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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) can be accessed via BART from San Francisco, Oakland and San Mateo, or driving via the 101.
Flight times from SFO to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) are usually 14 hours and 20 minutes. Driving from CAN to downtown Guangzhou can take 40 minutes and is easier than public transit. It is best to pre-arrange a ride or take a taxi.
The city of Guangzhou sits on the southeastern end of China, roughly 90 miles northwest of Hong Kong. Enjoy metropolitan views lit up at night from a cruise along the expansive Pearl River.
Trek up Canton Observation Tower, the highest observation deck in the world, for even more city views.
The Temple of the Six Bayan Tress is a marvel of architecture and an ancient Buddhist site. Guangxiao Temple is another sacred temple worth seeing. Baiyun Mountain is about five miles north of downtown Guangzhou and offers stunning hiking and scenic views.
If you travel from CAN by taxi, only use taxis designated by the airport. Ignore anyone who tries to solicit you for service. Always check with official authorities and websites regarding necessary customs information before you travel.