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Summer Fun | Where to enjoy lotus flowers in Guangzhou

2021-July-29       Source: Newsgd.com

Guangzhou is famous for various flowers blooming all year round. Summer is the ideal season to view lotus flowers since the flowers in many scenic areas and parks in the city have come into blossom.

Guangzhou is famous for various flowers blooming all year round. Summer is the ideal season to view lotus flowers since the flowers in many scenic areas and parks in the city have come into blossom. Here are some recommended places to admire this elegant flower in Guangzhou. Take your pick.

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(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Baomo Garden) 

● Martyr's Park (烈士陵園)

Martyr's Park is the first park in Guangzhou to plant lotus flowers on a large scale, with an area of 9,000 square meters. The lotus flowers along with the shutterbugs concentrating on photographing the flowers are unique scenes in the park in summer.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Yuexiu Fabu) 

Add.: No.92, Zhongshan 2nd Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (廣州市越秀區中山二路92號)

Ticket price: Free

Opening hours: 6:00-22:00

Transportation: Take Metro Line 1 and get off at the Martyr's Park Station, use Exit D

● Dongshan Lake Park (東山湖公園)

As one of the four major artificial lake parks in Guangzhou, the Dongshan Lake Park enables you to have a glimpse of Canton Tower since it is located nearby Haixin Bridge. The lotus flowers in the park cover a wide variety, including pink and white ones.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Yuexiu Fabu) 

Add.: No.123, Donghu Bei Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (廣州市越秀區東湖北路123號)

Ticket price: Free

Opening hours: 6:30-21:30

Transportation: Take Metro Line 6 and get off at Donghu Station, use Exit B1

● Liuhua Lake Park (流花湖公園)

Walking into the south gate of Liuhua Lake Park, you will see a large stretch of water lilies dotting in the lake, with the purple petals swaying in the wind. The park highlights its subtropical scenery, attracting a lot of people to pay a visit.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Liuhua Lake Park) 

Add.: No.100, Liuhua Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (廣州市越秀區流花路100號)

Ticket Price: Free

Opening hours: 6:00-22:00

Transportation: Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Yuexiu Park Station, use Exit C

● Liwan Lake Park (荔灣湖公園)

As one of Guangzhou's top eight attractions, Liwan Lake Park enjoys a history of 60 years, covering an area of 400,000 square meters. Its pavilions are hidden in the greenery, with stone bridges connecting the lake. The lotus flowers here feature big shapes with dense verdant leaves.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Liwan Fabu)

Add.: No.155, Longjin Xi Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou (廣州市荔灣區龍津西路155號)

Ticket price: Free

Opening hours: 6:30-22:00

Transportation: Take Metro Line 5 and get off at Zhongshanba Station, use Exit B

● South China Botanical Garden (華南植物園)

South China Botanical Garden is one of the three major botanical gardens in China. It is also a South Asian tropical botanical garden with the longest history, largest variety and area. Covering an area of 75,000 square meters, the garden is 4pxcom to about 5,000 kinds of plants. The garden is renowned for its various flowers all year round, and the lotus flowers never fail to impress.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of South China Botanical Garden)

Add.: No. 1190, Tianyuan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (廣州市天河區天源路1190號)

Ticket price: 20 RMB per person

Opening hours: 7:30-17:30

Transportation: Take Bus No. 30, 39, B12, 28, 534 and get off at Zhiwuyuan Zhengmen Station (植物園正門站); alternatively, you can also take Metro Line 6 and get off at Botanical Garden Station, use Exit A

● South China Normal University (Shipaiqiao Campus) (華師石牌橋校區)

Lotus flowers are getting into full blossom on the campus of South China Normal University. Stepping into the campus, you will see large stretch of flowers blooming under bridges.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of South China Normal University)

Add.: No.55, Zhongshan Dadao Xi Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (廣州市天河區中山大道西55號)

Ticket price: Free

Opening hours: 6:00-22:00

Transportation: Take Metro Line 3 and get off at South China Normal University Station, use Exit E

● Baiyun Lake (白雲湖)

As the largest artificial lake in Guangzhou, Baiyun Lake has a total area of 2.07 square kilometers with beautiful scenery. It is renowned as Guangzhou's counterpart of the West Lake in Hangzhou, featuring unique Lingnan styles.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Baiyun Rongmei)

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Baiyun Rongmei)

Add.: Shijing Avenue, Baiyun District, Guangzhou (廣州市白雲區石井大道)

Ticket price: Free

Transportation: Take Bus No.271, 476 or 839 and get off at Jiaoxin Dadao Station (滘心大道站) or Shijing Dadao Station (石井大道站)

● Lotus Mountain in Panyu District (番禺蓮花山)

Lianhua (Lotus) Mountain in Panyu District holds a Lotus Festival from June to October every year. During this period, you can feast your eyes on the picturesque landscape. You can also view twin or multiple lotus flowers on one stalk at the Lotus Mountain. Don't miss out.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Panyu Fabu)

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Panyu Fabu)

Add.: No.18, Ximen Road, Shilou Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou (廣州市番禺區石樓鎮西門路18號)

Ticket price: 54 RMB per person

Transportation: Take Metro Line 3 and get off at Shiqiao Station or take Metro Line 4 and get off at Shiqi Station to take the bus from Shiqiao to Lianhua Mountain

● Baomo Garden (寶墨園)

Baomo Garden has various lotus flowers. In the center of the lotus pond stands a golden statute of seated Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin. A cloister topped with various blooming flowers surrounds the pond.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Baomo Garden)

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Baomo Garden)

Add.: Zini Village, Shawan Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou (番禺區沙灣鎮紫坭村)

Ticket Price: 54 RMB per person

Opening hours: 8:30-17:00

Transportation: Take Metro Line 3 to Shiqiao Station, use Exit B, and then take Bus No.67 or No.12 at Beicheng Coach Terminal (北城汽車站) and get off at Baomoyuan Terminal (寶墨園總站)

● Dafu Mountain Forest Park (大夫山森林公園)

There are nine lotus ponds in Dafu Mountain Forest Park. The largest one is near the south gate, where a large stretch of water lilies and lotus gets into full blossom. Strolling around the mountain, you will smell the fragrance of lotus flowers in the air.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Panyu Fabu)

Add.: No. 668 Yushan Xi Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou (廣州市番禺區禺山西路668號)

Ticket price: Free

Transportation: Take Metro Line 3, get off at the Shiqiao Station, use Exit B, then walk for 5 minutes to the Guangming Beilu bus station (光明北路站) to take the Panyu Bus No.16 to the Dafu Mountain Forest Park Terminus (大夫山森林公園總站).

● Nansha Wetland Park (南沙濕地公園)

Nansha Wetland Park is rated as one of Guangzhou's top eight attractions. At the junction of salt and fresh waters, large area of lotus flowers are blooming with a wide variety. The park also offers boats so that tourists can shuttle around the lotus ponds to have a closer glimpse of the flowers and take photos.

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Nansha Wetland Park)

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Nansha Wetland Park)

Add.: No.1, Xingang Avenue, Wanqingsha Town, Nansha District, Guangzhou (廣州市南沙區萬頃沙鎮新港大道1號)

Ticket price: 50 RMB per person

Transportation: Take Metro Line 4 and get off at Jiaomen Station to take Bus Nansha No.2 and get off at Sunflower Garden Station (百萬葵園站), and then take Bus Nansha No.11 and get off at Nansha Wetland Scenic Area (南沙濕地遊覽區站)

● Caopu Village in Conghua District (從化區草埔村)

The lotus planting base in Conghua's Caopu Village covers an area of 300,000 square meters. The village has advantageous conditions for lotus to grow, such as abundant water resources and pleasant climate. The best viewing period ranges from June to October, don’t miss this perfect time to enjoy beautiful flowers!

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Conghua Fabu) 

(Photo: WeChat Subscription Account of Guangzhou Conghua Fabu) 

Add.: Caopu Village, Conghua District, Guangzhou (廣州市從化區草埔村)

Opening hours: All day

Ticket price: Free

Transportation: Take Metro Line 14 and get off at Conghua Coach Terminal Station, use Exit A, and then take Bus Cong No.12 and get off at Caopu Station (草埔站)

Author | Nancy (intern)

Editor | Monica & Jerry

Editor: Monica Liu

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