Zhuhai

What is Zhuhai known for?


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Walking Street; 步行街; Bùxíngjiē) while interesting any time of day, is truly a ''must-see'' spectacle at night, with dozens of small outdoor-bar stalls which are always packed at night. Here you can see people drinking, playing dice with bar girls, and watching (or interacting with) ''working girls'' and passers-by on the crowded pedestrian-only street that is filled with shops and street-food vendors (see the Drink (#Drink) Section for more details). There is also the more upscale '''Bar Street''' (酒吧街; ''Jiǔbājiē''), a modern strip of nicer upscale bars with indoor and outdoor seating, some featuring live music (many blasting loud music inside). Most of these cater to Chinese businessmen and moneyed tourists. At the southern edge of Gongbei is a '''underground shopping center''' and the '''Macau border crossing''' (see Buy (#Buy) Section for more details). Going West from Gongbei are other districts: * '''Wanzai''' (湾仔; ''Wānzǎi') has a '''ferry station to Macau''' and a '''Seafood Street''' where you get to select your own live seafood before they are prepared for your dining pleasure. * '''Doumen''' (斗门; ''Dǒumén'') is in the Southwest. It is a bit out of the way, in that most of Zhuhai spreads north along the coast. The '''Zhuhai airport''' is here. The very scenic '''Jintai Buddhist Temple''', built at the end of the Song Dynasty is over 1,000 years old and is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Get the full treatment at the '''Imperial (Yu Wenquan) Hot Springs Resort''' in Doumen, the first Japanese outdoor garden-style hot springs resort in China, with over 20 kinds of hot springs. Islands One of Zhuhai's nicknames is ''the city of a hundred islands'' (146 to be exact), and it has a number of islands that are accessible from ports by ferries. An often overlooked aspect is the fact that each of the islands has a unique character. Some have decent beaches, and some are eerily quiet fishing islands. Each trip is a noticeable escape from the hustle and bustle of living in Chinese cities. A trip to the islands is arguably comparable to leaving the country. High-quality seafood abounds. Information about where to go or what to do can be difficult to come by because most locals do not visit due to cost of transportation. As a result, most tourists do not get a chance to explore these beautiful places at all, and most of the information available on the internet regarding Zhuhai focuses on the urban areas. Nonetheless, the curious expat or adventurous traveler will be generously rewarded. From the '''Xiangzhou Northern Wharf''' (香洲北堤码头; ''Xiāngzhōu Běidīmǎtóu''), you can get to the '''Wanshan Islands''' (万山群岛; ''Wànshānqúndǎo''): * '''Dong'ao Island''' has diving facilities, clear waters, and a nice beach. * '''Wailingding Island''' is also a nice getaway with clear waters and nice beaches. * '''Hebao Island''' is less developed and visited, and is a good spot for those who like wilderness. * '''Guishan Island''' has a sleepy fishing island town feel with exceptional seafood. While not as distant and not part of the Wanshan Islands, '''Henquin Island''', '''Qi'ao Island''', and '''Gaolan Island''' can all be reached by bus via a bridge. Remember to take plenty of cash with you on these island excursions because some islands do not have ATMs. thumb 250px right Entrance to Zhuhai from the Macau border (Image:Zhuhai seen from Macau border.jpg) Geography Zhuhai city inland portions of the terrain from the northwest to Southeast tilt, and diverse topography, with plain (25.5%), hills (58.68%), which has low mountain, tidal flat. Flat terrain, the hills of Linhai, sea area is vast, the hundred islands crouch, have qifengyidan beautiful bay, and the beach. Inland from Lantau Peak, General Hill's two major mountain ranges and coastal hills, plains. Sanzao island is the largest island, an area of about 78 square kilometers. Mountain land, hills, plains, terraces, is arranged in a crisscross pattern water network division. Coastal alluvial plain from the Xijiang and Beijiang together into alluvial deposits. The Pearl River Estuary coastal territory, the underwater beach coast to slow gradient. Coastline, island 690 km long coastline. Highest inland Lantau Peak,437 meters above sea level, sea island in100 meters above the sea level. The main mineral resources of the crystal, iron, tungsten, tin, manganese, potassium feldspar, quartz sand. Natural soil red soil, rocky soil, coastal sand, salt swamp soil. The main rivers are Modaomen, Venus doors, Nai bay door, gate, Hutiaomen, before Hill, Wan Chai River Macao waterway, Nanshui Lek, a total length of 135 km. Get in Most visitors to China will require an advance visa, which can be obtained in Hong Kong or Macau. See Visas (China#Visas) for details. If you are only visiting the Zhuhai area, three-day visas upon arrival are available at the border. Upon entering the Gongbei immigration building, after passing all the duty free shops, the visa office is behind a green door on the right hand side of the hall. Follow the stairs and you will find the office on the left. You need to complete a small white form, pay the fee and have your photograph taken with a webcam. The visa is then processed within minutes. This costs ¥160 for most nationalities, but Americans cannot use the service and Brits have to fork out ¥450 (December 2008). Hong Kong dollars are not accepted. Currency can be converted at the China Tourist Services office back downstairs in the main immigration hall, but usually at an awful rate. Once the visa has been issued, proceed to the immigration hall to complete the immigration process. (january 2011: I applied for a SEZ visa. The price list did have USA as a nationality, the price being about ¥950) By plane Zhuhai Airport thumb 250px right Outside of the Zhuhai Airport (File:Zhuhai Airport exterior.jpg) Zhuhai is served by the '''Zhuhai Sanzao Airport''' (


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Springs Resort''' in Doumen, the first Japanese outdoor garden-style hot springs resort in China, with over 20 kinds of hot springs. Islands One of Zhuhai's nicknames is ''the city of a hundred islands'' (146 to be exact), and it has a number of islands that are accessible from ports by ferries. An often overlooked aspect is the fact that each of the islands has a unique character. Some have decent beaches, and some are eerily quiet fishing islands. Each trip is a noticeable escape from


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to the east. The provincial capital Guangzhou is about 150 km to the north. The Zhuhai area has been inhabited for thousands of years. Until the 1970s, Zhuhai was a group of fishing villages with a population of around 100,000. Since 1980, when it was designated a Special Economic Zone by the central government, Zhuhai has expanded to include nearby areas and is now a fast-growing modern city with about 1.5 million inhabitants. However, it is still not as large and developed as neighboring cities like Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Zhuhai's northern districts of Jinding and Tangjia, as well as the western district of Doumen, are less developed factory-driven areas that retain a deeper working-man, salt-of-the-earth quality. Zhuhai is one of China's cleanest and prettiest cities, and received numerous accolades for its excellent ecological development efforts. In 1998, it was awarded the ''International Award for Best Practices in Improving Living Environment'' by the United Nations Center for Human Settlements. It is also commonly agreed to be one of the best cities in China to retire in. With a low population density compared to other cities in China, Zhuhai is unsurprisingly greener. Parks and open spaces dot the cityscape, and waving palm trees line the extensive coastline and many of the major streets. The weather in Zhuhai is sub-tropical. Temperature varies between 10C 50F degrees in winter (Dec to Feb) to a hot and humid 35C 95F degrees in summer (Jun to Sep). Typhoons are also a possibility in summer. The best times to visit are during spring and fall. Districts The city of Zhuhai itself is composed of '''Gongbei''', '''Jida''' and '''Xiangzhou'''. The other areas mentioned are districts within the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone. North to South along the coast, the main districts are: * '''Jinding''' (金鼎; ''Jīndǐng'') – Zhuhai's northernmost district is a factory town whose main attraction is a very large and lively nighttime outdoor BBQ; see the Eat (#Eat) Section for details. Jinding definitely has a ''working class edge'', and is worth visiting for the BBQ alone, but wandering around may give you a different perspective to the ones you have previously experienced elsewhere in Guangdong Province. Visit Jinding to experience the ''real China'' before heading back to your more affluent Guangdong stomping grounds. Jinding can be reached via bus 3 or 10, or via sightseeing bus 2. thumb 250px right Main commercial area of Tangjia at night. (Image:Zhuhai, Tangjia Shopping Center.jpg) * '''Tangjiawan''' (唐家湾; ''Tángjiāwān'') – Tangjia is moderate sized town located between Jinding and Xiangzhou. Like Jinding, Tangjia's salt-of-the-earth qualities are more evident than its southern neighbors. Best known for the large '''Dragon Union Opera House''' which, as the name suggests, puts on live variety shows semi-regularly, its primary function is serving as a gigantic karaoke house that mixes karaoke with ''all-inclusive'' adult entertainment. thumb 250px right Xiangzhou skyline seen from Jinshan Park (Image:Xiangzhou, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, Skyline.jpg) * '''Xiangzhou''' (香洲; ''Xiāngzhōu'') – Government offices, big department stores (including '''Jusco'''), and some bars and restaurants are scattered throughout this district. This is the area where the locals mainly go shopping. : On the inland side is '''New Xiangzhou''' (''Xin Xiangzhou''), an area that has undergone extensive development over the last few decades, especially midrange or upmarket residential buildings but with commercial and business buildings as well. thumb 250px right Jida, with Mao's personal jet (Image:Jida at night.jpg) * '''Jida''' (吉大; ''Jídà'') is along the coast between Xiangzhou and Gongbei. This district has a lot of offices, high-end hotels and shopping complexes. This is not a particularly useful district to mention for directions, except for the fact that a Jida location assures you that the location is fairly near to the water and that a taxi driver will likely take the road right along the coast until you get there. thumb 250px right Gongbei shopping on Lotus Road (Image:Lotus Road Shopping, Zhuhai.jpg) * '''Gongbei''' (拱北; ''Gǒngběi'') is the main tourist area with a wide variety of inexpensive hotels, clothing, electronics, souvenirs, food, drink, and colorful entertainment in relatively close proximity to the Macau border crossing. '''Lianhua Lu''' (Lotus Road; 莲花路; ''Liánhuālù''; sometimes called Walking Street; 步行街; Bùxíngjiē) while interesting any time of day, is truly a ''must-see'' spectacle at night, with dozens of small outdoor-bar stalls which are always packed at night. Here you can see people drinking, playing dice with bar girls, and watching (or interacting with) ''working girls'' and passers-by on the crowded pedestrian-only street that is filled with shops and street-food vendors (see the Drink (#Drink) Section for more details). There is also the more upscale '''Bar Street''' (酒吧街; ''Jiǔbājiē''), a modern strip of nicer upscale bars with indoor and outdoor seating, some featuring live music (many blasting loud music inside). Most of these cater to Chinese businessmen and moneyed tourists. At the southern edge of Gongbei is a '''underground shopping center''' and the '''Macau border crossing''' (see Buy (#Buy) Section for more details). Going West from Gongbei are other districts: * '''Wanzai''' (湾仔; ''Wānzǎi') has a '''ferry station to Macau''' and a '''Seafood Street''' where you get to select your own live seafood before they are prepared for your dining pleasure. * '''Doumen''' (斗门; ''Dǒumén'') is in the Southwest. It is a bit out of the way, in that most of Zhuhai spreads north along the coast. The '''Zhuhai airport''' is here. The very scenic '''Jintai Buddhist Temple''', built at the end of the Song Dynasty is over 1,000 years old and is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Get the full treatment at the '''Imperial (Yu Wenquan) Hot Springs Resort''' in Doumen, the first Japanese outdoor garden-style hot springs resort in China, with over 20 kinds of hot springs. Islands One of Zhuhai's nicknames is ''the city of a hundred islands'' (146 to be exact), and it has a number of islands that are accessible from ports by ferries. An often overlooked aspect is the fact that each of the islands has a unique character. Some have decent beaches, and some are eerily quiet fishing islands. Each trip is a noticeable escape from the hustle and bustle of living in Chinese cities. A trip to the islands is arguably comparable to leaving the country. High-quality seafood abounds. Information about where to go or what to do can be difficult to come by because most locals do not visit due to cost of transportation. As a result, most tourists do not get a chance to explore these beautiful places at all, and most of the information available on the internet regarding Zhuhai focuses on the urban areas. Nonetheless, the curious expat or adventurous traveler will be generously rewarded. From the '''Xiangzhou Northern Wharf''' (香洲北堤码头; ''Xiāngzhōu Běidīmǎtóu''), you can get to the '''Wanshan Islands''' (万山群岛; ''Wànshānqúndǎo''): * '''Dong'ao Island''' has diving facilities, clear waters, and a nice beach. * '''Wailingding Island''' is also a nice getaway with clear waters and nice beaches. * '''Hebao Island''' is less developed and visited, and is a good spot for those who like wilderness. * '''Guishan Island''' has a sleepy fishing island town feel with exceptional seafood. While not as distant and not part of the Wanshan Islands, '''Henquin Island''', '''Qi'ao Island''', and '''Gaolan Island''' can all be reached by bus via a bridge. Remember to take plenty of cash with you on these island excursions because some islands do not have ATMs. thumb 250px right Entrance to Zhuhai from the Macau border (Image:Zhuhai seen from Macau border.jpg) Geography Zhuhai city inland portions of the terrain from the northwest to Southeast tilt, and diverse topography, with plain (25.5%), hills (58.68%), which has low mountain, tidal flat. Flat terrain, the hills of Linhai, sea area is vast, the hundred islands crouch, have qifengyidan beautiful bay, and the beach. Inland from Lantau Peak, General Hill's two major mountain ranges and coastal hills, plains. Sanzao island is the largest island, an area of about 78 square kilometers. Mountain land, hills, plains, terraces, is arranged in a crisscross pattern water network division. Coastal alluvial plain from the Xijiang and Beijiang together into alluvial deposits. The Pearl River Estuary coastal territory, the underwater beach coast to slow gradient. Coastline, island 690 km long coastline. Highest inland Lantau Peak,437 meters above sea level, sea island in100 meters above the sea level. The main mineral resources of the crystal, iron, tungsten, tin, manganese, potassium feldspar, quartz sand. Natural soil red soil, rocky soil, coastal sand, salt swamp soil. The main rivers are Modaomen, Venus doors, Nai bay door, gate, Hutiaomen, before Hill, Wan Chai River Macao waterway, Nanshui Lek, a total length of 135 km. Get in Most visitors to China will require an advance visa, which can be obtained in Hong Kong or Macau. See Visas (China#Visas) for details. If you are only visiting the Zhuhai area, three-day visas upon arrival are available at the border. Upon entering the Gongbei immigration building, after passing all the duty free shops, the visa office is behind a green door on the right hand side of the hall. Follow the stairs and you will find the office on the left. You need to complete a small white form, pay the fee and have your photograph taken with a webcam. The visa is then processed within minutes. This costs ¥160 for most nationalities, but Americans cannot use the service and Brits have to fork out ¥450 (December 2008). Hong Kong dollars are not accepted. Currency can be converted at the China Tourist Services office back downstairs in the main immigration hall, but usually at an awful rate. Once the visa has been issued, proceed to the immigration hall to complete the immigration process. (january 2011: I applied for a SEZ visa. The price list did have USA as a nationality, the price being about ¥950) By plane Zhuhai Airport thumb 250px right Outside of the Zhuhai Airport (File:Zhuhai Airport exterior.jpg) Zhuhai is served by the '''Zhuhai Sanzao Airport''' (


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and pedelos. The park has many attractions from ancient emperors' artifacts and clothes to floating restaurants and traditional Chinese architecture. It offers amazing photo opportunities with the mountains as a backdrop and there are many little pagodas to distract yourself with. In the evening, at the Northern side of the park, there are impressive stage shows depicting traditional Chinese dances and stories in a Broadway style musical presentation. This is a must-see. Also, in the Northern


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to be large, intense, heavily into generic Chinese imitation euro-trance music, and popular with the young and rebellious. Cover charges may or may not apply, drinks are expensive by Chinese standards (generally ¥30 or more). Be careful with your possessions as these places are notorious for pickpockets. There are numerous discos in Zhuhai that will allow you to continue your night into the morning. There are several in Gongbei within a short cab ride of either Bar Street or Walking Street: *


scientific development

right. Zhuhai hi-tech zone is located in the north of Zhuhai, which is very close to downtown. Furthermore, technological resources are centralized in our zone; there is also a huge development in hi-tech industries which is leading by software and IC industries. Hi-tech zone is the show room where Zhuhai implements the scientific development. Zhuhai High-Tech Industrial Zone. RightSite.asia. ref>


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to Deng's reforms within the Communist Party. To reassert his economic agenda, in the spring of 1992, Deng made his famous southern tour of China, visiting Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and spending the New Year in Shanghai, using his travels as a method of reasserting his economic policy after his retirement from office. On his tour, Deng made various speeches and generated large local support for his reformist platform. He stressed the importance of economic reform in China, and criticized those who were against further economic and openness reforms. Although there was a debate on whether or not Deng actually said it,


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Economic Zones : Shenzhen, Shantou and Zhuhai. The affluence of Guangdong, however, remains very much concentrated near the Pearl River Delta. Currently, the most prominent SEZs in the country are Shenzhen, Xiamen, Shantou, and Zhuhai. It is notable that Shenzhen, Shantou, and Zhuhai are all in Guangdong province, and all are on the southern coast of China where sea is very accessible


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and Huizhou cities. According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zhuhai is the most livable city in China. 社科院:珠海取代香港成为最宜居城市 网易新闻,2014-05-09 Administration The prefecture-level city of Zhuhai administers 3 county-level divisions (Administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China#County level) and 3 special economic districts, all of which are districts (District of China). class "

-align:center; background:#d3d3d3;" '''City Proper''' - 1 Xiangzhou District (Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai) 香洲区 Xiāngzhōu Qū 550.84 892,685 1,621 - colspan "7" style "text-align:center; background:#d3d3d3;" '''Suburban''' - 2 Doumen District 斗门区 Dǒumén Qū 613.88 415,882 677 - 3 Jinwan District 金湾区 Jīnwān Qū 559.6 253,963 454 *Special economic districts **Hengqin New Area (横琴新区) **Wanshan Marine Development Experimental Zone (万山海洋开发试


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and pedelos. The park has many attractions from ancient emperors' artifacts and clothes to floating restaurants and traditional Chinese architecture. It offers amazing photo opportunities with the mountains as a backdrop and there are many little pagodas to distract yourself with. In the evening, at the Northern side of the park, there are impressive stage shows depicting traditional Chinese dances and stories in a Broadway style musical presentation. This is a must-see. Also, in the Northern

Zhuhai

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'''Zhuhai''' ( ) is a prefecture-level city on the southern coast of Guangdong province in China. Located in the Pearl River Delta, Zhuhai borders Jiangmen to the northwest, Zhongshan to the north, and Macau to the south. Zhuhai was one of the original Special Economic Zones established in the 1980s. Zhuhai is also one of China's premier tourist destinations, being called the Chinese Riviera. The city's population is made up of mostly Mandarin speaking migrants. Its northern part made of Xiangzhou district is now part of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen built-up area, the biggest built-up area in the world with more than 44,478,513 inhabitants at the 2010 census encompassing the whole Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, Zhongshan, Macao cities, main part of Guangzhou, and small parts of Jiangmen and Huizhou cities. According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zhuhai is the most livable city in China. 社科院:珠海取代香港成为最宜居城市 网易新闻,2014-05-09

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