Visiting Huadiwan Flower, Fish and Bird Market in Guangzhou

Whether you are a pet lover or looking for ornamental plants to perk up your house, Huadiwan Flower, Fish and Bird Market has everything imaginable, from rockworks to rosewood furniture, Nemos, kois, chinchillas, rabbits, etc. Even if you do not fall into the aforementioned categories, Huadiwan pet market can be fun to look around without costing a penny while compared with zoos and aquariums.

The market in proximity to Exit D of Huadiwan subway station is also known as Yuehe pet market, or Fangcun pet market with various species of pets available.

Yuehe Flower, Fish and Bird Market in Fangcun, Guangzhou-1
Yuehe Flower, Fish and Bird Market in Fangcun, Guangzhou
Yuehe Pet Market in Huadiwan, Guangzhou
Yuehe Pet Market in Huadiwan, Guangzhou

Stepping out of Exit D of Huadiwan metro station, you’ll arrive at a circular shaped building with chaotic passageways that’s Yuehe flower, fish and bird market.

Huadiwan flower, fish and bird market is comprised of six zones:

Aquarium

Aquarium Zone in Guangzhou Yuehe Fish and Pet Market
Aquarium Zone in Guangzhou Yuehe Fish and Pet Market

At first peek, it seemed dark and gloomy inside. However, it was completely different as you moved on. It’s the ultimate place if you are looking for a fish tank or would like to embellish your home with some sort of water features.

Fish tanks on sale in Huadiwan fish and pet market
Fish tanks on sale in Huadiwan fish and pet market
Kois in Huadiwan fish and pet market
Kois in Huadiwan fish and pet market

Almost every shop had a large fish tank at the front with a colorful myriad of fishes inside, and the most common type was koi as it was regarded as a symbol of wealth in China.

Kois in Huadiwan fish and pet market-1
Kois in Huadiwan fish and pet market

Bins and bins of kois were on sale here. The smaller one was sold at 2rmb per piece while bigger one cost about 15-30 rmb per piece.

Scampis in huadiwan fish and pet market
Scampis in huadiwan fish and pet market

Scampis were also aplenty. You can get three smaller ones at only 10 rmb, while the medium size would cost 15 rmb for 2 pieces and the bigger size 20 rmb for 2.

 

Rosewood

Rosewood zone in Fangcun fish and pet market
Rosewood zone in Fangcun fish and pet market

Rosewood has long been a symbol of status and wealth in China. A stroll down the rosewood zone in Yuehe fish and pet market, you would be amazed at the vast selections of household ornaments made from rosewood.

 

Pets

Pets Zone in Yuehe Fish and Pet Market
Pets Zone in Yuehe Fish and Pet Market

There’s a wide range of animals on sale including chinchillas, hamsters, puppies, kittens, rabbits, piglets and even talking parrots.

 

Pets Zone in Yuehe Fish and Pet Market -- Parrots of Different Colors
Pets Zone in Yuehe Fish and Pet Market — Parrots of Different Colors
Pets Zone in Yuehe Fish and Pet Market -- Parrots
Pets Zone in Yuehe Fish and Pet Market — Parrots

The most fun part was there was a talking parrot saying “Ni hao” to passers-by.

Puppies on sale in Yuehe pets market
Puppies on sale in Yuehe pets market

However, for some puppy and kitten lovers, this place would break your heart as there were some poor puppies and kittens on sale. Even though you would want to save them, it’s not recommended to by any pet from the pets market in Guangzhou. It happened to many people that the pets would die in a few days after being brought back home.

Crafts

Carvings in Huadiwan flower and pet market
Carvings in Huadiwan flower and pet market

There’re tons of crafts available, including wood carvings, root carvings, ceramics, crystals, bamboo products, etc.

 

Rockworks

Rockworks of diverse shapes were also aplenty here.

 

Plants

Bonsais in Guangzhou fish and pet market-1
Bonsais in Guangzhou fish and pet market-1
Bonsais in Guangzhou fish and pet market-2
Bonsais in Guangzhou fish and pet market-2

Fangcun is the cradle of flower plantation in Guangzhou. For flower enthusiasts with a penchant for bonsais, yuehe flower and pet market is a great spot as there were a whopping variety of bonsais. It’s like wandering in a botanic garden but still you can shop for the plants. It’s suggested to combine it with Lingnan flower market in the neighborhood if you are flower enthusiasts.

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