|Zhuhai Travel Information|
Zhuhai is located in the south of Guangdong Province, on the west bank of the Pearl River and Sea-Going Outlets and on the shore of South China Sea. It faces Shenzhen and Hong Kong across the sea to the east and is connected with Macau by the overland route to the south. It is 140 kilometers away from Guangzhou to the north. The city has a total area of 7640 square kilometers, of which the land area is 1640 square kilometers. Zhuhai is one of the five largest special economic zones in China. The municipality exercises jurisdiction over the Xiangzhou District, the Doumen District, and the Jinwan District. The municipal government is stationed in the Xiangzhou District. By the end of 2005, the whole city had a permanent population of 141.57 million, of which 78.52 million have a domiciliary register.
Standing on the west bank of the estuary of the Pearl River to the South China Sea, Zhuhai is a gardenlike coastal city with 146 charming islands. With its amazing large green area, the city is a modern ecotypic resort. The beautiful Jingshan Road and Qinglu Road (Lovers' Road) add romantic atmosphere to Zhuhai. In 1990s, Zhuhai City as a whole was selected as one of the top 40 tourist attractions in China. And in 1998, it won the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Since then, Zhuhai has become known to the world as a most suitable place for human living.
Actually, people have lived there since the Neolithic Age four or five thousand years ago. A government administrative department was set up in the area in the Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 B.C.). During the following centuries, the area underwent slow but steady development. In 1953, Zhuhai County was set up there, upgraded to Zhuhai City in 1979. In 1980, a special economic zone was established in Zhuhai. Today, the city has under its jurisdiction three districts, namely, Xiangzhou, Doumen, and Jinwan.
In recent years, Zhuhai has made progress in economic development owning to its advantageous geographical location near Hong Kong and Macao, its ports with excellent conditions, its overseas Chinese contributions, and especially the policy of reform and opening up. Foreign investment, advanced technologies and management methods stimulated the economic boom of Zhuhai. As a result, the transportation and accommodations improved. Diversified transportation links provide a wide range of ways to get there or to travel inside the city. A variety of star rated hotels offer convenience and enjoyment.
The superior advancement in economy promotes the development of tourism of Zhuhai. The moderate climate of Zhuhai makes it an ideal tourist destination all year round. It has many attractions worthy of visiting, including the Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue, New Yuanmingyuan Garden, Pearl Land Amusement Park, Jiuzhou City, Meixi Royal Stone Archways, Huangyang Mountain and Baiteng Lake. Additionally, various appealing islands are recommended such as Dong'ao Island, Gaolan Island, Qi'ao Island and Hebao Island and so on.
Zhuhai is also famous for its hot springs and golf clubs where you can take a break from sightseeing. The consummate tourist reception and service system offers many choices of entertainment as well. Dining and shopping are also pleasant. Western and oriental cultures collide and combine here: an open, colorful, and romantic Zhuhai awaits you.
The unearthed cultural relics prove that our ancestors have lived and multiplied on this land early in the Neolithic Age 4,000 years ago. In the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Xiangshan Town was established in 757, which was subordinate to Dongguan County. In the Northern Song Dynasty (550-577) Xiangshan Town became a salt producer and thus had the nickname of Xiangshan Salt Workshop. In the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the four seaside counties of Nanhai, Panyu, Xinhui and Dongguan were incorporated into one county named Xiangshan in 1152. In 1953, Zhuhai County was set up, which was the amalgamation of Xiangshan, Wanshan Archipelago, Sanzao Island and Dangan Archipelago. In 1979, Zhuhai County was changed to be Zhuhai Municipality. In 1980, Zhuhai became a special economic zone.
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Zhuhai has a low latitude subtropical monsoon climate. The city enjoys adequate sunshine and rainfall. The annual average temperature is 22.4 centigrade degree. The coldest months are January and February. Temperature goes up in April. From May to September it gets relatively hotter and more rainfall. The annual average precipitation is 1,700 to 2,300 millimeters. Wind blows in from the sea, bringing very pleasant weather all the year. In summer and autumn, typhoon occasionally harass the city. The average relative air humidity is 79%. Tourists shall pay attention to weather forecast so as to prepare timely clothes and rain gear.
Located in a low latitude area along the southern coast of China, Zhuhai has a subtropical marine climate. It enjoys sufficient sunlight and large quantity of heat. However it is frequently ravaged by the tropical monsoon from south Asia and by thunder storms, sometimes even typhoons in May, June and July. Weather in Zhuhai generally is warm and humid with abundant rainfall, 90% of which concentrates on the rainy season from May to October. So the half year from November to the next April is good to visit Zhuhai and the best times are March, April, November, and December.
The style of Zhuhai cuisine is similar to that of Shenzhen. It is dominated by Guangdong cuisine and also incorporates cuisines of other parts in the world. It is a good choice to savor the fresh and cheap seafood abundant in Zhuhai, such as fresh oysters, green crabs, lobsters, urchins, barnacles, the general's caps (a kind of abalone). The one worth mentioning is the Portuguese cuisine of Zhuhai. It is generally dealt with by chefs of Portuguese origin. It is a new fashion to take Portuguese cuisine in Zhuhai. Restaurants attached to hotels are capable of holding more than 20 thousand customers. The eight well-known schools of Chinese cuisine, western cuisines, the Emperor's banquet, Chinese medicinal cusine are all served here. The Zhuhai cuisine integrates delicacies throughout the world. The dishes feature a wide range of raw materials, diversified colors and new designs with rich flavor of South China. The famous dishes include Zhuhai roasted pigeon, roast pig, abalone cooked like a peacock, Deishi rock oyster of Yinkeng, lotus root of Baiteng Lake, etc.
The dishes can be tasted everywhere in Zhuhai, especially in the food streets. Tang Food Street at Jingshan Road is sure to be your first choice. With distinctive Tang architectural style, pleasant natural environment and more importantly the delicious food in a large number and at reasonable prices, it has become an increasingly popular place for tourists. Public buses Nos.13, 20 and 43 can take you there. In addition, Yangming Food Street at South Fenghuang Road Commercial Area, Yindu Food Street inside Yindu Hotel in Gongbei, and Seafood Street at Wanzai Town are also good choices.
As a holiday paradise for tourists from all over the world, Zhuhai has not only beautiful natural scenery but also many distinctive restaurants with various domestic and foreign styles and flavor, making dining in this city most convenient and enjoyable.
Peeler crabs live in the salted and fresh waters. It is a rare seafood. Its body shiny when cooked and the meat taste tender and fresh. The dish contains plenty of protein, and is an invigorating food well known in such areas as Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan and Zhuhai, etc.
This is a kind of Offshore oysters, living in the surrounding waters of the Hengqin Island. The water flows smoothly around the Hengqin Island, with adequate salinity and temperatures, full of nutrition without pollution, and therefore is ideal for oyster growth. The jumbo oyster is delicious, tender, sweet and fresh, and it's famous for its large size, meaty body, white color, tender taste, and crisp texture at home and abroad. Oysters are a top marine product with rich nutrition and dietary values. It has good effects of strengthening the spleen and stomach, restoring qi, replenishing qi and blood, resolving the hard lumps, calming the liver and subduing yang and treating dizziness, sugar diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. it is also capable of preventing and curing diseases, such as curearteriosclerosis and cancer. Eating oysters regularly will make your skin lustrous, smooth, white and beautiful.
Baiteng Lotus Roots
The lotus roots living in the Baiteng Lake area is unique, natural, pollution-free. It is famous for its large size and pulpy texture without dregs in regions of Hongkong and Macao. Baiteng lotus roots are presented to relatives and friends as gifts and promoted on banquets. The dishes are "braised lotus roots with roast pork" and "braised lotus roots with frogs".
The Wanshan Prawn, also called "crystal prawn", is one of eight important staple marine products and important marine product resources along the coast of the country. The fishing fields of Wanshan Islands in Zhuhai have a long history of prawn farming. The prawn can be steamed and fried. It can be made not only into all style of delicate snacks, but also into all sorts of famous dishes.
Oysters originate from the Fuxiang Bay oyster field in Hengqin. The Hengqin Island is an off island in the south of Zhuhai City. It is about 40 minutes' drive from the ferry quay of the Jiuzhou Harbor. The oyster field is opposite to Luhuan, face Macau across the bay. The period from November to April of every year is the ideal season for savoring oysters as oysters maturate gradually during winter times after being cultivated for more than a half year. The oysters raised in the Hengqin Island are especially large in size and thick in meat due to good quality water. They can be fried crisp, scalded, baked on iron boards and baked with ginger and scallion. It is also excellent for the dish of "surrounding the hot pot", a chafing dish cooked in a terrine. Oysters contain rich protein, which is believed to have effects of strengthening yang and preserving face. Therefore, as the oyster season arrives, a great number of "oyster guests" will come a long way from Macau, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and other areas to gorge on oysters.
Firstly, clean and scald the tench, make willow-leaf-pattern cuts in the sides, and place the ham slices, bamboo shoot slices, mushroom slices and shrimps in the cuts. Secondly, place scallion strips, ginger strip, lard and cooking wine on top of the fish. Thirdly, steam on a high heat for 15 minutes, put the tench on a plate, remove the scallion and ginger, and sprinkle with sesame oil.
Mud Baked Chicken
The Cantonese have many innovations in eating chickens. There are salt baked chicken, cold steamed chicken, chicken with gravy, countryside chicken and roadside chicken. Even if they don’t number one in the country, it will not fall behind the third and the fourth. According to the expert, “mud-baked chicken” is refined and evolved from the famous dish of Changshu “beggar-like chicken”, which literally means the dish is made by wrapping chicken with mud.
The chickens are transported from Qingyuan and “not too large, not too small” ones are specially selected. They are exquisitely processed through many procedures. The mud-baked chicken served on the table is so fragrant as to make your mouth water. The flavor is to the marrow and well absorbed. As the saying goes, a good wine needs no bush.
Stewed Rice Worm
Stewed Rice Worm is a famous Guangdong cuisine. It is soft and fragrant with rich nutrition, which is liked by many Cantonese. The rice worm, whose scientific name is tylorrhynchus heterochaetus, originates from the Pearl River delta area. It lives in the surface soil layer of rice fields at the juncture of salty waters and fresh waters and feeds on the rotten roots of standing grains. The rice worm has a shape of a chilopod while it has more feet than a chilopod. More interestingly, its body can vary between all kinds of bright colors at all times, whereas the body takes on a yolk color after being cooked. The rice worm, though small in size, contains rich protein. It is fragrant, fresh, tender, smooth, and tasty. The rice worm has the effects of replenishing vital essence, strengthening spleen, warming body, and dehumidifying. The inhabinants in the Doumen County or whereabout of Zhuhai City have the tradition of fishing for rice worm. In May and September of every year, people will hold an electric torch in hand and catch rice worm with nets on the grass marsh at night. The scene is extremely jolly. The rice worm in May is called “lichi worm” while that in September is called “autumn worm”.
Opposite to the Grand Yijing Bay Restaurant, the new Haizhen Fishing Harbor is the sole seafood restaurant situated on the seaside beach. The clean restaurant with smiling waitresses serves tasty dishes. Tourist can also enjoy watching the open stretch of the blue sky and the blue sea here. When winter and summer come, the restaurant serves authentic banyan snake and beef ball chafing dishes. The restaurant specializes in various of seafood, such as abalones, sea cucumbers, and shark fins at reasonable prices.
New Zhandian Restaurant
They serve a series of seasonal tonic dishes with raw materials brought from the mountainous countryside. The boiled countryside chicken slice is considered as the "treasure" of the restaurant for its authentic flavor. The seafood served here is also worth tasting.
Linggao Digital Posthouse
Located on the second floor of the Yihua commercial mansion in Waizai of Xiangzhou District, the Linggao Digital Posthouse is a western restaurant with magnificent decoration and graceful style, blending leisure, entertainment and dining together. It centers on western food and offers free internet service. Inviting several friends and taking booth seats, it is comfortable to go on-line for chatting and listening to music. The charges there are low.
Hengqin Oyster Restaurant
Yuren Matou Restaurant (Wanzai Branch)
Zhuhai's superior geographical location contributes to its favorable natural environment giving an abundance of special local products. The various special products boast distinctive local features of Zhuhai and make good souvenirs as well as nice presents for your family or friends. Zhuhai has many flourishing commercial areas with a series of huge shopping malls, department stores and supermarkets that will make your shopping experience easier.
To be frank, Zhuhai is not a city from where you can buy your favorite antiques or souvenirs, yet there are still many other options for you. The various special local products of Zhuhai will certainly give you a new shopping experience, and the main shopping items are aquatic products and tropical fruits, including fish, eel, oyster sauce, crabs, prawns and teal.
Special Local Products
Baijiao Rice Worm
There are a greatest number of damp fields in Liuwei, Qiwei and Bawei of Baijiao as well as the tidal flat in the newly enclosed reclamation area of Heye. There are two harvest seasons every year. The rice worms, which are harvested during the tidal period on the first day and the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar after the Qingming Festival, are called “lichi worms” while those harvested before or after August 15th of the lunar calendar are called “autumn worm”. The rice worm can be stir-fried, fried, baked, steamed, raw sunned, prickled and stewed. It tastes fresh and contains rich protein. It is a food with unique flavor.
It originates from the forestry center of fruit trees on the west side of the Huangyang Mountain and Dongwan County in Lianxi. Huangyang Lichi is super large in size and thick in flesh, newton pippin in color. It is transparent, crisp, tender, refreshing, and faintly sweet like honey.
Oyster and Deishi Oyster Oil
Since the west bank of the mouth of the Pearl River is located at the juncture of salty waters and fresh waters, fresh oysters of Zhuhai are large in size with thick meat inside. They contain rich protein and mineral substance. Especially Dieshi oyster oil has a good market in Hongkong, Macao, Southeast Asia, Tanxiang Mountain and other places.
Xiaotuo Hill Orange
It abounds in the Xiaotuo Hill on the east side of the Huangyang Mountain. It is customary for the villagers to entertain the guests with tea and several oranges. Since the Xiaotuo Hill oranges have the effects of resolving phlegm, relieving a cough, causing diuresi, smoothing urine flow, whetting one's appetite and treating infantile malnutrition, it is very popular.
Nanping Crisp Tench
The Nanping crisp tench is cultivated with special methods. It is crisp and refreshing. It acquires it name from its place of origin, Nanping.
Qianwu Gristle Strange Fish
It originates from the Puzu Pit or whereabouts of the Qianwu reservoirs. It has a similar shape to that of common strange fish. However, it has smooth body with a dent in the breast. After being cooked, it bones are transparent and milky in color, and taste like bean vermicelli. Its flesh tastes fresh, tender and delicious.
Recommended Shopping Sites
South Yingbin Road Commercial Area
Lianhua Road Commercial Area
Jingshan Road Commercial Area
Wanzai Seafood and Dried-food Market
Farm Products Market
Wanjia Department Store
Yingbin Commercial Plaza
Zhuhai Department Store
Tax-Free Shopping Mall
New Seven-Star Shop
Minghe Department Store
Maoye Department Store
Zhuhai is a coastal city with a number of islands; various kinds of water entertainment therefore prevail here. You can take a ferryboat to the charming islands of Zhuhai or just have a cruise in the offing. Also, you can do water sports like surf-riding, diving and sailing.
Besides those activities on sea, there are many other places for you to do sport. If you are interested in golf, two international golf courses in Zhuhai are ready for you. One is Zhuhai Golden Gulf Golf Club located at Jinwan Avenue. The other is Zhuhai Golf Villa Village in Tangjiawan. Other sports centers such as tennis courts, shooting galleries, bowling alleys, and kart racing courses are at your convenience.
If you want to relax yourself, the famous hot spring in Zhuhai is your first choice. There you can enjoy professional services of sauna and massage.
After tired sightseeing and other activities in daytime, there are many places for you to go at night, getting recreation and relaxation. Like in other places of the province, you can listen to the Cantonese Opera. Or you can take a special night cruise on the sea area of Zhuhai. In addition, large numbers of bars, pubs, nightclubs, KTVs, cinemas, theaters, cafes and teahouses can also enrich your nightlife.
Pubs and Bars
As an immigrant city, Zhuhai has many people from other places of the country. Bars are ideal choices for the immigrants and the local youths to have recreation and relaxation. Although the fittings, facilities and performance in the bars and the pubs of Zhuhai need to be further improved, going to bars at night anyhow becomes an unstoppable fashion.
There are many bars and pubs in Zhuhai scattered in the streets and lanes of the city, especially in Jida, Gongbei and along the Qinglu Road. Shuiwan Bar Street at the Shuiwan Road of Gongbei musters the outstanding and distinctive exponents of Zhuhai bars. With the support of the municipal government of Zhuhai, this bar street is set up to promote tourism even the local economy. The constructions of the whole street, about 300 meters (about 328 yard) in length, are of a European style combined with Chinese modern garden sights as well as the local features. Various bars, pubs, cafes and nightclubs along both sides of the street have their respective characteristics, showing different scenes and themes. You can get there by the bus Nos.4, 9, 13, or 207.
Recommended Bars & Pubs
COHIBA (Xiyanghui Bar)
Famous Bars in Other Places of Zhuhai
Cinemas & Theaters
Cafes & Teahouses
If you want to have a quiet and leisurely time at night, cafes and teahouses are good choices. Here are the recommended ones:
Zhuhai has perfect transportation networks and quite convenient external access. It has initially established a comprehensive sea-land-air three-dimensional traffic and transportation network with the airport and harbor as the center. The city has seven first-class ports. It is merely over ten minutes' walks to and from Macau. The land transportation is even more convenient. The Lingding Ocean Bridge which leads to Hongkong is under construction. Work has also started on the construction of The Guang-zhu railway. In the near future the international city layout of Zhuhai will be established.
There will always a bus heading for the urban areas when every flight arrives at the Zhuhai airport，20yuan/person. If you want to take a taxi, you can choose from the red ones. Most of these taxis take passengers to the airport and the drivers are reluctant to return with an empty car. Therefore the taxi fare is relatively cheap and can be bargained at about 50yuan.
Most of the ticket offices in Zhuhai often practise ticketing business of the Zhuhai airport, the Guangzhou Baiyun airport, and the Shenzhen airport.
Wheel Chair Service: Disabled passengers can apply for a wheelchair at the Enquiry Counter (see comment below) or Check-in Counter. A wheelchair and assistance for check-in and boarding will be provided.
VIP Service: Assistant service for onward transport formalityhandling, check-in, security check and ushering for boarding will be providedfor VIP passengers.
Baggage Packing Service: Near the check-in counter of the DepartureHall, baggage packing service is available.
Baggage Storage: Aside from the Baggage Packing counter, baggagestorage is available. The ticket and your valid ID
Bus No.702: Sanzao→ Airport: from 06:10~ 19:30
Of course, you can also take a taxi just outside the airport hall to the city center. It takes less time and usually costs CNY 80-100. You probably can bargain with the taxi driver.
Zhuhai Sanzao Airport Information Lines:
Buying Airline Tickets:
As the development of highway and freeways, especially the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhuhai Freeway, long-distance bus becomes a very important option for going to Zhuhai. There are mainly three long-distance bus stations in Zhuhai, having buses headed for Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan and many other cities within Guangdong Province. Nowadays, it takes less than two hours from Zhuhai at the southern tip of the Pearl River Delta to any other places in this area. For example, it just takes about one and a half hours from Zhuhai to Guangzhou by the freeway. In addition, buses bound for cities in other provinces are also available. Guilin, Nanning, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Chongqing, Nanjing, Changsha, Nanchang, Kunming, and Haikou are frequent destinations.
The following is some detailed information on the three main long-distance bus stations in Zhuhai:
Zhuhai Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: No.59, Zijing Road, Xiangzhou District
Qiguan Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: Shuiwan Road, Gongbei, Xiangzhou District
Note: Qiguan Long-Distance Bus Station has a branch in Zhuhai Hotel at the Jingshan Road. The buses here run towards the same destinations as the main station but operate 15 minutes later. This branch station can be reached by the public buses Nos. 2, 3, 13, 20, 21, 23, 26, 40, 43, 60, 202, 206, 207, and 605.
Gongbei Long-Distance Bus Station
Address: No.1, Lianhua Road, Gongbei, Xiangzhou District
Note: A ticket office is set up at the east side of the Gongbei Port Square, selling tickets for the buses of Gongbei Long-Distance Bus Station bound for cities in Fujian Province, including Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Wuyishan and so on.
The Zhuhai harbor has eight port areas, with Gaolan and Jiuzhou as the main ports. There are in total 5 first-class ports and 17 second-class ports. The Jiuzhou port is a oceanic traffic conjunction of the South China and the Asia-Pacific Region and has a direct navigation to and from large harbors within the province and beyond. There are daily boats coming and going between Hongkong, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. There are also 24 navigations every day from the Jiuzhou Harbor to Hongkong with a single trip of 70 minutes, and 50 navigations (fliers) every day heading for Shekou with a single trip of merely one hour.
Zhuhai is an important harbor city along the southern coast of China. With such excellent condition of many islands and ports, it is called 'City of a Hundred Islands' and enjoys developed water carriage, facilitating the transportation of both cargoes and passengers. The following is information on the three main passenger ports:
Ships from Hong Kong to Jiuzhou Port depart every one hour between 07:30 and 21:30. It takes about one hour and ten minutes and costs HKD165 (about CNY161) per person for the tourist class, HKD175 (about CNY171) per person for the first-class cabin, and HKD205 (about CNY201) per person for the VIP cabin. The return ships from Jiuzhou Port to Hong Kong operate between 08:00 and 21:30 at an interval of about one hour. The charge is CNY150 per person for the tourist class, CNY160 per person for the first-class cabin, and CNY190 per person for the VIP cabin.
Passenger ships between Jiuzhou Port of Zhuhai and Shekou Port of Shenzhen depart every half an hour during the operating time every day. The ships operate from 07:30 to 18:00 in Shenzhen Shekou Port while from 08:00 to 18:00 in Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port. The operating time extends to 18:30 between April 1 and August 31 however shortens to 17:30 from October 16 to January 15 the next year. The whole journey takes about one hour and costs CNY70 per person.
Address: No.599, South Qinglu Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai
Address: Baijiao Town, Doumen District, Zhuhai
Address: South Nanwan Road, Wanzai, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai
The traffic in the Zhuhai city is convenient and quick with the characteristics of a big city. The broad and even main roads run in four directions among flower beds and shades, connecting all the scenic spots together. Either the taxis which stop at your wave of hand and charge at marked price and the special air-conditioned bus lines leading to all the tourist spots, or the fliers which take you to all the beautiful islands, will bring great convenience to your tour around Zhuhai. And you will feel safe and comfortable in them.
Generally speaking, public bus is an economical and ideal choice for travelingaround Zhuhai. The public bus network in Zhuhai is excellent. Nearly 100 busroutes extending around the city cover most tourist attractions of Zhuhai. Thelarge numbers of advanced buses in good condition really bring you convenience.The waiting booths at the stops of the bus routes are unique in China. They aregardenlike constructions, providing passengers a pleasant environment.
The starting time of the first buses varies from 05:40 to 08:30 in the morning,with most between 06:00 and 07:00. The finishing time of the last buses variesfrom 17:15 to 0:35 the next day. Usually, the buses such as No.2 or No.8 running in the central area of the city operate late even till midnight. A number of buses depart at an interval of 3 to 15 minutes. However, buses with long routes generally depart at longer intervals.
Most of the buses have no conductor, so you'd better prepare some loose change before getting on one. The charge is CNY 1 per person for an ordinary bus and CNY2 per person for an air-conditioned one. For the far areas in Doumen and Jinwan Districts in the west part of Zhuhai, the charge of public buses started from the central Xiangzhou District is often up to CNY 7 per person.
>>By Sightseeing Bus
Zhuhai has special sightseeing buses to facilitate tourists. The present two routes of the sightseeing buses cover most of the famous attractions of Zhuhai. The buses are air-conditioned double-deckers with advanced facilities like mobile TV sets. The operating time is from 07:00 to 21:00 and you need to prepare some loose change since there is no conductor on the sightseeing buses. Here is some detailed information on the two routes:
Sightseeing Bus 01 departs every 20 minutes during the operating time.
Sightseeing Bus 02 departs every 30 minutes.
Zhuhai's over 1,000 taxies traveling around the city can really bring you convenience.As a coastal city of China, the price in Zhuhai including the taxi fare is some what higher than that in inland areas. A Zhuhai taxi charges CNY10 for the firstthree kilometers (about 1.9 miles), and CNY2.4 for each extra kilometer (about 0.6 mile). And CNY0.6 will be added for the waiting time of every one minute.If you take a taxi in the early hours after midnight, the charge will increase to CNY 13 for the first three kilometers.
Most of the tourist attractions of Zhuhai are near each other in the east Xiangzhou District, so a taxi is a good choice. However, some places in the west area of Zhuhai are a little distant from the urban east area; a taxi consequently isexpensive. In addition, it is hard for you to find a taxi in the distant westto the east area of the city.Complaints call：0756--2261133.
Ferryboat is necessary for going to various islands scattering in the offing east of Zhuhai. At present, Xiangzhou Beidi Port is the most important and busy passenger port. You can easily get there by the public bus No.11 or No.56. Ithas fast and slow ferryboats from the mainland of Zhuhai to those lovely islandsin Wanshan Archipelago, including Guishan Island, Wailingding Island, DanganIsland, Dong'ao Island, and Wanshan Island.
2. Xiangzhou Beidi Port <-->Dong'ao Island<-->Wanshan Island
2. Xiangzhou Beidi Port <-->Wailingding Island<-->Dangan Island
Note: A permit is needed when you tour Zhuhai. Don't forget to bring it with you for it will be checked at hotels and during your trip to the islands.
Xiangzhou Beidi Port also offers sightseeing ferryboats shuttling between the port and Dong'ao Island. The boat departs at 09:00 every Saturday and Sunday. The whole journey takes about two hours and costs CNY148 per person for a group price, including the fee for lunch and transportation on the island.
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