Those who travel to Guangzhou for the first time may find it surprising that there’s more to the city than skyscrapers, trade fairs, and colossal shopping centers. Although known as a business destination rather than a tourist destination, it offers more than enough attractions to keep its visitors entertained.
If you’re planning to travel to Guangzhou with kids, the city also has a range of attractions to keep you and your kids busy. There are zoos, nature parks, and amusement parks for the whole family to explore and spend a great time in. Here are 5 of the best child-friendly attractions in Guangzhou.
Chimelong Water Park
The Chimelong Water Park is one of the most popular parks in China. Located inside the Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Park, the water park is home to a very large wave pool and state-of-the-art rides and attractions. You and your older kids will surely love the adrenaline-pumping water rides like the Tornado, Master Blaster, High Speed Slides and the Behemoth Bowl. Furthermore, there are also sections like the Kid’s Aqua Plaza, Children’s Play Land, and Glacier suitable for children. Lazy River, Wave Pool, and Family Ride and perfect for families. With so many rides to choose from, you’ll never run out of fun things to do at Chimelong Water Park.
The biggest amusement park in China, Chimelong Paradise is a must-visit during your trip to Guangzhou. Boasting of a total of 70 rides, it is the perfect destination for those travelling with kids. Featuring the latest roller coasters and gut-wrenching rides, Chimelong Paradise will surely delight thrill-seekers and speed junkies.
If you’re looking to have a relaxing adventure, you can take your kids on a paddleboat ride around the park’s man-made lake. Also worth checking out is Kids Paradise, an indoor fully-airconditioned facility filled with rides designed for young children.
Another must-visit family attraction is Guangzhou Zoo. One of the largest zoos in China, the facility houses a collection of more than 450 species of animals from different parts of the globe. A trip to Guangzhou Zoo definitely makes for a fun and educational activity for travellers with kids. Some of the animals you’d find at the zoo include giant pandas, and animals classified as endangered such as the South China tiger and the black-necked crane.
Also located within the Guangzhou Zoo is the 13,000-square-metre Guangzhou Ocean World, the world’s biggest inland oceanarium. The oceanarium has a collection of more than 200 kinds marine animals, including fishes, penguins, turtles, and sea lions.
The biggest park in the city centre, Yuexiu Park is famous for its man-made attractions and cultural relics. The most popular attractions within the park are the three man-made lakes, the Five-Ram Sculpture, and the Zhenhai Tower. The Five-Ram Scuplture and the Zhenhai Tower are two of the most famous structures in Guangzhou, the former is the city’s symbol while the latter is one of Guangzhou’s landmark buildings. Additionally, Yuexiu Park also houses an amusement zone for kids, museum, art spaces, sports facilities, and restaurants. One of the artificial lakes, Beixiu Lake, is also a nice spot for fishing and boating.
One of the tallest structures in the world, the 1954-ft tall Canton Tower is a popular urban landmark in Guangzhou. Featuring a bubble tram, Mega Drop, Spider Walk, outdoor viewing decks, and indoor viewing areas with glass platforms, the Canton Tower is a top tourist attraction in Guangzhou.
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By: Brendelyn Balaga