Zhanjiang Travel Guide

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Zhanjiang Facts

Chinese Name: 湛江 (zhàn jiāng)
Population: 7,130,000
Area: 12,490 square kilometers (4,822 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

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)

Useful Numbers:
Tourist Complaint: 0759-2262444
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0759-3380233

Zhanjiang Attractions - Things to Do

 Huguangyan National Scenic Area: This scenic area is also a national geological park famous for its natural volcano relic. It has the most typical and largest maar (volcanic) lake in the world. 

 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 Airport is the only airport in western Guangdong Province. It is only about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the downtown area of the city.

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.

Weather

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Zhanjiang enjoys a tropical and subtropical monsoon climate with low altitudes, north of the tropic of cancer. Influenced by the ocean climate, Zhanjiang escapes the heat of the summer and chilliness of the winter.

 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

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Questions & Answers on Zhanjiang Travel
Asked by Dusan from SERBIA | Jun. 25, 2016 17:25Reply
About Zhanjiang cost of living
I might be coming to the city to work, so I am interested in cost of living there. Average prices on food, transportation, rental and monthly costs for apartment etc. Thank you.
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Answered by Lisa from USA | Jun. 25, 2016 20:00
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On general, the living cost in that city is average, and the expense for one month may be CNY4000-5000, including the apartment rent, food and transportation. CNY1500-2000 can afford for a ordinary decent apartment, and a general meal may cost you CNY30-40.
Asked by Peter from HONG KONG | Oct. 22, 2015 21:42Reply
Hello, is there a boat or ship going from Hong Kong to Zhanjiang ?
Thanks for the info :)
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Answered by Edie from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 23, 2015 01:00
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Well, there is no boat or ferry that operates between these two places.
So from Hong Kong, you can pass the custom and arrive at Futian Port. Then take a taxi to go to Futian Bus Station and take direct long-distance bus to the destination. As I know, the bus schedules are from 07:00 to 21:30.
Answered by Pat Conroy from CHINA | Feb. 13, 2016 23:53
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If your at HK Airport take a ferry to Macau or Zhuhai, that gets you straight across the Pearl River Delta Delta (PRD) and takes 200km off your trip.
Asked by Janice Walsh from IRELAND | Oct. 15, 2015 11:18Reply
Zansuwan Hotel, Leizhou
Hello
I would like to book 3 rooms in this hotel from 22nd March for 3 Nights

Zansuwan Hotel
No.8 Wenhua Road, Leizhou, China

Room 1 - 1 adult and 1 child - 11 years
Room 2 - 2 adults and 1 child - 11 years
Room 3 - 2 adults and 2 children - 11 years and 14 years

Could you send me a rate please?

Kind Regards

Janice Walsh
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Answered by Evelynn from DENMARK | Oct. 16, 2015 03:02
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Maybe the 2 adults and 2 children have to book two rooms. As I know, the hotel provides kinds of suites for you to choose. Generally speaking, the price of one room is CNY 500 to 750 per night.For suite, it costs CNY 1,400 to 1,600 per night.

About the exact price, you can look through the official website of this hotel.
Answered by Janice Walsh from IRELAND | Oct. 16, 2015 04:52
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Thank you very much Evelynn for your reply.
The problem is I can't find the website on line
Did you stay at this hotel and do you have a link to the website that you could send me?
Many thanks for your help.
Answered by Evelynn from DENMARK | Oct. 16, 2015 04:58
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Well, as I know, TravelChinaGuide does not allow to add links. So you can just input Leizhou Zansuwan Hotel on the Internet. The official website doesn't have English version. If you have Chinese friends, you can ask help for them.
Answered by Janice Walsh from IRELAND | Oct. 16, 2015 06:09
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Thank you Evelynn
Asked by ken Ton from USA | Feb. 06, 2015 05:12Reply
Is there a direct bus from Hong Kong city or the airport to Zhanjiang?
Please provide details on where to get on the bus in HK and time schedules.
Thank you.
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Answered by Harry from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 07, 2015 00:39
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As I heard, at No.379 of Portland Street, there are cross border buses to ZJ. Well, I’m not sure about that, you need to affirm it for sure.
Answered by rosalyn chan from CHINA ZHANJIANG | Jun. 13, 2015 21:46
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you should go to shenzhen city and there are some bus or flight to ZJ.
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