If you’re like us, you try and avoid domestic tourist spots during China’s major holidays. And rightfully so, because as we’ve learned – a picture tells a thousand words... If you decided to stay in Guangzhou for the extended holiday, here are some events and deals worth checking out:
Thu-Sat Oct 1-3: The Canton Place Moonlight Tent Market
The Moonlight Tent Market by The Canton Place and Mafa Bazaar will run from Oct 1-3, from 4-10pm. The event will be a celebration of both the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day! Creative stalls, mobile Western antique houses, classic cars and motors, goosebump-inducing music and swing dance, a gala party with lanterns and much more will be on display. Come and spend romantic mid-autumn night at The Canton Place.
Starting Oct 1: Golden Week Vacation Deals
There will so much fun happening at the Langham Place, Guangzhou over the holiday break that we may need to call the fun police. In all seriousness, the Pazhou-based hotel has a wide variety of special deals and events taking place over the holiday, so click here to learn more.
Sat Oct 3: Park 10 Wellness: Yoga Workshop
Get your yoga on at the Park 10 Wellness Yoga sessions. This is a perfect way to start your weekend with a productive and fun yoga session led by a certified Lululemon instructor. Great snacks and desserts along with fresh juice and tea will be served at the Hoppo Cafe after class. We recommend reserving a spot before the event, as space is limited. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
Sun Oct 4: Monster KaR
Monster KaR launched a nationwide tour this month for their newly released album Love Cloud Island. The tour is themed around the love-hate relationship between the spaceship ‘Love Cloud’ and a monster known as KaR, depicting humane struggles from the point of view of an alien. The band’s performances will combine music with theatrical visuals, to present a unique musical theater aesthetic. Swing by Mao Livehouse this Sunday for a masterful performance.
We are giving away free tickets to two lucky That’s Guangzhou readers. For your chance to win, simply share this article on your Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want!’, take a screenshot and send it to our WeChat account (ID: thatsguangzhou) along with your name, email address and phone number.
Sat-Mon Oct 3-5: Jazz It Up
If you haven’t checked out Four Seas Walk in Panyu, now might be time. From October 3-5, Four Seas International Jazz Music & Food Carnival is going to light up everywhere south of the Pearl River with performances by internationally renowned jazz bands and musicians, as well as a flashmob dance (we bet you missed those), light show, food and drinks and more. To get to the oasis, drive, cab it, or take Line 7 to Nancun Wanbo. Scan the QR code on the poster for more info.
Sun-Wed Oct 4-7: World Music Asia
If you’re looking for a musical fiesta right in your neighborhood, then we have just the event for you. This year’s World Music Asia festival is back! The four-day music fest features a loaded lineup of exciting musical guests and will take place in Foshan over the National Day holiday from October 4-7.
We are giving away free four-day passes to 10 lucky That’s GBA readers. For your chance to win, simply share this article on your Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want!’, take a screenshot and send it to our WeChat account (ID: thatsguangzhou) along with your name, email address and phone number.
Ends October 12: Staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou
Available until October 12, reserve a pampering stay in the Club and Suite and enjoy a complimentary one-way chauffeured car service (drop off from hotel to any locations within 10 kilometers). Click here to learn more. For reservations, call (020) 3813 6898.
Daily: Happy Hour @ 13 Factories
We heard from our friends at GRT Radio that this year’s National Day holiday will be a wet one... So, there’s no better way to pass the time than inside the comfy confines of your local watering hole. Hit up 13Fac for buy-one-get-one drafts, cocktails and wine from 3-7pm. Next thing you know, you’ll be taking shots of whiskey for every rumbling of thunder.
Daily: Cycle & Walking Tours with CycleCanton
Image via CycleCanton
Who doesn’t love a good bike ride? We certainly do, and nothing beats a day of fun cruising through Guangzhou with CycleCanton. Started by Bram van Ooijen in 2013, CycleCanton is a bike-based tourist experience company aimed at helping curious people discover Guangzhou’s fascinating history, culture and architecture. With cycle and walking tours (group and private) on offer (reservation required), consider booking with Bram over the holiday for a great experience right in your backyard. Click here to learn more.
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