A total of four metro lines including the southern extension of Line 4, first phase projects of Line 9, 13, annd 15 (the Knowledge City Branch) started trial operations on Dec. 28, 2017. With the opening of these four lines, the total track length of Guangzhou Metro has reached 390.6 kilometers, ranking third in China.
Are you wondering what interesting places and delicious food these new routes open up? Let’s take a look!
South extension section of Line 4
Nansha Passenger Port Station (南沙客运港站)
Nansha Tianhou Temple (南沙天后宫)
Facing the Lingding Ocean, on the mouth of the Pearl River, Nansha Tianhou Temple sits on the southeastern slope of Dajiao Mountain. It was orinially built between 960-987 to worship the goddess of sea, called Mazu by the people, but whose real name was Linmo.
The current architecture on site combines both the styles of the Ming Forbidden City in Beijing and the Republican era Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum in Nanjing. It is the largest compound of its type in the world. It gained the reputation of being the ‘First Tianhou Temple under Heaven’ and the biggest Mazu Temple in southeastern Asia.
Admission: RMB 20 per ticket
Opening Hours: 8: 30 - 17: 00
Add.: No. 88 Tianhou Road, Nansha District, Guangzhou (广州市南沙区天后路88号)
Huangshanlu Forest Park (黄山鲁森林公园)
As a National AAAA Level Scenic Spot, Huangshanlu Forest Park is Guangzhou’s largest free forest park. It is named Huangshanlu after its two peaks, Huangshan and Lushan. Covering an area of 1,200 square meters, its highest peak is 295 meters, the highest in southern Guangzhou.
In sunny days, you can see a magnificent panorama of Nansha District and the seaport. You can also have a clear picture of Humen Bridge, Jiaomen River City Center, and the lakes in the mountains. The forest park also is a paradise for birds. During Winter months, you might see huge flocks of birds migrating south to the park, as it is one of their Wintering habitats.
Opening Hours: 7:00-17:30
Add.: Dengshan Road, Nansha District, Guangzhou (广州市南沙区登山路)