The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will put on a wide range of cultural events from Aug 13 to 18 to mark the Qixi Festival, Chinese Valentine's Day which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in lunar calendar.
Dragon boats in Guangzhou, submerged underwater for protection after last year's boat race, were awakened on May 22 during the traditional Qilongchuan Day, specially marked in the Lingnan area.
A new state-of-the-art terminal officially opened at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong province, on Thursday, and Xiamen Airlines had the honor of being the first departure.
Guangzhou locals and visitors alike will have a chance to join in holiday festivities on March 2, when a host of celebrations will take place in honor of the annual Lantern Festival.
Visitors will be able to see prehistoric animals and signature animals of any zoo in the world by using the virtual reality (VR) equipment of a special VR zoo recently completed in Guangzhou.
For those who want to enjoy warm weather and delicious food, a trip to Zhanjiang city in Guangdong province - about four hours by flight from Beijing - is a good idea.