A centre for trading and cultural exchange, Guangzhou is the third largest city in China after Beijing & Shanghai. Formerly known as ‘Canton’, the city is divided into ten districts – with ‘Tianhe’, ‘Yuexiu’, and ‘Tianhe’ serving as the city centres. If you’re attending the Office 365 Summit, this will help you plan your travel and sightseeing in Guangzhou better.


Citizens of most countries require a Chinese visa to travel to Guangzhou. If you’re wondering whether you need to apply for one, you could check out this list, which will give you a better idea.

Weather in January

Unlike cities in Northern China, such as Beijing and Harbin, it seldom rains in Guangzhou in January – and the sunlight is relatively soft, making January one of the best times of the year to visit Guangzhou.

Average Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
Average High Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
Average Low Temperature: 10°C / 50°F

Electricity & Voltage

The electricity in China is generally 220V & 50HZ. As the shape of a socket varies, a portable plug adaptor may also be necessary.

Most sockets in China use a three-pronged plug.

Places to Visit