Cycling on Changzhou Island
Riding along a broad thoroughfare rather than a busy road without a cycle lane is something most cyclists would relish. A fresh breeze on a fine day seems romantic and relaxing.
But where can you hire a bicycle? Don't worry! Editors of Life of Guangzhou would like to recommend a good place.
Huangpu Military Academy
Changzhou Island(长洲岛) is a small and peaceful island located in the Huangpu district, east Guangzhou. The western exit of the island is linked to Guangzhou University Town by a bridge. Many cultural relics and attractions including the renowned Huangpu Military Academy and Huangpu Custom's relics of the Qing Dynasty are situated there. As a natural island, beautiful green landscapes with ancient residences are everywhere. You can appreciate the passing fishing boats on the river.
Be careful not to take photos of the warship on the Huangpu dock, as it is not allowed.
Where to hire a bicycle: Changzhou Dock (长洲码头)
Price: ￥10 for a bicycle, ￥16 for a tandem per day, 200 deposit.
Recommended route: take a bus from Tianhe or Huangpu Da Da(黄埔大道) to the Yuzhu Dock (鱼珠码头), cross the Pearl River by ferry, arrive at the Changzhou Dock, rent a bicycle at the dock, and begin the bicycle journey on the island
(By Jessie Hwang and Alan Devey, photographed by Wingwing and Xiao Du)