Top places to visit in Foshan during the May Day Holiday
Foshan China 2023-04-28 09:40

As the May Day Holiday approaches, many people have already started planning their travels. If you're a foodie and enjoys exploring unique scenery, then be sure not to miss Foshan, the World's Gastronomy Capital.

In addition to its internationally renowned cuisine, Foshan has thoughtfully prepared a range of exciting cultural and tourism activities for locals and visitors to enjoy during the holiday. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the irresistible charm of Foshan, a city teeming with history and cultural heritage.  

Lion Dance competition in Xiqiao Mountain, Nanhai

Time: April 30 to May 2, 11:30-12:00, 13:30-14:00, 15:00-15:30

Location: Tianhu Park, Xiqiao Mountain

"From April 30 to May 2, the Tianhu Park at Xiqiao Mountain will present the grand Lion King Competition. Lions will shuttle flexibly on the 12-meter-high bamboo towers, performing various difficult moves with ease, just like the classic scenes of Wong Fei-hong films.

In addition to the Lion King Competition, traditional lion and dragon dance, waterborne flying lions will also perform in turns on the water stage.

Nanhai Dragon Boat League

Time: May 1, 12:00-16:00

Location: Shatou Village, Jiujang Town, Nanhai District, Foshan

Nanhai will see a fierce competition among hundreds of boats on May 1 (12:00-16:00). The five-person dragon boat championship will surely give you a thrilling experience. Just don’t miss out!

Shunde OCT Harbour Plus

Time: April 29 to May 3

Location: Shunde OCT Harbour Plus

This music day will be held from April 29 to May 1 at Shunde OCT Harbour PLUS. Six popular bands from China, including Soul Conductor, Aquacold and Mover, will cooperate with three outstanding French performance groups, Reptile Dysfunction, Polar Joint and Djang San, to present a audio-visual feast to citizens.

It is worth mentioning that this event has specially invited Djang San, the first French musician composing for Ruan, a traditional Chinese instrument. Djang San will cooperate with Daliang Modern Folk Orchestra to showcase a fusion of French and Cantonese art.

The event will also set up a number of sub-venues to hold French-Cantonese cultural and artistic exchange events, bringing high-standard cultural enjoyment to citizens and tourists in Shunde and the Greater Bay Area. The Daliang Cultural Tourism Experience Officer Program will also be launched, welcoming tourists from all over the country to experience Cantonese culture.

Yingxiang Ecological Park, Gaoming

Time: Every evening from April 29 to May 2, 20:00

Location: Yingxiang Ecological Park

The Yingxiang Ecological Park will hold the "Firework Night in the Flower Sea" event every evening from April 29 to May 2 at 8 pm. Visitors will be wowed by the brilliant colors of various fireworks that light up the night sky. Set against the stunning backdrop of the vibrant Yingxiang colorful flower sea, this event will definitely be a spectacular visual treat that is not to be missed.

Zinan Happy Valley

Time:April 29 to May 3, 14:30-22:00

Location: Zinan Happy Valley

From pop and rock to hip-hop, a variety of musical styles will collide in a dreamy musical event in Zinan Happy Valley during the upcoming Labour Day holiday. A lineup of super stars will gather there to bring you the charming atmosphere of a live music show.

Professional international magicians will also be there to wow audiences with a series of brilliant magical performances.

There will be Water Dance and Light Show that combines Lingnan culture with the unique characteristics of Zinan. Featuring music and dance performances in a variety of forms, it will showcase the beauty of Foshan to the fullest extent.

Reporter | Eleanor

Reviser | Linn

Photo | Foshan Daily, Nanhai Release, Shunde Release, Nanhai Jiujiang