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Lychee Bay

 Guangzhou Attractions

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Introduction to Lychee Bay (荔枝湾)

Lychee Bay is a famous tourist area in Guangzhou, especially for tourists wanting to experience some authentic flavor of Lingnan culture and customs. Lychee Bay is located in the Pantang region, west of Liwan District in Guangzhou.

The history of Lychee Bay can be traced back 2,200 years to the Western Han Dynasty when a notable chancellor named Lu Jia embarked on a diplomatic visit to the State of Yue and ordered his people to plant Lychee trees and dig up the lotus pond. This is how Lychee Bay got its name. Later more gardens and courtyards were built and Lychee Bay became one of the top sites to visit in the Lingnan area.

A tour to Lychee Bay is highlighted by architecture, food and customs. As Lychee Bay was the hinterland of Xiguan City, Lychee Bay has many architectures featured in Xiguan style. Main sights in Lychee Bay include: Liang Ancestral Hall, Wenjing Antique Street, Wen Tower, Longjin Bridge, Renwei Temple and Lychee Bay Park. Tourists will get a general idea of the architectures and life featured in Lingnan area.

The tasty specialties of Lychee Bay are also a factor that attracts tourists. The Tingzai Congee is one the most famous foods of Lychee Bay. The congee has fish, shrimp, fried peanuts, fried squid, lettuce, jellyfish slices, coriander, spring onion and basil.

   
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Location

Liwan District, Guangzhou

   
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Main Sights

Xiguan Architecture, Liang Ancestral Hall, Wenjing Antique Street, Wen Tower, Longjin Bridge, Renwei Temple, Lychee Bay Park

   
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Travel Information

Opening Hours: Open all day

Admission: Free

Best Time to Visit: Lychee Bay is suitable to visit all year round.

   
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Transportation 

1.Take buses No. 2, 8, 9, 22 or 85.

2. Take Subway Line 5 getting off at Zhongshan Eight Road, leave the station via Exit D.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Lychee Bay during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October as it will be extremely crowded.

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