Attraction 901 Jiefang N Rd, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China Published on: 18-09-2016
|08:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
Temple & Monument
Orchid Garden (Lanpu) is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Orchid Garden (Lanpu) is special ?
Around 10,000 potted orchids can be found within the garden, which cover over 2,000 species - the variety consists of Gold Mouth orchid, Silver Mouth orchid, Spun gold Horsetail orchid, Parrot orchid and song plum orchid to name a few. All the varieties are expensive and rare.
The western enclave houses a number of halls, pavilions, terraces and towers where you can enjoy a rest, drink tea and relish the scenic beauty
The Orchid Garden is interspersed with lots of waterfalls and springs which heightens the beauty more. The twittering of the birds and the fragrance of the orchids rejuvenate the tired self.
The Mingjing Pavilion is a relic of the political past of the city which was written by the Vice Mayor Lin Xi to imbibe the value of self discipline in his party cadres.
The Fanghua Garden is winning international fame for the Park. The Garden with its streams, bridges, rock works took part in the 16th International Gardening exhibition in Munich, West Germany and has won two gold awards.
What to explore at Orchid Garden (Lanpu)?
The Guangzhou Orchid Garden was rebuilt from a botanical garden in 1957 and covers an area of 3.9 hectares. There are more than 200 species of orchids and over 300 species of other plants.
Exotic plants and traditional Chinese architecture make up more of the garden’s attractions and long its winding paths you’ll find everything from pagodas and sculptures to bamboos and carp filled ponds. Moreover, it is a lovely place to enjoy tea according to Chinese style in three greenhouses a listening to the rain pouring.
Outside the western edge of the park is a great place to find a very different kind of Chinese experience at the neighbouring Muslim cemetery, supposedly the burial site of Abu Waquas, the man credited with bringing Islam to China.
How to get to Orchid Garden (Lanpu)?
5, 6, 7, 10, 21, 24, 33, 58, 63, 101, 103 buses. The subway yuexiu park stop north to arrive at the 100 meters
- Oustanding architecture
- Back to the nature
- Peaceful place for a quick break
- An oasis of peace and calm
- Good for outdoor activities
901 Jiefang N Rd, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
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I've been living in GZ for about 2 years and this is the first truly relaxing Chinese style GREEN spot in town where you won't find more then 3-4 people all together (at least on weekdays)r! It's just beautiful and peaceful, surrounded by trees and plants and every spot in there is just perfect to enjoy the natural view. There are also three lovely teahouses where the tea is served according to the traditional Chinese ceremony. You will pay 38-58 CNY per person for drinking tea, but you will spend for sure a few hours in there and feel just fine! There's a 8 CNY entrance fee, but it's quite worth what you see and experience. I took my 2.5-year-old child (children under 1.2 m do not need to pay entrance fee) with me and he loved it. He simply enjoyed lying in the grass, crossing the small lakes and going up and down the little bridges. We stopped at one of the teahouses for a siesta and then, after a second walk, we had lunch at the biggest one. The food there is a little expensive but the view from the window is really something. When we left the restaurant a Chinese lady not too far was collecting medlars from a tree and she gave us some. They tasted just like rose petals!!! I will definitely go back some other time and take my friends!