Guangdong Parent-child Travel Checklist: 11 Family-friendly Places Worth Visiting

Take some time, find some free time, and spend time with your children. Going on a family trip together with your family is a delightful thing to do. There are many interesting and suitable places for family trips within Guangdong Province, and I am here to recommend them to you!

Dinghu Mountain in Zhaoqing

One of the four famous mountains in Lingnan, located in the northeast direction of Zhaoqing city. It is known as the "oasis on the Tropic of Cancer", "natural oxygen bar" and "living natural museum", and is the preferred scenic spot for tourism, vacation, leisure, fitness, health and scientific research. The rainy season of Dinghu Mountain is from June to August. During the rain, fog often occurs in the mountain. Within 1-2 hours after the rain, walking in the original forest of Dinghu Mountain, with mountains and streams and mist, it feels like a dream. Imagine, walking in the mountains with your family, breathing in the fragrance brought by the rain and grass in the air, feeling as if every pore on your skin has opened. Leaving the noisy city and experiencing the tranquility of nature will give people a different kind of psychological enjoyment.

Ruyuan Grand Canyon

In the ancient and picturesque land of Ruyuan in northern Guangdong, there lies the most stunning scar of Guangdong - Ruyuan Grand Canyon. It combines the characteristics of the three famous mountains in China and has its own unique scenery. In Ruyuan Grand Canyon, there are the wonders of Huangshan - clouds and mist gushing out between the mountains in the rain, like being in a fairyland; the dangers of Huashan - a thousand-step ladder with 1386 steps; and the beauty of Zhangjiajie - deep valleys, stacked peaks, and lush greenery.

Dengqing Panlong Gorge

The Panklongxia Waterfall Group has three natural wonders: "Soaring Dragon Waterfall, Lingtian Waterfall, and Misty Rain Waterfall." It is composed of nearly 100 waterfalls, making it a rare and the number one waterfall group in Guangdong, Asia. The first largest waterfall in Panklongxia, the Soaring Dragon Waterfall, has a drop of 86 meters. The water flows down from the 70-degree slope of the mountain and transforms into surging rapids, violently crashing onto the uneven rocks. The grand momentum, deafening sound of water, and splashing water droplets are awe-inspiring, leaving people immersed in nature's breathtaking beauty. Even the people in front get engulfed in the misty rain.

Nanxiong Zhuji Ancient Lane

Zhuji Alley is a thousand-year-old alley. It was named during the reign of Emperor Jingzong of the Tang Dynasty. It is the ancestral home of the people of the Pearl River Delta and represents a perfect combination of Lingnan culture and overseas Chinese culture, best representing the unique Lingnan culture.

Zhanjiang Huguangyan

Huaguangyan is a Maar lake formed by multiple volcanic explosions between 160,000 to 140,000 years ago. It is the largest Maar lake found in the world. The lake is clear and transparent like a mirror. It is said that there are countless Maar lakes, but there are only two worth seeing in the world: one in Germany and one in Zhanjiang. Here, besides the picturesque scenery, the 9 unsolved mysteries also attract a large number of tourists. You may as well come and take a look with your family.

Huaiji Yanyan

Yanyan Cave has been known as one of the most beautiful places in Guangdong and the best karst cave wonder in China. Its creator is the Yan Yan River. With its gentle flowing water, Yan Yan River took millions of years to create such a beautiful masterpiece. The owner of Yan Yan Cave is a large family of swiftlets. During the blooming of spring, hundreds of thousands of swiftlets swarm into the cave, building nests and multiplying. After the autumn equinox, they migrate to the seaside for winter. Yan Yan Cave is the only kingdom of swiftlets inland. In June, it is the season to witness the thrilling scene of people climbing cliffs and walls to collect swiftlet nests.

Xuwen Coral Reef

Zhanjiang City is located in the southern part of China mainland and it's known for its underwater garden with beautiful coral reefs. It is a must-visit place, especially on a sunny day when the sunlight makes the coral reefs sparkle like crystals in the sea.

Nanao Island, Shantou

Nanao Island is the only island county in Guangdong Province and the only subordinate county of Shantou City. It has been known as "the sea trade market" since the Ming Dynasty. The main features of Nanao's ecotourism are blue sky, blue sea, green island, golden sand, and white waves. Visiting the island, staying by the seaside, enjoying the sea breeze, swimming in the sea, and tasting seafood are the best choices for island tourism. Among them, Qing'ao Bay, known as the "Eastern Hawaii," is one of the few shallow beach in China, with clean white sand and unpolluted seawater. It is one of the two A-level bathing beaches in Guangdong Province.

Deqing Jinling Water Village

Jinlin Shuixiang, located in Guanwei Town, Deqing, has a history of nearly two thousand years. It has a rich cultural heritage, ancient charm, abundant natural landscapes, and is full of mythical colors.

Danxia Mountain in Shaoguan

Located in the northeastern outskirts of Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province, China, it has unique and stunning attractions such as Yangyuan Stone, Yingyuan Stone, Shuangru Stone, and Sleeping Beauty. It is known as a "natural cultural museum". Danxia Mountain is both a scientific and cultural mountain. It is composed of several red gravel rocks with flat tops, steep bodies, and gentle slopes. It is one of the most complete, unique, beautiful, and typical areas among the 1200 Danxia landforms worldwide, earning it the name "open-air geological museum".

Kaiping Diaolou

Kaiping Diaolou is a special type of folk architecture located in Kaiping City, Guangdong Province, China. It combines defense, residential, and Chinese and Western architectural styles, and has been listed in the World Heritage List. It incorporates elements of ancient Greek and Roman styles, as well as Gothic, Islamic, Baroque, and Rococo elements, making it difficult to associate Kaiping Diaolou with a specific architectural style from a certain period in foreign countries. The harmonious coexistence of different architectural styles and religious elements in Kaiping Diaolou showcases its unique artistic charm. Kaiping Diaolou has also become a popular filming location for movies and TV shows like "Let the Bullets Fly" and "The Grandmaster".

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