After our visit to Renwei Temple, we went on to visit Lychee Bay (荔枝灣), which is this gorgeous park area with lakes, canals, architecture... And, since this is was the Spring Festival, some trees were already blooming, including one of my favourites – magnolias! I don't know, it just makes me so happy to see magnolias, you know?
Also, because of the festivities, parts of the park had red decorations, food stands, and even a candy artist who painted super intricate and delicate figures by pouring syrup that then would solidify and become beautiful candy!
We enjoyed fine weather, strolling around the canals, admiring the buildings and their reflections...
We even came across an Erawan Shrine, a Hindu shrine for asking whatever you may need (hence the multiple faces and arms of Lord Brahma). So interesting, because the first time we saw a similar one was in Bangkok in 2006!
And then, right nearby, we heard some singing. Cantonese Opera! Woohoo! We were feeling a bit bummed we couldn't get tickets for a performance at the Opera House, so we were so excited to catch a bit of this open air performance!
The day winded down with some dimsum, sunset views of decorated trees and historic towers, and some matcha and Hokkaido cream (whatever that may be) ice-cream.
And this (plus my previous post) was just day 1 of Chinese New Year...