Lychee Bay Scenic Area
Lychee Bay Scenic Area
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Lychee is representative of the old Canton in popular imagination. A stroll along the riverbank is a historic tour with revamped houses, mansions and museums scattered around the oldest part of Guangzhou. The sections around Yongqing Fang and Liwan Lake Park are more picturesque while the rest is just aged residential area.
Written 6 January 2024
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
SWMBO and I venture about one a week to this area of Guangzhou to stroll and then eat dinner in one of the many restaurants. The area is not just the LiWan (荔湾) Lake Park but the Pantang Wuyue Area to the north of the park.

This review isn’t about one visit, but a distillation of many visits and I’ve tried to include photos of areas not on the tourist trail.

We usually get to the area by taxi, the ride across the city cost a little over ¥30. A bus costs ¥2, that’s the flat fare across the city, use it ten times in a month and there’s a 40% discount, pay by card or phone app rather than cash.

The park is free to enter and there are many entrances. There are many places to sit and relax, and clean toilets dotted around the park.

Much of the park is lakes but there are numerous bridges, the Five Arch bridge being the most famous, connected by flat and wide paths winding around the lakes.

In the summer months, at weekends, and on public holidays boats are for hire on a lake, and there are ‘flower boat’ trips in the evening along the canals and lakes but be aware they are rather expensive. The lakes are very clean.

There are a couple of museums in the park on the east side of the park, see Liwan Museum (TA review). Across the canal is a performance stage for the local Cantonese opera performers with their orchestra. Since covid it’s been closed but hopefully they’ll be performing in the near future. In the past, afternoons were their performance time. Don’t expect costumes, it's casual clothes for them.

Talking of Cantonese Opera, about a 20-minute walk away is the Yueju (粤剧) Art Museum or Cantonese Opera Art Museum (TA reviewed) which is must to visit if you’re in the area and musically or theatrically inclined.

The old village in the Pantang Wuyue Area is well worth a stroll along the narrow lanes and alleys especially in the evening when the small trinket and arty shops and coffee shops open. However, be aware of the riders of electric scooters who constantly beep their horns to clear the way. I’m particularly fond of ogling the old Kawasaki motorbike in Seduce Gear’s window.

Just remember, many people still live in the village, so respect their privacy and don’t wander into their house or yard.

There are nice restaurants on Pantang Road which marks the eastern limit of the area. Panxi Restaurant is a very nice one at the southern end and some tables overlook the lake. The area around South Gate has a couple of good restaurants and a coffee shop. Our particular favourite is LuLuXianLian, but if you must have a Chinese speaker with you as you choose not from a menu but from the selection of foods shown at the door.

I’m sure I’ve forgotten things but just go there, stroll around, enjoy the scenery, and absorb the atmosphere.
Written 16 March 2023
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Erica K
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Rascist and discriminatory behaviour. Nasty nasty manager called min, I was beyond appalled with the behaviour displayed.
Written 1 June 2022
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Iness18
Yichang, China101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Love going there. Liwan Park is beautiful, with locals practicing tai chi, singing and performing Cantonese opera, and the canalside is very pretty. The shops along it are a bit hit and miss but some offer quite unusual snacks worth trying and there's Pacific Coffee right opposite so once can take a rest (if you don't fancy eating/drinking local stuff). Just down the road from it is an ancestral hall and a lovely tiny ice cream parlour (perhaps the oldest one in GZ?)I would highly recommend.
Written 4 August 2020
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Sunny-0412@yeah.net
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The scenery along the coast is very beautiful, I saw this scenic spot above WeChat small program Canton Laowai, it is very suitable for a family to come to have a walk ~
Written 21 November 2019
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retiredhaha
New Jersey2,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We took the hop on off bus blue line and the bus stop was 100 ft from the entrance of the park. We had a brunch in the courtyard of an authentic dim sum restaurant “Liyan”; very reasonable and nice atmosphere. We enjoyed the stroll in the park; very pleasant and relaxing.
Written 12 November 2019
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Zorinho88
Belgrade, Serbia86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you are looking for this place on the map in Google Maps it is Xiguan Antique city in Liean Lake Park. Very nice stroll alongside the lake with bridges and many lanterns. Very close to this park is an area with tiny and narrow streets where you can see the house of Bruce Lee!!!
Written 25 October 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The walk through was okay, but unluckily, it was raining lightly. The lake or bay is nice, but not overly beautiful. We stopped at one of the restaurants on the shore and had a Chines afternoon tea type lunch.
Written 18 August 2019
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6Raccoon
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I came to this area for breakfast , there are many 老字号 restaurants here and I love everyone of them ! the area feels like a mini Chinese garden. The morning was very vibrant. On the way , I passed by small lanes with makeshift markets, many quaint breakfast shops, people exercising in the park, I believe there is a temple too with so many worshippers. (maybe it was QingMing ) . Would love to come back in the evening 1 day to check it out too
Written 8 April 2019
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YuCW
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Business
Do look out for the submerged dragon boats with their ghostly silhouette. The boats are submerged to better preserved the wood that they were made from.
Written 27 March 2019
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