Recently, Guangzhou was awarded for its efforts to rejuvenate the rural areas. A number of its suburban countryside areas have currently been renovated into popular destinations for rural tours. The followings are some of them we recommend to you to enjoy a pleasant getaway. Let's have a look!
Conghua District (从化区)
◆ Nanping Village (南平村)
Located at the foot of Fenghuang Mountain, Nanping Village is surrounded by towering mountains on three sides with a forest coverage rate of 97%. You can stay in the local inns or homestays to get rid of the boisterous downtown life and relax.
Add.: Nanping Village, Wenquan Town, Conghua District, Guangzhou (广州市从化区温泉镇南平村)
◆ Mibu Small Town (米埗小镇)
(Photo: Wu Weihong)
Mibu Small Town Town is renowned for its beautiful landscape with large stretches of paddies and Liuxi River running by. You can live in its bamboo-themed B&B and take the mini train to shuttle the rice field. Alternatively, you might want to enjoy the hot springs in the Liuxi River while viewing the Fenghuang Mountain from afar. And don’t miss out on riding along with the ecological belt to immerse yourself into the nature.
Add.: Mibu Village, Liangkou Town, Conghua District, Guangzhou (从化区良口镇米埔村)
◆ Lianma Town (莲麻小镇)
(Photo: Li Chaojun)
Located in the northernmost tip of Guangzhou, Lianma Town features its surrounding verdant hills, various historical sites and the northern source of Liuxi River. You can taste their locally-produced wines, visit their wine cellars and participate in making wine yourself.
Add.: The northeast side of the junction between Lianma Zhongxin Street and Lianma Zhong 1st Street, Conghua District, Guangzhou (从化区莲麻中心街与莲麻中一街交叉路口东北侧)
◆ Ecological Design Town (生态设计小镇)
A new type industrial park, the Ecological Design Town is situated in the Liuxi Hot Springs Resort in Liangkou Town. It is home to a number of tidal flats, sightseeing platforms and pathways along the riverside. During the daytime, you can have a picnic on both banks of Yadong River; at night, you can take a bath in the hot springs in an exquisite hotel.
Add.: The northeast side of the junction between Yuquan Avenue and Gongqing Road, Conghua District, Guangzhou (从化区御泉大道与共青路交叉路口东北侧)
Zengcheng District (增城区)
◆ Menghuabu Village (蒙花布村)
Lying in a cluster of mountains, Menghuabu Village is an ideal destination to go hiking, camping, sightseeing and fishing.
Add: Menghuabu Village, Zhengguo Town, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou (增城区正果镇蒙花布村)
◆ Dengshan Village (小楼镇邓山村)
With an-hour drive from downtown Guangzhou, Dengshan Village highlights green mountains and winding rivers, covering an area of 7.28 square kilometers. Along with the river is the ecological pathway, which allows you to have a whole glimpse of the local scenic spots such as arch bridges and waterfall. In its Chinese Black Olive Garden plant over a hundred trees with an average age over 200 years.
Add.: Dengshan Village, Xiaolou Town, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou (增城区小楼镇邓山村)
◆ Liantang Village (莲塘村)
Liantang Village enjoys a long history of over 700 years, with a series of cultural relics such as ancestral halls, ancient private schools and studies.
Add.: Liantang Village, Licheng Street, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou (广州市增城区荔城街莲塘村)
Author | Nancy (intern)
Editor | Monica & Jerry
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