Yangjiang Travel Guide
Area: 7,813 square kilometers (3,017 square miles)
Location: Yangjiang is a coastal city in southwestern Guangdong Province, facing southward to the South China Sea. Close to the Pearl River Delta, The city is 247 and 160 kilometers (153 and 99 miles) from Guangzhou and Zhuhai. By water, it is 143 and 129 sea miles (265 and 239 kilometers) from Hong Kong and Macau.
Administrative Division: 1 district (Yangcheng); 2 counties (Yangxi, Yangdong); 1 county-level city (Yangchun)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0662-3418544
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0662-3224873
Yangjiang Attractions - Things to Do
Hailing Island, situated to the southwest of Yangjiang, has been regarded as one of Ten Most Beautiful Islands in China. The island boasts many famous attractions such as Dajiao Bay, Mawei Island and Shili Silver Beach. The most popular one is Dajiao Bay, which enjoys agreeable weather and broad beach.
Guangdong Maritime Silk Road Museum:
Located on the west of Shili Silver Beach on Hailing Island, it is the first undersea-archaeology museum about exploration, protection, display, and research of the China's ancient ship "Nanhai 1".
With its majestic rocks and imposing manner, it is reputed to be the most magnificent in all of South China. As a national geological park and base for science education, the scenic spot is a famous attraction characterized by superb karst landform. It is located to the northwest of Yangchun City, about 66 kilometers (41 miles) from proper district.
The scenic spot has numerous caves scattered in a magnificent three-storey cave that is over 120 meters (394 feet) high. The bottom floor is grand and spacious with a limpid stream winding its way inside for about 320 meters (1,050 feet), and even provides boating in the cave. The middle and the upper floors are a fairyland of various stalactites, stalagmites and stone pillars. They take the shape of fairies, lions, and inverted lotuses, encouraging you to linger and appreciate their form. Some of them are rare in China. There are nineteen spectacular stalactites, which are as grand as buildings, and forty grand stone pillars resembling a large lotus. Inside the cave, you will feel that you have entered a sublime palace.
The karst landform in the Lingxiao Rock is a typical representative of its kind in South China. The karst sight here is well-preserved and has a wide variety of geologic formations. In the cave, the stalactites will grow continuously if there are drops of water. Regardless, they grow at a rather slow speed, about 1 to 20 centimeters (0.39 to 7.87 inches) per century. We can only image how long the cave has existed!
In addition, the scenic area has improved the infrastructure facilities of the area. Many scenic spots have also been built, including a sunflower garden, a national geological park, a museum and other ancillary structures. By incorporating a large number of rocks, minerals, stalactites, and specimens of plants and animals, the museum represents the evolution of rocks and land forms of the area.
CNY 51 (including the admission fee for the museum and fee for tour guide)
08:30-16:30 for the museum
Take the bus (from Yangchun to Luoyang) in the Principal Station of Yangchun City and get off at Lingxiao Rock Stop.
How to get to/around Yangjiang
1. The city has a fine transport network. It is ten minutes' drive to the airport and a bit more than an hour from the railway station in Yangchun City. Yangjiang Heshan Airport stands in Heshan Town, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from the Yangdong County. Currently, the airport only operates flight routes to Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
2. From Guangzhou, Hailing Island can be reached in three hours. It is nearer from Zhuhai and Hong Kong, only one and half hours needed. Yangjiang's passenger transport bus station is at the juncture between Xiping Road (North) and Jingshan highway. Intercity and interprovincial bus routes are both available there, together with internal routes.
3. For people who want to get to Yangjiang from Hong Kong, long-distance buses are operated daily from 07:30 to 14:00 along Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. They pick up passengers from Hong Kong Shatin New Town Plaza, Shatin Hilton Plaza, Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour City, West Kowloon Elements, and so on and arrive at Yangjiang Yutian Hotel and New Bus Station.
When to Go: Without chilly winter, Yangjiang is an all year round tourist destination.
Yangjiang Travel Tips
Physical Features: Main terrain of the city descends from the north to the south. It has two mountains standing in the northeast and northwest. Within the territory, the city's zenith is the Ehuangzhang of the Wangfu Mountains. Furthermore, Yangjiang has thirty islands in total bearing a coastline of 342 kilometers (213 miles).
Special Local Products: sea product, black bean sauce, lacquer
Is there any better option to HK?
To Zhuhai: From YJ Bus Station, the bus schedules are from 07:00 to 20:00. The ticket fare is CNY 105 per person.
After arriving, take a taxi to Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port. There are several direct ferries to HK.
To YJ: take a city bus or free shuttle bus to Border Gate, and cross the border to Zhuhai. Then, walk to Gongbei Bus Station, and take a coach to your destination for CNY 115. The coaches are available from 8:10 to 19:10, and the trip takes about 3-4 hours. You are advised to spend two days there to see the Hailing Island, Shaba Bay, Zhapo Bay, etc.
To Kaiping: you may take a coach to Kaiping from YJ Bus Passenger Transport Station for CNY 33-43. The coaches are scheduled from 7:55 to 17:30, and the duration is about 2 hours. You are advised to spend one day there.
To Foshan: take a coach to Foshan from Yici Passenger Transport Station at no. 30, Liangyuan Road. The coaches are available from 6:05 to 19:25 at an interval of 10 minutes. The bus fare is CNY 35 or 47. You may spend one day there.
To Zhaoqing: take a long-distance bus to your destination from Dali Bus Passenger Station for CNY 34. The buses are available from 7:30 to 19:00. You may spend one day there.
To Hong Kong: take a train to Hung Hom from Zhaoqing Railway Station. The train departs at 15:30, and reaches Hung Hom at 19:31. You may spend two days there to see the major attractions: Ngong Ping 360, The Peak, Ocean Park, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and A Symphony of Lights.