Place, probably my new favourite area for restaurants and a lovely deli. And went to a German restaurant called 1920,(recommended in your guide book Roff!) which did some good draft beer (Matt was happy!) fun decor and the food was tasty too.