Yuntai Garden
Yuntai Garden
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Douglas M
By Douglas M
Not Much Sightseeing from the Pavilion
4.0 of 5 bubblesFeb 2021
It was the seventh day of the Chinese New Year holiday, so it was the day to go to YunTai Garden and admire this year’s display. This year tulips were the main feature. We arrived at just after three o’clock and luckily there wasn’t much of a queue for tickets (tickets are sold until four o’clock). Ten Yuan for SWMBO but me being ancient get in for free by waving my passport and pointing at my birth date. SWMBO and I walked up the steps and admired the thousands of tulips. At the top we found a stone seat and out from SWMBO’s bag came a packet of biscuits and a flask of tea, and while these were enjoyed we discussed where to go next. The day before we’d visited GuangZhou’s 28th Garden Expo and quite frankly we’d seen enough flowers for the week, so I suggested a visit to say hello to Alfred the Gorilla, and Shaun the Sheep. SWMBO agreed and suitably refreshed off we strolled. They were both OK, but Alfred could do with a lick of paint. Locals were reading the plaques next to them but were none he wiser about their history, just that some small city of Bristol (bu li si tou) in a far-off country had given them as a mark of friendship. Note, the good burghers of Edinburgh and Birmingham, which are also friendship cities, have yet to give anything. We continue stroll up the hill and saw a sign to the Mountain Top Sightseeing Pavilion. In all the years we’ve been coming to YunTai we’d never been there, so up the steps we went. Up and up hundreds of steps, this wasn’t for the feint hearted. There are a few benches for weary legs every soften but eventually we reached the summit where there is indeed a pavilion but not much sightseeing unless you like treetops. Suitably disappointed, out came the biscuits and tea, and we polished them off while pondering the descent. We found there’s an alternative route down which is a little more scenic that the one we ascended. There’s even a toilet and a small shop which was closed, probably unprofitable even during the busiest week of the year. Anyway, at the bottom we continued our stroll, past the rose garden and then down towards the entrance. By now there were no new visitors, and the garden was emptying as dinner tables called. You have to remember eating is the most important activity of the Chinese New Year. It was a short bus ride, and then a visit to the market before we were back in out humble abode. NiuNiu the cat, the turtles and the fish were fed before we settled down to a delivered Champion pizza.

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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Last week it was YueXiu Mountain for the New Year illuminations (TA reviewed). This week it was YunTai Garden for the displays, in the meantime the Coronavirus descended upon China. Luckily SWMBO had a couple of face masks for us otherwise life would have been difficult as you couldn’t travel on public transport or gain admission in a public place without one.

Wearing our masks, we walked to the bus stop along the New Year deserted street where nearly every shop was closed. The driver had a hand-held ‘thingy’ that when pointed at us assured him we were suitably virus-free to travel. We alighted at the BaiYun Cable Way bus stop after our ¥2 yuan each journey. Then it was a short stroll through the tunnel under Guangyuan East Road, past more closed shops and restaurants, and across the road to the entrance to YunTai Garden.

Entrance was a mere ¥8 for SWMBO but free to me as I’m incredibly ancient and had a passport to prove it. A Bao ‘An (security guard) on the gate was ensuring only face mask wearing people were allowed in. As with the bus a ‘thingy’ was pointed at us to ensure we suitably virus free. Having passed both these were allowed in.

Turning right we walked up the hill towards the huge tropical greenhouse which was closed. A pity as I was hoping for a bit of warmth as the weather was rather chilly. Undaunted we strolled around the garden. The ecological garden was also closed off, which was a shame as it’s a lovely quiet walk.

The displays were nothing special, and not nearly as good as the National Day holiday that I TA reviewed last October. However, the red (mainly poinsettia and roses) and yellow flowers (chrysanthemums) brightened up the day, so it was a colourfull albeit chilly walk.

Of course, no visit to the garden is completed without saying ‘Hello’ to Shaun the Sheep and Alfred the Gorilla. A pity there’s no explanation about them other that they’re a gift from Bristol.

After a couple of hours, we were ready for home. The thought of hanging around for another hour in the cold north wind to see the illuminations was just too much.
A quick walk to the bus stop. On the bus the driver seemed more intent on everybody wearing a face mask than driving his bus.

Now that we’ve got the face masks all we need is warmer weather to arrive for SWMBO and I to continue our adventures in and around GuangZhou.
Written January 28, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
The garden has a good variety of plants, ever changing displays and a greenhouse. We enjoyed Baiyun mountain previously and if you have an extra hour Yuntai Garden is worth seeing as well. Entry is 10 RMB and the garden had lots of Chinese New Year decor out and were getting ready for a big tulip festival with Dutch decor and tulips being installed while we were there. There is a small hike to get to a sight seeing pavilion and on a clear day you can see the buildings of Zhujiang New Town. If we are in Baiyun we would definitely go to the gardens again.
Written February 12, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We went for a relaxing walk to see the flowers of the Spring Festival. Although we did not see any wedding parties having their photos taken, this is a spectacular place with pots of photo ops, and the walkway of hearts. Yuntai Garden is approximately 120,000 square metres in area. Its beauty is enhanced by its location at the northern foot of the scenic Baiyun Mountain. Its more significant features include over 200 types of rare flowers, a row/wall of Roman columns, beautifully painted steps and walkway, manicured shrubs and hedges, stone carvings, and more.
Written February 8, 2019
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
If the weather is nice then a visit to the Yuntai Garden can be really pleasant. Best to go when its a bit cool, so you can walk around freely, else you will be drenched in sweat. The garden is large, lots of beautiful flowers and water bodies, fountains etc. A nice place to have a picnic.
Written May 16, 2019
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Lucy_backpackgal82
Jakarta, Indonesia183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
The garden is colorful and very well taken care of. First impression - am I in Guangzhou or Netherland? Lots of decorative buildings and statues, bright colors, heaven for my camera!

There are many flowers, and at the back there is an area for roses. Colorful roses, smells so nice.

There is a little hike. When you reached the shop, you can get a nice view of GZ city. No need to go up again to the peak, as you can't see anything from there. The view is blocked by trees. Just buy a bottle of cold drink at the shop, sit there and enjoy the view.

The only thing I missed was the green house, as I found it on 6:30, and it was closed on 6pm. Peeking from outside, the plants inside the green house are pretty and well taken care of. Will come back next time and visit the green house first.

Recommended to visit. Kids would love it there. Even me as a solo traveler enjoyed it so much! After go around the gardens, sit on the lakeside and relax... Enjoy!
Written September 1, 2013
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nowpacking
Dallas, TX3,469 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
We loved this this park ... but you need to find a cool day to enjoy it. Lots of places to explore, great photography, beautiful plantings in the different areas and everything is so well maintained. View of the city on a clear day. Take snacks and drinks or pack a picnic to enjoy!
Written June 15, 2012
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JerryThirteen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia511 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
You will find as many types of flowers, plants and trees in here as you may seen just as many people group visiting this attraction. Many man-made garden projects/structures are seen here such as the greenhouse, rock garden, waterbody, monuments, etc.. These may not be the kind of Nature for some eco-lovers. However, the park is well maintained and clean but it may NOT warrant a revisit. The admission fee is 10 RMB per person. You may take public bus # 223, 127 and 16B to get to Yuntai Garden. Time required to see the place may be under 3 hours. Yes, it is people-friendly only in some area. Elderly, infirmed or young chldren may need some assistance to get around. Overall, we would rate the attraction to be Average.
Written December 31, 2011
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Buxster
Guangzhou, China182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
A very nice park close to the bajun mountain with a lot of flowers and nice scenery. Entrance fee is low, 10-15RMB - it's worth it.

If you still do not have enough of nature, you can continue climbing bayun mountain - the main track starts just a few 100 meters next to it (or you can take the cable car which is next to the exit, too)

Enjoy!
Written April 16, 2016
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bladdamasta
Manly, Australia1,009 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
When I visited there was a number of large re-creations of windmills and 12 foot high brightly painted statues of Dutch girls in their full national costume. The locals were loving it, getting their photos with these statues. The park is largw, with a big lake and plenty of fountains. Worth a quick visit before or after tackling Baiyun Mountain.
Written May 17, 2013
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
It was the seventh day of the Chinese New Year holiday, so it was the day to go to YunTai Garden and admire this year’s display. This year tulips were the main feature.

We arrived at just after three o’clock and luckily there wasn’t much of a queue for tickets (tickets are sold until four o’clock). Ten Yuan for SWMBO but me being ancient get in for free by waving my passport and pointing at my birth date.

SWMBO and I walked up the steps and admired the thousands of tulips. At the top we found a stone seat and out from SWMBO’s bag came a packet of biscuits and a flask of tea, and while these were enjoyed we discussed where to go next. The day before we’d visited GuangZhou’s 28th Garden Expo and quite frankly we’d seen enough flowers for the week, so I suggested a visit to say hello to Alfred the Gorilla, and Shaun the Sheep. SWMBO agreed and suitably refreshed off we strolled.

They were both OK, but Alfred could do with a lick of paint. Locals were reading the plaques next to them but were none he wiser about their history, just that some small city of Bristol (bu li si tou) in a far-off country had given them as a mark of friendship.

Note, the good burghers of Edinburgh and Birmingham, which are also friendship cities, have yet to give anything.

We continue stroll up the hill and saw a sign to the Mountain Top Sightseeing Pavilion. In all the years we’ve been coming to YunTai we’d never been there, so up the steps we went. Up and up hundreds of steps, this wasn’t for the feint hearted. There are a few benches for weary legs every soften but eventually we reached the summit where there is indeed a pavilion but not much sightseeing unless you like treetops.

Suitably disappointed, out came the biscuits and tea, and we polished them off while pondering the descent. We found there’s an alternative route down which is a little more scenic that the one we ascended. There’s even a toilet and a small shop which was closed, probably unprofitable even during the busiest week of the year.

Anyway, at the bottom we continued our stroll, past the rose garden and then down towards the entrance. By now there were no new visitors, and the garden was emptying as dinner tables called. You have to remember eating is the most important activity of the Chinese New Year.

It was a short bus ride, and then a visit to the market before we were back in out humble abode. NiuNiu the cat, the turtles and the fish were fed before we settled down to a delivered Champion pizza.
Written February 19, 2021
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