From Sept 16, Guangzhou metro has released a new set of souvenir tickets with distinctive elements of Cantonese culture. The souvenir package, with limited editions of 3000 available, includes 4 daily travel cards and costs RMB 160.
The travel cards feature four different kinds of cultural treasures, Cantonese Embroidery, Cantonese Opera, Huoer House(镬耳屋)and Tanglong Door (趟栊门). It's a product that metro enthusiasts or Cantonese culture fans should not miss!
Besides collector value, the travel cards can also be used for taking the metro in Guangzhou. Each card can be used for unlimited journeys within 24 hours starting from the time when it is first swiped. However, the cards, valid for 2 years, can not be recharged.
The limited edition cards are available at the following stations:
Dongshan Kou, Peasant Movement Institute, Chen Clan Academy, Xilang, Changgang, Yuexiu Park, Chigang Pagoda, Wuyang Cun, Zhujiang New Town, Kecun.
(By Pan Hui, Richard Glauert, photo from gzmtr.com)