If you missed the Temple Fair on the day of Lantern Festival, don’t worry. The festive atmosphere will not fade away so quickly. Another cheerful event is coming this weekend - a fresh new market presenting Cantonese culture at Wuxian Guan.
GOELIA Concept 225 is a Qilou building covered by red brick established in 1948. In 2009, the entire building was transformed into what is now known to many as “GOELIA concept 225,” a fusion of flower shop, gallery and cafe.
Eleven flower markets in 11 city districts are open for the public today, featuring a total of 3,300 booths. From today until February 8, people can visit the flower markets to see the flowers or make purchases.
The Guangzhou Urban Utilities and Gardening Bureau reports that 310 footbridges in the city hold 260 kilometers of planted bougainvillea. And next year, new shades of yellow and pink bougainvillea will be planted in the city.
Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.