General Information of Zhanjiang

Interesting in Zhanjiang

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Location: South China


Population: 7.25 million, 2.94 million in downtown


Features of Zhanjiang City


Most of the land of Zhanjiang 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.


Nightlife in Zhanjiang

Things to Do Around Zhanjiang

Just walking, shopping, and eating in Zhanjiang is great fun. The people are welcoming but also can be delicately reserved. In the parks people are playing cards, mah jong, and chess. It's not unusual to hear an impromptu informal opera singing session or spy the elderly doing their tai chi exercises. Children are busy on their bikes, frolicking in the water to keep cool, or playing games. You can visit Lake Huguangyan, a volcanic, crater lake located about 12 miles from the city. On the banks around the lake are a 1000 year old Buddhist monastery, a botanical garden with a multitude of rare and precious plants, and Zhanjiang Ocean University.


Attractions of Zhanjiang


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.


Zhanjiang Food

Sea food, pearl, sugarcane, blood orange, litchi, sweet potato


Cuisine and Culture

Zhanjiang is famous for its pineapple, mango and red orange. Cantonese cuisine can be characterized by the use of very mild and simple spices in combination.  Many authentic restaurants maintain live seafood tanks.  Zhanjiang, being an ocean city, has several restaurants featuring tanks with large, colorful fish for eating. The freshest seafood is odorless, and is best cooked by steaming. For instance, only a small amount of soy sauce, ginger, and spring onion is added to a steamed fish. The light seasoning is used only to bring out the natural sweetness of the seafood.  Delicious long noodles can be found in most restaurants, as well as dim sum, the famous Cantonese style of eating and serving a variety of traditionally prepared dishes.   Congee (or jook), a thick, rice based soup perfect for children and adults both, is staple for many families in Guangdong.  We know it is a favorite with some kids adopted from Zhanjiang!


Zhanjiang Travel Guide


Zhanjiang Travel Tips: Transportation in Zhanjiang

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


Zhanjiang Port, in the southeast part of the city proper, once had passenger transport station operating liners from Zhanjiang to 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.


China Travel in Zhanjiang: Best Time to Visit Zhanjiang

Zhanjiang is favorable for visiting at any season because of its comfortable weather.

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