Getting To Know Guangzhou: Julong Village

I went to Fangcun area yesterday, which is a part of the Liwan district. I had bought a guidebook the day before, book that introduces historical places and sites in Guangzhou. One of them is Julong Village (聚龙村).

Map around Julong Village

These first photos are from the said Julong Village which I circled in yellow to the map above. First a photo of a sign that offers more information about the small community. Click the image to see it larger.

Information of the Julong Village

Julong Village is a quiet little community and it looks like that only some houses have residents.

Julong Village

Julong Village

Sara Jaaksola in Julong Village

Julong Village

Cat in the Julong Village

The following photos are from the area around the Julong Village, marked in the map with a blue circle.

ChongKou River

ChongKou River

Near Julong Village

Fishing along Chongkou River

Water tower near Julong Village

Near Julong Village

Dog near Julong Village

  • you are a great writer and a talented photographer!  You make me miss China so much.  We traveled twice to Guangzhou during our trips to adopt our youngest daughters, now 5 and 6 yo.  My eldest dd is 24.  She went to China after college to teach English.  She met and fell in love with a young man from France.  Now they are still together but living in Australia.  Anyway, I love your blog and your stories!  And your photos!

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Thank you so much for your comment Sherri, comments like this keep me writing :)

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  • Fethi

    very good ..

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  • Danny Huang

    I am from Guangzhou, but I have never been to Fangchu.

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    I’ve only been to two places my self, Julong village and a pet market. But perhaps there is more to Fangchu than we know?

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  • Ordinary Malaysian

    I see that you like to go to the less touristy and trodden places. Tranquil scenes and nice series of pictures. I like them. Seeing them is like you are actually there.

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    The older the better when it comes to villages in China!

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  • Thank you for sharing these nice photos. It looks like such a peaceful and pretty little area! …I want to give that dog a big hug and take him home.

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    I hope the dog isn’t as sad as his/her eyes look like.

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  • I love village life and those pics bring me back to my village…

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Just wait for more, there are many more interesting small villages around Guangzhou that I plan to visit as soon as I have time and it’s good weather for photography.

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  • Tiffany

    Hi Sherri, I’m going to gz very soon and would like to visit this village, may I know how to get there? :)

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Hi Tiffany! The closest metro station is Huadiwan on Line 1 and it’s about 10 minutes walk from there. You can see the metro station’s logo in the first picture’s map as well.

    The best thing would be to print a map or use one on your smart phone. The route from the metro station to the village isn’t that straightforward :)

    Here’s a link to a baidu map: http://j.map.baidu.com/mjjS6

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    Tiffany Reply:

    Hey Sara, so sorry I mixed up your name! ;) Thank you for the info, very helpful! There’s no info on how to get there other than bus 825, I was wondering where to take that bus. Can’t wait to visit GZ. Anyway great blog you have there!! :)

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    No problem :)

    When are you coming to Guangzhou?

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    Tiffany Reply:

    28th Dec for 7 days. Can’t wait!! :)

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Cool! From where are you coming? :)

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    Tiffany Reply:

    Erm make a guess? Tiny red dot lol..

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Japan?

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    Tiffany Reply:

    Japan is nowhere tiny, I’m from singapore :) I’m in gz now already, loving it here! :)

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    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    I was thinking of the flag :)

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