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March in Guangzhou: A sea of flowers

2018-March-16       Source: Newsgd.com

Each year when March arrives Guangzhou is transformed into a vast sea of flowers, filled with different types of blossom and fresh green leaves.

No. 4 Peach Blossom Valley (桃花涧)

The Peach Blossom Valley is an eco-tourist attraction themed around peach blossoms and is very popular among both local residents and tourists alike for its abundance of peach blossom in spring. This area also features a quaint rustic environment set in small mountain gullies, with bridges and simple structures.

Flower of the season: peach blossom

Opening Hours: 8:00 – 17:00

Admission: RMB 5 per ticket for entrance of Baiyun Mountian, extra RMB 5 per ticket for the valley during January - March every year.

Add.: Baiyun Mountain, Guangyuan Zhong Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou

Bus: Take one of the following buses and get off at the Foreign Languages College/Baiyun Mountain West Gate stop, Bus No.36, 38, 66, 76A, 76, 127, 223, 245, 265, 529, 805, 864, 891, University Town Line 1, Peak Express Line 16, Tourism Bus No. 3, Bus No.9 (Night).

No. 5 Liuhua Lake Park (流花湖公园)

Liuhua Lake Park is the number one destination to see the Chinese rose, presenting more than 10 varieties of Chinese roses this spring. What’s more, there are eight other gardens spread between the south and north gates of the park. Each garden features a perfect spot for taking pictures.

Flower of the season: Chinese rose

Opening Hours: 6:00-22:00

Admission: Free

Add.: No. 100 Liuhua Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Metro: Exit D1 of Yuexiu Park station, Line 2; or Ximenkou station, Line 1.

No. 6 Liuxihe National Forest Park (流溪河国家森林公园)

Liuxihe National Forest Park in March is full to the brim with many kinds of blooms, such as violets, peach blossom, magnolia liliiflora, and acacia flos. What you may not know is that Liuxi Lake in the park provides 70% of Guangzhou’s drinking water, so it is also known as Guangzhou’s ‘mother lake’.

Flower of the season: violet

Opening Hours: 8:00 – 17:30

Admission: RMB 40 per ticket for the gate

Add.: Liuxihe Forest Center, Liangkou Town, Conghua District, Guangzhou

Self-driving route: Guangcong Highway → 105 National Highway (about 1.5 hours) Coach: Take Guangzhou - Conghua bus from either of the main coach stations in Guangzhou, then from Conghua Bus Station take the Forest Park Bus at Jiekou.

Editor: Monica Liu

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