Songshan Lake is an ideal spot for you to hang out with friends, especially if you want to escape the summer heat. The recreation spot is perfect for cycling, and there are many scenic spots in the vicinity.
The lake is everything a nature lover hopes for. Surrounded by a forested area that’s home to many wildlife species, the lake makes for a nice picnic. There are also many Instagram-worthy backgrounds where you can take pictures with your friends.
Best time to go
The spot is a major tourist attraction; hundreds of tourists visit the area. If you want the lake all to yourself, visit before 10 am when there are only a few wanderers about. Also, try to avoid major Chinese holidays and weekends if possible.
At the entrance are stalls selling various local delights. The food is extremely delicious and low-priced. You might want to take your own bottle of water though as the water in the area isn’t very clean.
You can take a train or a bus from Guangzhou and Shenzhen – the whole journey lasts for about four hours. After getting to the lake, you can rent a bicycle and cover the length around the lake: this won’t take longer than three hours.
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