Jiangmen Attractions - Things to Do

  Guifeng Mountain National Forest Park
  Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
  Liyuan Garden

Jiangmen, situated at the southern part of Guangdong Province, is a tourist destination boasting the Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, the newly nominated World Cultural Heritage of China. Jiangmen governs three districts Jianghai, Pengjiang and Xinhui and four counties Enping, Heshan, Kaiping and Taishan. It is one of the famous hometowns of overseas Chinese people.  The tourist attractions there are mainly located in Kaiping, Xinhui, Enping and Taishan.

Built in the late period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Kaiping Diaolou is a special complex representing a mixed style of Chinese and western architecture. With the development of the overseas Chinese culture in the early 20th century, the Kaiping Diaolou and Villages became a highlight of the regional culture. Actually, the blockhouse-like constructions used to be the sheltering harbors of the local residents. On average, each village has at least one Diaolou building and there are totally 1,833 buildings. It is suggested that the best way to travel the villages is by bike. Here are two itineraries for visitors to choose: the first one, to go through the Chikan Town, Baihe Town and Xiangang Town; the other one, to visit the Tangkou Town.

Especially, when you travel in Tangkou Town, paying a visit to the Li Garden of Kaiping is one of the top things to do. It was a private garden built by an overseas Chinese man named Xie Weili in 1926 and it took ten years to complete the entire garden. Covering an area of over 4.8 acres, the garden has the feature of Chinese traditional garden and the western architecture.

In Xinhui District of Jiangmen City, there are three attractions deserving your traveling. Lying in the northwestern part of Xinhui is the Guifeng Mountain National Forest Park. Having an elevation of 1450 feet, the Guifeng Mountain shapes like a jade tablet, thus got its name Gui meaning jade tablet. The famous Bird's Paradise is located in the southern part of Xinhui. Actually, the so-called bird's paradise is a 380-year-old great banyan covering an area of about 2.5 acres. The pure ecological environment has attracted thousands of birds living there. The Yamen Scenic Spot at the seaport of Xinhui is the ancient site where the Southern Song Dynasty (420-589) fell to ruin. The Yamen Emplacement and the Yamen Bridge shows the contrast between the history and the modern society.

The Enping County is well known as a 'Town of Hot Spring'. The major hot springs include the Didu Hot Spring, Jinjiang and the Hot Spring Paradise, providing visitors with relaxing services. In Taishan County, there are two beautiful islands namely Shangchuan Island and Xiachuan Island. Lying in the South China Sea, the two islands are nice places to view the unique geographical environment and savor the local customs. Another mountain of Jiangmen is the Mount Dayan (big wild goose) which is situated in Heshan County. The natural landscapes on the mountain are regarded as the naturally painted traditional Chinese mountains-and-waters paintings.

- Last modified on Oct. 24, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Jiangmen Attractions
Asked by Cheang from SINGAPORE | Oct. 06, 2016 09:59Reply
I arrive HKIA at 2pm on 11 oct. How can I go to Zhuhai then to Jiangmen City? Appreciate your answer
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Answered by Iris from POLAND | Oct. 06, 2016 21:53

U can take a ferry to Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port in 70min. Then go to local Gongbei Bus Station to take a bus to JM. Alternatively, go to the Coach Terminal in T2, HKIA, take a direct bus to JM. The schedules are quite dense. It will take almost 4 hours to arrive.
Asked by Dave Kwan from USA | Oct. 02, 2012 18:33Reply
From Pantower Hotel, Kaiping to Hong Kong Airport
I have to catch a flight departs at 5:00 pm at HKIA on November 22nd. How to get there by ferry from Pantower Hotel, 2 Zhong Yin Road, Kaiping, Guangdong 529300? There are ferry piers in Jiangmen and Zhong Shan. Are there any web sites of the piers to obtain information? I have a big piece of luggage. What is the quickest and convenience way to get there besides chartering a private vehicle?
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Answered by Masha | Oct. 05, 2012 22:52

As I know, the ferries from JM Ferry Terminal to HK are in service at 09:00、14:00、17:15.
I searched the internet to find the English website of the ferry service, but I failed.
Besides, there are direct cross-borders at The Yacca Hotel to HKIA. So you can go to the hotel to take the buses.
Good day!
Asked by Cheng from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 25, 2011 09:36Reply
I'm in Jiangmen by 27 Sept.We're can I ride a bus going to hongkong from there ?
I will be in there by 27th and i would like to go to hongkong in the afternoon, is there a bus station going to Hongkong in Pengjiang, my time of departure in JM 16:00-17:00.tks for your answer...:)
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Answered by Cindy | Sep. 26, 2011 01:43

You can find shuttle bus at Yucca Hotel. There is regular bus to Hong Kong. There is one bus at 16:00, previous one at 14:00 and last bus at 18:00. So, suggest you get there before 16:00. You can get off at Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Mongkok, Central, Waichai. Ticket price is 110RMB.
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