◎ Haizhu Lake
Haizhu Lake is the second largest artificial lake in Guangzhou. The park does not allow bicycle riding, which makes it safer for running or jogging. It is such a pleasant experience to run along the lake while listening to music played in the park.
Nearby metro station: Datang, Line 3
◎ South China Botanical Garden
As one of the largest gardens in China, South China Botanical Garden is home to over 30 specialized gardens, including magnolias, bamboo, palms, gingers, orchids and medicinal plants. There are also science education centers as well as other attractions inside the garden.
Admission: RMB 50 per ticket package
Nearby metro station: South China Botanical Garden, Line 6
◎ Grandview Mall
Grandview Mall is one of the biggest “experiential consumption” featured shopping malls in China with retailing, entertainment, recreation, restaurant, exhibition, tourism as well as business. Not only can you go on a shopping spree there, you can also view cultural exhibitions and marine animals at the Grandview Aquarium.
Admission: Free; RMB 220 per ticket for the aquarium
Nearby metro station: Tianhe Sports Center, Line 1
◎ Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
The museum, which opened in 1988, houses the 2,000-year-old tomb of the Nanyue King Zhao Mo and its complete trove of artifacts. Apart from the ancient tomb, there are also a comprehensive exhibition building and a main exhibition building which organically connect with the tomb and represent modern Lingnan architecture.
Admission: RMB 12 per ticket
Nearby metro station: Yuexiu Park, Line 2
Reported by Monica Liu
Edited by Wing Zhang