Enjoy traditional customs of Chinese New Year in Guangzhou

Updated: Jan 28, 2019 Print
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1. Flower markets


People in Guangzhou buy flowers to celebrate the Lunar New Year at a flower market. [Photo/IC]

This year, Guangzhou is expected to have a total of 12 flower markets in 11 districts and a floating flower market. The floating market is connected with the market on the shore, allowing visitors to shuttle freely between the two sides. In addition, a dance group from Zhaoqing, Guangdong province will entertain visitors with riveting performances.

Schedules and locations:

Yuexiu flower market

Address: Xihu Road & Jiaoyu Road

Time: 8:30am- 2am, Feb 2-5

Liwan flower market

Address: Liwan Road

Time: 8:30am- 12pm, Feb 2-3

           8:30am-2am, Feb 4

Haizhu flower market

Address: West Binjiang Road & Baogang Avenue

Time: 8:30am- 2am, Feb 2-5

Tianhe flower market

Address: Tianhe Sports Center

Time: 8:30am-12pm, Feb 2-3

          8:30am- 2am, Feb 4

Baiyun flower market

Address: Wanda Plaza, East Yuncheng Road

Time: 8:30am-2am, Feb 2-5

Huangpu flower market

Address: Huangpu Sports Center

Time: 8:30am- 12pm, Feb 2-4

Panyu flower market

Address: Vanke Central Square

Time: 9am-12pm, Jan 30- Feb 4

Huadu flower market

Address: 19 East Jinshi Avenue

Time: 8am-2am, Jan 30- Feb 3

Nansha flower market

Address: Huanshi Avenue to Jinsha Road

Time: Jan 30- Feb 3

Conghua flower market

Address: Pingdi Park

Time: Jan 30- Feb 4

Zengcheng flower market

Address: Xihu Road, Jiaoyu Road

Time: Feb 2-5

Floating flower market

Address: Lizhi Bay, Liwan Lake Park

Time: Feb 10-15

In addition, the city has 9 AI flower markets. A total of 19 domestic and foreign floral masters from the World Flower Association, known as the "Floral World Olympics", will be invited to create 19 beautiful annual flower works using seasonal flowers of Guangzhou to celebrate the 2019 New Year.

Some AI flower market stores will be designed as a flower house integrating sound and light optics with floral installations to attract visitors. Traditionally, people take flowers home directly from the markets, but the AI flower markets provide delivery service after people place an order on their mobile phone.

The AI flower markets will open with the traditional flower markets at the same time, but the online store accepts advance booking. Advertisements will be placed on subways, bus stations, airports, and LED screens, allowing people to order flowers in the AI flower markets in advance by scanning the QR code.

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