Zhuhai Attractions - Things to Do
As a beautiful coastal city, Zhuhai has enchanting natural scenery and abundant historical attractions, most scattered in its east Xiangzhou and west Doumen Districts.
Attractions in Xiangzhou District
1. West Line
New Yuanming Palace
Specialties: Based on the original Yuanmingyuan Garden in Beijing, it is an imitation garden comprising eighteen of the original forty sights. The delicate Chinese palaces, buildings, and pavilions show the imperial architecture of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) and classical garden layout of south China. The Western architecture in the west part of the New Yuanming Palace manifests classic European style.
Location: Lanpu, Jiuzhou Avenue, Jida
Other Bus Routes: 13, 25, 30, 40, 60, 69, 99, 201, 202, 206
Dream Water City
Location: Lanpu, Jiuzhou Avenue, Jida (near New Yuanmingyuan Garden)
Other Bus Routes: 13, 25, 30, 40, 60, 69, 99, 201, 202, 206, or you can go there on foot after visiting the New Yuanmingyuan Garden.
Meixi Archways Tourist Area
Specialties: This tourist area consists of four parts: three exquisite granite archways built in the Qing Dynasty; the former residence of Chen Fang, an outstanding overseas Chinese and first Chinese consul in Hawaii in the late Qing Dynasty; the personal garden of Chen; the Chen's family graveyard.
Location: Meixi Village, Qianshan Town
Other Bus Routes: 26, 99
Agricultural Scientific Academy
Specialties: It offers a marvelous agricultural world with various special fruits and vegetables such as huge pumpkins, multicolored eggplants, and many other peculiar plants, as well as lovely animals. You can dine on pollution-free food there. Shopping, accommodations, and entertainment are also available.
Location: at the foot of Shuanglong Mountain, Meixi Village, Qianshan Town
Other Bus Routes: 26, 99
2. East Line
Sightseeing Bus 02 running between Jiuzhou City and Dajinding provides you with an ideal route touring the attractions in the east part of Xiangzhou. The following is for reference:
The Fisher Girl Statue
Specialties: To many people, the Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue is the landmark of Zhuhai. Standing elegantly at Xianglu Bay, she drapes a fishnet and holds a pearl high in the air with both hands up to the sky. The statue symbolizes a vigorous and lively Zhuhai welcoming visitors from all over the world.
Location: Xianglu Bay, Middle Qinglu Road, Xiangzhou District
Other Bus Routes: 9, 99
Here, you can take a free walk along the beautiful Qinglu Road, or you can go to the Shijingshan Mountain Scenic Area on foot. It is located at the North Haibin Road west of the Qinglu Road, consisting of a park and Shijingshan Cable. The park has distinctive stone sculptures and caves, various plants, and an amusement center. You can also take a cable car to appreciate the charming scenery of Zhuhai.
Location: Eling Mountain, Tangjiawan Town
Other Bus Routes: 3, 10, 66, 68, 69, 85 (at Tangjia stop)
Pearl Land Amusement Park
Location: Tangjiawan Town
Other Bus Routes: 3, 10, 66, 68, 69
3. South Line
There are several attractions in the south part of Xiangzhou. You can first take the Nos.5, 14, 30, or 60 buses to Nanping to visit Yang's Ancestral Hall. Situated at Beishan Village in Nanping Town, Yang's Ancestral Hall was built in 1868 as a sacrifice hall in the village. The whole construction is designed as a symmetrical Chinese garden on a central axis. The delicate carvings inside the hall indicate the proficient and artistic techniques of ancient Chinese architecture in the Qing Dynasty.
After visiting Yang's Ancestral Hall, you can take Nos.5, 14, 30, 60, or 61 buses to Zhuxian Dong. Located between two mountains, it is a popular destination renowned for its enchanting natural beauty. Then you can take Nos.5, 14, or 30 buses to Wanzai Town to visit Macao Street, which has an architectural style like that of Macao.
Attractions in Doumen District
Here, you can take the No.609 bus to the Huangyang Mountain Scenic Area. The beautiful Huangyang Mountain claims to be the peak in the Pearl River drainage area. Green tea fields, clear springs, deep pools, lovely waterfalls, and various scenic spots in the mountain are appealing. Among all the attractions, Jintai Temple is the most famous. The temple, facing a reservoir and surrounded by mountains in the other three directions, is a hot destination for Buddhists.
If time permits, take the No.609 bus to go to the famous Yuwenquan Hot Spring Resort.
Special Tourist Attractions
Macao Sea Area Cruise is a distinctive feature of a Zhuhai tour. You can take a sightseeing ferryboat at certain ports. During the cruise, you can see many famous sights of Macao, including the Macau-Taipa Bridge, the Friendship Bridge, Lisboa Hotel, the government building of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Lotus Flower Monument, and Macao International Airport. You can alternately choose a night cruise, appreciating the appealing night piece of the sleepless city of Macao.
Island Tours are top things to do there. Zhuhai has 146 islands scattered in the expanse of the South China Sea and you should not miss the most beautiful ones:
Jiuzhou Island, the nearest to Zhuhai City, is a convenient and ideal resort for a weekend. You can take the Nos.3, 4, 12, 23, 25, 26, 99 buses, or Sightseeing Bus 02 to get to the Jiuzhou Port, and take a ferryboat to Jiuzhou Island. Please note that the ferryboats are available only on Saturdays and Sundays, and the fare for a round trip is about CNY 30 per person.
Qi'ao Island, located in the north sea area of Zhuhai, is renowned for its many historical attractions such as Shaqiu Site, Tianhou Palace of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), and Wenchang Palace of the Qing Dynasty. Being connected with the city by bridge, the island can be directly reached by the No.85 bus.
Hengqin Island in the south part of Xiangzhou District can also be reached directly by the No.14 bus. You can visit the world’s largest ocean-theme fairyland - Chimelong Ocean Kingdom.
Gaolan Island to the southeast of Zhuhai is famous for its Flying Sandy (Feishatan) Beach and the Moya Stone Carving of Chinese Bronze Age about 3,000 years ago. You can take the No.605 bus from Xiangzhou Bus Station in the city center, and then take the No.706 bus to Gaolan Island.
Wanshan Archipelago includes many charming islands such as Wanshan Island, Guishan Island, Wailingding Island, Dangan Island, and Dong'ao Island, which claims to be the most beautiful island of Zhuhai and has plenty of historical sites. You can take the bus No.11 or No.56 to get to Xiangzhou Beidi Port, and then go to these islands by ferry.
Besides enjoying the natural scenery of forest and sand beaches, the many choices for fun today make Zhuhai's island tours more fascinating than ever. You can enjoy sports such as swimming, diving, surfboarding, parasailing, and beach volleyball playing. Or you can take a motorboat or a yacht around the island. Bathing, fishing, camping and dining on fresh seafood are also interesting.
Further Reading: Top 10 Things to Do in Zhuhai
I am planning to take my kids to visit chimenlong resort, and stay at chimenlong circus hotel. We are arrrive at hongkong int'l airport in mid day and we bring some suitcases. What is the easiest way to get to chimelong from hongkong airport ? and how long and how much the fare cost ? where to buy ciscus show ticket and how much ?
Thank you very much TCG
You can buy the tickets of circus show on their websites or directly on the scenic spot. Ticket fares are as follow:
Regular Ticket CNY 300 / person
First-class ticket CNY 350 / person
VIP ticket CNY 680 / person
Family Ticket6 CNY 675 / package
Regular Ticket CNY 380 / person
First-class ticket CNY 480 / person
VIP ticket CNY 680 / person
Family Ticket CNY 855 / package
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Thank you very much and really appreciated for your replied.
I will be my first time to there, I plan to visit the park and go to circus on the same day, do you know if shuttle bus are arranged between the 2 sites? how often ?
Is it walking distance ? How long ?