The Greater Bay Area feels today like the thermostat was turned up to max. Actually, for most of the year, it’s best to get out of the sun in this region. But now, there is an alternative to going shopping or, better yet, getting on a plane: Guangzhou has an indoor park featuring all sorts of winter-wonderland attractions and activities.
Located in the city’s Huadu District, the newly opened Guangzhou Sunac Snow Park, at 75,000-sqm, is slightly smaller than the world’s biggest indoor ski resort in Harbin. But it beats the ski-pants offNo. 3, being three times bigger thanDubai’s offering.
Snow Park is nestled within a monster-sized theme park,the RMB50 billion Sunac Resort. Here is a shot of theoverall layout:
Ski Area: Fourski slopes are suitable for sledding, with varying degrees – first timer, beginner, intermediate and experienced. The longest run is 460 meters. The steepest slope is 22degrees.
1. Teddy Bear Track: for first timers, average slope of 7 degrees
2. Snow Rabbit Track: for beginner who is learningspeed control and turn control, average slope of 14 degrees
3. Elk Track: for intermediate needing to consolidate and modifyactions,average slope of 18.8 degrees.
4. Tiger Track: for advanced and freestyle lovers, average slope of 22 degrees, suitable for intermediate and advanced levels.
Snow Experience Area: change into your down jacket and walk into this place of cool with European-inspired buildings.
Snow Entertainment Area: abundant snow recreation activities await here. You could take a walking adventure through a trail high above the snowy land in “Tree Adventure” (the picture below); you could take a swift slide over the snowy hills in Arctic Glide, and you could immerse in the fun of “Ice Bumper Cars”.
World of Ice and Color:Splendid ice statues and incredible snow sculptures, coupling with gorgeous light, will leave you with a memorable experience.
From 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Weekdaysand from 10:30 a.m.to 9:30 p.m. on Weekends, with extended hours during the peak season and public holidays. There’s no admission one hour before closing time.
How to Get There:
From Guangzhou East Railway Station:
To avoid traffic, the best solution would be taking the Metro from GZ East station to Huadu Square or Ma’anshan Park stations on line 9, then take a taxi to Sunac Snow World. (Takes around 75 minutes)
From Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport:
Until now, the best way would be taking a taxi to the snow world directly. (Takes around 30 minutes, 16 km)
From Hong Kong:
Best solutions would be:
- Take a direct bus from different Hong Kong areas to Jollies International Hotel in Huadu, then take 10 mins taxi to the indoor ski resort. (Takes around 3 hours)
- Take High-Speed Train from West Kowloon Station and catch the 07:50 high-speed train from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou North, then take a taxi to the Snow Park (Total: around 1 hour 30 mins, 80 mins train + 10 mins taxi). Note that there is only 1 train in the morning from Shenzhen North to Guangzhou North! Other trains are all going to Guangzhou South and we do not recommend that as it takes 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours for you to go from Guangzhou South Station to GZ Sunac Snow World.
Check out other fun at Sunac Resort:
Other than the indoor ski resort, visitors could find Sunac Land, Water Park and Sport Park. A shopping mall and 5 stars hotel in the same area.So for those who want to go on a longer vacation, Sunac Resort would be a fun choice.
Find out more information here: http://guangzhoupark.sunacctg.com/