Top 10 Cultural Events in Guangdong, China

January 25, 2022 Venice Greaves

Guangdong (Chinese: 广东) is a province in South China, located on the South China Sea coast. Traditionally romanised as Kwangtung, Guangdong surpassed Henan and Sichuan to become the most populous province in China in January 2005, registering 79.1 million permanent residents and 31 million migrants who lived in the province for at least six months of the year; the total population was 104,303,132 in the 2010 census, accounting for 7.79 percent of Mainland China's population. This also makes it the most populous first-level administrative subdivision of any country outside the former British Raj, as its population is surpassed only by those of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The provincial capital Guangzhou and economic hub Shenzhen are among the most populous and important cities in China. The population increase since the census has been modest, the province at 2015 had 108,500,000 people.

1. Guangfu Temple Fair

Chenghuang Temple Zhongyou Square Guangzhou City God Temple, Guangzhou China
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

A popular fair for those seeking Cantonese culture and customs, the Guangfu Temple Fair takes place over several days in January, February, or March; the exact dates depend on the lunar calendar. A large parade through various streets in Guangzhou is a highlight of the fair, with hundreds of participants in traditional Chinese costumes performing for the crowds along the route. Restarted in 2011 after an absence of more than 100 years, this fair has entertainment for kids and adults alike, with puppet shows, bright lanterns and traditional foods all on display.

2. Huacheng Square Light Show

South of Huangpu Avenue Huacheng Square, Guangzhou 510630 China
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Huacheng Square Light Show

Every year, Guangzhou will have a free Light show for certain nights during the Spring Festival. It is a very popular New Year event among locals. Setting Guangzhou Tower as the centre, the two sides of Pearl River and new central axis line as the background, the show also combined with the live performances at Huacheng Square. Here, you will not only enjoy the modern lighting design, but also experience the traditional Chinese Culture of Lingnan area.

3. Yuexiu Light Show

No.988 Jiefang North Road Yuexiu Park, Guangzhou China
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Yuexiu Light Show

4. Zhongguo Huarun Dasha Yishu Zhongxin Meishu Guan

Haide 1st Road Huarun Dasha, Shenzhen China
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Zhongguo Huarun Dasha Yishu Zhongxin Meishu Guan

5. Lizhiwan Water Flower Fair

No.155 Longjin West Road Liwanhu park, Guangzhou 510150 China
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Lizhiwan Water Flower Fair

It is a typical flower fair in Guangzhou, which recalls the old time of Lizhiwan. Apart from a traditional flea market about jade, Cantonese embroidery, faience and other authentic crafts; during the whole day program, there are lots of performance about the culture of Lingnan area. Don’t forget to check out the wonderful light show at night as well, it definitely create a different feeling from the day.

6. Tianhe Flower Carnival

Tianhe Sports Centre, No.299 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou China
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4.0 based on 9 reviews

Tianhe Flower Carnival

7. Yuexiu Xihu Road Flower Fair

Xihu Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou China
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4.0 based on 5 reviews

Yuexiu Xihu Road Flower Fair

8. Tongji Bridge Spring Festival Ceremony

Tongji Bridge, Chancheng District, Foshan China
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

9. Baiyun Mountain Lion dance Culture Exhibition

Baiyun Mountain, Xinshi Town, Baiyun District, Guangzhou China
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4.0 based on 5 reviews

10. Huangpu Flower Fair

Huangpu Sports Center, No.398 Fengle North Road, Huangpu District, Guangzhou China
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4.0 based on 9 reviews

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