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Guide to 2018 Spring Festival celebrations in Guangzhou

2018-February-5       Source: Newsgd.com

From Feb. 13th to Mar. 2nd, a whole host of Spring Festival celebrations will be going on around the city, including flower markets, light shows, lantern shows, garden expos and a temple fair.

From Feb. 13th (28th of the 12th lunar month) to Mar. 2nd (15th of the 1st lunar month), a whole host of Spring Festival celebrations will be going on around the city, including flower markets, light shows, lantern shows, garden expos and a temple fair. We have picked out some of the best of the celebrations for you to enjoy a fun and flower packed Chinese New Year in Guangzhou!

Traditional flower markets

Flower market [Photo by He Yineng]

Traditional flower markets will be set up across 11 districts in Guangzhou, featuring stalls selling flowers and plants to decorate your home, holding social welfare activities and even including special themed post offices for sending Chinese New Year greetings to friends and family far away. On the first day of the flower fairs, Spring Festival couplets and the character 福 (pronounced fú and meaning ‘blessing') written by calligraphers will be given away for free.

Time: Feb. 13th - 16th, 2018

No admission fees.

● Yuexiu District Flower Market

Add.: Xihu Road (西湖路) & Jiaoyu Road (教育路)

Nearby metro station: Gongyuanqian (公元前), Line 1 or 2

Highlight: It is one of the longest established flower markets in Guangzhou, hailed as the city's ‘century-old flower market’.

● Haizhu District Flower Market

Add.: Baogang Avenue (宝岗大道) & Binjiang Road (滨江路)

Nearby metro station: Baogang Dadao (宝岗大道), Line 8

Highlight: Due to its location, you can enjoy a view of the Pearl River skyline while wandering around the market.

● Liwan District Flower Market

Add.: Liwan Road (荔湾路)

Nearby metro station: Chen Clan Academy (陈家祠), Line 1

Highlight: It is one of the oldest flower markets in the city and has the most stalls overall.

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Editor: Monica Liu

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