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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.

The 24th Guangzhou Garden Expo

Time: Feb. 13th - Mar. 2nd, 2018

Admission: Free

Add.: Haixinsha Island, Ersha Island Art Park, & Dafu Mountain Forest Park in Panyu (海心沙、二沙岛艺术公园、番禺大夫山森林公园分会场)

Nearby metro station: To Haixinsha, Zhujiang New Town Station (珠江新城), Line 3 or 5; to Dafu Mountain Forest Park, Shiqiao Station (市桥), Line 3, then transfer to Panyu Bus No. 9 or 16.

The 23rd Guangzhou Garden Expo [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]

Highlight: Guangzhou Garden Expo is another of the most important events in the Spring Festival calendar in Guangzhou and has been held for 23 years. This year’s expo covers an area of 360,000 square meters, consisting of 61 gardens, 19 sets of public landscapes, and indoor exhibition halls.

2018 Yuntai Garden Floral Art Exhibition

Time: Feb. 9th - Mar. 20th, 2018

Admission: RMB 5 per ticket for Baiyun Mountain, RMB 10 per ticket for Yuntai Garden

Add.: Yuntai Garden & Mingzhu Tower Scenic Spot, Baiyun Mountain (白云山明珠楼游览区及云台花园)

Yuntai Garden [Photo by He Zi'an]

Highlight: In addition to the various flowers at Yuntai Garden, a total of 12 special mosaicultures of Lingnan characteristics and 3 lantern installations will be set up, making the garden a unique place for residents and tourists alike to admire the beauty of flowers.

Yuexiu Temple Fair

Time: Mar. 2nd - 8th, 2018

Admission: Free

Add.: Zhongshan Road & Beijing Road (中山路、北京路)

Nearby metro station: Peasant Movement Institute (农讲所), Line 1; or Gongyuanqian (公元前), Line 1 or 2

The parade of the 2017 Yuexiu Temple Fair [Photo/Xinhua]

Highlight: A series of activities for the temple fair will kick off on the the fifteenth day of the first month of lunar year which is also the Lantern Festival. Some of the highlights of the fair are the folklore and cultural performances, a parade, a cultural heritage exhibition, handicrafts and food stalls.

(Author: Monica Liu; Editors: Simon Haywood, Olivia Yang)

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