Guangzhou tends to be warm all year round, especially in summer. The temperature is very high, even a five-minute walk, you will be sweating like a pig, like just out of the water. Luckily, Guangzhou has its fair share of water parks where you can enjoy cool summer. Most of these places are located away from the city center so that you can have a chance to spend a day from the rush of the city aimed naturalistic setting and laughing as possible as you can.
1. Chimelong Water Park (长隆水上乐园）
Chimelong Water Park is a famous, world-renowned water park in Asia. As the largest and advanced water park, all the equipments are imported from the foreign countries and owns some top items that has won numerous international awards. The “Family Python” chute is the longest in Guangzhou at 200 meters long, and features a “MEGA tube” (a special type of enclosed chute). There are countless other slides, chutes, and rides such as a wave machine, rapids, and raft rides. Chimelong Water Park averages at about 50,000 visitors per day so make sure you either get there early or prepare yourself for the crowds!
Add: Yinbin Lu, Panyu District, Guangzhou (near the Chimelong Hotel)
Opening hours: 9:30-18:00 (Mon-Thurs), 9:30-21:00 (Fri-Sun)
Price: Apr 29-Jun 30: 180 RMB (daytime), 110 RMB (night time), 400
RMB (family ticket, includes two adults and one child), 250 RMB, Jul
and Aug: 250 RMB (daytime), 150 RMB (night time), 560 RMB (family
Getting there: take subway line 3 to Hanxi Changlong Station (汉溪长隆站), or take the free shuttle bus from Guangzhou’s South Railway Station to the Chimelong Holiday Resort (长隆旅游度假区). There are buses every minutes.
2. Big Hippo Water World (大河马水上乐园）
Situated in the Nanhu National Holiday Resort, the Big Hippo Water World is China’s first international standard water park. There are over ten water features, such as rapids, high-speed flumes, a wave machine and a kid’s pool. Chutes climb roughly as high as a seven storey building, and boast around 25 meters in length to give that exhilarating flying feeling.
Add: Inside Nanhu National Holiday Resort, Tonghe Town, Baiyun District, Guangzhou
Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 (Apr 28-Oct 7)
Price: 100 RMB (adults), 50 RMB (children)
Getting there: take the 862 bus from Guangzhou Railway Station to Nanhu Main Station (南湖总站)
3. Gold Coast Water Park (黄金海岸水上乐园）
Gold Coast Water Park is located in Binjiang East Road, Guangzhou Pearl River, covering over 30,000 square meters, with a huge yacht type landmark building stands in the Pearl River corridor, it constitutes a magnificent landscape with beautiful Haiyin Bridge, Er Sha Island and the Pearl River. It is a large-scale water recreational place with the integration of leisure, entertainment, fitness, diet and consumption. It features an all American-imported set of rides including swirling chutes, rubber ring flumes, and even gym facilities should you get
tired of water-based antics.
Add: 29 Binjiang Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (near Zhongda North Gate)
Tel: 020 3425 9534
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Price: 55 RMB
Getting there: take bus 8, 11, 24, 121a, 121, 131a, 131b, 182, 229, 247, or 460 to Zhujiang Yongchang Station (珠江泳场站)
4. Olympic Water Park ( 奥体水上乐园）
Olympic Water Park is located in the Guangdong Olympic Sports Center North Plaza, the project covers an area of about 20,000 square meters, Huangcun Station Metro Line 4 straight Olympic Sports Center. The park features all kinds of pools and slides and having only just opened earlier this year, is brand new with all the facilities in pristine condition.
Add: North Square, Guangdong Olympic Stadium, Puhuang Village, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
地址：广州市天河区东圃黄村奥林匹克体育中心北广场 Tel: 020-8374-0291/186-6569-5856
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00
Price: 45 RMB
Getting there: take subway line 4 to Huangcun Station, and head out of exit E (黄村站)