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5 Ideas for Summer Amusement in Guangzhou
One good thing about summer heat is that it really gives us a chance to explore our options. Enjoy this city with abundant sunshine.

Chimelong Water Park

Taking a dip into cool waters might be a perfect choice to beat the scorching summer heat. Exciting facilities at the Chimelong Water Park will definitely make it even better. Chimelong, the largest water park in Guangzhou with the highest number of facilities in the world, could be a great option for having fun while avoiding the city's summer-long heat-wave.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Ticket Price:
Adult 250RMB per person
Child / Senior 175RMB per person
Tuesday for Seniors over 65 years old 100RMB per person
How to Get There: Metro Line 3, Hanxi Changlong Station. (Free shuttle bus to the Water Park is provided at the station.)

Xiaozhou Village

Xiaozhou Village was built at the end of the Yuan Dynasty, more than 370 years ago and now stands on the southern outskirts of the city. It is characterized by classical Cantonese community landscapes and modern art and crafts boutiques and has borne witness to all that the city has been through. Old trees can be seen everywhere in Xiaozhou Village, providing shade and shelter for visitors to cool off.

Free Admission
How to Get There:
Bus: No. 252, No. 468 to Xiaozhou Bus Stop (小洲站)

Luhu Park

Situated to the north of Guangzhou’s city center and near the southern foothills of Baiyun Mountain, Luhu Park, meaning "Lake at Foothill,” has long been hailed as an oasis for city residents. As parks play an indispensable part of a city, so do lakes and mountains. With a perfect combination of both, Luhu Park is an ideal destination to stroll, meditate and relax.

Free Admission
Time:8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
How to Get There:
Bus: No.110, No.109, No.184 to Heng Zhi Gang Station

Haizhu Wetland

Haizhu Wetland is connected to Haizhu Lake with six surrounding canals, forming a “One Lake, Six Canal” water network. It is a great destination for people to spend their leisure time and get in touch with nature. The wetland park is located along the migration route for birds and offers an important habitat for the migrating birds.

Haizhu Lake and two phases of demonstration zones for the Haizhu Wetland project are now open for free. To help protect and conserve this fragile natural habitat, visitors are required to book their tickets in advance by following “Haizhu Wetland(海珠湿地)” on WeChat or dialing 020-62380066. Only 1,000 reservations are accepted each day.

Free Admission
Time: 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (visitors need to enter the park before noon)
How to Get There:
Metro: Line 3, Da Tang Station, Exit B
Bus: No.264, No.761, No.779 to Ju De Xi Road

Guangdong Science Center

Staying indoors might be another good option to escape the heat. Why not spend a day at Guangdong Science Center and fulfill your curiosity in the realm of science? It is the largest science museum in Asia. The building has a unique architectural design, looking like a “blossoming kapok flower” from high above. The center features 10 permanent exhibition halls with special themes, as well as 4 scientific and technological IMAX 3D, 4D, Virtual Navigation and ball screen cinemas.

Free Admission
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed Mondays)
How to Get There:
Take Metro Line 2 to Wanshengwei Station and transfer to Line 4 to Higher Education Mega Center North Station. Take Exit A, and then take bus 35, 387 or 801.

(By Cassie Lin, Louis Berney)

Editor:Vita Lin
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