Several Chinese style bars in close vicinity of each other. Price of a bottle of Red Label Johnnie Walker or dozen beers is about 350 RMB which is typical anywhere in Zhongshan. Good atmosphere on the weekend, especially at Park 9 around midnight. There are many other good Chinese and Western bars sprinkled throughout Zhongshan.more
This place is one of the most modern hotels and even of any building in Zhongshan. The new hotel is...more
I've stayed in this hotel everytime I'm in Zhongshan. Its a cheap and inexpensive hotel to stay in...more
Xiti Road, Qijiang Park North, Zhongshan, Guangdong, 528403, China
Good for: Couples
When I lived in Zhongshan during 6 months I ate at Bellavista every night (except Mondays when it is closed). The food is absolutely delicious and the staff are friendly and interesting.As an expat living in China its important to find such places as Bella Vista, very inviting friendly atmosphere, always make you feel at home. Great good always and...more
OK, I don't know about the Greek and Italian entrees but I found the Meat Lovers pizza to be without any flavor at all ! Not sure how that can be but it's true. The cheese, the small shreds of meat and the crust had absolutely no taste whatsoever and no, I didn't have a cold.Italy Square was a better taste and better value.more
Zhongshan International Restaurant serves the best dim sum in town. The quality is great compared to american restaurants I've gone to for dim sum. I've tried the one in Fuhua hotel and it doesn't compare to this one quality wise. Its more expensive than all the other restaurants though but thats what you'd expect from a 5 star hotel. Nothing...more
Taverna offers genuine Greek and Italian dishes cooked by a very talented Greek chef. The dishes draw on local seafood resources used in traditional Greek dishes and very tasty pizzas amongst other treats. The lamb cutlets with lemon and oregano potatoes are my personal favourite. The decor is a soft blue with a definite European feel. There is...more
This is a normal western styled cafe shop. Most people just order drinks here while they're waiting in the lobby for their friends or something. I had to wait for a bus to go back to Guangzhou in 2 hrs so I was just chillin here for a couple hrs. I ordered the coffee and roasted pidgeon. Coffee was... well nothing to brag about but the pidgeon was...more
This is the Fuhua chinese restaurant located on the 15th floor. Its your basic chinese restaurant where they serve dim sum in the morning/afternoon and chinese cuisines at night. The price here is pretty cheap compared to International's dim sum dishes. But the quality here was not as good as International's. But overall, it wasn't that bad and I...more
A great way to see the city and get around cheaply is to take a motorbike taxi. Of course, it is more dangerous than the bus or a taxi, but it is much faster than either and only a little more expensive than a bus ride. You can ride 3-5 km for 5 yuan. Make sure you bargain! A good tactic for bargaining that has worked well for me is to walk away...more
When you're at Zhongshan and ready to leave the city, there's a bus station right next to Fuhua hotel. You can't miss it if you just ask a bellboy or lobby person where it is. Its literally around the corner. This bus station/stop is a great way out of Zhongshan since it makes stop at all the other major cities near Zhongshan especially Guangzhou.more
There's a famous food stall that sells Shenwan Pineapple, aptly named "Fat Lady" Pineapple Stall on the outskirts of the city. These pineapples are really sweet and juicy, but yet it is only the size of a fist. You can buy 4 very small pineapples for RMB10 or 2 medium sized for RMB10.more
Getting ripped off in Zhongshan is understandable, I have been in China more than three years and still get ripped off from time to time. It annoys me of course and I used to tell my Chinese students my misadventures in China. They told me this is normal and that since I am clearly not from around there, people will try to take advantage of me and...more
Be very careful to hold your purse or bag in front of you. And do not wear your backpack on your back, always wear it in front of you. It happens a lot that someone will ride past you on a motorbike and try to steal you bag, as they think you are rich and unaware because you are a foreigner.more
Explore the side streets of Zhongshan - for example, you might come across with old lady making cotton candy!
If you're traveling somewhere in South-China you could make a stop in Zhongshan if you like to avoid tourist traps -this isn't one! You'll propably be the only tourist there...And if you're western, you'll get quite much attention, positively speaking.
Fondest memory: Friend's Bar. Nice place to hang around, there were always people who liked to come and chat. Owner and other staff were extremly friendly and helpful.