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Explore the oases in urban Guangzhou

In Guangzhou, there are several city parks surrounded by layers of flourishing green foliage. Stepping in these urban oases, you can see a separate world emerging away from the city's hustle and bustle. Here are some recommended parks for you to go for a stroll and relax.

Pearl River Park (广州珠江公园)

(Photo: WeChat Official Account of Pearl River Park)

Located at the heart of Guangzhou's central business district, Pearl River Park is a green oasis in the center of Zhujiang New Town, and there are over one thousand species of plants in the park.

With lush greenery, lakes, streams as well as sculptures and bridges, it is an ideal location to enjoy the refreshing landscapes and the beauty of nature.

Opening hour: 6:00-22:00

Add.: No.900 Jinsui Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou city (广州市天河区金穗路900号)

Nearest Metro Station: Take Metro Line 5, get off at Liede Station (猎德站) and use Exit C

Haizhu Lake Park (海珠湖公园)

(Photo: WeChat Official Account of Haizhu Wetland)

Haizhu Lake is known as the "green heart" of Guangzhou. In the park, you can enjoy the scenery of flowers and the lake, watch birds on the boardwalk, and may encounter some traditional Lingnan architecture hidden among the dense green foliage.

Opening hour: 7:30-21:00 (closed on Mondays)

Add.: No.168 Xinjiao Zhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou city (广州市海珠区新滘中路168号)

Nearest Metro Station: Take Metro Line 3, get off at Datang Station (大塘站) and use Exit B

Tianhe Park (天河公园)

(Photo: Guangzhou Tianhe Fabu)

There are more than 20 trees with a century history and over 100 kinds of plants in Tianhe Park. The park is divided into a garden scenic area, a forest area, as well a sports and entertainment area and so on. Surrounded by views of the lake, wide lawn, rolling hills and lush trees, you will feel at ease when walking in the park.

Add.: No.218 Zhongshan Dadao Xi, Tianhe District, Guangzhou city (广州市天河区中山大道西218号)

Nearest Metro Station: Take Metro Line 21, get off at Tianhe Park Station (天河公园站) and use Exit E1

Author | Holly

Poster | Alice

Editor | Wing, Steven, Monica, Abby, Jerry 

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