Panyu has a long history that leads back to the year of 33 of the Qing Dynasty (214 BC), with 20 cities and the Economic and Technological Development Zone, 1313.8 square kilometers and a population of 860,000 people.
Panyu is plain with a beautiful surrounding Pearl River Delta and Cross River in the city. Panyu city is convenient in transportation land and water, with the city’s seat Shiqiao as the center, main roads radiate in every direction.
Visit the Lotus Mountain Scenic Area (Also called by Lianhua Shan), which was built during the Ming Dynasty. Ancient lotus flower fort was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).It attracts a large number of tourists here for sightseeing with its beautiful and fabulous natural landscapes.
There is the rare relic of the best preserved ancient quarry which could be dated back to 2000 years ago. The Lotus Tower here was constructed in Ming Dynasty. You can view one of China’s tallest outdoor statues of Kwan Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy
Lotus Mountain is a bit far from the city center and sometimes you need to take the Metro then the bus. By metro from Guangzhou to panyu is about 35-45 minutes and it is depend on where you start and by bus from Panyu to Lotus Mountain it is about 50-60 minutes. You can take taxi from Guangzhou to Lotus Mountain if you want to save your time (Price is about 120 RMB).
After 4 hours at Lotus Mountain, you may want to go back to hotel but if you want to taste different kind of chinese food in Guangzhou or If you want to taste different kind of exotic food like Italian food, Brazilian food, Spanish food, Japanese food, Thai food, American food, Mexican food at the same time, you can choose the Panyu Four Seas International House which is one of best buffet restaurant in Guangzhou.
Panyu Four Seas International House is at present the largest scale restaurant of the same kind in Southeast Asia, which has over 1000 dinning booths and adopts the brand-new space patterns so as to ensure that the customers are separately kept from each other in privacy yet it is also visually transparent in a sense.
Price : 168 RMB for one person;
Open Time : 11:30–2:30 and 17:30–21:30
|How to go to the Lotus Mountain|
|Take Metro Line 3, get off at Shiqiao Metro Station , Exit C, go along the road , walk along the road for about 10 minutes to the Panyu Shiqiao Bus Station. Take the Number Pan92 (番92) to the Lotus Hill (The bus trip is about 50-60 minutes to Lotus Hill. There are no direct busses from Guangzhou to Lotus Hill).|
|How to go to the Four Seas International House|
|By taxi from Lotus Mountain to Four Seas International House , it is about 90 RMB or by bus from Lotus Mountain bus stop to Shiqiao Bus Station ,then by taxi from Shiqiao Bus Station to Four Seas International House is about 40 RMB. After buffet dinner ,you can by bus or taxi back to the city centre .|