Maoming Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 茂名 (mào míng)
Area: 11,458 square kilometers (4,424 square miles)
Location: in the southwest of Guangdong Province, southern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Maonan, Dianbai); 3 county-level cities (Huazhou, Xinyi, Gaozhou)
Area Code: 0668
Zip Code: 525000
GDP (2018): CNY 309.22 billion (USD 46.73 billion)
Petroleum City in South China
Maoming is located in the southwest of Guangdong Province and adjacent to Yangjiang to the east, South Sea to the north, Zhanjiang on the west, Yunfu to the north and east and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to the north and west. This city is an important petrochemical and energy base in China. The Maoming Petrochemical Company headquartered in Maoming has become one of the largest and most efficient refining and chemical enterprises in China. At present, the refining capacity reaches 20 million tons/ year, and the ethylene production capacity 1.1 million tons/ year. Maoming is also a major agricultural city and fruit production base in Guangdong Province. Tourists can taste all kinds of aquatic products produced in three famous fishing ports: Bohe, Shuidong and Dongshan. Also, there are primeval forests in the north, vast sea views and silver beaches in the south, making the city more attractive.
Maoming Attractions - Things to Do
The 1st Shoal of China Vacation Area: The 'first shoal of China' is 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the downtown area of Maoming, in the Maogang District. The resort has miles of fine and smooth beach outside the shelter belt, and it is definitely an ideal place for swimming and sunbathing. In addition, the resort has many sports to enjoy, including parachute gliding and sailboarding. It is also a national training center for beach volleyball, and often hosts national and international competitions.
Chicken (Fang Ji) Island: The island is the largest in Maoming covering an area of 1.9 square kilometers (0.7 square miles). This tourist resort is a fascinating diving center boasting clear and unruffled sea waters, famous for its coral reefs and recreational scuba diving. Skin and deep diving, diving of exploration are all available here.
Tianmashan Eco-Tourist Area: The scenic area is situated in Xinyi City. On the 1,080 meters (3,543 feet) tall Tianma Mountain, emerald forest, clear springs, deep and serene valleys, waterfalls of all shapes and size, strange rocks and lingering prairies, can all be found in this nature-gifted landscape.
How to get to/around Maoming
When to Go: During the whole year
Maoming Travel Tips
Physical Features: Mountains and hills constitute the general landform of the city, concurrently including plains and coastal beach. It also has a coastline of more than 220 kilometers (137 miles). On the whole, the local terrain is higher in the north and lower in the south.
Special Local Products: In late 2005, Maoming earned the title of largest fruit producing base in China. Lichee (litchi), banana and longan are the most famous and high-yield fruits. In addition, the fruit pit (of Afzelia xylocarpa) carvings are special souvenirs in local markets.
However, you can also take bus from Maoming Bus Terminal. It operates from 7:20 to 17:45 with an interval about 1 hours and it takes CNY12.
If yes, you can take direct coach from General Bus Station.
The schedules are from 06:45 to 20:05 with the interval of 25 mins. The ticket fare is CNY 28 per person. The duraion is 1.5 to 2 hours.
Or you can take direct trains from East Railway Station and arrive at Zhanjiang West Railway Station. The schedules are 00:39, 03:31, 11:11, 20:29 and 23:33. The duration is about 1.5 hours. Soft sleeper costs CNY122.5 and hard sleeper costs CNY89.5.