Da Fu Mountain, or in Mandarin, Da Fu Shan, is a large park in Panyu District, on the outside of downtown Guangzhou. Still within the city limits of metropolis Guangzhou, it feels a world away with bike paths, hiking, picnic areas and paddle boating on the lake. Bikes in and outside of the park are cheap, easy to rent, and there are lots of choices from mountain bikes to easy riding tandems. If you'd rather walk, like many do, there are several paved paths that wind through the park.
Whether you walk, bike, or paddle your way through Da Fu, take time to enjoy the birds singing, open spaces, and peace within the park. Because these things are hard to come by in the busy inner city of Guangzhou.