Discover the Charm of Spring in Foshan's Shishan Town
Foshan China 2024-04-01 17:21

Nestled within the heart of Foshan lies a hidden gem, a town that has consistently ranked among China's Top 500 Towns for three consecutive years, claiming the top spot for high-quality development.This town is one of the four trillion-dollar towns nationwide, boasting a rich cultural heritage, an eco-friendly environment, and vibrant energy. Today, let's explore the stories and allure of this quaint town together.

Dive into the Artsy Side of Shishan Town

Start your day with a stroll through the ancient and picturesque Libian Village, steeped in history dating back 700 years. Engage in a dialogue with time as you wander through its clean cobblestone squares, ancient buildings, and the village museum documenting its evolution.

Step into the village, dressed in traditional Qipao attire, and witness the beauty of a rural landscape. Every step unveils a new scene, perfect for capturing memorable photographs.

After exploring the village and capturing stunning photos, why not indulge in some family-friendly activities? Head to the Zodaogu Cultural and Tourism Town, offering over 10 activities including fruit picking, archery, zip-lining, boating, and horseback riding, ensuring a fun-filled experience for the whole family.

Next, venture into the sprawling 4,500-muGuangfo New World Wetland Park! This park seamlessly integrates mountains, water bodies, and greenery, with a 20-kilometer greenway embracing the scenic views of the Dahao Lake, merging harmoniously with the blue sky, lush trees, and clear lake. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, jog, or bike ride and revel in the refreshing forest air.

The park also features a world-class 18-hole championship golf course, surrounded by rolling hills, making it a favorite among golf enthusiasts.

After a day of exploration, unwind in a cozy corner of Guangfo New World, whether it's reading a book at the reading station or sipping on a cup of coffee, embracing the simple pleasures of life.

Embrace the Trendy Side of Shishan Town

For the ultimate trendy experience, look no further than the Nanhai Sports Center, the go-to destination for sports and leisure activities.

From frisbee, swimming, tennis, soccer, to basketball, there are over 15 sports and fitness venues catering to various recreational needs. Bring along some friends and discover new ways to enjoy the sports facilities at the picturesque Ula Campsite and café, overlooking scenic views.

Don't miss out on the Nanhai Film and Television City, a national 4A-level scenic spot covering over 1,500 acres, featuring the Palace Area, Jiangnan Water Town Area, Old Port Culture Area, and Leisure Performance Area. Enjoy a boat ride amidst tiled roofs and white walls, immersing yourself in the lifestyle of Jiangnan.

Explore the Ecological Side of Shishan

Embark on a serene countryside journey starting at the Foshan Botanical Garden! Renowned as one of the top camellia bases in South China, the Garden holds the title of "International Outstanding Camellia Park," with its renowned camellia.

With over 1,000 varieties of camellia spanning hundreds of acres, this garden hosts over 80% of the world's camellia, offering a spectacular sight.

The Qisong Garden and Dracaena Garden in the heart of the Foshan Botanical Garden, adjacent to the sparse forest and large lawn, allow visitors to witness the true essence of unique pines and trees.

For a romantic getaway, head to the Beijiang Flower Sea and immerse yourself in the fragrant roses at the Liantang Rose Garden or chase a breathtaking sunset along the Beijiang River Embankment.

Spanning 200 acres along the Beijiang River, the rose garden boasts blooming roses, creating a picturesque paradise. Walking through the rose flower sea and listening to the crisp whistle of the green train offers a unique romantic experience exclusive to Shishan.

However, Shishan Town offers much more than these attractions: from the Nanguo Peach Garden to the Huangxi Ancient Village, there's so much more to explore. Stay tuned for more travel guides to Foshan's other towns!



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