Guangzhou – The Old And The New – China

I’ve seen the change 10 years brought to this city. The mix of modernity and tradition, the fast track development.
I’ve seen its charm before Canton Tower and its charm after it.
The lights, the flavors, and the flowers.
The buildings, safe nights and colorful sunsets sitting above Baiyun Mountain.
My eyes are intimate with the corners and colors of Guangzhou.
After watching this video, maybe your eyes will want to see more too.😉

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TOP 24 Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants In Guangzhou – China

Here our selection of the best vegan eats in Guangzhou.
The list includes vegetarian restaurants but we only evaluate them based on the vegan dishes.
Putting them together already made me hungry! Chopstick on hands ladies and gents, because here we go!

 

1- Rainbow Light
Vegan Restaurant
Address: Shop 107, 7 Xingsheng Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.121107,113.328664 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市珠江新城兴盛路7号107
Subway station: Liede, line 5, exit D (7 min walk)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Rainbowlightkitchen/
Open from 2 pm to 10 pm.

One of the city’s new addition is also one of our favorites.
It offers a nice range of dishes, from raw to mock meats, closing the deal with dessert.
Differing from many veggie restaurants in China, they keep the oil low, satisfying who wants to eat clean.

 

2- Go Vegan!
Vegan Restaurant
Address: A07, 3/F, GuoLiuBao, 9 Xingsheng Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.121070,113.330604 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市珠江新城兴盛路9号国六宝肉菜市场3楼A07
Subway station: Liede, line 5, exit D (5 min walk)
Website: www.govegan.cn
Open from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm, closed on Sundays.

They would be here even if the only thing they sell was the peanut butter chocolate pudding.😍
Wait, or the snickers, hold on, or the mango balls, well I just realize I could go on for a while.
They are amazing and apart from the dishes, they offer vegan groceries like hemp seeds, sugarless dried mango, and superfoods to mention a few.
Many of the items are organic or contain organic ingredients, something that’s also extremely important to us.

 

3- Love Bay Cafe
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2 Huali Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.117619,113.315908 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市天河区华利路2号
Subway station: Wuyangcun, line 5, exit B (5 min walk)
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

With delicious sweets and an equally sweet owner, this small cute place is perfect for a cake break.
The desserts go well with the drinks offered, such as the beetroot latte and chai latte (veganized with coconut milk).
Their last additions are a few traditional Chinese dishes, which came just in the right time to satisfy my winter spicy-monster self.

 

4- Liuhua Tea Culture – Liuhua Chayicheng – 流花茶艺城
Vegetarian Restaurant and Teahouse
Address: 100 Liuhua Road, Liwan, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.137655,113.244589 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市荔湾区流花路流花公园西苑内 邮政编码100号
Subway station: Xichang, line 5, exit F (15 min walk)
Open from 8:30 to 1 pm for breakfast, 11 am to 4 pm for lunch.

This beautiful place was recommended to us by a Chinese friend who said it was the best Dim Sum in Guangzhou.
She is right ladies and gentlemen! And the traditional taste explosion comes with the sweetest ambiance.
If coming for tea, the second floor unites a chin-dropping view with pristine Chinese deco.
If you are visiting Guangzhou, we highly recommend this place, it’s perfect to have an authentic experience.

 

5- DaFo Vegetarian – 大佛寺素食阁
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2F, 27 Xihu Road, Inside DaFo Temple, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.123023,113.268206 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区北京路西湖路27号
Subway station: Beijing Lu, line 6, exit B (10 min walk) or Gongyuanqian, line 1, exit D (12 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 9 pm.

The ambiance is just perfect, located inside a beautiful temple, giving you a true Chinese experience from flavors to architecture.
Many of the menu options are vegan, making it easy to enjoy a diverse and delicious meal.

 

6- Bugua – 布瓜有机绿色生活馆
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 37 Ruyi 2nd Road, Luoxi, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.040359,113.303363 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市番禺区洛溪新城如意二马路37号
Subway station: Luoxi, line 2, exit A (9 min walk)
Open from 10 am to 9 pm.

The vegan salami pizza was on point on this simple restaurant.
It is a little far from the city center, thank God because I can’t eat all that white bread and He knows I would if it was near me.😜
They also offer vegan groceries(mostly packed snacks and a few grains and hygiene products) for good prices.

 

7- Greenland Vegetarian – 绿园健康蔬食料理
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2/F Wenxing Hotel, 175 Longkou Middle Road, Huatian International Plaza, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.140317,113.342079 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市天河区龙口中路华天国际广场文星连锁酒店二楼175号
Subway station: South China Normal University, line 3, exit D (10 min walk)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eekuan.yap
Open from 11 am to 2 pm for lunch and 5 pm to 8 pm for dinner.

The food is all vegan, unfortunately, drinks contain milk and honey.
Small space offering cheap and delicious veggie food also counting with a small grocery section.
They are big on mock meats, still, they have a few other options if that’s not your thing.

 

8- Yi Tian Yi Su – 一天一素
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 4/F, Shop 406, 28 Jinsui Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.123645,113.317569 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市天河区金穗路28号406铺(近星汇园)
Subway station: Zhujiang New Town, line3 and 5, exit A1 (12 min walk)
Open from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

Relaxing atmosphere, with a good cup of tea to set you in the right mood.
It offers mostly Chinese cuisine and a small selection of foreign dishes.
They also have a booth with limited options served as set meals in Taiko Hui shopping mall.

 

9- Gratitude Café – 感恩素食主题咖啡
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 4/F Shop 413, 140-148 Tiyu East Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.139067,113.328741 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市天河区天河北体育东路140号-148号4楼413
Subway station: Tianhe Sports Center, line 1, exit B (6 min walk)
Open from 10 am to 8 pm.

Firstly, we took some time to discover this one but are more than glad we did.
Secondly, they have vegan waffles, and the whole coffee and chocolaty drinks are vegan.
Thirdly, I LOVE spicy food and they have a finger-licking spicy burger and Chinese spicy fries.
Don’t worry if spicy is not your thing though, they have 4 burger versions and normal fries too.
Some of the things on the menu, unfortunately, contain honey. The rest is vegan.

 

10- Mays
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: K11, Shop B133, CTF Finance Center, 6 Zhejiang East Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.117654,113.325925 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市天河区珠江新城东塔K11珠江东路6号B133
Subway station: Zhujiang New Town, line 3 and 5, exit B2 (10 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 9:30 pm.

The vegan options are not as broad as most of the other vegetarian restaurants in town.
Still, they can offer some yummy dishes, our favorite was a one that looked like sushi yet was not.😜
The restaurant is located inside K11, on a trendy and well-designed food floor.

 

11- Fo World Vegetarian – 佛世界素食社
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2-8 Niunaichang Street, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.105862,113.263054 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市海珠区江南大道牛奶厂街2-8号
Subway station: The Second Workers’ Culture Palace, line 2, exit D (14 min walk)
Open from 6 am to 11 am for breakfast, 11 am to 2:30 pm for lunch and 5 pm to 9 pm for dinner.

Offers Chinese cuisine on a simple yet very authentic setting.
We loved having traditional Chinese breakfast here and lunch didn’t stay behind.

 

12- Nada Vegetarian
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: The restaurant is relocating so it’s closed for now. It will reopen again soon and the new address will be inserted here.

They have vegan cheese. Yes, my people, from pizza to broccoli topped with the melted deliciousness.
I don’t think further comments are necessary.😜

 

13- Huixin Ci Su – 慧心慈素
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 3/F Glory Mansion, 808 Dong Feng East Road, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.131562,113.305941 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市东风东路808号华宫大厦3楼
Subway station: Zoo, line 5, exit B (7 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.

For the incredible 33 yuan, an all you can eat buffet awaits you.
Mostly Chinese food but also including some western options.
Also, has a little grocery section and modern broad space.

 

14- Xintian Botanic Life – 心田庄园
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 3 Liuhua Expo Center, 119 Liuhua Road, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.141668,113.258662 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市流花路流花展贸中心3号馆东贵宾厅119号
Subway station: Yuexiu Park, line 2, exit D1 (7 min walk)
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

If we were to choose the prettiest, this one would win. Perfect for date nights, birthdays, and other special dates.
Fairytale vibes come from the scattered flowers, unique decorations, and mysterious mist.
The food is pricy yet tasty, unfortunately, due to its fine-dining style, it comes in small portions.

 

15- SuheJing Vegetarian Cuisine – 素和敬素食餐厅
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 3/F Guanglian Mansion, 750 Dongfeng East Road, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.131067,113.300439 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区东风东路750号广联大厦3楼(东方丝绸大酒店旁)
Subway station: Ouzhuang, line 5 and 6, exit B2 (8 min walk)
Open from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Typical traditional Chinese veggie restaurant, with a large menu, where many options are vegan.
They put up good food, just great to kill that Chinese food craving.

 

16- Carefree Vegetarian – 心自在素食馆
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: G/F, 54 Shamian North Street, Liwan, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.108049,113.243514 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市荔湾区沙面北街54号G/F
Subway station: Huangsha, line 1 and 6, exit E (10 min walk)
Open from 10 am to 9:30 pm.

When touring Shamian Island, one of the city landmarks, this veggie restaurant is there for you.
Counting mostly with Chinese and Thai dishes, with a selection of desserts available.

 

17- ChanYue Vegan – 禅悦素食
Vegan Restaurant
Address: Shop 101-2, 28 Tianhe South 1st Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.130621,113.322720 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市天河区天河南一路28号101-2
Subway station: Tiyu Xilu, line1 and 3, exit B (2 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 9 pm.

Tinny restaurant putting up delicious Cantonese food.
Prices are the cheapest you can get for vegan food in the area not letting down on quality.
They have homemade noodles and sauces, including a black spice that gives any dish a quick.

 

18- Hong Shan – 弘善素食
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 68 Congyun Road, Inside Poly Hotel, Baiyun, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.206106,113.291319 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市白云区丛云路68号(里面保利山庄酒店)
Subway station: Jiangxia, line 2, exit C (15 min walk)
Open from 7 am to 10 pm, 11:20 am to 2 pm, and 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

A 28 yuan all you can eat vegan buffet.
The food is simple, nothing to write home about but it is a steal and works if you are hungry and nearby.

 

19- Zizhulin – 紫竹林素食
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: G/F, 77 Nantian Road, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.096990,113.258459 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市海珠区南田路77号
Subway station: Fenghuang Xincun, line 8, exit B (5 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 9:30 pm.

The Tibetan flags set the tone of the traditional restaurant.
The food is yummy yet very oily, something that can be an issue in many veggie Chinese restaurants.

 

20- Zen Tea House – 炳胜·禅意茶素
Vegetarian Restaurant and Teahouse
Address: 146 Qianjin Road, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.098752,113.282070 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市海珠区江南大道前进路146号
Website: http://www.bingsheng.com/
Subway station: Xiaogang, line 8, exit A (15 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 10:30 pm.

Located by the entrance of beautiful Xiaogang Park, it has the right ambiance for relaxing tea time.
It offers traditional Chinese vegetarian food with a big variety of vegan options.

 

21- Pure Sue – 素萃
Vegan Restaurant
Address: B018, 2001 Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.120738,113.324269 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 冼村街道花城广场珠江东路30号东花城汇中区B1层2001号之自编B018
Subway station: Zhujiang New Town, line 3 and 5, exit A1 (8 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 8:30 pm.

Small shop offering western vegan dishes for reasonable prices.
It counts with a selection of raw and baked desserts.
Nearby Canton Tower, it can be a life savor snack/meal while sightseeing the area.

 

22- Vegelife
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 3/F, G.T. Land Plaza Winter, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.120160,113.326681 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市天河区珠江东路 邮政编码高德置地广场·冬3/F
Subway station: Zhujiang New Town, line 3 and 5, exit A1 (9 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm.

Liking or disliking this place will depend on what you order, the mushroom stake is somewhere to start from.
Not a restaurant to visit on a budget.

 

23- Refreshing Vegetarian
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 159 Linhe West Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.149611,113.323114 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市林和西路159号
Subway station: Guangzhou East Railway Station, line 1 and 3, exit B (3 min walk)
Open from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 10 pm.

Chinese cuisine just besides the East Railway Station.
Even though it’s a vegetarian restaurant, it includes a wide range of vegan options.

 

24- Knowing & Creative – 知源文创
Vegan Restaurant and Teahouse
Address: Shop 3193, 18 Jiejin Middle Road, Panyu, Guangzhou
GPS: 22.950593,113.359224 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 市桥街捷进二路18号宇弘广场首层3193铺
Subway station: Shiqiao, line 3, exit B (10 min walk)
Open from 10 am to 11 pm.

Faraway from the center, it is certainly a savior for those living on the area.
The place is more focused on tea, coffee, and snacks. Still, they offer a few dishes like dumplings and pasta if you are ready for lunch.
They bake their own cookies and breads, assuring 100% vegan ingredients.

 

Have you tried some of this restaurants? Share with us your favorites in the comments below!
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TOP 24 Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants In Guangzhou - China

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Huge Wedding Market In China!!! – Guangzhou

If your wedding is around the corner or you are part of the field, this is a place to lose several hours (or even days!) ladies and gents.
Back on my wedding preparations I know I did, unfortunately, due time restraints my dress wasn’t bought here but a lot of accessories did.
The fancier stores offer higher quality products but if you are looking for budget options there are a lot too, some with good quality as well.
Centrally located, the market is easy to reach and can be a fun time out for the soon to wed and their peers.

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Wedding Market
*The address is a reference for the area, the market is widely spread around this point.
Address: Jiangnan North Avenue, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.106542,113.269803 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市江南大道北
Subway station: The 2nd Workers’ Cultural Palace, line 2, exit A
Opening time depends on the individual shop, however, you can base your visit around 10 am and 7 pm to have a bigger variety open.

 

Fo World Vegetarian – 佛世界素食社
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2-8 Niunaichang Street, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.105862,113.263054 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市海珠区江南大道牛奶厂街2-8号
Subway station: The Second Workers’ Culture Palace, line 2, exit D (14 min walk)
Open from 6 am to 11 am for breakfast, 11 am to 2:30 pm for lunch and 5 pm to 9 pm for dinner.

 

What is your impression of the market? Does it look similar to what you can find in your country?
Let us know in the comments below.✨

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I Am In Love With This Place! – Guangzhou, China

This beautiful place was recommended to us by a Chinese friend who said it was the best Dim Sum in Guangzhou.
She is right ladies and gentlemen! And the traditional taste explosion comes with the sweetest ambiance.
If coming for tea, the second floor unites a chin-dropping view with pristine Chinese deco.
If you are visiting Guangzhou, we highly recommend this place, it’s perfect to have an authentic experience.

Liuhua Tea Culture – Liuhua Chayicheng – 流花茶艺城
Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant and Teahouse
Address: 100 Liuhua Road, Liwan, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.137655,113.244589 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市荔湾区流花路流花公园西苑内 邮政编码100号
Subway station: Xichang, line 5, exit F (walk 15 min)
Open from 8:30 to 1 pm for breakfast, 11 am to 4 pm for lunch.

It is almost time for us to live Guangzhou if you want to see something specific let us know in the comments below!

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Huge Electronic Market In China – Fake, Wholesale, Secondhand And More – Guangzhou

If you always imagined electronic markets in China to be absolutely giant and with unimaginable options, we are just right.
No city goes without one, from a small cable to a home theater set, there they are waiting for you in all shapes and prices.
Tech enthusiasts can’t help but to go crazy strolling around its endless stores, it reminds me of a great tip, bring a list and close your eyes to the rest.😜

Dashatou – 大沙头
*The address is a reference for the area, the market is widely spread around this point.
Address: Dashatou Road, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.113987,113.283540 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区大沙头路
Subway station: Donghu, line 6, exit B2

 

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Huge Electronic Market In China - Fake, Wholesale and Secondhand - Guangzhou

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Chinese Fake Market – Guangzhou

There are hundreds of cheap markets spread around China, some are collections of fake goods, some are just extremely cheap.
Either way, they are basically a tourist attraction if you are interested in shopping.
Street food is always available on the surroundings, you’ll need some after all the walking.
Bargaining is the key to success and only tip you need on how to enjoy these places.
For me they are a huge part of the China experience, I used to visit them more often in my first few time in China, it brings me good memories.
Just strolling around countless cheap stalls while munching on some hazelnuts with no worries in mind.

Wholesale and Fake Markert
*The address is a reference for the area, the market is widely spread around this point.
Address: Guangzhou Railway Station surroundings, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.146732,113.253781 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区三元里 邮政编码广州火车站
Subway station: Guangzhou Railway Station, line 2 and 5, exit G

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Chinese Fake Market - Guangzhou
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Traditional Chinese Breakfast – Vegan – Guangzhou

No visit to China is complete without a traditional feast.
A nice Chinese breakfast surrounded by the equally traditional atmosphere is a great start to a day of adventures.
New places are even more impactful when they come with new flavors and new people, don’t forget to include those in your plans.
If in Guangzhou, you can visit the same spot we did, just check the info below.😊

Fo World Vegetarian – 佛世界素食社
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2-8 Niunaichang Street, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.105862,113.263054 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市海珠区江南大道牛奶厂街2-8号
Subway station: The Second Workers’ Culture Palace, line 2, exit D (14 min walk)
Open from 6 am to 11 am for breakfast, 11 am to 2:30 pm for lunch, and 5 pm to 9 pm for dinner.

We are going back for more soon.😍
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Having Lunch Inside A Buddhist Temple ! Guangzhou, China

I’ve been craving Chinese food for a while and visiting this place seemed like the perfect solution for it.
You may wonder how such craving is possible living in China, however, I live in a very westernized area and the Chinese food available near me is not vegan.
It is confirmed, this place is a gem to end that baozi(Chinese bun) craving and I find it’s also just perfect for tourists. You are able to visit a stunning temple and eat the local food in a great ambiance and atmosphere, all in one.
The beautiful temple is located near Beijing Road, a famous shopping street, it may be one more attraction for the combo if shopping is your cup of tea.
After the meal, a stroll around the Gold Buddha temple will bring you pure joy, and if lucky you’ll be around at the ceremony time and witness the beauty of it. This bit can’t be recorded, no problem though, have a look at the majestic and gigantic golden Buddhas for yourself and let us know how you feel. 😉

Having Lunch Inside A Buddhist Temple ! Guangzhou, China

DaFo Vegetarian – 大佛寺素食阁
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2F, 27 Xihu Road, Inside DaFo Temple, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.123023,113.268206 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区北京路西湖路27号
Subway station: Beijing Lu, line 6, exit B (10 min walk) or Gongyuanqian, line 1, exit D (12 min walk)
Open from 11 am to 9 pm.

 

There was a special energy in this place, I highly recommend it.
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Things I Find Exotic In China

Here we come with a list of things we find alluring in China.
They are distributed around the country and can be seen on a daily bases, yet, they never cease to enchant.

 

Gates
Páifāng

The grandiose gateways are distributed all around, using traditional Chinese architecture, adding beauty to wherever they stand.

 

Guardian Lions
Shíshī

Originated from Buddhism, the stone lions are also popular in other parts of Asia.
They are believed to have protective benefits and are usually represented in pairs.

 

Hand Fans
Zhé Shàn

The charming ancient object even though used worldwide, is strongly associated with Chinese culture.
In the past artists used to hand-paint the fans making them true pieces of art.
There’s also a variation called Chinese dancing fans, which is used in traditional performances.

 

Chinese Pagodas

These beautiful towers are one of those things that come to mind immediately when thinking about China.
In the past they were constructed to store relics, nowadays there are diverse uses for them, including housing temples as one of the most popular.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Asian Conical Hats
Dǒulì

Created to protect from the sun and rain, this hats came to be associated with Chinese culture.
They are often spotted in the cities and display the mix of the old and the modern coming together.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Parks and Gardens

It didn’t take long for us to notice that the Chinese gardens and parks are a spectacle of beauty.
Not only big and famous ones but every little garden you spot is a work of art, they definitely mastered it.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Singing and Dancing Groups

My first time in China was in 2008 and I come back every year since then, I visited and lived in many cities and never went without seeing the dancing and singing groups.
They usually use traditional music, which helps to give a truly Chinese experience for anyone passing by.

 

Taichi
Tàijíquán

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Tàijíquán) means “the ultimate fist”. It’s an internal Chinese martial art, which means that apart from the physical aspects, it comprises Qi (life force), spiritual, and mental characteristics.
Click here to see our experience in a Taichi class in Shanghai.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Roofs

Part of Chinese traditional architecture, the intricate roofs caught my attention for the first time on my trip to the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The amount of detail and colors leave you gaped. Since then, I always pay attention to the alluring roofs in every place we visit in China and I am yet to be disappointed.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Lanterns

Symbol of traditional Chinese culture, the gorgeous lanterns are still found decorating the cities.
They give a special air to any ambient and for tourists like us, it brings the real feeling of being in China.

 

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Inside A Chinese Tea Market – Guangzhou

Every Chinese city will have at least one tea market so if you are not in Guangzhou don’t worry, there will be a delightful market near you too.
On western minds tea come in tea bags, that can make for a whole discovering experience when visiting tea markets in China. Here they come in a spectacle of packings, straw wrapped, inside dried fruits, paper wrapped, in all sizes and shapes.
Even if you don’t really care for tea, they look so good that you want to bring some home. The same happens with the tea sets and tables, you suddenly wish to build a tea room in your house.😜
Visiting Guangzhou’s market we found friendly and very welcoming people and no other tourist to be seen, a real contact with the culture and the people, perfect for those wanting to winded faraway from the crowds.

The market we visited on this video:

Guangzhou Fangcun Tea Wholesale Market Park – 芳村茶叶批发市场园区
*This is the address of the main mall but all the surroundings are part of the tea market.
Address: 333 Fangcun Middle Avenue, Liwan, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.102204,113.227310 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市荔湾区芳村芳村大道中333号
Subway station: Fangcun, line 1, exit C (walk 15 min)

To see a traditional Chinese teahouse click here.

I am a tea enthusiast, something that can be especially fun in Asia.
What about you, can’t live without a cup? Let us know in the comments below!✨

Inside A Chinese Tea Market - Guangzhou

 

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A Traditional Chinese Teahouse – Must Do In China – Guangzhou

The teahouse culture boomed in Song Dynasty and overcame restaurants in number during Ming Dynasty, nowadays it is as prosperous as the country, a symbol of Chinese culture.
If you are not in Guangzhou, don’t worry, teahouses are everywhere in China. They are a strong and beautiful tradition, one of my favorites to admire and participate.

Here addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Yuexiu Park – 越秀公园 and Yayuanxuan Teahouse – 雅韵轩
Address: 988 Jiefang North Road, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.139282,113.265508 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Teahouse GPS: 23.137723,113.267484 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区解放北路988号
Subway station: Yuexiu Park, line 2, exit B1
Website: www.yuexiupark-gz.com
Admission: free
Open from 6 am to 10 pm, teahouse from 11 am to 10 pm.

Home to the Five Rams Statue, the symbol of Guangzhou, the beautiful Yuexiu holds diverse points of interest and is an inside on real Chinese culture.
The park counts with 860,000 square, 3 artificial lakes, and the legendary Yuexiu Mountain and its 7 hills. It’s a perfect mixture of nature and culture due to the museums, monuments, towers, and other historical sites spread around its grounds.
From pedal boat fun to the ancient city wall from Ming Dynasty it’s a nice day out scaping the buzz of the city.

One of the attractions of the park is the stunning teahouse and vegetarian restaurant housed in a Ming Dynasty building.
The price is a little salty but the environment is just on point, perfect for a calm afternoon chatting while sipping delicious tea.
Cantonese style teahouses are especially appreciated outside China, serving Dim Sum apart from the tea is the main difference from other teahouses that focus only on tea.

It is really special to be able to participate in this kinds of activity, I really recommend it to anyone visiting China, it is a must do.
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Zen Tea House – Guangzhou, China + Xiaogang Park

Nothing like having a cup of tea and walking through a Chinese style park to unwind amidst the big city.
There’s plenty of places where this can be done in Guangzhou and today we bring you one of them.

Zen Tea House - Guangzhou, China + Xiaogang Park

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Zen Tea House – 炳胜·禅意茶素
Vegetarian Tea House and Restaurant
Address: 146 Qianjin Road, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.098752,113.282070 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市海珠区江南大道前进路146号
Website: http://www.bingsheng.com/
Subway station: Xiaogang, line 8, exit A (walk 15 min)
Open from 11 am to 10:30 pm.

Zen Tea House - Guangzhou, China + Xiaogang Park

Located by the entrance of beautiful Xiaogang Park, it has the right ambiance for a relaxing tea time.
It offers traditional Chinese vegetarian food.

 

Xiaogang Park – 晓港公园
Address: 146 Qianjin Road, Haizhu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.098405,113.281994 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市海珠区江南大道前进路146号
Subway station: Xiaogang, line 8, exit A (walk 10 min)
Website: http://www.gz.gov.cn/gzgov/s9639/201611/d6f271c134e94844bbb6b963fd10dd62.shtml
Open from 6 am to 7 pm.

Zen Tea House - Guangzhou, China + Xiaogang Park

Built in 1958 and opened to the public in 1975, it counts with an area of 167,000 square meters.
It is the best park in Guangzhou to see ornamental bamboo, counting with the largest number of varieties in South China.
The garden is arranged in traditional Chinese style and it’s a great escape from the city buzz.

Zen Tea House - Guangzhou, China + Xiaogang Park
400 years old bridge – Xiaogang Park

 

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Zen Tea House - Guangzhou, China + Xiaogang Park

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GoPro Hero 7 Black : TimeWarp & HyperSmooth Review – Tech Time – Guangzhou, China

It’s 2018 and I finally can say that there is an action camera in the market which you need to have in your pocket!
Before action cameras were all the same to me, I’ve tried different brands and couldn’t see much of a difference.
But now this tiny beast here can make your videos pop, on this video I cover why.
TimeWarp and HyperSmooth Video functions are insane! Check it out.

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GoPro Hero 7 Black : TimeWarp & HyperSmooth Review - Tech Time - Guangzhou, China

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Acupuncture : Traditional Chinese Medicine – Guangzhou, China

The famous alternative medicine technique practiced for thousands of years, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, is the star of today’s video.
Usually used in combination with other treatments, the aim of acupuncture is to correct imbalances of energy in the body, it allows blocked Qi(life force) to flow.
While in the west many focus on pain relief when using this healing method, it’s actually a more complex art which balances the whole body energy, thus addressing a wider range of disorders from physical to emotional.
Very thin needles are inserted in specific points, sometimes they will be moved and stimulated by making them warm or by electric impulses, it is minimally invasive.
Disruption of Qi is believed to be the cause of any sickness, therefore acupuncture is indicated to prevent and treat all illness.

Here the addresses from the clinic you saw on the video:

Jianqiang Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinics – 健强中医诊所
Address: 163 Taojin Road, HuanShi DongLu YanXian, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.140683,113.289530 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区环市东路沿线淘金路163号
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Acupuncture : Traditional Chinese Medicine - Guangzhou, China

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Acupuncture : Traditional Chinese Medicine - Guangzhou, China

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