Making a Splash! The Best Water Parks in Guangdong (Part 1)


Chimelong Water Park (长隆水上乐园)

★ A must-see water park

★ China’s “AAAAA” Grade scenic area

★ Appraised by IAAPA as the “Must-See Water Park in the World” for several consecutive years

★ Won the Trip Advisor’s “2013 Annual Tourist Attraction of Choice”

★ A water park with the most number of facilities in the world

★ Ten heated Jacuzzis provide a fulfilling and fun experience in water entertainment

★ The one and only Water Park by Night and trend-leading thematic events

Spanning an area of about 450 acres, Guangzhou Chimelong Water Park was jointly designed by two world-renowned Canadian companies – WhiteWater Company and theme park designer Forrec. The water park is not only well-known in China but also all over the world. It was ranked first in the list of “20 Best Water Parks in the World” in 2013 by international theme attraction industry organizations – Themed Association (TEA) and AECOM Economics. The high standard of operations and high quality water treatment system along with a safe environment allow visitors to enjoy themselves with total peace of mind.


Location: Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort, Panyu District, Guangzhou

Opening Hours: 09:30-21:30 (Night section - Starry Water Party: 17:00-21:00)



Metro: Line 3, Hanxi Changlong Station, and take Free Shuttle Bus at the Station (Service hour: 08:30 - 22:15, every 10-15 mins)

Our Ratings: ★★★★★


Big Hippo Water World (大河马水上世界)

Located in Nanhu National Holiday Resort (南湖国家旅游度假区) with attractive scenery, Dahema (Big Hippo) Water World is a novel and playful fairyland in Guangzhou. Inside this fairyland is backwash bay with straight torrents, surfing yachts, children’s pool, standard swimming pool, drifting river and other exciting water facilities. 


Location: Inside Nanhu National Holiday Resort, Guangzhou 

Opening Hours: 8:00 - 18:30 (April 28 - October 7)

Admission: 100 yuan per ticket for adult, 50 yuan per ticket for children under 1.4 meter 

Bus: Take Bus No. 862A, 864, 804, 179, 126, 833, 509, 832 and get off at Big Hippo Water World Station or Guangdong Provincial Tourism School Station. 

Our Ratings: ★★★★

Gold Coast Water Park (黄金海岸水上乐园)

Guangzhou Gold Coast Water Park is located on the Pearl River bank along East Binjiang Road, covering 30 thousand square meters. The landmark barge-shaped structure stands at the Pearl River Corridor, forming a magnificent sight along with the Haiyin Bridge, Ersha Island and the Pearl River. The park was constructed at the location of the old Pearl River Bath (珠江泳场) using advanced equipment imported from the U.S. It offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a water stage, tennis court, gym facilities, a dining plaza, bars, a shopping mall and much more. Gold Coast Water Park provides entertainment, dining and shopping all in one location, keeping you cool and happy on hot summer days. 


Location: No. 543 East Binjiang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou

Opening Hours: 9: 00-22: 00 (Night Section 19:00-22: 00)

Admission: Day Section: 40 yuan per ticket for adult, 30 yuan per ticket for student, 10 yuan per ticket for children under 1.4 meter; Night Section: 25yuan per ticket for adult, 10 yuan per ticket for student or children under 1.4 meter

Bus: Take Bus No. 266, 229, 182, 131, 121, 36, 11, 8 and get off at Pearl River Bath Station. 

Our Ratings: ★★★★


Playa Maya Water Park, Happy Valley (深圳欢乐谷玛雅水公园)

Playa Maya Water Park is the only park in Asia that by rewarded the international prize of World Water Park Association. It only opens from May 1st to Oct. 7th. Based on the mysterious Maya culture and depending the beauty of it watery scenery, it shows people a wonderful ancient world. In here, people can experience the long-past Mayan civilization and get an exciting sense of a primitive and desolate world. The buildings and statues here are all in Mayan architecture styles. In the daytime, people can enjoy the dense woods filled with great lizards, crocodiles and parrots. In the evening, the wild and ardent dancing performances of foreign tribes will warm up the atmosphere around the water. 


Location: Inside Happy Valley, OCT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Opening Hours: 9:00 - 22:00

Admission: 200 yuan per ticket for adult, 100 yuan for children between 1.2m -1.5m and people aged 65-69 

Metro: Take Shenzhen Metro Line 1 or 2 and get off at the Window of the World Station. 

Bus: Take Bus No. 20, 21, 26, 32, 42, 43, 54, 59, 66, 70, 72, 78, 79, 90, 96, 99, 101, 109, 113, 123, 204, 209, 210, 222, 223, 232, 234, 245, 301, 310-315, 323, 324, 327, 328, 329, 338, 350, 365, 367, 369, 370, 373, 383, 390, 392, 395, E10, M222, N1, N4, N5, N6, B610, B681, B603 and get off at the Window of the World Station. 

Our Ratings: ★★★★


Water Park, OCT East (深圳东部华侨城水公园)

Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East) is located at Dameisha of Shenzhen, China. Occupying an area of 20,000 ㎡, the Water Park in Knight Valley is a water world with constant temperature and an area of 1,900 ㎡ connecting indoor and outdoor water world. In the Water Park, you can experience the huge 3m-high waves, U-shape slide, indoor lazy river and other fantastic water entertainment activities and performance, and enjoy the feeling of cleaving through the waves on the sea and the passion of extreme water sport. The Water Park possesses indoor water entertainment area of 7,000 ㎡ and all kinds of water entertainment facilities, such as Windsurfing, Big-bowl and U-shape slide, waves made by wind pressure, lazy river and outdoor slide way for your choice.


Location: Shennan Boulevard, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Opening Hours: 9:30 – 17:30

Admission: RMB 200 for the Ecoventure Valley only; RMB 180 for the Tea Stream Resort Valley only; RMB 300 per Joint Ticket. 

Bus: Take Bus No.103, 387, J1, J1 express, M207, M362, Dameisha holiday special line 2, Sightseeing Bus, or Airport Bus Route 6 to OCT East Ecoventure Valley stop; or take Bus No.103B, 239, 308, 380A, 380B, E12, E13, M207, Dameisha holiday special line 2, Sightseeing Bus, or Airport Bus Route 6 to Dameisha Beach or Dameisha sub-district office, then change to Bus No. B620 to OCT East Ecoventure Valley. 

Our Ratings: ★★★★


Dongguan Palm Valley Water Town (东莞棕榈谷水城)

Palm Valley Water Town is the biggest and most elegant water park in Dongguan, combining the unique natural environment and terrain and ingenious design concept. It is composed of five swimming areas, leisure pool, sea wave pool, children’s pool, circular river and sky water ski. There is also a massage pool, a waterfall pool, and other facilities built for visitors to take a rest after swimming. Here, visitors can enjoy both romantic and gorgeous sea wave and beach as well as exciting and interesting water activities. 


Location: No. 8 Yingbin Road, Dongcheng District, Dongguan 

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Mon. - Fri.), 09:00-22:00 (Sat. - Sun.)

Admission: 90 yuan per ticket for adult, 45 yuan per ticket for children

Bus: Take Bus No. 26, 54, L5A and get off at Huying Park Station, then walk another 550 meters to get to Palm Valley Water Town

Our Ratings: ★★★★

Lost City Water City (珠海梦幻水城)

The Lost City (Water City) is the largest situational water park in downtown Zhuhai, covering an area of 110,000 sq meters and next to New Yuanmingyuan Palace (圆明新园). It is composed of the following themed parts: the waterfall, the man-made wave pool, the torrent river, the drifting river and the children’s pool. It functions as a summer resort and an amusement park. Imitations of the wonders of ancient civilizations function as the background of the park. Visitors will come across a magic, dream-like wonderland. “Returning to Nature” is the keynote of this fashionable water world. 


Location: Lanpu, Jiuzhou Avenue, Zhuhai

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (summer period, night section 18:00 - 22:00)

Admission: For day section, 130 yuan per ticket for adult, 90 yuan per ticket for people aged over 65 and children 1.2-1.5 m, children under 1.2 m enter for free; for night section, 90 yuan per ticket for each person. 

Bus: Take Bus No. 1, 13, 20, 25, 40, 60, 99, 201 to get to the park. 

Our Ratings: ★★★★



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