Zhongshan Attractions - Things to Do

 Tourism Area of Sun Yat-sen's Hometown 
 Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall
 West Sunwen Road

 Wugui Mountain
 Chrysanthemums in Xiaolan County
 Xinzhong Avenue

Far from the large and noisy metropolis, Zhongshan City has its unique quiet but charming natural and cultural sceneries. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of Chinese revolution, was born in a small township forming part of the city. In order to commemorate his great contribution to the renaissance of China, the city was called Zhongshan, Sun Yat-sen's Chinese family name. At the same time, the locals marked their admiration for the great man by constructing museums and a street in his honor. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall is located in the city center and the Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen is constructed in the Cuiheng Village, his birth place. If you have a deep interest in modern Chinese history, these are must things to do during your trip. The former can be reached by No.1 bus and the latter is available by No.12 and 48. The West Sunwen Road is a tourist pedestrian street and in its special way also commemorates Sun Yat-sen. Culture is the main theme of this street which is decorated with lifelike murals and sculptures.

The above three destinations have been included in the ten top Views of Zhongshan City. The other seven are scenic spots namely, the peak of Wugui Mountain and the green cascade of the Yangtze River are highly praised by visitors. Wugui Mountain has an elevation of 531 meters (about 1,742 feet), lying at the mouth of the Pearl River and teeming with many varieties of flowers and plants. You can get there by taking buses of No.11A and 11B. Actually, the green cascade of the Yangtze River is the Yangtze River reservoir scenic spot, just nine kilometers (about 5.6 miles) from the city center. The hills around the reservoir are covered in greenery that is reflected by the vast area of water. It is a veritable Xanadu in the city.

In addition, Zhongshan City has another treat that ranks with the top ten attractions for visitors. For several hundred years, Xiaolan County of Zhongshan has been famous for its chrysanthemums. It is said that almost every family living this county has its private garden filled with various kinds of chrysants. You can image the splendid sight these present in autumn when the flowers are in bloom. Each year from October to November, a mini-size showing of mums will be held here.

Xinzhong Avenue, an important transportation hub of the city, is also one of the top ten views. With 3.5 kilometers (about 2.1 miles) in length and 50 meters (about 0.03 miles) in width, it is the political, cultural, scientific and educational center of the city. Xinzhong Zhuijin, means beautiful brocade, another good name given to the road. The beautiful Sun Yat-sen Park of Zhongshan is located on this street, attracting lots of visitors by its variety vegetations. It is an ideal place for you to have a rest without entrance fee.

Although it does not altogether compare with the most famous tourist venues of China, Zhongshan has its own unique and lingering charm. Should you wish to escape from the bustling metropolises, don't hesitate to come here.

- Last updated on Aug. 29, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Zhongshan Attractions
Asked by johnny from CANADA | Nov. 08, 2023 17:50Reply
what are different transportion mean to go to Zhongshan from Hong Kong and Back,
what are the transportation means to and from:
1. Hong Kong to Zhongshan
2. Zhongshan to Zhuhai, Macao
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Answered by Harry | Nov. 10, 2023 00:38

It is easy to take a bus or ferry from HK to Zhongshan. Buses are also available from Zhongshan to Zhuhai and Macau through HZMB Bridge.
Asked by michael t. from U S A | Sep. 18, 2017 19:32Reply
ferry going from Hong Kong international airport to Zhongshan City.Any had done that? Thanks
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Answered by Nocle from USA | Sep. 19, 2017 19:33

Yes, there are ferries to Zhongshan Port, and I happen to know the schedule: the ferries leave at 9:50, 12:30, 16:30 and 20:30 and take 70 minutes, 260HKD for an adult.
Asked by Aa from INDIA | Jul. 05, 2017 10:53Reply
I'll be staying in hotel hilton downtown Zhongshan, which are best places to visit? 3 days stay
My stay is for 4 days.
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Answered by Emma from USA | Jul. 06, 2017 20:43

So you have three full days to tour around, right? Well, I suggest you spend one day in the city and the other two in Guangzhou and Zhuhai, for which the high speed trains are available taking only around half an hour. Hereunder is a recommended itinerary:
Day 1: ZS, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall - Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen - Zhongshan Pedestrian Street
Day 2: White Cloud Mountain - Yuexiu Park - Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (if there is time left, enjoy the Pearl River)
Day 3: New Yuanmingyuan Palace - Fishing Girl Statue

Good trip!
Asked by debbie leong from MALAYSIA | Oct. 04, 2015 10:45Reply
I have 2 days in Zhongsan and would like to visit below spots
• Peak of Wugui Mountain
• Green Cascade of the Yangtze River
• Xiaolan County famous for Crysantehmums.

Where should i stay so that i can conveniently go to these places? Please advise transportation to get to these places, where is the best place to take the transport?
Any recommendation of mid range hotel or hostel?

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Answered by Nancy from INDONESIA | Oct. 09, 2015 03:10

Well, I can hardly find a place that you can have direct transport mode to all of them. I suggest you live near the central part among these three places, and ZS North Railway Station is a good choice.

To Peak of Wugui Mountain: It is about 21 miles from the railway station. You are suggested to take a taxi, and the fare is about CNY85.
To Green Cascade: You can walk to Rail Station to take the bus No. 030 to Yangtze River Water World. The green cascade is located inside the park.

To Xiaolan: you can take a bullet train from North train staiton to Xiaolan, and the travel time is about 9 mins.
Near the railway station, there is a Kanghua Road, where you can find a lot of budget hotels there.
Vienna Hotel, located at No. 15 Kanghua Road.
Jinzuan Hotel, located at No. 33 Kanghua Hotel.
Jinsha Business Hotel, located at No,43 Kanghua Road.
Asked by emad from EGYPT | Mar. 13, 2014 03:06Reply
is zhongshan city for electric pedent and lamp?
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Answered by Lia from GERMANY | Mar. 13, 2014 04:47

Oh yes. There are many electric pendent and lamps stores and market in the ZS ancient town.
Answered by emad from EGYPT | Mar. 13, 2014 05:02

Tks toooo much
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