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Five recommended destinations for nighttime hangouts in Guangdong

2021-Oct-23       Source: Newsgd.com

In Guangdong, if you prefer to hang out at night and enjoy colorful activities, the followings are five worth-visiting destinations for you, namely, Guangzhou's Beijing Road and Grandview Mall, Foshan's Foshan Creative Industry Park, Zhongshan's Holiday Plaza and Chaozhou's Ancient Town.

How do you spend your after-work leisure moments? Are you a couch potato at home or more willing to go out to enjoy hustle and bustle of nightlife downtown? In Guangdong, if you prefer to hang out at night and enjoy colorful activities, the followings are five worth-visiting destinations for you, namely, Guangzhou's Beijing Road and Grandview Mall, Foshan's Foshan Creative Industry Park, Zhongshan's Holiday Plaza and Chaozhou's Ancient Town.

People visit Beijing Road in Guangzhou. (Photo: Liu Liqin)

Guangzhou

Beijing Road (广州北京路)

Lying in the ancient downtown of Guangzhou, Beijing Road has served as the political, cultural and commercial center of the city for more than 2,000 years. As a national 4A-level tourist attraction and the business district with the highest commercial value in Guangzhou, it has created a number of activity brands with the characteristics of Guangzhou culture, such as the Spring Festival Flower Fair, Canton Festival and Yuexiu Temple Fair.

People visit Beijing Road in Guangzhou. (Photo: Liu Liqin)

Transportation: Take Metro Line 1 or 2 and get off at Gongyuanqian Station, then use Exit D; alternatively, take Metro Line 6 and get off at Beijing Lu Station, then use Exit B

Grandview Mall (正佳广场)

Located in the core area of Guangzhou, Grandview Mall is not only a super-large shopping center, but also a destination for fashion experience and tourism in the city, covering a building area of 420,000 square meters. Once ranked among the Top Ten Shopping Centers in the world, it is also a national-level tourist attraction and business-travel-culture complex with the functions of travel, education, entertainment, socializing and commerce.

People visit Grandview Mall in Guangzhou. (Photo: Xiao Xiong)

People visit Grandview Mall in Guangzhou. (Photo: Xiao Xiong)

Address: No.228, Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区天河路228号)

Transportation: Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Tianhe Sports Center Station, then use Exit D3; alternatively, take Metro Line 3 and get off at Shipaiqiao Station, then use Exit A

Foshan

Foshan Creative Industry Park (佛山创意产业园)

Through renovation over the past 13 years, Foshan Creative Industry Park has been transformed from six dilapidated factories into a conglomeration integrating e-commerce, science and technology as well as culture and creative products. Covering an area of 160,000 square meters, it is now home to more than 300 brands and businesses and over 1,200 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

(Photo: Foshan Creative Industry Park)

(Photo: Foshan Creative Industry Park)

Importantly, Foshan Creative Industry Park highlights a wide range of restaurants, bars and leisure activities, allowing you to enjoy a fantastic after-work night tour.

Address: No.33, Jihua 4th Road, Chancheng District, Foshan (佛山市禅城区季华四路33号)

Chaozhou

Chaozhou Ancient Town (潮州古城)

As the birthplace of Chaozhou culture, Chaozhou Ancient Town enjoys a history of more than 2,000 years. The Town is renowned for many cultural relics and monuments, with more than 700 cultural relic sites being under protection, such as Guangji Bridge, Han Wen Gong Temple and Longhu Ancient Village.

The gate of Chaozhou Ancient Town (Photo: Zhou Xinyu)

People watch a parade in Chaozhou Ancient Town. (Photo: Su Shiri)

Chaozhou Ancient Town is characterized by Chaozhou culture represented by the Chaozhou dialect, opera, music, crafts and cuisine, all of which carry distinctive regional features and serve as important parts of Lingnan culture.

Address: Paifang Street, Shuiping Road, Xiangqiao District, Chaozhou (广东省潮州市湘桥区水平路牌坊街)

Opening hours: 09:00-17:00

Zhongshan

Zhongshan Holiday Plaza (中山假日广场)

Zhongshan Holiday Plaza is located on the axis of downtown Zhongshan, with the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Library and Zhongshan Worker's Cultural Palace on its outskirts. The Plaza has created a series of special cultural and tourist brands such as six art museums, six museum-themed zones as well as commercial and cultural creative streets, gradually making itself into a hub for nighttime cultural and tourist consumption.

As scheduled, it organizes no less than one large-scale nighttime cultural and creative market every month to attract local and neighboring merchants and youths. In addition, large-scale events such as music tours, New Year concerts and nighttime fairs will also be staged in major holidays.

Address: No.6, Xingzhongdao, Zhongshan (中山市兴中道6号)

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30-22:00; weekends and holidays, 10:00-22:00

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