Litchi Bay is a famous tourist area in Guangzhou, especially for tourists wanting to experience some authentic flavor of Lingnan culture and customs. Litchi Bay is located in Pantang region, at the west of Liwan district of Guangzhou.
The history of Litchi Bay can be traced back to 2,200 years ago at the Western Han Dynasty when a notable chancellor called Lu Jia embarked on a diplomatic visit to the State of Yue and he ordered his fellows to plant the Litchi trees and dig up the lotus pond. This is how Litchi Bay got its name. Later more and more gardens and courtyards were built, and Litchi Bay has become one of the top site to see in Lingnan area.
A tour to Litchi Bay is highlighted by its architectures, food and customs. As Litchi Bay was the hinterland of Xiguan City, Litchi Bay has many architectures featured in Xiguan style. Main sights in Litchi Bay includes Liang Ancestral Hall, Wenjing Antique Street, Wen Tower, Longjin Bridge, Renwei Temple and Litchi Bay Park. Tourists will get a general idea of the architectures and life featured in Lingnan area.
The tasty specialty food in Litchi Bay is also a big attractive thing for tourists. The Litchi Bay congee is the most famous food in Litchi Bay. The congee has fish, shrimp, fried peanuts, fried squid, lettuce, jellyfish slices, coriander, spring onion and basil inside. Also food like sour radish, water-chestnut pudding, and vegetarian goose are popular in Litchi Bay.
Lychee Bay Address: Liwan District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province
Best time to visit: All the year round
How to get there:
Bus: No. 2, 8, 9, 22, 85 bus
Subway: Get off at Exit D, Zhongshan Eight Road Terminal, Line 5
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