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Southern China Botanical Garden

No.723 Xingke Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510650, China
020-37252711, 020-85232037
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Ranked #8 of 493 Attractions in Guangzhou
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this city is full of buildings, its a forest of steel, but this garden in the middle of this city, you can break your day by going there and take a short walking to stay happy and fun, keep looking to the flowers and green spaces.

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Snowflake, Arizona
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28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great place to add to your tour of the city. We had a great time walking around the Garden and seeing all the plants and trees that were different from the U.S. where we live.

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Shanghai, China
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My parents and I visited the botanical garden several times every year. We walked along the paths in the woods and feel the freshest air. And we had lunches by the lake. We visited the garden several days consecutively. It's our favorite place.

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Guangzhou, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The concept of the garden reflects the three oceans, shown through lakes and the five continents through greenhouse buildings of which each stores the plants from one of the five continents. In February / March many plants are blooming and the beauty of the different colours exposed by their blossoms is breathtaking. Due to the sheer size of the park... More

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Guangzhou, China
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24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We paid 50 yuan entrance fee each to see the greenhouse plants. If you do not want to take any photos of huge cactuses or a waterfall, then miss it and pay only 20 yuan. The air is so clean there. You feel like you are in a tropical rainforest. The park is very beautiful. If you are tired of... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I visited these botanical gardens 2 summers ago. It was a science teacher's dream come true. Exhibits are organized by biomes. The desert biome had the largest collection of stone plants I have ever seen. Saw rare and exotic plants of Asia, including the face seed fruit tree - this edible fruit yields a seed pit that resembles a space... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I've lived in Guangdong province for many years and had never heard of this place until a student alerted me to it. It should be much better known. Not quite up there with Kew, Singapore or Hamilton, NZ, but a very large and interesting collection none-the-less. In the humid summer conditions it is well worth the 10 yuan extra for... More

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

We spent a weekend near the Guangzhou Science City, so decided to visit some greenery in the vicinity (15 mins radius). This Botonical Garden is said to be the 2nd largest one in China, indeed no joke. You may want to consider renting a bike inside, better if you can bring your own along. The park is not fancy, but... More

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Perth, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

this park was so peaceful the trees where lovely so many di9fferent plants and flowers would have to stay all day and enjoy all the plants and you would be at peace just sitting here listening to the birds was a long trtip there but worth the trip well done china so pretty

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is a very large complex, which would could easily take a whole day to cover. If you like interesting plants and exotic flowers, it's worth the trip. It's not as nice as others I have seen, but pretty good for China. The main greenhouse is huge, with fun elevated walkways, waterfalls, and an elevator. The polar and alpine greenhouse... More

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