Guangzhou Changlong Holiday Resort is located in Dashijie Street in Fanyu District. It is a comprehensive entertainment park integrating sightseeing, accommodation, dining and entertainment. It contains Changlong Happy World, Changlong Water Paradise, Chimelong International Circus, Xiangjiang Sarafi Park, Guangzhou Crocodile Park and Chimelong Golf Center.
Chimelong Happy World
Chimelong Happy World is a large theme park, which offers stunt shows and other interesting activities. All of the equipment in Chimelong Happy World is imported from Europe, whose designs and technology are at a world class level. The Vertical roller coaster is considered the world’s best roller coaster. This ten-looped roller coaster has been mentioned by the Guinness World Records, and is the first of its kind in Asia and second of its kind in the world after the one in the England.
The park is composed of Habi Kingdom, which is for kids and families; Screaming Zone, full of thrilling activities; Rainbow Bay, where the roller coaster is located; Water Paradise and a central square for shows.
- Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 18:00
- Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 – 18:30
Xiangjiang Safari Park
Guangzhou Safari Park integrates the protection, research and breeding of animals and plants with sightseeing and education. The wild animals are kept on a large, open area which visitors can drive through to get a close up look.
It is the largest wildlife park in Asia. There are over 460 rare and endangered species and over 20,000 animals from all over the world, including 13 Australian koalas, 10 giant pandas and Honduras anteaters. In addition, there are five animal shows, of which the white tiger show is the largest of its kind worldwide.
The park is divided into two zones: one for walking and one for traveling by bus.
The riding zone, which covers an area of around 1000,000 square kilometers, is the first of its kind in the country. Visitors can opt for a train ride or self-driving through the forests and grassland, experiencing the excitement of close contact with wild animals. Visitors will be amazed at white tigers roaming in their territory (the white tiger area is the largest in the world), and flocks of giraffes, zebras and antelopes wandering around in the grassland and highland of the South Africa area.
- Opening hours:9:30 – 17:30 every day
Chimelong Water Paradise
Covering an area of 40,000 square kilometers, Chimelong Water Paradise is the world’s largest, and most advanced Water Park. The park is the favorite of kids and families. Around 70% of its visitors are families with kids.
Chimelong Water Paradise has the most aqua equipment in the world. There are various water-slide and water activities, which are able to bring to visitors of all ages great fun. In addition, the park possesses a 1280-meter-long cruise river, the longest in the world and many slides for kids.
The surroundings of the park have been landscaped like a subtropical garden with subtropical plants and flowers.
There are about 100 professional lifeguards patrolling in the park to ensure the safety of visitors.
- Opening Hours: from May to October, 9:00 – 22:30
Guangzhou Crocodile Park
Guangzhou Crocodile Park is a theme park which integrates crocodile watching, an ecological farm, animal shows and science education. It is the world’s largest crocodile park, having about 100,000 crocodiles of dozens of varieties and shapes, making up 70% of all the crocodile population in China. There are Chinese alligators (a very old and valuable species), ferocious estuarine crocodiles, eyed crocodiles and duck-mouthed crocodiles.
In the park, visitors can also watch the life processes of crocodiles, learn the method of making crocodile skins, pick fruits and vegetable in the ecological park and enjoy delicious crocodile dishes in one of the restaurants in the park.
Chimelong Golf Center
Chimelong Golf Center is the world’s largest golf practice center, covering an area of 400,000 square kilometers. There are over 50 fairways for teenagers and beginners and more than 100 private fairways of international standard, with extra width. There are also several normal greens, and an extra large green which can accommodate up to 3,000 people.
- Normal days: 6:00 – 23:00
- Weekends and holidays: 6:00 – 24:00
Chimelong International Circus
Chimelong International Circus has the largest circus stadium in the world. Chimelong keeps up with current trend of world’s circuses, and constantly brings spectators the newest circus programs from around the world. Since its commencement, Chimelong International Circus has staged three highly successful shows. The most recent great show, Forest Code, is a combination of styles of eastern and western circuses.
Chimelong has initiated programs performed by herbivorous and carnivorous animals together, and its show performed by 13 bears is considered a successful endeavor in the circus field.
- Opening Time: 7:30
How to get there:
It is on Dashijie Street in Fanyu District. Using Subway Line 3, alight at the Hanxi Changlong Station. Bus 304 can take you directly to the Safari Park. Walk 300 meters from Xiangjiang Zoo Station (can be reached via bus 301 and 288 from the town) to the main entrance of the park.