Songshan Lake Park

Songshan Lake Park, Dongguan: Hours, Address, Songshan Lake Park Reviews: 4/5

Songshan Lake Park
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hao1988
Barcelona, Spain11 contributions
Beautiful scenery, authentic rural cuisine and lots of bikes.
Oct 2020
I went there recently during the National Day holiday in China, so it was likely much busier than usual. It was a little bemusing that the ticketed "beach" area with the best views was closed to visitors. As were the boat rental services. You'd think they'd want to milk as much of the holiday spending as possible, but I guess the people who ran those facilities wanted to go home too. lol

That said, the free area was still huge. So large that people tend to rent bikes of all varieties to ride around it. On a nice sunny day, the views are gorgeous. Pictures say it all so I won't waffle about it.

Another point to note is that there's a village (maybe more than one) inside the park. Depending on which entrance you take to the park, you might end up walking through it to get to the scenic parts of the lake. The village itself looks pretty rundown, dusty and not what you'd expect of a scenic park, but curiously, they are doing a roaring business in traditional Chinese rural feasts. (农家乐) The locals seem to love it. There's literally queues of fancy cars from the big cities lining up to eat at a village that would not look out of place from China of 30 years ago. I guess it's the nostalgia and authenticity people are looking for? Personally I prefer a nicer environment, so I cannot tell you how good the food might be.
Written October 7, 2020
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kishor_durve
Pune, India4 contributions
Lovely Park
Dec 2019
I and my wife spent a day in this beautiful park. We hired a cycle and went round the lake along the bicycle circuit in 3 and a half hours. There are a few food stalls on the way and the charges are very reasonable. As with most public parks this one is also clean and well maintained with a places where you can relax and while away time when pedaling becomes too monotonous. it gets a little crowded on weekends but with a big bustling city adjoining it that is only to be expected.
Written April 26, 2020
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Mark Bhryan
Dongguan, China4 contributions
A very nice experience
Sep 2019
We went here to go biking with my Chinese friends, I felt good because there are a lot of activities that you can do in this place.
Written January 16, 2020
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swetcha tempalle
Milton Keynes, UK46 contributions
A must visit park with natural habitat
Nov 2019
I went for a business trip for two weeks with a weekend in between to get around and see the place. The fact that I could not visit Hong Kong for leisure trip during the weekend disappointed me. But, the visit to this lake gave all the memories I could make from my trip. Despite the fact that it was kind of hot and sunny (max temperature of 27 and minimum probably 18) as the the time I visited was during 3rd and 4th weeks of November, I still could enjoy. So, the best thing is you can rent different kinds of bikes, even motor bikes near the lake entrance. But, if you are aware enough of the surroundings, there are guys offering free parking for the car which is monitored by themselves if you rent bikes from them. There is about 20km and so that you can ride on the bike around the lake. The lake is very beautiful and the surroundings are filled with plants and different big trees. So, you will keep passing through the cool shade provided by those big trees. On the roads inside, the four wheeler is banned, so going on bike pretty safe. There are toilets available fairly across the whole perimeter. The best part on the way is the fresh food. You can get fresh fruits and root vegetables like pineapple, carrot, sweet potato and banana. The street was good. I could happily enjoy the Paratha stuffed with omelette. It was tasty for Indian taste buds. You can variety of noodles as well like rice noodles, potato and glass noodles. If you want to have fresh bananas, make sure you try there coz all those fruits and vegetables are cultivated next to lake using the water. You won't believe my words about the food until you taste that by yourself, it is that great. The rent for a normal bike is about 2 pounds. I am not sure about the small motor bikes. Very relaxing and pretty location. There is water skiing as well, I don't know about the price as I don't know how to swim.
The Huawei factory in the lake premises is so big and attractive. The buildings look like they are of European style. There are some under construction buildings and so it coudl be dusty at some places. You might want to take the nose mask. Take a hat with you to avoid suntan on the face.
Written December 7, 2019
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annina1975
Ipswich, UK94 contributions
Fantastic park
Nov 2019 • Business
Been there during the week and at weekends
It's a gorgeous park, really well maintained and very clean
Highly recommended
Written November 3, 2019
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jimmy l
dongguan, guangdong china13 contributions
Cleanest air in Dongguan
Apr 2019
This is the perfect place to spend a day hiking or biking. There are miles of paved trails all around the park. It is a great place to escape the hectic and sometimes chaotic city. The air is exceptionally fresh due to the giant lake and surrounding trees. My family loves to walk around and enjoy the scenery.
Written October 25, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Relaxing evening walk in the park
Sep 2019
Beautiful park and evening views. We enjoyed the park, its sculptures, lake views, the city lights on the other side of the lake, and the high oxygen content fresh air.
Written October 5, 2019
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Michael H
Las Vegas, NV626 contributions
Walk around the lake to unwind
Apr 2019 • Business
It is nice to escape the traffic jams, get away from the factory and just walk around this beautiful lake. I was told there is 33KM of walking & bike riding around this lake. I didn’t walk that far. The Hyatt hotel is located on this lake.
Written April 3, 2019
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wackyruss2015
Dongguan, China52 contributions
It was CLOSED!
Mar 2019 • Family
I know this place is free entry (like all the other amazing parks in Dongguan), but I read such stellar reviews on this website. However, we just went to SongShan Lake Park yesterday and the "Scenic Area" was CLOSED with a huge metal fence around it! The rest of the park was just "average" and was swarming with people and there was TRASH everywhere! Maybe this park has just gone down over the years and they stopped caring about its maintenance? Anyway we took taxis a long way just to see this place. I guess we should have checked somewhere to see if it was open beforehand. Most of the park was open but the part that said "Scenic Area" on Google Maps was not accessible and all closed. Maybe they are renovating the park or something? We left scratching our heads and dodging hundreds of people milling about the remainder of the park which was so-so and trying not to step on trash strewn all over the place. Until they clean up and finish the renovations along the Lake, I would avoid it because there are so many more amazing parks to see in Dongguan. Sorry, but SongShan Sorta Sucked! Better luck next time, perhaps?
Written March 18, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Rent a bike & enjoy the park
Feb 2019 • Friends
China has well-developed and planned, beautiful parks for the enjoyment of its people. Spring flowers come early in this part of the country. On this beautiful February day, the signs of spring were evident in the blooming tree buds and flowers. We rented a bike for two to better enjoy the 8.5-square kilometres park. Great place to relax, enjoy the increasing greenery, peaceful atmosphere, and fresh air.
Written February 11, 2019
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