Here are some of the pics we took during our trip to Guangzhou. The weather was nice (about 11 - 19 degrees) and no snow. The flight wasn't too bad either, only took us 3 hours plus to reach Guangzhou.

Here are some of the places we visited:
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

The picture of the tree roots was actually found at a park in the memorial hall. It was a very old tree (not sure the exact age) but I heard somewhere that you could actually tell a tree's age by looking at its roots. (Anyone, any idea?!) ;P And the chrysanthemums and roses were gorgeous.

Seven-Stars Rock Park

We actually took a ferry to this park. It was beautiful, but it rained and wasn't too good for sightseeing, but we made the best out of it.

Don't be mistaken that there were flowers on the trees, they were actually strips of red ribbons being threw and hang on those branches. They believed if you write your wishes onto the ribbons and threw on the branches, your wishes would come true (I didn't try it, anyway I know I will surely miss the throw!) The spiral joss sticks that hung on the top of the cave could actually burn for a month! Wow!

The first picture was actually taken from our hotel room's view. Some of the houses were demolished, not sure what they plan to do next.

Bicycles play an important role as their transportations. You can see them almost everywhere you go. There were several occasions that I saw the cyclists had dozens of boxes on their bicycles! (They were in fact making deliveries) You should marvel at their balancing skills!

As for the last two pictures, they were taken at one of the busiest shopping areas - Beijing Road. There were so many things to shop over there, but alas we ran out of time!

Look out for the posts on Shenzhen and Hong Kong which I will post the following days...
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6 Responses
  1. Julia Says:

    Love your pictures, Melody! They turn out really ordinary beautiful and breath the statues and the shopping mall place. And the house too :)

  2. Melody Says:

    LOL! I should let the hubby knows about your comments! Thanks anyway. :)

  3. Julia Says:

    LOL yeah make sure you let him know - so that he can give me tips on taken pictures - I love to take pictures LOL ;)

  4. Melody Says:

    Hehe...he should be so flattered! But like you, he's also considered a novice, but I will send him your remarks!!! LOL.

  5. Darla Says:

    These are wonderful pix! It really makes me want to visit there someday. :)

  6. Jennifer Says:

    Hey girl, your "photo king" did a great job . . . . what a great photo journalism team, lol!!!

    Can't wait to read about the next 2 places!!!!

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