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May Day holiday fun in Guangdong

2022-Apr-29       Source: newsgd.com

​How are you going to spend the upcoming May Day holiday? In Guangdong, many cultural venues and scenic spots are preparing wonderful activities for the public. Here are some recommendations!

How are you going to spend the upcoming May Day holiday? In Guangdong, many cultural venues and scenic spots are preparing wonderful activities for the public. Here are some recommendations!

However, some activities may be canceled, due to sudden epidemic situation. So, please pay attention to local epidemic prevention and control requirements before participating in the activities.

Trial classes for learning intangible cultural heritages in Guangdong Cultural Center (广东省文化馆)

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Guangdong Cultural Center (Guangdong Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center) will hold trial classes during the May Day Holiday, including Cantonese embroidery, ricepaper plant pith painting, clay sculpture, making caltrop rice noodles and Cantonese Siu Mai (a kind of Cantonese Dim Sum). You can gain a hands-on experience of these intangible cultural heritage projects in the classes. The event is guided by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province. 

Time: April 30 to May 4

Add.: No. 1229 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区广州大道中1229号)

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 6, get off at Shaheding Station (沙河顶站) and use Exit A

How to participate: Follow Guangdong Cultural Center's official WeChat account "广东省文化馆(pinyin: guang dong sheng wen hua guan; ID: gdswhg)" to make an appointment

Food cultural salon in Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆)

(Photo: Nanfang Daily)

Beside the city wall built in the Ming Dynasty at the Zhenhai Tower exhibition area, the last trolley articulated bus with a history of more than 30 years in Guangzhou is on display, and tourists can take photos inside the bus after making appointments from May 1.

During the five-day holiday, the Guangzhou Museum will hold a food cultural salon inside the trolley articulated bus. Visitors can book in advance to attend the salon and enjoy traditional Cantonese Dim Sum based on recipes in ancient books.

Time: April 30 to May 4

Add.: No. 960 Jiefang North Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区解放北路988号)

Nearest metro station: Take metro Line 2, get off at Yuexiu Park Station (越秀公园站) and use Exit B1

How to participate: Scan the QR code to place an order and make an appointment.

Intangible cultural heritage activity in Yuyin Shanfang (余荫山房)

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During the holiday, Yuyin Shanfang will hold an intangible cultural heritage exhibition, displaying about 40 pieces of handicrafts of Nanhai rattan weaving, Wu-style gold leaf and leather carving. From May 1 to 3, visitors can try to make these three kinds of crafts under instruction.

In addition, there will also be Cantonese music performances and reciting programs from May 1 to 2.

Time: 8:00 - 18:00, April 30 to May 4

Add.: North Street, Nancun Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区南村镇北大街)

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 7, get off at Banqiao Station (板桥站) and use Exit A

Hanfu culture activity in Nansha Tianhou Palace (天后宫)

(File photo: Nanfang Daily)

Nansha Tianhou Palace will set up a Hanfu (traditional Chinese clothing) Experience Hall with Hanfu rental and purchase services, makeup services and other interesting activities. In addition, from May 1 to 3, there will be a Hanfu parade in the palace, from which people can better feel the charm of this traditional clothing.

Time: 08:30~17:00, April 30 to May 4

Add.: No. 88, Tianhou Road, Nansha District, Guangzhou (广州市南沙区天后路88号)

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 4, get off at Nansha Passenger Port Station (南沙客运港站) and use Exit B

Fair, performances & movie in Lingnan Impression Park (岭南印象园)

(Photo: Lingnan Impression Park)

A fair will be held in the Lingnan Impression Park during the May Day Holiday, offering a variety of trendy cultural creative products, intangible cultural heritage products as well as drinks. In the evening, you can enjoy classic Cantonese movies in the outdoor theater on the lawn.

In addition, there are also some regular performances in the park, such as lion dances and Cantonese opera, which are also worth watching.

Time: 10:00 - 23:00 (fair) & 19:00 - 23:00 (movie), April 30 to May 4

Add.: No. 1 Waihuan Xi Lu, the University Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区大学城外环西路1号)

Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 4 or 7, get off at Higher Education Mega Center S. Station (大学城南站) and use Exit B

Schedule of performances (Photo: Lingnan Impression Park)

Garden party & performances in Hakka World Scenic Spot (客天下景区)

(Photo: Hakka World Scenic Spot)

Hakka World Scenic Spot is a 4A national scenic spot in the city of Meizhou, featuring architecture, sculptures and performances of Hakka culture.

During the May Day holiday, the scenic spot prepares a series of activities with traditional Chinese characteristics, including a garden party, traditional folk performances, and floating river lanterns for blessing.

Opening hour: 08:00-21:00

Add.: Dongsheng Village, Sanjiao Town, Meijiang District, Meizhou (梅州市梅江区三角镇东升村)

Five-lake cruise & night cruise in Seven Star Crags in Xinghu Scenic Area (星湖旅游景区)

(Photo: Li Xiancai \ Xinghu Scenic Area)

Xinghu Scenic Area is a 5A national scenic spot in Zhaoqing, and the "five lakes" in its Seven Star Crags scenic area is one of the most famous attractions there. The scenic spot launches a five-lake cruise program before the May Day holiday, allowing tourists to enjoy the scenery of the five lakes by boat.

In addition, the scenic spot will open a new route for the night cruise in Seven Star Crags, and tourists can enjoy the light show and night scene on a bamboo raft.

Opening hour: 08:00-17:00

Add.: No.1 Wenming North Road, Duanzhou District, Zhaoqing (肇庆市端州区文明北路1号)

Experience tea culture in Hanshan historical and cultural ecological area (梅州丰顺韩山历史文化生态区)

(Photo: Hanshan historical and cultural ecological area)

During the May Day holiday, tourists can experience tea picking, tea frying and tea making, watch tea art performances, and play with squirrels, rabbits, ostriches, peacocks, Boer goats and other animals. Meanwhile, you can also enjoy delicious dishes cooked with tea leaves there.

Opening hour: 8:30-17:00

Add.: Fengliang Town, Fengshun County, Meizhou (梅州市丰顺县丰良镇)


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Poster | Mia

Editor | Wing, Steven, Monica, Jerry

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