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A complete guide to Spring Festival flower fair
Update: 2020-01-08     Source: lifeofguangzhou

The Chinese New Year flower fair is one of the biggest events for Spring Festival celebrations in Guangzhou. The fairs open up the holiday season and get people into the festive spirit with colorful and aromatic flowers.

Visiting a flower fair is a typical tradition for Cantonese people, who pick and buy auspicious flowers and plants for good luck in the upcoming lunar New Year. The fairs, however, offer much more than flowers. Visitors can find gifts and souvenirs related to mouse (the Chinese zodiac animal of 2020), Spring Festival couplets, posters of the God of Fortune, and lunar New Year paintings at the markets.

Although the flower fairs are expected to be crowded, they still are a great way to dive into local customs. If you happened to be in Guangzhou and nearby cities during the fourth week of January, you should not miss the chance to visit one of the following flower fairs.

Guangzhou flower fairs

1. Xihu flower fair
Xihu flower fair has a history of over 100 years. 
Date and time:
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., January 22 – 23
8:30 a.m., January 24 – 2 a.m., January 25
Address: Xihu Lu and Jiaoyu Lu, Yuexiu district 西湖路和教育路
Metro: Gongyuanqian Station, Line 1 and 2

2. Haizhu flower fair
An online flower market is available this year, allowing visitors to experience the flower fair featuring Lingnan architectural designs and traditional festival decorations such as red lanterns and Chinese knots. What's more, flowers and souvenirs bought from an online shop can be delivered to your home.
Date and time:
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., January 22 – 23
8:30 a.m., January 24 – 2 a.m., January 25
Address: Binjiang Xilu, Baogang Dadao, Haizhu district 滨江西路,宝岗大道
Metro: Exit D, The Second Workers' Cultural Palace Station, Line 2

3. Liwan flower fair
With 337 stalls, Liwan's fair is known for its large variety of flowers and plants. The 15-meter tall, 22-meter wide archway in the fair will feature drums, Manchuria-style windows, red pillars, painted beams, and a Tanglong door (horizontal wooden bars) this year.
Date and time:
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., January 22 – 23
8:30 a.m., January 24 – 2 a.m., January 25
Address: Liwan Lu, Liwan district 荔湾路
Metro: Chen Clan Academy Station, Line 1; Zhongshanba Station, Line 5

4. Panyu flower fair
Panyu's fair will last six days, the longest fair of all in 11 districts in the city.
Date and time: January 19 – 24
Address: Jisheng Vanke Central Park Plaza, Shiqiao Jie, Panyu district 市桥街基盛万科中央公园广场
Metro: Exit A, Panyu Square Station, Line 3

5. Tianhe flower fair
Located in the very center of the city, Tianhe's fair is easy to reach with convenient transportation.
Date and time:
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., January 22 – 23
8:30 a.m., January 24 – 2 a.m., January 25
Address: Tianhe Sports Center, Tianhe district 天河体育中心
Metro: Tianhe Sports Center Station, Line 1; Tianhe Sports Center South Station, APM

6. Baiyun flower fair
The Baiyun flower fair will stretch 600 meters, with products from less developed areas in the province displayed and sold to help alleviate poverty.
Date and time:
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., January 22 – 23
8:30 a.m., January 24 – 2 a.m., January 25
Address: Yuncheng Donglu, East entrance of Wanda Plaza, Baiyun district 云城东路白云万达广场东门
Metro: Exit A, Feixiang Park, Line 2

7. Huadu flower fair
Visiting the New Year flower fair is the top priority for people living in Huadu district. With a peak visitor flow of over 120,000, Huadu flower fair had the highest sales turnover in the city last year.
Date: January 20 – 24
Address: No. 37 Furong Dadao, Huacheng Jie, Huadu district 花城街芙蓉大道37号
Bus: Huahui Shijie stop

8. Conghua flower fair
A total of 133 stalls with flowers, fish, festive decorations and cultural creative products will be open at the fair.
Date and time:
8:30 -12 a.m., 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., January 19 – 24
Address: Pingdi Park, Fengyun Ling, Conghua district 风云岭坪地公园
Bus: Conghua Middle School stop, Fengyunling stop 风云岭站

9. Huangpu flower fair
There are two flower fairs in the district, one at the Sports Center, the other at Jiulonghu Square. Among the 156 stalls, about 50 will provide quality products from Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong. Six stalls are set for display of flower arrangement or bonsai.
Date and time: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., January 20 – 24
Address: Huangpu Sports Center, and Jiulonghu Square, Huangpu district 黄埔区体育中心和九龙湖广场
Bus: Huangpu Sports Center stop

10. Nansha flower fair
This fair will provide 200 stalls for flowers, potted kumquat trees and handicrafts.
Date and time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., January 19 – 23
Address: Shinan Dadao, Nansha district 市南大道
Metro: Jiaomen Station, Line 4

11. Zengcheng flower fair
Zengcheng's fair mainly provides flowers and potted kumquat trees.
Date: January 20 – 24
Address: Citizen Square, in the north of Zengcheng Square, Zengcheng district 增城广场北面市民广场
Driving Route: Shenhai Highway-Qiguang Highway-Lixin Dadao-Lijing Dadao

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