During the National Day holiday (September 30 to October 6), many scenic spots in Guangdong have rolled out a series of thematic activities, such as folk art performances, exhibitions, and street art shows. Come and have fun together!
Yuyin Shanfang, Guangzhou (余荫山房)
An orchid exhibition is now underway at the Yuyin Shanfang, featuring over 100 pots and dozens of varieties of orchids. Martial arts shows, flashmobs, guzheng concerts, and a rosewood-made palace lantern exhibition are also held at the garden until October 6.
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Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
Add.: North Street, Nancun Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区南村镇北大街)
Chimelong Tourist Resort, Guangzhou (长隆旅游度假区)
During the holiday, the Chimelong Paradise launches a China-chic-themed event, offering dance flashmobs, animal-shaped mecha parades, drone shows, and many other activities. Meanwhile, the classic golden hits sing-along event and electronic music festival at the Chimelong Water Park are also worth a try.
(Photo: Chimelong Tourist Resort)
(Photo: Guangzhou Panyu Fabu)
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 (Chimelong Paradise, September 30 to October 6); 10:00-21:30 (Chimelong Water Park, until October 6.)
Add.: No.299, Hanxi Avenue East, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区汉溪大道东299号)
Baomo Garden, Guangzhou (宝墨园)
Until October 4, visitors can enjoy the annual Panyu Shuise Tourism and Culture Festival at the Baomo Garden. Panyu Shuise is a kind of folk art that presented operas or folklore stories on the raft, integrating plays, painting, acrobatics, music, and dance.
(Photo: Baomo Garden)
This year, the Panyu Shuise performances at the garden also combine the flower boat parade, dance drama, and "face changing" of Sichuan opera. Tourists can watch the show twice a day.
Opening hours: 8:30–17:30
Add.: Zini Village, Shawan Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区沙湾镇紫坭村)
Grandview Museum of Natural Science, Guangzhou (正佳自然科学博物馆)
For parent-child leisure, the Grandview Museum of Natural Science will be a nice choice. During the holiday, the museum has set up a "Dinosaur Bus" excavation area, where kids can discover "fossil skeletons" of dinosaurs, see some reptiles like central bearded dragons and geckos, and try interactive games about dinosaurs.
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Moreover, the museum launched a dinosaur fossils exhibition at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, displaying a batch of fossilized dinosaur eggshells discovered in Guangzhou, a 6.5-meter-high T. rex skeleton and more.
Opening hours: 10:00-20:00 (weekdays), 10:00-22:00 (weekends and holidays)
Add: 6th floor, No. 228, Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区天河路228号)
Window of the World, Shenzhen (世界之窗)
The Street Art Festival is in full swing at the Window of the World theme park, gathering global troupes like Close-Act, Flame Oz, Bumbulum, and Old Time Rags. With over 130 performances per day, including interactive street theatre, fire shows, juggling, music, and dance, they will fill the audience with joy.
(Photo: Window of the World)
Opening hours: 9:00-22:30
Add.: No. 9037, Shennan Avenue, Overseas Chinese Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (深圳市南山区华侨城深南大道9037号)
Splendid China Folk Village, Shenzhen (锦绣中华民俗村)
An acrobatic festival is ongoing at the Splendid China Folk Village in Shenzhen, leading visitors to a world of stunt shows, acrobatic performances, and folk culture of 56 ethnic groups across China. Meanwhile, a light show, a floats parade, and other folklore activities will also offer tourists a fascinating and entertaining experience.
(Photo: Splendid China Folk Village)
Opening hours: 9:30-22:30
Add.: No.9003, Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen(深圳市南山区深南大道9003号)
Foshan Zumiao (佛山祖庙博物馆)
Foshan Zumiao (Foshan Ancestral Temple) is another good place for outdoor recreation during the holidays. It has arranged a series of celebrations, including lion dance performances, and Cantonese opera, from September 29 to October 6. Furthermore, there will be a traditional Chinese dance, a Hanfu show, and a pipa and bamboo flute ensemble until October 4 to provide an audio-visual feast for the public.
(Photo: Foshan Zumiao)
Opening hours: 8:30-18:00
Add.: No.21, Zumiao Road, Chancheng District, Foshan (佛山市禅城区祖庙路21号)
Editor: Wing, Nan, Monica, James