Jiangmen Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 江门 (jiāng mén)
Area: Land Area: 11,347 square kilometers (4,381 square miles), Sea Area: 4,519 (1,745 square miles)
Location: in the south-central of Guangdong Province, southern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Jianghai, Pengjiang, Xinhui); 4 county-level cities (Enping, Taishan, Kaiping, Heshan)
Area Code: 0752
Zip Code: 516000
GDP (2018): CNY 410.3 billion (USD 62.0 billion)
Famous for Kaiping Diaolou & Enping Spring
Jiangmen, a part of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and an important transportation hub connecting the cities in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong and Macao with the west of Guangdong. It is adjacent to Zhongshan and Zhuhai on the east, Yangjiang on the west and Foshan and Yunfu on the north. It is also the location of Diaolou which is a multi-storey building featuring Chinese and Western architectural art and integrating defense and residential functions. The abundant hot spring scenic spots in Enping are also very popular. As a famous capital of overseas Chinese, Jiangmen has more than 4 million overseas Chinese living all over the world.
Guifeng Mountain: The mountain is situated in Xinhui District and this famous scenic spot has elevated to a national forest park and ranks as one of the famous tourist zones in Guangdong. The lofty mountains, emerald forest and lakes give the mountain endless vigor. There are regular buses passing by the mountain in Jiangmen General Bus Station and Xinhui General Bus Station in Xinhui District.
Liyuan Garden: This private garden was built by an oversea compatriot in 1936. Located in Tangkou Town, Kaiping City, the garden can be regarded as a first-rate one combining with the lingering charms of China and the occident. The layout of the garden can be delimited into Villa Zone, Grand Garden and Little Garden.
In addition, Kaiping Diaolou and Villages is another local must-see attraction in Jiangmen.
How to get to/around Jiangmen
2. It is easy to travel to Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, and Zhuhai by the bullet trains from Jiangmen with the operation of Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit. Along this rail line, there are 4 stations in the city, including Jiangmen and Xinhui in use, and Waihai and Liyue unused. Everyday, there are 20 bullet trains running from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Jiangmen, and vice versa. Those trains leave Guangzhou South from 06:45 to 21:25, and return from 07:08 to 22:48. It generally takes about 40 to 50 minutes. The ticket fare is CNY 50 for a first class seat and CNY 40 for a second class seat.
3. In addition, the completion of the Expressway to Zhuhai reduces the journey to Zhuhai Airport from previous two hours to one hour.
4. Jiangmen to Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal lies in the Hi-tech Development Zone of the city. Every day there is one ship to Hong Kong. On public holidays, ships between the ferry terminals of Jiangmen and Hong Kong will rearrange their schedule.
5. Long-distance buses run along Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge from Hong Kong Shatin New Town Plaza, Shatin Hilton Plaza, Tai Wai Station Public Transport Interchange, Tsuen Wan Plaza and others to Jiangmen Yucca Hotel . The buses depart from 07:30 to 14:00 with the ticket fare of HKD 150 / 260 for a single / round trip respectively.
When to Go: Visitors should avoid going there during the flood season and the period typhoon frequently occurs.
Jiangmen Travel Tips
History: In the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), bazaars began to be gathered in this area. In early years of the 17th Century, it gradually became a trade center in the Pearl River Delta, being a busy place of distribution in the middle and lower reaches of the Xijiang River. This place used to be a dependency of the Xinhui County, but since 1925, it became independent city. It is a well-known town of oversea compatriots. As early as the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the local people began to leave home and settle abroad.
Physical Features: Vast area of hills and mountains is disbursed over the north and the northwest, while the river valleys, fluvial plains and delta plains, mainly scattered in eastern, central and southern part of the city, are interweaved with sporadic hills and terraces. It has a coastline of 330 kilometers (205 miles) with 268 islands of all sizes dotted along the shores.
Local Highlights: It has three rivers running through. Around the Dragon Boat Festival (in the fifth day of the fifth lunar month), people would like to participate in the dragon boat races. During the activity, exhibition games and friendly games and formal competitions are held to satisfy the folks' passion and enthusiasm.
Special Local Products: palm fans of Xinhui District, sun-cured tobacco of Heshan City, preserved kohlrabi of Hetang Town
What is the actual transit time by ferry?
Thank you for your reply.
I checked the ferry available on CKS website but however, there is no ferry schedule available.
As such, I need further assistance please.
It is my understanding that they have purchased a new ferry and are training and the Hong Kong to Doumen to Jiangmen route will be resumed this fall.
Until then your nest return option is to take the shuttle bus from Yucca Hotel back to Zhongshan ferry terminal. There is one shuttle departing at 7:20 and one at 12:20.
the ferry to Macao?
While we are in Hong Kong visiting sites and relatives for the first time, we'd
also like to visit Macao where my great great grandfather had property at one time.
Is it better to take a boat to Macao after we are already in Hong Kong or is it better
to take the ferry to Macao and go to Hong Kong after Macao?
You are suggested to take a bus from JM General Bus Station to Gongbei Port and then pass through it to Macau.
After that, you can take a ferry from Macau to HK.
Hope it helps!
Children under 5 years old can enjoy 50% off. So your kids need to pay the same as adults.
Do the tickets sell out quickly for the month of September or are there plenty of tickets available?
I heard that you can also take a ferry from JM. Do you know if this is correct?
You mentioned that I can book tickets through CKS.
Please explain what CKS is and provide a website. Thank you
CNK refers to Chu Kong Passenger Transport, where you can book the ferry.
Also, is JM closer to Kaiping than Zhongshan is from Kaiping?
And yes, JM is much closer to Kaiping than Zhongshan.