For those who are interested in Chinese culture and are planning a travel to Guangzhou, you are highly recommended to visit the following famous parks and mountains listed below, all of which are essence I select for your reference to get the most from your Guangzhou travel.
1. Yuexiu Park
Yuexiu Park is perched on Jiefang North Road, at the foot of Xuexiu Mountain, Guangzhou, where a number of attractions are available, including Kwan-yin Pavilion, Foshan Memorial Archway, ancient Chu-style courtyard, the ancient city wall, Sun Yet-sun’s Monument, the Sailor’s Pavilion, the Five Stone Goat Sculpture and a globular water tower.
2. White Cloud Mountain Scenic Area
Located north of Guangzhou and occupying an area of 28 square kilometers, Guangzhou White Cloud Mountain is a branch of Jiulian Mountain Range with 17 kilometers from city center, boasting “the First Mountain in South Guangdong”, whose highest peak is the 382-meters Touching Star Peak, and it’s actually the highest peak in Guangzhou as well.
3. Lingnan Impression Garden
Covering an area of 16.5 hectares, Lingnan Impression Garden is located south of Guangzhou University, and it’s a comprehensive garden integrating sightseeing, recreation, entertainment and restaurants with shopping perfectly as one, where you can fully taste Guangzhou folk customs.
4. Cloud Terraced Garden
Situated at the entrance of White Cloud Mountain, Guangzhou Cloud Terraced Garden is well-known for its rare flowers of various kinds with Guangyuan Road in the south and White Cloud Cableway in the east, honored as “A Pearl in the Flower City” by gardening experts.
5. Lotus Flower Mountain
As a famous mountain in Pearl River Delta, the Lotus Flower Mountain is located at Lion Riverside, Panyu District with 2.33 square kilometers, whose highest peak is 108 meters above the sea level, and it fully combines ancient rough beauty with modern elegance as one. The Lotus Flower Mountain is composed of 48 small hills, boasting a wonder of man-made Daxia in China, and it’s listed on the “Fifth Batch National Key Cultural Relic Units under China’s State Protection” by China’s State Council.
6. South China Botanical Garden
As the largest subtropical botanical garden with the longest history in China, South China Botanical Garden lies at 1190, Tianyuan Road, Tianhe District, where over 11,000 kinds of tropical and subtropical plants are well-preserved, honorably titled “Emerald of South China” by the locals.
Author: Yang Qingwei