Places to See Fall Foliage

There are not so many places that you can go to see fall foliage in Guangzhou. Locals usually flock to Shimen National Forest Park for their fall colors trips.

Shimen National Forest Park

Sightseeing Time: from the second half of October to the first half of January in the second year.

Shimen Park enjoys the good name "Guangzhou Fragrance Hill". The park has 494.2 acres of red autumnal leaves, and embraces features of a south subtropical zone. The park mainly contains three categories of trees: maple, sapium discolor and red maple, which mostly grow in the park’s Pastoral Areas, Shimen Scenic Area and Shizao Scenic Area. These are also the park’s sightseeing spots, where mountain view red leaves can be seen. In the Shimen Scenic Area, waterscape red leaves and distant view red leaves can be seen. Moreover, along with the broadleaf evergreen are another 10 categories of red leaves that add radiance and beauty to each other, thus forming unique scenery in the southland.

During the second half of each December, while appreciating the red leaves here you can also enjoy hundreds of acres of clubs, peach blossoms and plum flowers in the Pastoral Areas and the Shimen Scenic Area. In autumns and winters, Shimen National Forest Park is filled with red autumnal leaves, making the hill appear as if it was dyed, just like a beautiful picture and a songlike poem. There are so many beautiful scenes that you simply can't take them all in. All the clubs come out as brand-new white snow, and the aroma fills your nose, reflecting a northland sight. You may dunk yourself in the natural Oxygen Bar and release any fatigue that you may have from your day job, that will mean a lot. Every year, the red leaves scenery in Shimen Park can last for more than 60 days. During the springtime, green trees fill the splendid mountain with vigor. In the winter, the hill crowded with red leaves is intoxicating and displays great appeal. Being here will make you believe that you do not need to seek red maples in the distant Fragrance Hill, for you can enjoy everything here.

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  • Location: Taoyuan Town, Conghua, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province(广东省广州从化桃园镇)
  • Transportation: take the Guangzhou-Conghua bus to Conghua Bus Station (Jiekou), then take the Jiekou-Dalingshan bus and you’ll reach the foot of the mountain.

Questions and Answers About Places to See Fall Foliage

qudsia azeem 2014-03-17
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please let me know if muslim food is available close to pazhou exhibition centre. iam traveling next month .is it a rainy season over there?

Hi Qudsia, sorry, we don't know if there are Muslim food available close to Pazhou Exhibition Centre. April is a rainy season in Guangzhou, please prepare an umbrella when you go out.

Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-19
boshra 2013-01-16
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Hi , I will be visiting Guangzhou from 28th Jan until 4th Feb, is it a good time to visit Shimen National Forest Park ? thank U.

Hi Boshra, yes, it is a good time to visit it.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-01-17
Sue 2012-10-17
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hi therewe''ll be visiting guanzhou and Shenzen on the 8 - 15 November, 2012. wat would be the weather''s temperature? pls recommend the best outfit to wear during that time. Thank You.

Hi Sue, the weather in November in Guangzhou and Shenzhen is pleasant, sunny and relatively cooler. Sometimes it rains, so an umbrella is needed. The average low and high temperature is respectively at 16 °C (60 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F). Long-sleeve shirts are suitable during the day when it is warmer, but at early morning and evening a sweater or a jacket is needed. You can also check the up to date information via this website:

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-18
Connie 2012-09-27
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Hi there,When is the best time to go Shimen National Forest Park since u replied the earlier email thst first week of the Dec will not a good time to go.Thanks. Connie
Hi Connie, from April to October is the best time. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-28
Mojojojo 2012-08-27
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Hi, I will reach Guangzhou on 7th Dec this year, is it a good time to visit Shimen National Park. and how can i go there? is there any subway? or bus?
Hello Mojojojo,it is not a good time to visit Shimen National Park in December. But you can take a taxi there, it is about 100 km from the town. guest replied on 2012-08-28
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