China-Guangzhou Weibo
Explore exotic places in Guangzhou
Traveling to exotic locations is a great way to reward yourself. It could be a tour through a small European town, or a tropical getaway to Thailand.

Updated:1490086881Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Traveling to exotic locations is a great way to reward yourself. It could be a tour through a small European town, or a tropical getaway to Thailand. The truth is, however, that you might not have the money or time to travel to faraway places. Fortunately, you can enjoy exotic scenes right here in Guangzhou

Lake Dragon European Town

Located in Huadu district, Lake Dragon European Town is a Western-style holiday village. Dozens of buildings with red or white bricks, gray roofs, iron railings adorned with flowers, and arched corridors are all over the town. Walking here is akin to being in a small town in Europe. It is an ideal place for photography lovers: Each corner of the town is like a postcard.

How to get there:
By metro and bus: Take Metro Line 3 to Renhe Station, Exit B and then transfer to bus 71 to Datang Middle School, and from there take bus 66 to Beixing Stop.

Guangzhou Siam Garden

Thai-style Guangzhou Siam Garden hides in Huadu district as well. Thai architecture and sculptures, such as the Buddha and elephant figures, dominate the over 30,000-square-meter garden. People can enjoy Thai ambiance in a Thai-themed department store, through Thai folk performances, and by dining in traditional Thai restaurants.


How to get there:
By car: Drive from Guangzhou-Qingyuan Expressway, exit at Chini or Xinhua to Fengshen Dadao, and then turn right to Hongmian Dadao and go straight to Yingbing Dadao, finally, turn left and go to the end of the road.

Shamian Island


If you think Huadu district is too far, Shamian Island, located in the heart of the city with European-style buildings, is another mesmerizing place. Noted for its beautiful architecture, well-kept gardens and trees, and clean and tidy streets, the island offers both a spot of respite from the fast-paced fury of Guangzhou and a fascinating glimpse into the past.

How to get there:

By metro: Take Metro Line 1 or 6 to Huangsha Station, Exit F.
By bus: 1) Take bus 1, 9, 25, 57, 64, 75, 81, 105, 123, 181, 208, 209, 217, 219, 251, 270, 281, 297, 530, 538, 552 or 556 to Liuersan Lu, cross the overpass to find England Bridge, and then cross the bridge to reach the island.
2) Take bus 1, 9, 25, 57, 64, 75, 81, 105, 123, 181, 208, 209, 217, 219, 270, 281, 538, 552 or 552 to Huangsha Wharf Stop, and then walk to the island in the south.

Dongshankou

Compared with the crowds in Shamian, Dongshankou is so much quieter that you can enjoy a peaceful time, right in the middle of Guangzhou. It may not be Europe or Thailand, but walking along the streets of Dongshankou, you will feel like you’re traveling through time and space. This district has the largest collection of Western classical architecture in Guangzhou. Buildings featuring red bricks, white porches, and ochre doors and windows cover this genteel neighborhood. Each of these historic buildings has its unique story of honorable families or well-to-do politicians. Chunyuan, Jianyuan, Kuiyuan and Mingyuan are ideal sites to visit to capture the charm of the architecture from the Republic of China period.

How to get there:

By metro: Take Metro Line 1 to Dongshankou Station, Exit E or F.
By bus: Take bus 811, 813 to Xinhepu Lu Stop.

(By Penny Liu, Louis Berney)
Editor:Joanna You
Modern Guangzhou Souvenirs

Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.

The Silk Road Post
 
LATEST ARTICLES
    404 Not Found

    404 Not Found


    nginx/1.12.0
GZ WEATHER
 
 
 
 
TRAFFIC
Click to Access Traffic Status Map
 
LINKS
  • Powered by www.dayoo.com (Guangzhou Interactive Information Network Co.,Ltd.)
  • Copyright © 2006-2014 Guangzhou Interactive Information Network Company All rights reserved. Copyright/IP Policy.
  • Contact Us | Map| | About Us | Copyright
life of guangzhou