Many people say that Autumn is very short and unnoticeable in Guangzhou. Whilst brief, we want to assure you that you can witness the beauty of Fall in the following places in Guangzhou. Don’t miss out, or you’ll have to wait another year.
1. Xiakeng in Baiyun Mountain: oldest maple grove in Guangzhou
You wouldn't believe that there could be such stunning maples in Guangzhou. Located at Xiakeng on Baiyun Mountain (白云山下坑), right across Guangzhou Gymnasium and near Yunxi Eco-park at Baiyun Avenue South in Baiyun District. It is the largest and oldest maple grove in the heart of Guangzhou. Every November, the color of maple leaves gradually becomes redder, presenting a charming, dare we say romantic, scene.
The best time to go is from 8:00 til 10:00 am in the morning and 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the afternoon. In the morning and late afternoon sun the maple leaves are bright red and translucent. Walk down the hillside, and you’ll get some great angles to get some good shots of the maples.
Optimum viewing time: Nov. - Dec.
Admission: RMB 5 per ticket
Opening Hours: 7:00 – 17:00
Transportation: Take metro line 2 and get off at Baiyun Park (白云公园), go out of Exit C, then walk about 1.5 kilometers to get to Guangzhou Gymnasium at No. 783 Baiyun Avenue South. Walk to the other side of the avenue, look for sign boards of Baoyun Hotel (宝云楼) or Songlin Mountain Villa (松林山庄), then walk along the road uphill for about 200 meters, and you will get to Xiakeng.