Having a picnic is a great way to spend leisure moments close to nature with family and friends in the summer. If you stay in Guangzhou, here are some ideal destinations in the city.
◆ China Hakka Park (廣州客天下旅遊度假區)
China Hakka Park is a good choice for family holiday. It is a combination of hotel, camping, picnic and jungle adventure. It features swimming, fishing, and fruit picking. Recreational vehicles, tree houses and tents with stunning natural scenery, both parents and children might want to try these rooms all.
China Hakka Park (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Address: Jinsan Village, Jiangpu Street, Conghua District, Guangzhou (廣州市從化市江浦街錦三村)
◆ Diaozhong Reservoir in Zengcheng District (增城吊鐘水庫)
Flocks of egrets in the daytime and fireflies at night. The tranquil reservoir is good place for flying kites, walk your dog, have fun on the grassland, and also a fantastic outdoor barbecure.
Diaozhong Reservoir in Zengcheng District (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Address: Zhucun Village, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou (廣州市增城區朱村)
Self-driving tour: You can navigate to the reservoir on your own, which will take about 2.5 hours to drive from downtown Guangzhou to the village by car.
Subway: Take Metro Line 21 and get off at the Zhucun Station (朱村站) to take the Zengcheng No.50 Bus, get off at the Aozhou Shijie Station (澳洲世界站) and then walk to the reservoir.
Notice: Self drive is recommended for you might bring as many necessities as you want.
◆ Liang Mingcheng Sculpture Park (梁明誠雕塑園)
Named after Ling Mingcheng, a renowned sculptor and former president of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, this garden is located on the green belt along the river on the south side of the Academy, covering a total area of about 79,500 square meters. Close to the river with a cluster of cypress trees, it is not too hot in summer. It is poetic to have a picnic with the picturesque sculptures.
Liang Mingcheng Sculpture Park (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Address: Waihuan Xi Road, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center (廣州大學城外環西路)
◆ Dragon Lake Ecological Park (九龍湖生態公園)
With more than 1,334 hectares of undulating mountains and 300 hectares of water area, the Dragon Lake Ecological Park is a favorable summer resort with beautiful natural scenery. The thousands of kinds of plants and more than 210 types of wild animals, various amusement and living facilities all these come together to make a pleasant journey.
Dragon Lake Ecological Park (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Address: No.67, Linghu Road, Jiulonghu Community, Huadong Town, Huadu District, Guangzhou (廣州市花都區花東鎮山前旅遊大道3號九龍湖社區瓴湖路67號)
◆ Nansha Coastal Park (南沙濱海公園)
Seashore and summer are a couple. Nansha Coastal Park’s coastal line and wetland is an ideal spot for you to get away from the hustle and bustle.
Nansha Coastal Park (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Address: No.1, Xingang Dadao, Wanqingsha Town, Nansha District, Guangzhou (廣州市南沙區萬頃沙鎮新港大道1號)
◆ Gualü Lake Wetland Park (增城掛綠湖濕地公園)
Gualü Lake is a fantastic place for family trips where you can take photos and have picnics. Run on the grassland, fly a kite, or sit by the lake to watch the sunset, all these make a perfect day.
Gualü Lake Wetland Park (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Address: Near the new administrative center in Zengcheng District, Guangzhou (廣州市增城區新行政中心附近正南方向195米)
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