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Visit-worthy spot in downtown Guangzhou for a sunflower field trip

BY :SilkRoadPost

UPDATED :2024-07-10

Guangzhou city is in no short supply of flowers throughout the year. In July, visitors can appreciate a sea of golden sunflowers against a backdrop of Canton Tower in Hongcheng Park (宏城公园) on Ersha Island. It is a visual feast of botanical beauty that combines with modern landmark.

Sunflowers are densely planted along many trails in the park, allowing visitors to get really close with flowers. The flowers, which stand approximately 50 centimeters tall, are particularly suitable for photographs with children.

Hongcheng Park, situated in the east part of Ersha Island, boasts many art statues and large flower fields of sunflower, corn poppy and coreopsis, attracting numerous shutterbugs and nature enthusiasts all year round.

Recommended time for photographing flowers is before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m., so as to avoid high temperatures and make good use of the warm and soft sunlight. 

Address: No. 72 Qinglan Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu district 越秀区二沙岛晴澜路72号

Ticket: free

How to get there: 

1. Guangzhou Metro APM Line, Haixinsha Station, Exit A, then walk about 900 meters to the park

2. Guangzhou Metro Line 3, Canton Tower Station, then walk through the Haixin Bridge to the park

Source and photos: GZphotos

Author: Annie

Editor: Joyce