|Scenic Spots over the Pearl River
||North of Haizhu Bridge
|Guangzhou Ocean World
||Within Guangzhou Zoo, 120
Xianlie Zhong Road
|Shamian Scenic Spot
||Shamian Island, North of White
|Huangpu Military Academy
||Changzhou Island, Huangpu
|Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
||259, Dongfeng Zhong Road
|Guangzhou Grand World Scenic Park
||Dongpu, Tianhe District,
||82308888 8989, 8096
|Space Flight Spectacle
||Daguan Road, Dongpu, Tianhe
||North of the city proper
||Baiyunshan Nan Road, Guangzhou
|Huangcun Equestrian Club
||Dongpu Town, Tianhe District
||Shaojiwo Village, South of
|Sunlight Reflection at Shimen
||Shijing Town, Northwest of the
||Luogang Town, Baiyun District
|Wangzi Mountain Forest
||Xinhua Town, Huadu City
|Lingnan Country Orchard at Xinjiao
||Xinjiao Town, Haizhu District
|Red Peach Park at Shima
||Shima Village, Xinshi Town,
|Dansuikeng Scenic Spot
||Nangang Town, Huangpu
|Guangzhou Jockey Club
||668, Huangpu Avenue West
||Tianhe Bei Road
|Xiguan Ancient Mansions
||Xiguan, Liwan District
Huangcun Equestrian Club
Huangcun Jockey Club, it stands in Dongpu Town, Tianhe District, adjacent to Guangzhou
Grand World Scenic Park and Tianhe Space Flight Spectacle, only 15 minutes drive
from Shipai, Tianhe. Huangcun Equestrian Club was built on the base of the former Huangcun
Starting from the
preparation stage, it has hosted many horseracing games and horsemanship competitions,
together with Guangdong Equestrian Association. Of all these events, China Horse King
Guangdong Invitational Tournament has been the largest special horseracing competition in
mainland China since liberation. The club enjoys superb environment and field of vision,
with grassland-like scenery, quite suitable for vacation and leisure.
The club owns the
largest standard horseracing course so far in mainland China, wherein there are oval
tracks with 20 meters wide and the perimeter of 1.1 km, plus the bleachers that can hold
5,000 spectators. Nearly 100 famous horses are kept in the club. In addition, there are
three sand circles for horse taming around the club, together with four shooting ranges of
international standard, one archery range, one swimming pool, two model airplane fields.
Here also available are accommodation, transportation and other services.
Bus: 23, 39, 43, 53
Situated in the
south of Baiyun District and the northern side of Guang(zhou) - Shan(tou) Motorway, it got
its name because of its location by the south of Shaojiwo Village. Shaojiwo was built up
in 1958, with a big earth dam measuring 280 meters in length and 52 meters in height,
being a multipurpose reservoir for flood-prevention, irrigation, aquatics-breeding and
The reservoir has
a rain-gathering area of 6.2 sq. meters, with a capacity of 252 cubic meters, providing 4
million sq. meters of farmland with irrigation. The reservoir forms with the Phoenix Hill,
Guanyin Hill and Xikeng Tea Garden on both sides an ideal tourist place and summer resort
in Guangzhou suburbs. Here besides numbers of green hills, there are various entertainment
and service facilities such as villas, restaurants, pleasure-boats and the like. It is
really a nice place to go for boating, swimming, barbecue and fishing.
14) Sunlight Reflection at Shimen
Shijing Town, the confluence of Xiaobei River and Liuxi River, 15 km northwest to
Guangzhou proper, it was one of the Eight Sights of Guangzhou in Song and Yuan Dynasties.
Xiaobei River is where Xijiang River (West River) and Beijing River(North River) join
together, water volume being huge and current velocity being rapid.
It has to pass
through rocky ridges that run southwestward and gets narrowed, and there are numerous
mountains facing each other on both banks of the river at Shimen, the cliff rocks being
just like gates. Whenever the sun rises and sets, the whole sky of colorful clouds,
together with the colored water of the river, forms a wonderful spectacle, thus people
call it Sunlight Reflection at Shimen. Now, Shimen has become a key tourist
attraction in Guangzhou.
Bus: 212, 254, 556
Luogang Town, Baiyun District, it is well-known for its historical relics and plum forest.
With piles of mountains and ridges stretching for several-tens of li within the area, it
boasts beautiful scenery, with flowers and fruits all over the park, being a renowned
tourist attraction in Guangzhou suburbs. It was already known as Little Luofu Mountain in
the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
There are such
historical relics as Yuyan Classical Learning Academy, built in the Northern Song period,
and Luofeng Temple, Tomb of Zhong Yuyan, the Thousand-year-old Litchi Tree, Ancient
Pavilion, Cuishi Rock, Wenchang Temple, Jinhua Temple, Wanghai Pavilion, etc. Collection
includes inscriptions and carved scripts of celebrities since the Song Dynasty , major
ones being Songru and Zhuxis inscriptions of Loyalty, Filial Obedience,
Honesty and Chastity, the wood carvings of the four famous jueju-style poems
allegedly composed by Wen Tianxiang, the national hero, and bamboo carving version of the
Four Seasons, the famous painting of Zheng Bangqiao in the Qing Dynasty, etc.
prestigious attraction in Luogang Scenic Spot is the Fragrant Snow at Luogang,
one of the Eight Sights of Guangzhou selected in 1963. When the season of deep winter
comes, the plum blossoms look like snow, the scene being so pleasant that visitors come in
was selected in August 1983 as a key protected relic of the city.
16) Wangzi Mountain Forest
Park (Mt. Prince Forest Park)
It lies about 26
km north to Xinhua Town, Huadu City and 10 km northwest of Timian Town. Legend goes that
whoever was able to find the cave in the mountain would have a prince out of his/her
future generations, thus the mountain was named. Wangzi Mountain is lofty and full of
green trees, 516 meters above sea level. It measures 1,000 meters in length from south to
north, and around 800 meters in width from east to west, with an area of 0.2 sq. meter.
The mountain is of plate structure, with steep slope, deep and thick weathered rock
stratum that developed to crimson soil.
adventuring can be conducted in Wangzi Mountain Forest Park, which is encircled by
mountains, with fragrant litchi fruits and picturesque landscape. Now it has been linked
up by land and waterway with Furongzhang Holiday Resort, being a key project under the
tourism development plan of Huadu City. It is going to be built into a large-scale
entertainment complex of 60 sq. meters, integrating tourism and vacationing.
17) Lingnan Country Orchard at Xinjiao
It is located in
the natural villages of Dongfeng, Dongchong, Longtan and Tuhua under the jurisdiction of
Xinjiao Town in Haizhu District, enclosed by water and crisscrossed by waterways,
well-known for its style of the regions of rivers in Lingnan and as a place for,
appreciating and tasting the good fruits of Lingnan. Various kinds of fruits are planted
in large areas, such as star-fruit, pomegranate, banana, papaya, orange, litchi, longan,
huangpi and so on, with good quality and can be harvested in every season.
numerous stone arch bridges and roadway in the village, and many of the civilian houses
were built in the Ming Dynasty, plus such clan temples as Baizong Temple, Huangzong Temple
and Hezong Temple, which were built in the Qing Dynasty. All these buildings are decorated
with exquisite wood carvings, stone carvings and brick carvings. Thanks to the touch of
poems and paintings in its scenery as a small bridge, running water, and
households, it has been developed to be an Entertainment Park of Good Fruits
18) Red Peach Scenic Spot at Shima
It is located in
Shima Village, Xinshi Town, west of Baiyun District and southeastern side of the junction
of Guang(zhou)-Hua(du) motorway and Liuxi River. Plantation of red peach at Shima has a
history of over 700 years, as the peach tree is both a fruit tree and a ornamental plant.
The peach trees here are in full blossom all over in spring March, delicate and
The red peach of
Shima is tasty, refreshing and sweet. The fruits get ripe by the middle of May. Shima is
not only a renowned scenic spot, but also an important production base of red peach, just
as what is called Go to admire the peach scene at Shima in spring and taste the
fresh peach in summer.
19) Danshuikeng Scenic Spot
As a new
attraction in Guangzhou, Danshuikeng Scenic Spot is situated in Nangang Town, Huangpu
District, Guangzhou City. It enjoys favorable geographical location, as such important
newly-developed projects as Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District,
Guangzhou Huangpu Development Zone, Guangzhou Bonded Zone, Huangpu New Port are located in
the area of Nangang Town.
The scenic spot
is 20-odd km away in Guangzhous eastern suburbs, with convenient transportation.
Since ancient times, the Buddha Trace Ridge, the Buddha Trace Cave, Eight Attractions in
Danshui, the Bronze Drum and Sounding Rock, the Temple of General Yang Si, etc. have been
religious, cultural and tourist attractions, with visitors coming endlessly all over the
year, well-known home and abroad.
The spot covers
an area of 1,200 mu, with elegant natural scenery, strong fairy atmosphere, magnificent
lie of the mountains, towering trees, masses of old litchi trees, grotesque stones and
caves, murmuring streams, wild flowers that are often in bloom. The Temple of General Yang
Si has been selected as a protected relic of the Cultural Bureau of Guangzhou. It is
really a good place for development and promoting tourism. Six functional areas have been
drafted: the Tonggu Hill, Leisure and Vacation, Danshui Lake, Sports Center, Business and
Service, and Entertainment. The human area of the Temple of General Yang Si within the
Tonggu HillI Natural Reserve was repaired in October 1995 and open to the public.
Scenic Spot is to be developed into a key attraction of Guangzhou s tourism, working
in concert with Huangpu Military Academy, the Divine Temple of South Sea (Boluo Temple),
integrating sightseeing, sports and entertainment, conventions, leisure and vocations.
Address: Danshuikeng Scenic Spot,Nandan,Huangpu(510760)
Tel: 81137173 82230481
Open Time: 8: 00Am to 18: 00Pm
Bus: 210, 227, 292
20) Guangzhou Jockey Club
Club is an organization of charity, mass, sports and entertainment under the direct
leadership of Guangzhou Municipal Government. Since its founding in 1993, it has adhered
to its philosophy of From the people, to the people, and donated altogether
200 million yuan to The Social Elderly Foundation, sports meets for the disabled,
education in the mountainous areas all over the country and people from the
disaster-stricken areas .
Club is located on No. 668, Huangpu Avenue West, Guangzhou City, adjacent on Yuancun in
the east, and Jiazi Village in the west, close by Zhujiang New City in the south and
facing Jinan University in the north, with Huangpu Avenue and Huanan Speedway passing
Club was designed and built according to international standard, the first large-scale
modern horse racing course in mainland China, covering an area of nearly 500 mu. The sandy
tracks measure 1,482 meters in length and 32 meters in width, whereas the grass tracks are
1,695 meters long and 32 meters wide. In addition, there is one track for ambulance and
training respectively. The course embraces bleachers for over 30,000 spectators and 6,000
VIP seats, with two large electronic scoreboards and finish video cameras.
There are 100 CCTV
sets and 500 windows for electronic ticketing and dividend collecting in the hall of every
level. Speed race takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with live broadcast by
TV and radio stations. Racing proceeds with several races, ten horses in each race and
numbered from 0 to 9. The racing distance ranges from 1,000 meters to 1,300 meters and
only the first three are selected. At the meantime of horse racing, IQ games on horse
racing with knowledge and interest take place within the course, wherein winners are
Also set up in
the club is a sports club, where many elegant and light items of sports and entertainment
can progress in spacious venues, together with tennis courts, a golf course, archery,
long-distance running and supporting facilities like beauty salon, restaurant, meeting
room, exhibition gallery, health clinic, etc. It covers an area of 120 mu, of which over
65% are planted with grass, flowers and trees. Here the environment is so pleasant, with
plenty green grass, a beautiful lake and a wide field of vision, just like countryside in
a metropolitan city.
exceptional advantages, i.e. green environment + fresh air + beautiful sunshine + leisure
sports + health and vitality. There is also a Horse Riding Club in the club, which is a
training base for equestrian sports in the country. There are also stables and places for
equestrian training and performance, where visitors are given high-skilled performance of
equestrian sports and provided with horse-trainers to teach riding, thus visitors can feel
in person the interest of horse-riding.
As a large
enterprise with multiple functions and the orientation of group development, plus the
present world-standard tennis courts, golf training course, archery club and national
training base for equestrian sports, the course has made up a large-scale entertainment
Address: 668,Huanpu Av.,W.
Tel: 87539822 87539316
Bus: 23, 39, 43, 53, 177, 261, 243, 284, 292, 517, 540, 541, 542, 547,
548, 550, 813
21) Tianhe Square
Tianhe is a new
urban district in Guangzhou. Since the setup of Tianhe Sports Center over a decade ago,
Tianhe Square has been officially opened to the public and many magnificent buildings
around have sprung up rapidly. Teem Plaza is a large shopping center newly built in the
90s. The last ten-odd years have witnessed several dozens of high buildings set up
here, including China Mayors Tower, National Defense Tower, Tianhe Building, and Tianhe
Hotel, Tianhe Guest-House, Far East Building, Tianhe Shopping Mall, The Presidential
Hotel, Overseas Chinese and Friendship Building, Guangdong Foreign Trade Building, Teem
Nanfang Plaza, Tianhe Shopping Center, Guangzhou (Tianhe) Restaurant, Tianlong Hotel,
Harbin Building, Xinjiang Building, Jingxing Hotel and what not, all of which resembling
many stars of the sky glowing in the Milky Way (Tianhe).
22) CITIC Plaza at Tianhe
Located in Tianhe
Road North, the busy commercial and financial street, CITIC Plaza is composed of one
80-storeyed main tower, flanked by two subordinating buildings of 38 stories, together
with a 5-storeyed apron building, covering a total land area of 23,000 sq. meters. It
measures 391 meters high, crowning Guangzhou again with the highest building of the
90s in the country, just following the 63-storeyed GITIC Plaza in Guangzho.
The GITIC Plaza
faces Tianhe Sports Center, with Linhe Road West on the left and Linhe Road East on the
right, and Guangzhou East Station and Guangzhou Metro Terminus at the back, plus the
splendid China Mayors Tower to the left. Nearby are many restaurants and commercial
buildings, including Teem Plaza, Guangzhou Books Center, three large computer centers and
several institutions of higher learning.
towers are used as offices and apartments, with unit area up to 100 to 200 sq. meters. And
the CITIC shopping center is magnificent, with the gorgeous lobby up to 21.3 meters high,
decorated with round glass ceiling, much to its grandeur and spaciousness. The 4-storeyed
CITIC shopping mall covers a shop area of 34,000 sq. meters, divided by glass with
skillful integration, where name brands, e.g. garments and hand ornaments, etc., from home
and abroad are sold. Donghai Seafood Restaurant on the third floor is open from morning to
midnight. The fifth floor is the club for the rich and powerful, covering an area of 4,500
sq. meters, with complete facilities including those for sports and entertainment,
childrens playground and swimming pool .
Bus: 41, 45, 60, 62, 63
23) Ancient Grand Mansions of Xiguan
Xiguan refers in general by past Guangzhou people to the area in Liwan District ranging
from Xicun in the north and the Pearl River in the south, to Renmin Road in the east and
Xiaobei River in the west, which also generally meant the area beyond the west city gate
to Guangzhou in the Ming and Qing periods. Xiguan was divided into Upper Xiguan and Lower
Xiguan, the former being on the higher terrain whereas the latter on the lower terrain.
Set up in the Ming Dynasty was Shibafu Road and the street of 13 Hong.
streets such as Baohua, Pengyuan and Duobao were established during the middle and later
stages of the Qing Dynasty, thus such buildings typical in Guangzhou as Xiguan Dawu (grand
mansions) and bamboo-shaped houses came into being. As such buildings are much more in
Xiguan, so they are called ancient grand mansions at Xiguan.
The number of
ancient grand mansions of Xiguan has dropped from over 800 in its prime in the period
between the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China to the present 100, of which only about
10 mansions are worth preservation, such as the one on No. 15, Shisanfuzheng Street.
24) Guangzhou Grand World Scenic Park
Guangzhou's suburban Dongpu, Tianhe, Guangzhou Grand World Scenic Park covers an area of
480,000 sq. meters, with investment totaling 567 million yuan. As one of the Top Ten
Scenic Spots in Guangzhou, it is praised as the Moon Project of Guangzhou's tourism.
The Grand World
Scenic Park has gathered together the world's wonderful views of the nature, sculptures
and architectures, horticulture, and national traditions and customs, entertainment
performances, vividly reproducing the cultural and artistic highlights of the five
continents. It is a large-scale comprehensive attraction that mixes together appreciation,
stimulation and participation, its exclusive feature lying in the fact that real scenes
are made real, thus much to its uniqueness and fascination.
The park is
divided into six theaters, four entertainment areas and several horticultural spots,
together with the Arabian Market, Italian Street, Mexican Market and American Street, etc.
that integrate the functions of entertainment, dinning and shopping.
spectacles of over 26 countries around the world such as the cactus community of South
America, the arch bridge at the Yellowstone National Park in the US, the Mescal beach are
magnificent and gorgeous. The man-made giant Asian banyan tree on the lake shore covers an
area of 2,300 sq. meters, probably the largest in the world.
In the Times
Square, the Opera House in Paris, the Ancient Greek Theater, the Arab Theater, the English
Theater and the Japanese Theater, artists from all over the world give terrific artistic
performances once and again. The fantastic and moving stories, excellent and skilled
dances and dazzling lighting are so magnificent that they are acclaimed as the acme of
perfection. Performances and entertainment programs last up to 13 hours every day, with
old programs replaced by the new ones frequently.
When the night
falls and lights are on, the curtain is lifted for the performance of Titanic, a new
version, large-scale and panoramic dance drama. The superb dances, splendid costumes, the
bold and unconstrained story, and the special effects of fireworks and rains altogether
create an atmosphere full of arts, which shakes the visitors' soul and gives them
aesthetic treatment. The drama boasts a strong lineup and a grand spectacle.
At the same time,
specially introduced are the two terrific, exciting and romantic performances, the
'Carnival Tonight - Glamour of Broadway in the US' and 'The West Stories ', which display
the variety of the US culture and arts from different perspectives, taking you into the
splendid dancing world, the Broadway tradition and the old times of gold rush and
trailblazing in the west of the US.
items are novel and peculiar, full of interest, thus attracting tourists to participate.
The comprehensive amusement park embraces the most advanced either home or abroad mini
go-cars, remote-controlled cars, program-controlled trains, kids fantasy mix and space
amusement planes that are very popular in the US. Many water activities as well as
swimming at the Hawaii beach are in progress like wildfire. One would feel carefree and
joyous when rowing a boat in the lake system that goes through the whole park. Available
to visitors on the main pictorial ring road along the green lake are the British loyal
classical carriages, sightseeing trains, battery carts.
musical fountain and hi-tech simulated motion movies, laser water screen films would let
visitors feel the happiness and magic brought about by modern high technology, much to
In the Grand
World Scenic Park visitors can have a taste of snacks and delicacies with special country
flavor all over the world. In addition, there are various handicrafts and souvenirs to be
selected and purchased by tourists. 1: 1 beautiful scenes offer you a truer and
bigger view of the world.
Address: Dongpu, Tianhe Dist., Guanfzhou (510660)
Tel: 020-82308888 Ext 8989, 8096
Open Time: 9: 30Am to 8: 30Pm
Bus: 224, 548, 549