Zhanjiang Travel Guide
Area: 12,490 square kilometers (4,822 square miles)
Location: Zhanjiang lies in the southwest of Guangdong Province. It is situated in Leizhou Peninsular, neighboring the South Sea in the east and Beibu Gulf in the west. The city is separated from Hainan Province by Qiongzhou Strait.
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Chikan, Xiashan, Potou, Mazhang); 3 county-level cities (Wuchuan, Lianjiang, Laizhou); 2 counties (Suixi, Xuwen)
Tourist Complaint: 0759-2262444
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0759-3380233
Zhanjiang Attractions - Things to Do
Donghai Island: It ranks as the fifth largest island in China. A popular holiday resort has been built on the east side of the island. In addition to the forest and beautiful sea, it also has a 28-kilomter-long beach.
Naozhou Island: This is a beautiful island that is favorable for a visit at any season. The Naozhou Beacon with over a hundred years' history is the highlight of the island.
How to get to/around Zhanjiang
Zhanjiang Port, in the southeast part of the city proper, once had passenger transport station operating liner to reach Haikou. However, there are no longer passenger liners directly from the city proper to Haikou. Visitors should go to the Hai'an Dock in Xuwen County for this connection.
Zhanjiang Railway Station and Zhanjiang West Railway Station have operated trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Kunming and more cities.
When to Go: Zhanjiang is favorable for visiting at any season because of its comfortable weather.
Zhanjiang Travel Tips
History: During the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), the area of today's Zhanjiang belonged to Xiang Shire and the central government of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) set Xuwen County administering the whole Leizhou Peninsular. It was one of the earliest departure points on the Marine Silk Road. After the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, this area began moving forward with big strides.
Physical Features: Most of the land of the city is peninsular or islands. The terrain slopes downward from the north to the south. A plain forms the major area of the city. Its mountainous area is in the northern part of the city.
Local Products: sea food, pearl, sugarcane, blood orange, litchi, sweet potato