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Must-see Art Zones around the Guangzhou apartments

Last time we share Guangzhou host the most wiched event in the hotel with you, this time we will talk about Must-see Art Zones around the guangzhou apartments.

1) T.I.T Creative Industry Zone
A former textile machinery plant, T.I.T Creative Industry Zone has been fittingly reappropriated as a primarily clothing-themed creative space. Despite the laughable acronym that forms its name, T.I.T nonetheless delivers a serious historical atmosphere amidst a background of wild creativity and fashion. Careful not to get lost in the folds of its labyrinthine passageways; many times you'll think you've come to a dead end when in fact there is more just around the corner.

Where: 397 Xingang Zhong Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8422 1810
Price: free
Opening hours: all day
Getting there: take subway line 8 to Kecun (客村站)

2)  Xiaozhou Village
One of Guangzhou's best not-so-well-kept-anymore secrets, Xiaozhou is a miniature canal town, similar to Suzhou, in southern Guangzhou. Xiaozhou is home to many art students, who reside in small guangzhou apartments amongst the growing number of cafés and bars and public galleries. It's also one of the city's most popular locations for wedding pictures so take care not to photobomb anyone's special day.

3) Redtory Art Park
Redtory Art Park was originally built in 1956 as China's largest can factory; now it's a spacious art loft often referred to as Guangzhou's 798. Decked out with bars and café and eateries in the same spaces huge machines used to operate half a century ago, Redtory brings a sense of lively commercialism and photogenic historical calm all at the same time. Stepping out the front gate, you'll find you're just two minutes away from majestic Pearl River scenery and another pleasant post-prandial stroll. If you want to avoid the pricey food and drinks inside the park, if you find a  canton apartments for rent near there you can have a walk down Yuancun Siheng Lu outside the main gate; the whole street is packed with street food and more reasonably priced lunch options.

Where: 128 Yuancun Siheng Lu (Linjiang Da Dao entrance, Meilin Hai'an west side), Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8557 4346
Price: free
Opening hours (public galleries): Mon-Sun 10:30-21:00
Getting there: take subway line 5 to Yuancun (员村站) exit A and continue walking 10 minutes

4) 1850 Creative Park
Originally the site of southern China's largest hydrogen peroxide manufacturing plant, 1850 is a huge but uncomplicated space with one long avenue extending through it, cutting through galleries both old and new and under construction. Well worth a night visit thanks to multicolored lights along the paths, 1850 is not as developed as Redtory but still features a variety of art for viewing.

Where: 200 Fangcun Da Dao (near Liwan Police Station), Liwan District, Guangzhou
广州市荔湾区芳村大道东200号(近荔湾公安局) 1850创意园
Tel: 020 3102 1850
Price: free
Opening hours: 9:00-17:30
Getting there: take subway line 1 to Fangcun (芳村站) exit B2 and walk 5 minutes towards Hedong Qiao

5) Taigucang Creative Park
Formerly known as Taigucang Pier, Taigucang Creative Park is a pleasant green space lined with old-style red brick warehouses, restaurants, and movie theaters. Night lights along the Pearl River make this is a perfect spot for enjoying a cool breeze and an evening stroll. Also a good place to buy or taste wine in a quiet, pseudo-European setting.

Where: 124 Gexin Lu (near Jinbi Wan), Haizhu District, Guangzhou
广州市海珠区革新路124号(近金碧湾) 太古仓文化旅游艺术创意区
Tel (movie theater): 020 8430 9788
Price: free
Opening times: all day
Getting there: take subway line 8 to Shayuan (沙园站)

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