Nansha, Guangzhou China

Nansha District Facts

Chinese Name: 南沙区 (nán shā qū)
Population: 751,700
Area: 783.86 square kilometers (302.65 square miles)
Location: in the south of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, south China
Area Code: 020
Zip Code: 511458
GDP (2018): CNY145.84 billion (USD 22.04 billion)

Nansha is the sub-center of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. It is located at the southernmost end of Guangzhou, where the three rivers of West River, North River and East River converge. Nansha is the only access to the sea in Guangzhou, and it is also an important hub because of the Port of Nansha, connecting the cities on both sides of the Pearl River Estuary and Hong Kong and Macau. Nansha Guangzhou has a beautiful coast line and seascape. As for the Nansha traveling, the Nansha Wetland Park and Nansha Tin Hau Palace are two must-see scenic spots.

Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Nansha District

 Nansha Wetland Park
There are more than 10 species of mangroves and reeds planted in the park, attracting all kinds of birds to breed and live. Nansha Wetland Park is also known as the paradise for migratory birds in the Pearl River Delta. From September to March, the spectacular scenery of migratory birds flying south can be seen. The best way to visit there is to take a tour boat to appreciate mangrove, reed marsh, lotus pond and bird's nest.

 Nansha Tin Hau Palace
Nansha Tien Hou Temple also called Mazu Temple worships Mazu Linmo, a sea Goddess. As the largest Mazu Temple in Southeast Asia, it is mainly composed of Tien Hou square and the palace building complex, integrating the style of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the momentum of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing.

 Sunflowers Garden
Sunflowers Garden is a flower and grass plantation in Nansha Guangzhou with sunflower base, rose garden, lavender base, joy area and squirrel Park. It has red azalea in spring, purple lavender flower sea in summer and golden sunflowers in the early autumn. In addition, a lot of cartoon figure sculptures in the park enable parents and their children to spend a good time.

 Binhai Amusement Park
Located on the west bank of the Pearl River Estuary, the Binhai Amusement Park has the only silver beach which glows with a silver light in the sunshine. The W-shaped beach area is nearly 40,000 square meters (430,556 square feet) and about 600 meters (1,968 feet) long. In addition to swimming and playing in the swimming field, tourists can also play beach football, volleyball and water polo. In addition, the breathtaking sand sculptures are displayed on the beach. 

Best Time to Visit Nansha District

The best time to visit Nansha Guangzhou is from June to October. The endless lotus in Nansha Wetland Park and lavender in Sunflower Garden begin to put forth their blossoms from June to August. The average temperature at that time is about 29 C (84F).The Sunflower Garden is a top choice where the sunflowers become golden from July to September. But the rain fall mainly focuses on April to September so it is necessary to pay attention to the weather forecast. The rainy weather is often seen from January to April. With the temperature of about 23C (73F), it is not so cold in the winter and spring time of Nansha, from December to April.

Nansha District Weather Forecast



Travels can fly to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and then take 90-minute Shuttle Bus Line 7C to Nansha. It is easy to reach Nansha by bullet trains from Guangzhou South Railway Station in 13 minutes.

The main transportation method includes metro, buses and taxis. Guangzhou Metro Line 4 passes through Nansha China. It charges CNY12 for the first 3 km and CNY2.6/km for the following distance by taxis.

 See more: Guangzhou Metro

Best Nansha District Food to Try

The best Nansha Foods to try include Trunk Fish, Quick-Fried Green Crab, Water Chestnut Cake, and Sunflower Chicken.

 Sunflower Chicken
Sunflower chicken is the representative food of Nansha China which takes fresh sunflower as its food and the juice squeezed from sunflower stalk as its water. Sunflower Chicken is one of the best dishes in Guangzhou at present. It has the characteristics of yellow skin, crispy bone and sweet and tender meat.
- Last updated on Nov. 06, 2019 -
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