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“Gorgeous Gardens - Real Local Flavor”
Review of Baomo Scenery

Baomo Scenery
Ranked #27 of 705 things to do in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This area has magnificent gardens and beautiful sculptures.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I live in GZ.

I was at the Baomo Scenery (Gardens) last year. It's quite a ways out of GZ proper but accessible by subway and buses. Took us about 1 hour to get there by public transport. You can take a taxi at about 100RMB.

This place is hard to describe because it's just do darn beautiful and there's plenty to poke around to see and do and to sit and watch and to feel and be impressed by. Little boat rides, bridges, gold fish ponds, temples, architectural features, flowers, artisans, cafes, restaurants etc. and it's huge...massive...place to walk around.

Get there early to avoid the heat and the mobs - it's SUPER popular on the weekends.

5  Thank ExpatDaze
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

As long as you aren't going to check out genuine museum quality artifacts, this is a great afternoon trip for most. Beautiful gardens and wonderful architecture all featuring Chinese 'Antiques' (Modern Replicas) on display in a museum type atmosphere. The rose garden and fish feeding are the highlights of the trip, be sure to bring a camera and your best pose for some good photo ops.

2  Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Fun place to visit. You can catch goldfish. Walk through some scenic area's. There are lots of places to sit and enjoy watching people. Good family place. Children can catch goldfish. Enjoyed it very much. Peaceful and entertaining. There are a few small museums to visit in the gardens. A pool as well even though not yet opened when I visited. Some shopping as well. Excellent bathrooms

1  Thank girltvl
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I just visited Baomo Gardens today and was completed floored by the beauty of the place and by the rich, cultural artifacts housed in its many pavilions. So, I was very surprised to see and felt compelled to respond to the number of reviews that trashed the place as having no cultural value. This is a complete lie. First of all, there is a world-class collection of relics that any major museum director would salivate to get their hands on. I'm talking about thousands and thousands of items that date to even the Spring-Autumn period (Read; super old, around 700-400BC) that are huge in scope and breadth and some really unique and special pieces - thousands of them, in fact. The bronzes, ceramics, paintings,(particularly the bronzes) rival items I've seen at the Met, the British Museum, Louvre, the Rejksmuseum, or Chinese museums such as the Shanghai Museum's bronze collection. I am not at all blowing this out of proportion (if you understand Chinese art you'll know what I mean - as one single private collection, it is mindblowing). Really gorgeous stuff and definitely worth a trip for any Chinese art or history lover. Apparently the collector is a British-Chinese who decided that these things belong in China and it's an AMAZING collection of lovely and incredibly rare and unique items, some of them huge in scope (we owe our thanks to Mr. Zheng for sharing his treasure trove with the rest of us). If you are a lover of Chinese art/history, I can't emphasize enough how you won't regret a visit. This is a must.

Second, the gardens are gorgeous and delightful, filled with murals, stone, and wood carvings of Chinese mythological scenes. I'll also be coming back to visit with my kids because the carp ponds (including a platypus fish - not sure the actual name of this fish but pretty wild looking) are teeming with humongous fish. It would be fun to take them for a boat ride and have them feed the ginormous koi. The gardens were around for hundreds of years and were destroyed by the Japanese in the 40's, then rebuilt in the last two decades. These gardens are huge, with something in store at every corner, so even if you don't particularly like art, you should be able to find enough to do to have a wonderful few hours here. I can't think of a more beautiful setting to house such a priceless collection of artworks. Only two complaints -- the museum needs security to guard its collection (cameras just aren't good enough - what a shame it would be to lose any piece of this incredible collection, Baomo Gardens, if you are reading this, you need to do some serious security beefing) and the museum needs better PR. Hardly anyone knows about this place.

Anyone who is dissing Baomo Garden either did not have time to properly visit the gardens and missed seeing the art pavilions or has no appreciation for art, history, and culture. Seriously -- you won't regret visiting. This is a hidden gem of Guangzhou - go now.

4  Thank RJLee2000
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

For those who enjoy a stroll in a Chinese style garden environment, this will be a good place to go. However, as everything is new, there isn't much fun for those who seeks a bit of history or relics.

Thank Lorna P
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